Services We Offer


Drawing Design Service 

Initially we offer a free initial site visit and consultation to establish the feasibility of the project. We provide a fee quotation based on the client’s design brief.

Once we have received our instructions to proceed, we will carry out the following:

- Carry out a measurement survey of the property

- Provide advice on Planning & Permitted Development matters


All services provided by GEM Architectural Design are covered by Professional Indemnity insurance of which evidence can be provided upon request. 

Planning Applications


We can provide design assistance, prepare planning compliant drawings and act as your agent throughout the planning process. 

At GEM Architectural Design our designers can assist with:

- Preparation of householder & full planning applications

- Preparation of certificate of lawful development scheme (Permitted Development)

- Monitoring of Planning applications


For more information please see link below to the Planning Portal which has a helpful interactive guidance on extensions etc.


Types of project:

- Porch design

- Balconies / Juliet balconies design

- Home extensions / commercial refurbishment/ extensions

- Extensions

- Garage conversion


We can provide you with a service to assist you through the design phase of an extension project. We will produce 2D drawings of the existing layout of the property and produce proposed plans. We will produce elevation drawings, a block plan (1:500) and site plan (1:1250). We will produce Planning drawings and Building Regulations drawings and act as your agent throughout the process to enable the proposal to gain Planning permission.

Whether your project is large or small, the team at GEM Architectural Design can provide you with assistance. 


Type of projects: 

- Bungalow alterations and extension

- Re-modelling properties

- Single storey extension

- Two storey extension

- Extension over garage 

- Garage conversion

- Front porch extension 

For a free quotation and consultation please give us a call on 07738079955 or email:


Building Regulations Applications 


We can provide a service to produce Building Regulations drawings. The drawings will show sections, 1:50 scale plans and construction detailing in compliance to the Approved Documents. 


At GEM Architectural Design our designers can assist with:

- Preparation of Building Regulation drawings

- Monitoring of Building Control applications

Lease plans

We offer a range of services and solutions relating to measured surveys and floor plan drawings. We offer a service for lease plans for legal and mortgage purposes. 

A lease plan is an accurate drawing which identifies a leasehold demise within a property. 

The lease plan shows the communal areas and rights of way. Our team at GEM Architectural Design can provide a service to produce a lease plan which is complaint to the Land Registry for both residential and commercial properties. 

We will carry out a measurement survey and produce existing floor plans (1:100) and OS MAP (1:1250). 

Please click on the image below to download an example of a lease plan. 


In addition to Land Registry Compliant Plans, we also produce:


- Fire plans 

- Floor plans 

- Title Plans 




We can provide a service to produce detailed specifications for your project. The specification enables the builder to provide an accurate quotation.

Planning drawings are outline drawings and do not provide the correct level of detailed required to provide an accurate quotation. 

Most contractors can provide a quotation from the Building Regulations drawings. The Building Regulations drawing gives details, section drawings, 1:50 scale plans with construction detailing. 


Depending on the complexity of the build/project, a detailed specification may be required. 

In terms of overall costs for project there are great benefits to the client being more firmed up on the design of the proposal. This is to ensure any additional works (instructions) are reduced to avoid additional costs added to the overall cost for the project. 

If you require further detailing either by an employer’s requirement schedule or by detailed specification, the team at GEM Architectural design can provide you with a quotation. 

Principal Designer Role 

We can provide a service to act as the clients Principal Designer. 

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015


The main duty for clients is to make sure their project is suitably managed, ensuring the health and safety of all who might be affected by the work, including members of the public. CDM 2015 recognises two types of client domestic and commercial.

Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 a domestic client is required to appoint a Principal designer and/or Principal Contractor to take control of the pre-construction phase on a project involving more than more contractor. 


The principal designer’s role is to manage risks to health and safety.


We can provide a service whereby we will act as your Principal Designer for the proposed works and produce Pre-Construction Information, liaise with the Contractors, Structural Engineer, Building Control, Wessex Water inspectors, Party Wall Surveyors, suppliers and provide a Health and safety file at the end of the works.


For more information on the responsibilities of a client in regards to The CDM Regulations 2015 click on the link below: