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Appropriate Design Solutions



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‘21 Certificate of Excellence, 2021


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We are an independent architectural design company specialising in the concept design, planning permission and complete management of domestic extension projects.

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34 hires on Bark
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21 customer reviews

9 May 2022

Chris Piggott and Appropriate Designs looked to the best way to achieve planning permission with a design that met our needs. We have been delighted with their responsiveness, their professionalism and their ability to provide what we need. More...

20 April 2022

Architectural Services

Chris at Appropriate Design Solutions is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is professional, helpful and extremely knowledgeable, with many years of experience in his field. He takes the time to explain everything properly and managed to guide me through the whole process of obtaining Listed buildings consent in a clear and concise manner. He produced drawings very quickly, always answered emails the same day and nothing has been too much trouble. I would thoroughly recommend his services. More...

11 April 2022

So easy to deal with and came up with really good ideas, we had not thought of. Very professional and personable and listened to what we had to say. Extremely happy to have Chris and Appropriate Design Solutions as our architects in this project. More...

15 March 2022

Chris was really easy to work with, he was quick to respond to any questions we had and produced a good quality service.

26 January 2022

Architectural Services

Chris was amazing to work with. Very friendly and explained the process to me. Clear and unhidden costs. Created a design that I could not even have imagined maximising our home and garden space. Thank you so much.

13 January 2022

Architectural Services

I can’t fault Chris at all. He was lovely to deal with, very approachable and listened to all our queries and concerns.

We got approval first time round from the council for our garage conversion thanks to all of Chris’ knowledge and hard work. 10/10 would recommend to anyone!

1 October 2021

Chris was great with us, always happy to jump on the phone and make changes. It took us a long time to get it exactly right but he was so patient.

5 September 2021

Chris was was easy to work with and explained the process from the start to taking the plans to the planners. We had a number of remote meetings to take us through concepts and 3D designs to be able to see what the design would look like which was extremely helpful to visualise. It was a pleasure to work with Chris we are very excited about the design and look forward to the build. Thank you More...

14 July 2021

Chris delivers a highly professional and timely service. He produced drawings from our specifications that required few amendments. From our initial consultation to getting planning permission, Chris was calm and ready to offer his advice on discussing our plans with neighbours while dealing with local council objections.

We hope to continue to work with Chris as we move forward with our project and have only the highest recommendations for his service.

12 July 2021

Chris worked with us on plans for a new garage outbuilding and office space for our listed farmhouse. He listened to what we wanted and spent the time on refining them into something we were really happy with. We will be asking Chris to help us again for our next project straight away. More...

13 May 2021

Chris has been fantastic to work with. We have so far used his service to get planning approval for a ground floor extension on a semi-detached house.
He listened to all the ideas we had planned for the extension and he was able to take those on board as well as enhance some of those ideas/concepts. His approach allowed us to view the plans in a 3D style fashion which brought things to life. and overall we have been very happy with his service, Highly recommended.

9 May 2021

Chris listened to what we wanted to achieve with our extension and came back with much better ideas and use of space. He has created a versatile, practical and attractive extension that we are so pleased with. Patient, professional and very good at his job!
Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

19 April 2021

We were recommended to Chris, Appropriate Design, as we had a build that we would like to explore and find a professional solution. Chris fitted perfectly, and designed just what we were looking for, and more. He supplied the full package from start to finish, and put a high amount of energy to communicate. Sorry to say, some Businesses do not reply straight away to your phone call, or e mail, and when you are not sure of the path, this leaves you the customer confused?, Chris and his business is in a different league, phone calls, emails, re design, new idea, are communicated and replied to immediately, giving perfect confidence in his ability to reassure you the customer that you are being dealt with in a professional manner, and your interest is been carefully taken care of. ( Highly Recommend, good business, nice people) More...

24 February 2021

Chris is a pleasure to deal with. He is personable, listens to our needs and addresses them accordingly. I’d highly recommend him.

11 February 2021

Architectural Services

Would highly recommend!

Reflecting back my initial design brief to Chris wasn’t the greatest, as although I had some ideas in mind I wasn’t entirely sure what exactly I wanted. Despite this, Chris seemed to read my mind and after an hours consultation and a look at our property, came up with an initial design that incredibly ticked all the boxes, and in his own words gave us “bang for the buck.”

From the outset through to receiving planning approval, Chris was a pleasure to work with. Pleasant, prompt, responsive and evidently very experienced made the whole process a pleasure. Chris took all the burden away including the submission of our planning application, which made obtaining approval a breeze.

