Residential Architectural Design

Our joy at GBS is using residential architectural design to turn your dreams into reality. Whether it’s designing a brand new, individual home right from the ground up or extending or adapting your present home with a loft, rear, side or basement extension, we can help you.


We offer every prospective client a free, no obligation, introductory meeting at your site or home so we can meet and discuss together with you how we can transform your needs, wishes and dreams into reality.


We are a personal, professional architectural design team providing a highly competent, individual service at a competitive price. We’re based In South West London.

We will take you right through the whole job from initial design ideas to handing over to you a fully finished job.


Our design philosophy is to create exciting, modern, sustainable, creative buildings making best use of the site using healthy natural, modern, environmentally friendly materials which sit well in the environment.


All our projects are bespoke and our aim is to deliver to you a building or extension that you really love and are proud of, reflecting you and your family’s personality.

Call us on 020 3384 9464 or email


To arrange a free, no obligation site meeting and let us help you maximise your opportunity.

Working together our residential architectural design services can include some or all of the following…

  • Site assessment
  • Full site survey
  • Taking your brief
  • Preparing our initial design ideas
  • Advice on Permitted Development schemes not requiring planning Consent
  • Advice on and preparation of Party Wall Agreements
  • Preparing drawings for Planning Permission
  • Applying for Planning Permission
  • Dealing with Planning Appeals
  • Preparation of working drawings
  • Suggesting known building contractors
  • Recommending other professionals eg structural engineers
  • Preparation of contract tender documents
  • Liaising with lawyers, lenders, neighbours etc
  • Project management and supervision of the work

Planning and building
regulation information

Click below to visit our extensive and comprehensive advice pages along with some helpful links on planning and building regulation requirements.




Our design philosophy

We think the best buildings are elegant, timeless and contribute to their surroundings, so wherever possible we emphasise the use of natural light and natural materials. We are used to working to challenging design briefs and we are recognised for our ability to use creativity and professional expertise to solve complex issues.


Central to our philosophy is that residential design is generated by the needs of people, and their relationships and connections with the surrounding environment. We actively encourage our residential clients to consider sustainability, environmental issues and utilise natural, healthy materials where possible.


We do not have a pre-determined approach to architecture, preferring instead to work closely with our clients from the outset to develop their brief into an imaginative, pragmatic and cost-effective solution that is appropriate to its locale and budget.

The best solutions for your Architectural needs

GBS Architectural Limited offer full detailed drawing and full consultancy services for domestic, residential and commercial projects, please select the appropriate section for more information. The domestic section is aimed towards services for existing properties, the residential section is targeted at complete dwellings either new build or conversion services:-


We are able to carry out measured building surveys and provide drawings of your existing property, providing varying levels of detail from basic room sizes to full details showing window sill and head heights, door heights, floor to floor heights, direction of joists, details of roof construction, position of incoming services, drainage and more.


If you are thinking of internal alterations these may require building regulation approval, we can handle all necessary work involved in the design, drawings and obtaining the approval as well as liaising with other professions throughout the works.


We are able to provide full plans and elevations, submitting on your behalf and obtaining planning permission from the local authority, provide full building regulation and construction drawings obtaining full plans approval from the local authority, as well as working with Contractors to make sure you get the extension you want.


Additional space private from the main hub of the home can be used as a tranquil relaxing place for entertainment or even as a home-office or gym / swimming pool. We can provide full drawings and advice on planning regulations to achieve the maximum potential for your outbuilding.


Free up that unused roof space to create additional living area in your property. We provide designs that maximise this space to its full potential.


Increasingly popular in London properties, we have successfully completed several basement excavations and conversions. These are projects that need to be designed to a high standard, good natural light is key to the enjoyment of the space.


The key to designing bespoke dwellings is forming a close working relationship between the client and the designer. Every one of our commissioned projects receives the same personal attention tailored to our client’s needs from feasibility and concept designs through to the completion of the project.


The key when working on these existing buildings is to ensure their conservation and heritage is respected. We work closely with the local authorities conservation architects to ensure that we produce sympathetic designs for historical buildings.