During the Design Consultation Call, you will have the opportunity to speak with one of our experienced architects to discuss your plans and goals for your property. Our architect will provide you with valuable insights into the property potential, local zoning and building regulations, and the overall feasibility of your ideas.
How it works
Step 01. Select a call type and schedule a time
To get started, select one of our Design Consultation Call options below and book a time that suits you best. We understand that your time is valuable, so we want to make sure that we connect at a time that works well for you.
Step 02. Tell us about your project
Next, fill out our Discovery Call form to share the details of your project with us. If you have more than one project to discuss (up to a maximum of three, depending on the size), please submit a separate form for each one. This will help us better understand your needs and how we can best assist you.
Step 03. Prepare Your Questions
Before our meeting, take some time to jot down any questions you may have for us. By doing so, we can ensure that we cover all of your concerns and provide you with the most effective solutions. We value your time and want to make sure that we address all of your needs during our time together.
Choose a call type
What do we cover?
During our consultation call we will cover the following topics:
• Context Analysis: we will conduct a thorough analysis of the context surrounding your property, identifying both constraints and opportunities to help you make an informed decision.
• Architectural Layout study: we will use the available floor plans to sketch possible design solutions, to verify if the property can fit the scheme you have in mind.
• Planning: We will investigate local planning policies that may impact your development, helping you identifying possible challenges related to your scheme.
• Building Regulation: we will identify any building regulation requirements, including fire and acoustic regulations, that may affect your project, providing peace of mind and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations.
• Feasibility & Viability Summary: we will conclude our call highlighting our findings and recommending the best strategy for your project and the potential risks associated with it. We understand that while a project may be technically feasible, it may not be a wise investment. Therefore, leveraging our development experience, we will offer expert guidance to ensure that your project is not only feasible but also viable in the long term.
• Planning Success Rate: at the end of the call we will list all the risks related to the project and establish an indicative % Planning Success Rate to help you make an informed decision about your potential property purchase.
Design Consultation Calls
We offer three Design Consultation Call packages to provide a service tailored to your needs.
From £ 197 +VAT ( 1hour )
One hour live session
Discover the potential of your property with our feasibility assessment service. This option is perfect for those who want a high-level expert opinion on the risks and opportunities associated with their project.
From £ 394 +VAT ( 1hour+1hour )
One hour research + One hour live session
Our most popular option involves our expert architect conducting in-depth research on the property before the meeting. This enables us to provide valuable insights right from the start of the consultation call, making it an ideal choice for those who want to make the most of their time with our architect.
From £591 +VAT ( 2hours+1hour )
One hour sketching + One hour research + One hour live session
"I had the pleasure of booking a pre-purchase consultation call with WindsorPatania, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. The architect I spoke with was very knowledgeable and provided me with tailored recommendations that helped me feel more confident about the purchase of an old building needing renovation works which I wanted to split into flats. They took the time to understand my unique needs and provided me with practical and actionable guidance. Overall, I highly recommend this service to anyone looking to buy a property..”
Justin — Residential Developer, London
What is a Design Consultation Call?
A Design Consultation Call is a one-hour session with an architect from our team who provides professional advice based on the brief you provide regarding a property you own and have plans for.
Why do I need a Design Consultation Call?
The Design Consultation Call can be quickly booked and provides rapid, high-level advice to identify major risks with the property that could compromise the feasibility and viability of your project.
What is not included in the Design Consultation Call?
Anything that is not explicitly mentioned in the scope of the Design Consultation Call is not part of the service, including costing, structural design, M&E design, etc.
How accurate is the advice provided in the Design Consultation Call?
The accuracy and quality of the documentation provided directly affect the precision of the advice given during the call. Please note that all sketches produced during the consultation are intended to provide a general idea and should not be considered as accurate as a proper set of architectural drawings.
Which types of projects can be reviewed via a Design Consultation Call?
We can review various types of projects, including Private Residences, Residential New Build Developments, Residential Retrofit Developments, Retail, and Education.
Can I get feedback on more than one project during a Design Consultation Call?
Yes, you can get feedback on up to 3 projects during the call, subject to size.
How soon can I book a Design Consultation Call?
Usually we are able to book a Design Consultation Call within a week, subject to availability.
When should I get a Design Consultation Call?
We highly recommend scheduling a Design Consultation Call if you are considering extending your home, planning a development on your land, or retrofitting a building. This consultation will provide valuable insight into the viability and feasibility of your ideas, leveraging our professional experience to help you make informed decisions.
Do you go on site before doing a Design Consultation Call?
A Design Consultation Call does not include an on-site visit. It is a purely desktop research-based consultation
What do I need to do before booking a Design Consultation Call?
It is good practice to send us a list of questions and as much documentation as possible before our call. This will ensure that we have enough information to provide comprehensive feedback. The documentation may include estate agent floor plans, architectural floor plans, sketches, Council email correspondence, received Pre-App advice, and so on.
Do I get a report together with a Design Consultation Call?
We do not provide a report along with the Design Consultation Call. Reports are only produced when we are appointed for Feasibility Studies.
How do I book a Design Consultation Call?
To schedule a Design Consultation Call, please click on the button below and submit your project details.
The Design Consultation Call is designed to provide high-level advice and guidance to purchase a potential property. All feedback is provided using the documentation available at the time of the call. For more accurate advice we recommend our Clients to appoint us for a Design Appraisal service or for full Architectural Support.