ABDS provide Architectural AutoCAD Design and planning services for domestic projects both large and small.

We specialise in New houses and Home Improvement Design in particular refurbishments, loft conversions and extensions. We aim to develop a close working relationship with our clients and pave the way for a smooth planning process and achieving Building Regulations compliance with any project.

Our plans provide information to satisfy Planning requirements and Building Regulations whilst being easy to read with concise construction information for builders to price and work from.

detailed architectural design

ABDS carry out a FREE initial site visit and consultation to establish feasibility of a project and permissions required and can offer a competitive fixed fee quotation. We consider your budget and personal requirements and ensure any design meets these needs. We provide technical support during the construction process and generally carry out site visits at no additional cost when builders experience unforeseen problems on site. We have a close working relationship with a number of local reputable builders and contractors who can undertake projects of all sizes.


All services provided by ABDS are covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance of which evidence can be provided upon request.

ABDS offer a full range of services working with specialist consultants to provide the following:

Architectural Design

  • Residential – New Build
  • Residential – Extensions
  • Loft, garage and barn conversions
  • AutoCAD drafting services
  • Structural design and calculations (not including foundation design)
  • Supply of electronic PDF copies of all drawings

Preparation of Local Authority submissions and supporting information

  • Planning Applications
  • Conservation Area Consent
  • Building Regulations Applications
  • Retrospective Planning and Building Regulations applications for unauthorised work
  • Demolition Notices
  • Design and Access Statements
  • Ecological Scoping Surveys
  • Planning & Heritage Statements
  • Construction Management Strategies
  • Flood Risk Assessments
  • Energy ratings and EPC certificates
  • Landscape Design
  • Water efficiency calculations
  • Waste management strategy
  • Land contamination surveys

Planning Appeals

Copying and Printing Services

  • Large format printing in colour up to A1
  • Large format copying in monochrome up to A0