Find All Of The Services We Provide

We handle all the complicated stuff, whilst you sit back and watch the project come to life. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible return on investment. We can make sure the building design is realistic yet high spec, connecting you with the best team & builder for the work.

Why Choose us over a general Architect?

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.

Some of the many services we provide:

  • Relevant HMO Planning approvals
  • Building regulation approval
  • Layout & sketch scheme design
  • Construction management
  • Interior Design

Ed Kercher

Commercial Director

Tim Willment

Operations Director

Our Unique Process

Existing Survey & Research

01

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.

Proposals

02

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.

Planning

03

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

 

Technical/Construction

05

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our approach involves close collaboration with clients throughout the design process. We prioritise client input, conduct regular consultations, and incorporate feedback to ensure that the final HMO design aligns with their vision, preferences, and goals.

Hiring an architect for your HMO project is essential to ensure optimal use of space, adherence to safety regulations, and compliance with local planning guidelines. Professional architects bring expertise in designing functional, aesthetically pleasing spaces that meet the unique requirements of HMO properties.

Yes, our practice assists clients in navigating the planning permission process for HMO projects. We work closely with local authorities to ensure that designs align with National and Local Planning Policy and obtain the necessary approvals.

Yes, our services extend to interior design and furnishing. We collaborate with clients to choose furnishings that align with the overall design concept and functionality, creating attractive and comfortable living spaces.

Our team is well-versed in the HMO licensing process. We guide clients through the application process, ensuring that the design meets the licensing requirements and providing necessary documentation to facilitate a smooth approval.

During the initial consultation, we can provide a rough cost estimate based on the scope of the project and your specific requirements. However, a more detailed estimate will be provided during the design development phase as the project details become clearer.

Our finished project typically have a gross yield of around 10%. Our goal is to pull 100% of the cash deployed back out on the first refinance.

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