HOPE

DESIGN STUDIO

A company that listens. A company that understands. And a company that delivers. Our primary goal is getting you what you want. We do this by learning how you use your current space & understanding how you want to use the new spaces you plan to create. Get in touch to learn more about our work and what we can do for you.

A company that listens. A company that understands. And a company that delivers. Our primary goal is getting you what you want. We do this by learning how you use your current space & understanding how you want to use the new spaces you plan to create. Get in touch to learn more about our work and what we can do for you.

Explore Our Work

RECENT PROJECTS

2 FLOOR SIDE & REAR EXTENSION, BILLERICAY

July 2017

Looking for guidance on a refurbishment project, this client undertook our services to enhance their property to the side & rear, whilst also creating an amazing internal open plan space.

Front Extension -Billericay

March 2017

An incredible house in need of a hobby room above the garage as well as a dinning room and living space to the rear of the property. 

FRONT  EXTENSION, BILLERICAY

August 2017

A straight forward extension, extending an existing garage & creating a larger entrance hallway & lounge

FARM STABLES

2016

A new stable block located on green belt land in the Essex heartlands. Full planning consent obtained.

HAY BARN ESSEX

2014

A new hay barn for a local farmer. Green belt land. Full planning approval obtained.

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SERVICES

CONCEPT & FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Every idea starts with a vision, an image of a better space. Our concept & feasibility service can help you determine if your vision can become something more.
Our designers will walk you through what is possible, provide draft sketches and rough designs, whilst offering expert on advice on optimizing your space.

PLANNING & BUILDING CONTROL APPLICATIONS

Our primary service to the local community is delivering Architecturally pleasing  designs for full planning & building regulation submissions. As a local business with a strong working relationship with local authorities your design & the approval process are in good hands with our experienced team.

MEP DESIGN SERVICE

Design work does not just come in the form of Architects & Interior designers. Functionality of your space should match your vision.
Mechanical – Pipe routes, Duct routes, Air Conditioning, heat pumps
Electrical - Detailed plans of lighting types & positions, switching configurations, socket locations, AV requirements are all part of an additional service we offer should you wish to plan your space precisely.
Plumbing - Underfloor heating, radiators, Pipe routes, Facets, Bathroom specs
Ask about our MEP design package for absolute certainty in your requirements

What Would You Like to Know?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How is Hope Design Studio different from other companies?

We work closely with each client to help visualise the final design for each project.  We develop ALL our concepts in 3D and work closely with each client. Change is a big factor that has huge cost implications. Our goal is to ensure the ultimate design is reached before construction to ensure there are no unexpected costs from design changes.

Do you deal with Planning Applications and Building Consents?

Yes. We have had successful applications with many regional councils. And vast experience in local authority submissions, including planning consents, building regulations, advertisement consent, listed buildings, conservation areas & dropped kerbs.

Where can I find more information on the Planning or Building consent process?

What is the difference between Full Plans and a  Building Notice?

FULL PLANS - Full Plans Submission comprises all relevant drawings (elevations, plans, sections), construction details, specifications and structural calculations. Council will usually try to issue a decision within 6 weeks. When the Council approves the drawings you will receive a formal approval notice setting out any conditions related to the approval. The major advantage of this procedure is that you know from the start exactly what you will need to do in order to comply with the regulations. The builder has a solid basis from which to prepare an estimate for the work.
Building Control Officer will visit the site as necessary and issue a Completion Certificate at the end of construction.
BUILDING NOTICE - The second method is to apply for what is known as a Building Notice Application. In this case no approval notice is issued and there is no right of application for a determination. The main advantage of this process is that it requires less detailed plans. Generally it is only used for very minor works or works where there are no many unknowns. Construction work could commence 48 hours after submission of Building Notice to Building Control Department.
Building Control Officer will visit the site as necessary and issue a Completion Certificate at the end of construction.

Architect or Architectural designer

One very important point to make when considering your choices for design consultant is defining the differences between an Architect & an Architectural designer (technician)

The services that they provide for a domestic project are broadly very similar. As a broad brush attempt to differentiate, architects are generally more ‘design led’ with greater interest, experience and training in the aesthetic and spatial qualities of a project. Whereas architectural technologists have often had more experience and training in the science and technology of building, e.g. how and why they are constructed in a certain way, using certain materials.

Perhaps the biggest difference you will find is in the cost. A designer is generally the more economical solution.

At Hope Design Studio we are a team of engineers & technicians with access to consultant Architects when required.  We are fully insured with Indemnity cover of £1 million. We offer Architectural design services but the current team does not include an Architect.

NEWS, LINKS & USEFUL STUFF

Hope Design Studio works with a team of amazing architects and designers who create some of the most incredible projects. Explore our recent news and company updates to know what we’ve been up to and what’s coming up next.

NEWS & LINKS

LINKS

The BIM Level 2 suite of documents has been developed to help the construction industry adopt BIM Level 2. Use the link below to access these crucial documents for free.

REDESIGN YOUR HOME - VISUALIZE

Its always a challenge to try and visualize a space when furniture and belongings occupy the space. Try this, rather than looking at the floor look up at the ceiling (lay on your back if you want to!) this will clear the space of objects & may help you see what space you have to work with.

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