Architectural Services

We at Graham Lea offer a wide range of Architectural Services including both Residential and Commercial Architectural Services.

Our services include: Commercial buildings, New Builds, House Extensions, Office Conversions, Industrial Building Design,  Garage conversions, Loft Conversions, Internal Alterations, Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs), Land Registry Plans, Pavement Licence plans, Licence plans  – whatever your design needs may be Graham Lea Architecture provides a comprehensive range of commercial and residential architectural services. 

Having building work done or commissioning a commercial project can be complicated, particularly if it’s unfamiliar territory. We can guide you step-by-step through the process.

House Extension Plans

IMG_3345You need more space but moving is not an option for you. Breathe new life into your home by adding an extension. Find out how our planning and design service can help bring your home extension ideas to life.

Commercial Architectural Services

Commercial Architect Preston

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Explore our commercial project portfolio and find out how we can apply our planning and design expertise to make sure your business premises are fit for your purposes.

New Build Design Services


There’s no better way to get the home you’ve always dreamed of than to design it yourself. As planning and design experts we are ideally placed to guide and assist you through the planning process and turn your dream home into a reality.

Barn Conversions

IMG_5974If you want to convert a barn for your own use or turn it into a commercial venture, discover how we can support you through the planning and design process.

Loft Conversions

DSC07136Maximise the space in your loft to add a new floor to your property. To make sure you have sufficient space to achieve this take a look at the things we would advise you to consider and how we can help.

Lease / Licence plans

GL64 St Georges Road-02This is a service exclusively for business owners and solicitors. Our quick and efficient lease / licence plans service will make sure you’re doing the kind of business you want in no time at all.

Feasibility Studies and Pre-application Advice

GL46D-08 VOLUME CALC Yew Tree Villas-08We think this is one of the most crucial stages in the planning and design process. Benefit from our extensive knowledge and experience of dealing with local planning laws and regulations, and discover how we can take a lot of the stress and hassle out of this stage for you.

Ideas and Sketch Design

sketch2Planning what you want to get out of your build project can be fun. Find out what we recommend you do to get the most out of this stage.

Planning Permission

Moss Lea colour small elevationGaining planning permission for your building project can be overwhelming to those who are unfamiliar with the process. Discover more about the practical help and advice you can expect from us.

Permitted Development and Neighbour Consultation

single storey copyYou may not need planning permission if your building plans fall within permitted development rules. Find out more about this and the neighbour consultation process.

Conservation and Listed Building Consent

conservationIf you have a building which is listed or within a Conservation Area then development of the property can be restricted. We are experienced in providing advice and assistance in getting the approvals required to get your project onsite.

Building Regulations Approval

rsectionProviding local Councils with precise and detailed drawings can speed up the planning permission process and get your building work underway sooner rather than later. Find out how we do this for you.

Typical Design Service

A typical Design Service would include as a minimum the following:

  • A digital measured survey of the existing property
  • Production of existing drawings
  • Design
  • Production of sketch scheme drawings and issue of the scheme to the client
  • Amendments to the scheme
  • Preparation of CAD drawings for Planning Application
  • Submission of Planning Drawings and Application forms to the local Council
  • Preparation of Building Regulation Drawings and submission to Building Control
  • Recommendation of suitable Contractors to undertake the works. 

We can also help with costings, finding reliable builders to tender and do the work, and arrange a site management architect design service.