Dorset Architectural Services

Dorset Architectural Services is a design-led architectural consultancy based in Bridport, Dorset.
Having worked for a number of large house developers in the past and present the company offers a wealth of experience in obtaining planning permission for new build dwellings, extensions and refurbishments. We are able to offer clients the benefit of considerable experience and knowledge dealing with local Council planners and planning issues.

Do I mention in this part that I have over 25 years of experience?

Planning Permission
• We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your requirements, should this be by phone or in person at your home.

• Should you wish to use our services we will survey your property / land allowing us to draw your existing/proposed house accurately in AutoCAD.

• Once this is drawn up we can produce the proposed floor plans and elevations for your property, providing you with some concept designs to show you how the alterations can look

• When you are happy with the look of your new house the drawings will then be submitted as a planning application to your local council and managed on your behalf.
Jonathan Smith Owner
Jonathan Smith 
Owner and Chief Designer
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Building Control

We produce fully detailed drawings and submit full plans applications to building control on your behalf. If your project requires structural support we can obtain quotes for designs for foundations, supporting beams, loft conversions on your behalf from structural engineers based locally.

Please feel free to use our “Free Quote” service should you wish to make a brief enquiry or simply contact us by telephone.
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Our Services

Hand-drawn feasibility sketches for new development
Measured Building surveys.
Submission and management of listed building applications.
Submission and management of householder / planning applications.
Production and submission of building regulation drawings.

We design new buildings and refurbish or extend existing buildings all over the South of England. We design and co-ordinate everything from your idea on the back of an envelope to the detail of how you cross the threshold when your dream has been realized. The process is complex. We guide you all the way through the legislation, to choosing and co-ordinating a builder. We bring the project and the people together for you. 

We specialise in:

• New Homes
• Home Extensions
• Loft & Garage Conversions
• Planning Applications
• Building Regulation Applications
• Project Management
Project Management

We can project manage your build from start to finish.
Weekly site visits.
Documented with progress photos.
Make you aware of any issues on site and deal with them.

Please click the image to find out about our project management services.
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Michael Henderson


"Thank you so much for helping us gain planning permission to build our dream house, some of the ideas that Jonathan presented to us really inspired us. Very happy indeed and would highly recommend".

James Hewerson

"Dorset Architectural Services helped us to gain planning consent to convert our garage into a holiday let to allow us to bring in some much-needed income. They were very professional from start to finish." 

Burton Bradstock, Bridport

Sally Jones

"Jonathan was a delight to work with, he worked closely with the conservation officer to gain listed building consent, to carry out some much needed works to our grade 2 listed school house. He also dealt with our conditions applications. We have already recommended him to our friends."

Lyme Regis

Helen Silk

"Very pleased with how quickly and straightforward our planning process was, Jonathan kept us up to date at every stage of the project and even helped us find a reliable local builder to build our double-storey extension. We will be using his services for our next project in the near future."


Dorset Architectural Services

Dorset Architectural Services is a design-led architectural consultancy.
The company was formed to offer architectural services to local residents looking to extend their homes or build the home of their dreams. We are able to offer clients the benefit of considerable experience and knowledge in dealing with local council planners and planning issues.
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