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Architectural Plans Ltd specialises in the design of extensions, conversions and internal or external building alterations throughout Glasgow and central Scotland.

Our main role is to listen to the clients' needs and see how we can best establish the design around their requirements.


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William Barrett

2 October 2018

Having read the positive reviews on this site we contacted Iain for help in renovating and extending a victorian bungalow in a conservation area.
Iain's clearly communicated quote was very competitive compared to other agencies we contacted, however what really sold us was his positivity about the project and willingness to discuss ideas before money changed hands. This warmth and generosity continued throughout.
During every stage of the process Iain has provided a helpful, friendly and diligent service. We have had issues with the planning department as well as with some engineering aspects of the project and Iain worked tirelessly to resolve these, going well beyond his remit and continuing long after we had settled his fee.
Iain gave thoughtful input during the initial design phase, taking care to incorporate the things that were important to us in his suggestions in addition to presenting exciting options we hadn't considered. He also patiently and clearly explained anything we had difficulty understanding.
A first class service that we cannot recommend highly enough.


Laurence Masterson

14 June 2018

Iain was a great help in assisting us with a garage conversion to a bedroom for our teenage son, as he had outgrown his current small restrictive bedroom. Throughout the process Iain communicated the careful consideration in planning the layout and construction throughout the work in welcoming detail, to ensure that it met our stringent needs as well as the required building warrant. This meant it was hassle and worry free for us, and I would highly recommend his services to family and friends as we are very delighted with Iain's professionalism and the outcome. More...


Karen Hunter

5 June 2018

When we decided to add a single story extension/ sunroom to our home we contacted Ian Penman of Architectural Plans Ltd. through our builder who recommended him to us. Ian created clear, informative plans based upon our needs, and got back to us quickly with answers to any queries that we had.
Ian worked with us to create exactly what we wanted and as such we are very happy with the work that Ian provided.
Ian is very easy to talk to and kept us fully informed at each stage of the planning process taking care of everything quickly and efficiently throughout. We have no hesitation in recommending Ian and his company to anyone.


Hamzah Tariq

23 April 2018

I was looking for an architect for an extension in my home,searched the internet and found lain penman.After reading reviews for him and the company decided to go with him.Very Friendly, helpful and excellent customer Service.Felt I could contact him no problem.would definitely use him again and would definitely recommend him to others. More...


Mark Friel

23 April 2018

We required plans to be drawn for a double storey extension to our house. We sought out a reputable architect and could not be happier with the service and work carried out by Iain.
We were kept in the loop at all times during the planning process and Iain always made himself available for any questions that we had during this period. No hesitation in recommending the company to others.


Colin Ronald

11 April 2018

We engaged the services of Iain to work with us to design an extension to our older property to create a design that worked for us and the house. The process Iain stepped us through was clear, well presented and allowed us to understand every part of the process with him and the planning process with our local council. Iain managed every part of this without issue, kept us updated on a regular basis and was always available to answer questions and guided us through decisions we had to make to finalise what it was we were looking for. Really easy to work with and a fantastic professional. Highly recommended. More...


David Rae

27 March 2018

Iain was extremely helpful in guiding us through the design and planning process. I wholeheartedly recommend Iain as a thoroughly competent and reliable architect and would have no hesitation engaging him again.


Scott Donnelly

17 February 2018

Iain has been great from start to finsh. Very supportive, keeps you fully up to date , manages your expectations and provides a really helpful service.


Isabel McRobbie

12 February 2018

Can highly recommend Iain - been easy to communicate and readily available although i know he is really busy! He was very dedicated, helpful and full of ideas which is great! Will be using Iain on the next project ! More...


Duncan Hamilton

11 January 2018

Iain Penman carried out the design of a small extension and a full internal refurbishment of our kitchen dining area. Throughout the process Iain was very helpful and was always seeking our views on the various options he produced to meet our needs. Once we had decided on our preferred option Iain made the necessary planning applications and managed these successfully through the process. Iain also gave us some assistance on the separate appointments of the structural engineer and a builder. We are very happy with the service provided by Iain Penman. More...


Josephine Brown

8 November 2017

I contacted Iain Penman to draw up plans for my garage conversion which was turned into a kitchen. I was very pleased with the service I received, from the initial plans through to the building warrant. Iain kept me informed regularly with regards to the application and he was constantly onto the Planning Department and updating me. Overall I was delighted with the service and would recommend him to family and friends. More...


Robin Smart

8 November 2017

Iain Penman was recommended to us by some friends who had a loft conversion done. We were looking to get a 2 storey extension done and attach it to our existing out building. Straight away Iain set our expectations in line with our budget, and we realised that our original idea would have been beyond our means. With his valued input, we were able to round upon a single storey extension, that had a bigger footprint meaning more space and that more money could be set by for a good finish, without exhausting our budget which would have probably forced us to compromise elsewhere.

Throughout Iain was easy to contact, listened to what we wanted, kept us well informed, and took us right through the planning process to application and building warrant.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Iain Penman to anyone looking for a hard-working, professional, thorough and highly competent architect to anyone that asked.

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