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Your Architectural Design Process

Choosing the right architect is the all-important first step in your building project. With their meticulous architectural design process and exceptional client-architect experience, you’ll get the design and build of your dreams with BCAE Architects, writes Sarah Ulyatt

Photo of Ben and Arron - BCAE Directors

BCAE Architects offers a detailed seven-stage architectural design process, dedicated to making the client journey as enjoyable and straightforward as possible from initial consultation to completion.

“Many of our clients have never embarked on a building project before and so our architectural design process clearly outlines what you can expect from us at each stage,” explains co-director of BCAE Architects, Arron El-Ammar.

Preston & Fylde magazine Article - Architectural Design Process

“We have designed our architectural processes to be as flexible as your project requires – after all, every building is as unique as the people that live in it and we’re passionate about making sure we work together to create your dream home or living space.”

Having established BCAE Architects in 2022, Arron and co-director Ben Craven, offer high-end, bespoke designs for contemporary house extensions, unique eco homes, rural barn conversions, home adaptations and larger-scale residential schemes across the North West.


Stage 0 – Feasibility / Consultation / Workshop

Whether you have a clear idea or need some guidance to help shape your plans, this free consultation will help you understand viability, possibilities, limitations, and costs.

Stage 1– Existing Site and Brief Analysis

Full detailed design requirements are acquired, and a full set of existing drawings is produced, alongside any necessary surveys.

Stage 2 – Concept Design

Initial proposed designs created. Review meeting and a 3D walk-through and Virtual Reality (VR) session.

Stage 3 – Developed Design

Further refinement of the preferred option and any planning applications or Lawful Development Certificates submitted. A follow-up 3D walk-through and VR session.

Stage 4 – Building Regulations / Tender

Full support with building regulation applications and liaison with your approved building inspector. Fully detailed drawings and plans. Advise on a trusted network of reliable contractors to find a suitable builder or construction company.

Stage 5 / 6 – Construction

Start on site – the most exciting stage of your architectural journey! BCAE Architects manages the process on your behalf to keep the project on programme and budget.

Stage 7 – In Use

By project managing the architectural accuracy of your build, snagging inspections happen throughout the duration of the project. To ensure the very best finish, a final snagging inspection takes place once the build is complete.

Architectural Design Process

Are you looking to design your own home, extend an existing one or refurbish your workplace? If so, reach out to talk to Ben or Arron about your project.

BCAE Architects  

01772 230538 

Unit 17, Guest House Farm, Runshaw Lane, Euxton, PR7 6HD United Kingdom 



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