Would happily use Appropriate Design Solutions again and would wholeheartedly recommend.

2 February 2021

We approached Chris at Appropriate Design Solutions to design a replacement for a very old barn. He immediately understood our requirements and has been exceptionally proactive throughout the design and planning application process. He is extremely professional whilst being down to earth and easy to get along with. We would definitely use him again and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to others. More...

5 January 2021

These guys are great. We contacted Chris Piggott at Appropriate Design Solutions to design a sun/garden room to replace an old uPVC conservatory. He satisfied the brief fantastically by incorporating our ideas and bringing ideas of his own to enhance the whole solution and provide a great living space that is sympathetic to the house and grounds it enhances and provides a realistic solution for our improved home. More...

5 January 2021

Chris from Appropriate Design Solutions has been an absolute pleasure to work with! He is a true professional but also down to earth and makes the process of dealing with building plans much easier and less stressful. He always answers the phone and promptly replies to emails and always offers support with anything regarding the extension we are trying to build. They also act as a liaison between us and the council which is another plus, as it's one less thing to worry about for us. I highly recommend working with this company, they are amazing More...

5 January 2021

.....having used Chris from appropriate design solutions I can confidently say that he is one of the most patient designers we have ever had experience with. We wanted to build an extension on our grade 2 listed cottage, This could not be a normal one so we were recommended to speak to Chris. What followed was an enlightening view of how the planning process is run, and clear advice of how we are best to 'play this game' Chris has many years of experience and he patiently advised us on what was reasonable and what we should expect through the process. I would wholeheartedly recommend Chris to anyone who has an extension of alteration to their home which requires a little more attention to detail. He has a great way of explaining things into laymen's terms and gives the confidence that is so needed when dealing with the mystical forces of planning council departments. More...

16 November 2020

Architectural Services

Chris is a talented and easy to get along with person who took a genuine interest in my project. This all shone through in the quality of the design and getting my planning permission accepted.

12 November 2020

Architectural Services

It is a great pleasure to work with Appropriate Design Solutions. Chris has been proactive from the outset and demonstrated invaluable knowledge of the planning process, structural engineering principles and product. He quickly understand our somewhat vague brief and guided us to the perfect design for us, all in a short timescale thanks to the pragmatic design & communication approach. This design wasn't easy as we have a classic 1889 property at the centre with multiple ill-conceived past extensions to rectify and restore the integrity of the original building. More...


Enabling clients to see and realise their ambitions to make their house a home - to develop their living space to work for them. Being innovative and bringing 30 plus years of design experience in helping clients get it right, and negotiating the often puzzling planning process.

Delivering great service and being able to do more for clients to get it right

Our flexible no nonsense approach with fixed price costs and simple staged process puts the client in control.
Our visualisation and concept design process allows the client to see real time how their space will look. Our experience with the planning permission process gets the best results from the planning department. Our experience and independence gives the client the best of the market.
Our results are designed for the lifestyles of our clients.

Yes of course. Our design process utilises virtual remote online meetings - clients love the ability to really visualise their projects. See https://www.bark.com/settings/profile/my_profile/?&ps=photo-and-videos# for a quick walkthrough of the process.

We can safely accommodate all clients needs - we can survey externally and need no internal access. We can work from clients dimensions and photographs too!


We specialise in bringing space that suits your house, your style and carries on working for your lifestyle.

We use advanced 3dimensional modelling so you can see how your space will work for you and walk through your space before its built.

We provide you with a truly bespoke design which means we can produce a truly unique structure for you that meets your expectations, satisfies all of your needs and conforms to the statutory requirements that apply to your property.

The planning process doesn’t have to be daunting! We can help simplify and remove any confusion from the planning process.

We can help you understand what can be built, how it effects your neighbours and how it will be viewed by the local authority.

Our knowledge and experience makes the planning process simple. We take pride in getting it right first time.

The key to every successful project is clearly defining what you want constructed, how you want the works to be carried out, and of course how much it will cost you.

It sounds really straightforward, but we see many projects where clients change their minds during construction on site, which leads to overruns of costs, overruns of timescales and issues with contractors.

By utilising our clear and effective Project Management we make sure you avoid any pitfalls.

We can assist with a custom designed package, which can include various elements such as detailed design and specification, supplier and contractor selection, contract negotiation and payment scheduling. This should all be completed prior to commencement on site.

And when you have a project management plan, if required we can also assist with your site management.