Why Choose JHD Architects?


  • Established local architects 

  • Innovative and inspirational design solutions 

  • Expert advice on obtaining planning consent

  • Detailed planning applications and listed building consents

  • 3D virtual building technology

  • Advice on building costs and return on investment

  • We build valuable relationships with all of our clients who often come back to us with repeat business


In order to get an initial indication as to whether your ideas will work, we offer our free video assessment


Are you looking for ‘Design Magic’ from your friendly local architects?

Assessing The Feasibility Of Your Building Project


Inspirational design services from jhd Architects will translate your vision and even challenge and excite your imagination. By listening carefully to your requirements, and your budget, we’ll give you clear, sound and pragmatic advice to let you know how feasible your building project is. 

Bring Your Plans To Life With Virtual Reality

To bridge the gap between the design studio and building project, we use the BIMX innovative and interactive communication tool so that you not only have 2D documents but 3D models as well. You really can literally walk around your project, bringing it to life to get a true sense of the proportions of your new design.

Obtaining Planning Permission 


Preserving beauty both in town and country is key for us and our planning applications reflect this. Using our expert knowledge of government and local policies, the designs for your new house, listed building, home extension, care home or development project are created to overcome planning constraints and regulations. The right combination of accurate and engaging presentation coupled with an emphasis on sustainability and low visual impact adds to our approval success rate.

Architectural Design Services from jhd Architects


We concentrate our work on the design and planning application stage and do not offer construction drawings or site visits. That allows us to offer more clients great designs and also the benefit of our long experience in obtaining planning approval and listed building consent. We work with other practices that can provide construction drawings and site visits and will be glad to help clients find the best provider for that stage of their project.


  • Free Online Video Assessment - How Feasible Is My Project?

  • Concept design

  • Feasibility studies

  • Listed building appraisals

  • Detailed design

  • Planning applications

How We Work


Our work follows a tried and tested sequence that starts with high-level strategic design work and adds more and more detail as the project progresses.

Stage 1 - Brief


  • What are your needs and aspirations?

  • How much does it make sense to spend?

  • What are your time constraints?

  • What limits might planning policy impose?

Stage 2 - Sketch Design

We use your brief to explore possible design approaches. We consider where on the site to build, the best architectural style and the landscape design. We also review the planning policy requirements that need to be met. This stage is like a master plan that can include longer term ideas that you may not yet be ready to implement, but that could have an impact on shorter term design decisions

What We Do


  • Sketch out the various design options that respond to your brief 

  • Work out a budget for each option 

  • Make a planning pre-application if we agree that is needed

Stage 3 - Detailed Design

Having agreed the design approach and budget with you in stage 2, we now design in more detail


What We Do


  • Create a 3D design model

  • Suggest a palette of external materials

  • Discuss energy saving options

  • Prepare detailed drawings and a detailed statement to support the planning application 

  • Make the planning application and follow its progress