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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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23 hires on Bark
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8 customer reviews

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.