Design Survey 

Ideal if you know what you want to do and are confident that you won’t change your mind!

aim is to gather all of the information required for your design.

What Will You Receive From Us?

  • We’ll visit your home and carry out a full dimensional survey and take all necessary photographs – all taken, ready to get on with your drawings
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Why not kick start your extension project today? 

book A Design Survey

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Get My Deposit Back If I Don't Go Ahead With The Design?

No, the deposit is non refundable if you choose not to go ahead with the design. 

The deposit fee is to cover our travel time and survey time at your home.

Before we come to site we will have spent time looking at whether or not any planning issues will impact your design and also check whether or not you require a Building Over Agreement and / or if a Party Wall Agreement is required.

Who Should Use This Process?

We wouldn’t normally recommend jumping straight in to start your project with a design survey.

Sometimes there are planning constraints on projects and additional costs that you may not have factored into your budget (eg Building Over agreements / Party Wall Act etc..). 

This package is ideal for homeowners with a simple design, who know exactly what they want and have done enough research to be aware of any planning issues and constraints.

You will be confident that you won’t change their mind after the survey.

What Are The Advantages Of Using You?

We are one of the very few companies in the local area that have architectural and structural design capabilities in house.

What Advantages Are There Having Architectural And Structural Design Capabilities In House?

Provides a single point of responsibility for a coordinated design.

Our architectural designers are focused on the function and the aesthetic of the project – how it looks, how the you experience it, how it feels to be in the space.

Our structural engineers are focusing on the most cost-effective solution that is the most functional.

By working together at an early stage, Architects and Engineers can apply their specialist knowledge and experience to deliver a cost-effective solution which meets your requirements.

Many companies claim to offer a full design package. Often, they have simply partnered with a separate design business.

We do it properly. An engineering practice with Architectural designers working in-house. Either way, we work together out of a shared belief in what we do. 

Why Work With Us?

Commercial Design Solutions For Homeowners

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Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) we “build” your design in a virtual world before any building work commences on your home.

Designing in this way means that you;

  • You can see clearly what your design will look like once it is completed
  • Can be sure the design is right, less chance of costly surprises as the build progresses
  • Makes it easier for you to see the cost impact of design changes.

Don’t just take our word for it, click here to read what our Customers have to say about us!

Need More Advice? Call Us 0118 962 9666

*Planning Guarantee – Terms & Conditions. We reserve the right to withdraw our Planning Guarantee if you amend the design beyond what we believe is reasonable (i.e to what we advise won’t achieve Planning permission). Sometimes, your Planning application won’t be approved first time. We reserve the right to either submit an amended application or take your application to appeal. You will not be charged any extra for this. If your appeal is lost, we will refund all your Planning Fees AND our Design Fees in full. All communication with the Planners must come through Michael Aubrey, acting as your agent.

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Useful Advice, With No Issues Or Delays

“I am really glad that our builder recommended Michael Aubrey Partnership – their useful advice on layout options and clear, easy to follow plans meant that we secured planning approval without any issues or delays.

Oliver (Structural Engineer) was polite and competent and our neighbour, who is a retired Structural Engineer, was very impressed with the quality of Michael Aubrey Partnership’s drawings and calculations”

Cameron Campbell-Wilson, South Wonston

Really Engaged With Us To Understand Our Needs

“It was really useful to have a home meeting to make sure what we were thinking about was practical.

It was also really good to have another meeting after the initial designs were produced to refine our requirements – really engaged with us to understand our needs. 

Also the planning appeal was handled efficiently and we had great confidence in the process”

Mr and Mrs Portsmouth, Finchampstead

Helpful And Knowledgeable

“Michael Aubrey Partnership were recommended to me to help with my drawings and application to the council. 

A feature of the service I found useful was the 3D image of the project and being able to ‘walk around’ the new extension was useful both in seeing the project and making changes. 

Also, coming into the office to talk through with Jamie and Andy on the screen, the changes I wanted to make, helped me see things clearer. 

Michael Aubrey Partnership stood out from their competitors due to their communication and time taken to discuss our project, within our timescale. 

I found everyone very helpful, knowledgeable and able to stick to a timescale, if there were any problems with meeting a deadline then this was explained in advance. 

I found everyone professional and good at what they did.  I would recommend to friends and use again if need be”.

Diane Hall, Hartley Wintney

“It Ended Up Costing Us More Money in the Long Run …

I think we did cut corners – we used a designer who wasn’t as expensive as other quotations that we received”.

Sadly we hear this all too often.

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