Architectural design and specification

Whether it involves restoring a listed country home or building a bespoke house combining traditional and modern design, we can help.

Our Private Property Projects team have the expertise to ensure that the house you live in becomes your dream home.

We have a 15-strong in-house team of project managers, architects and building surveyors who specialise in delivering high-end residential properties.

Historic and new properties

Our goal is to work with clients to unlock the vision they have for a house so we can turn it into reality.

We offer architect-led design services for all houses, large or small and whether they are based in the countryside or town.

From advising on how to conserve, adapt or convert an existing house, to drawing up detailed plans and managing building works for a new build, Strutt & Parker's personal service takes the stress out of what can be a complex process.

Planning laws

Planning legislation is key as it can often directly influence the size and design of a home.

We can work with the local planning body and see what their views are on whether a particular site is suitable and if it has access to sewerage, electrics and gas mains. We can also obtain planning consents for renovation projects and extensions.

Sustainable and eco-friendly features may help to get a project through the planning system faster.

Historic homes restoration experts

Many of the properties we are involved with are period properties, which require traditional building techniques and an understanding of the legalities of tackling such a project.

Our team has expert knowledge of the conservation and restoration of listed buildings and is experienced in working with any heritage bodies that need to give their approval to any works.

Garden design

The landscape that a high-end residential property sits within can be as important as the house itself.

We can bring in external landscape architects to design a garden that matches the house both in scale and ambition.

This can make sure that the outside space becomes one of the house’s greatest features.

Building surveying

Our services also include:

  • Project management services for building projects, to ensure budgets are kept and deadlines are maintained
  • Building surveys of mainly larger period properties
  • Advice on how much a property should be insured for
  • Expert witness and advice on the viability of a claim before embarking on disputes
  • Negotiation on potential or existing party wall and boundary disputes