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About us

More about HMO Designers

We are a team of dedicated designers and technicians specialising in the high-end HMO design and build market. A specialist HMO designer will be able to identify and address challenges faster than an architect with a more general portfolio. We have a wealth of specific experience and know how to comply with local guidance & regulations, whilst maximising the property potential for yourself and your tenants.


We help you achieve the best possible return on investment. We can make sure the building design is realistic and connect you with best team & builder for the work. We can fully manage the project ensuring it is completed on time and within budget.


Services we offer:


  • Relevant HMO Planning approvals
  • Building regulation approval
  • Layout & sketch scheme design
  • Construction management
  • Interior Design
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"> I have worked with Ed and his team at HMO Designers for over two years on various residential conversion projects. I have found their understanding of the planning system to be excellent, and enjoyed their efficient method of interaction given the various planning and design considerations that have arisen.

N Forrest

"> I've been working with HMO Designers on my current HMO project in Portsmouth and I must say I've been extremely impressed with the level of service. Ed and his team have an extensive knowledge of the HMO planning process and have been extremely efficient throughout my recent application.

Joseph Williams

"> Brilliant service and very helpful.

Lawrence Hubbard

"> I worked with Ed and his team on two HMO projects in Portsmouth. Their knowledge of all the regulations that we had to comply with was spot on. All Suis Generis applications have to go to Planning Committee, and there was barely a negative comment that could be made against either of our applications, which was pleasing to see when comparing it to other applications that found it much more difficult. If we decide to do any more HMO conversions in the area, then we won't hesitate to use them again.

Rebecca Wheelhouse

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What We Do

We are experts in the HMO design, planning, and build process, here's what we offer

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After our team of surveyors measure your property, we create accurate proposed sketch schemes, working closely with you to achieve the optimal layout proposals.

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Planning Approval

Take the stress out of the planning process process by hiring a dedicated team of specialists who have a 100% approval rate for HMO planning applications. We manage the entire process and coordinate the team to ensure all applications are approved.

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Chosen Building Regulations

Again we design, manage, & coordinate the entire building regulation and technical packages, working closely with the local council or apportioned inspector to gain building regulation approval.

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The Build

We can be as involved as you want. We typically work closely with your chosen contractor to manage and oversee the build, taking the stress away from you, though our involvement differs for each project.

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HMO Project – South Coast

Queens Road - 7 Bedroom HMO Project

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Our Unique Process

Here’s a breakdown of our process, we always follow the same format, making small adjustments each time to suit the needs of our specific clients and projects.

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Existing Survey & Research

Our team of surveyors will accurately measure your property and prepare the existing drawings.

Whilst they are on site we will carrying out extensive, location specific research to ensure the proposals are fully compliant to the local design guidance.



Once the survey is received we will begin the design process and put together some initial sketch schemes for the layout and any external alterations.

Once you are happy with the hand drawings we will move into 3D CAD and you can watch the proposals come to life.



Once the proposals are concluded and we are happy with the design we can prepare any necessary planning documents and submit them.

A typical breakdown of planning applications can be seen below:

1. Prior Approval extensions
2. C3-C4 change of use/lawful development.
3. Suis Generis change of use


Building Regulations

At this stage we will prepare the proposals for building regulation sign off. This will be a comprehensive technical package with all of the relevant details, annotations, and specification. Our experience and expertise ensures the building is compliant to the building regulations throughput the design process ensuring ti is approved at this later stage.



Once the building regulation drawings are concluded you can use these to tender from for your chosen contractors. We also have a extensive network of reliable contractors that we will recommend. We can be as involved at this stage as you would like, either fully managing the build or stepping back, you decide.

HMO Project – Portsmouth

Shadwell Road - 7 Bedroom HMO

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