Architecture 100 FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers
  • Not necessarily. Depending on the type of project, type of house and it’s location, you may not need planning permission for your project at all. Because of the permitted development route, a large proportion of residential projects do not require planning permission.
  • From the time the application has been submitted and registered by the local authority, the council is allowed up to 8 weeks to decide upon your application.
  • It’s a really straightforward process, see here.
  • Absolutely. Irrespective which package you take, we will take 100% lead in dealing with the council on your behalf, throughout the entire process.
  • We have a 94% success rate in getting plans approved, so chances are that won’t be the case. In the event that plans are rejected you have the option to appeal the decision with an appeals specialist.
  • Building regulations are a set of rules that govern how things must be built, and they are mandatory. They ensure your home improvement is legal and safe and compliance to these building regulations must be shown on your plans.
  • An overwhelming majority of budget overruns occur because detailed specifications have not been agreed on plan, before the plans go to the contractor for pricing. That’s why it is important to produce working level drawings as part of the design and planning process.
  • We are uniquely qualified to manage the build. On top of soon-to-be affirmed project managers with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, we officially Britain’s Best Builder! There can be only one Heavenly Builder and we are the best in the nation. See here 🙂 
  • The fee will be between 12-15% depending on how involved the project is.

We have one ‘commando’ team of in-house builders who work on one project at a time, delivering perfection.

We have one ‘commando’ team of in-house builders who work on one project at a time, delivering perfection.

  • We have a small, very, very select ‘performance panel’ of contractors we can recommend. These are teams who have been working with Architecture 100 for a number of years, who’s work has been vetted and rigorously inspected for quality by out Head Of Construction.
  • We have established, long standing relationships with a reputable party wall form who know how to get the job done.