The following is a brief summary of the services we can provide, to explore what we can do to assist with your building project, get in touch with Contour Architectural Designs today to arrange your free initial consultation.  You can navigate through the further service offerings available by using the buttons at the bottom of this section:

If you have already obtained the relevant planning permission or listed building consent applicable to your project and been given permission to commence works, you will require a set of detailed plans giving specifications for the proposed method of construction for building regulations approval.  Contour Architectural Design can provides a full set of drawings for building regulations approval, including the whole make up of the building from foundations to roof and encompassing dimensioned floor plans, elevations, sections, window/door schedule and full specification.

If you have a major refurbishment or building project planned, you want to have all the various elements planned well in advance.  If any part of your refurbishment or building work will involve you having to build over or divert public or shared sewer pipes or the drainage network itself, from a strategic viewpoint, then you need to know what you might find beneath ground as it is likely you will need to obtain Anglian Water Authority or Environment Agency consent for the works; this is where a drainage survey proves invaluable.  Preliminary investigations are made during the site survey stage where position of manholes are obtained and pipe depths are measured where possible. Some projects may also require the need for a sustainable drainage system (SuDS) and in these circumstances an external consultant can be engaged by Contour Architectural Designs to undertake this aspect of the design on your behalf.

If you are making structural changes to your property, or building a new property from the ground up, structural design calculations may be required where such alterations or proposals require the services of a structural engineer. This may include and is not limited to; foundation design, wall construction details in a flood event, roof design giving details of roof member sizes etc.  As part of our structural design service, the design team at Contour Architectural Designs will be happy to assist in obtaining these calculations for your chosen project from either your own designs or to plans prepared by others.

If you are interesting in seeing what other services the team at Contour Architectural Designs can offer to your project, head on over to our main Services page to see how we can help bring your project to life.


If your project is located within one of the government designated flood zone, you may need to do a flood risk assessment for most developments and your planning application may be refused by your Local Authority if you dont include a satisfactory flood risk assessment.  Contour Architectural Designs are based on Canvey Island, which has been assessed as a Flood Zone 3a area with a high risk of flooding, and hence the design team have a full appreciation of the needs of any design and build project in the area.  Following a number of consultations with the Environment Agency and Castle Point Borough Council, CAD are able to provide Flood Risk Assessments for projects based within the Canvey Island area where required for new build developments such as houses and flats.

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