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Introducing New Space Architecture

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At New Space Architecture we use our experience and creativity to deliver you the best possible solution to meet your needs and desires. Based in Exeter, Devon, we are an architectural design and consultancy studio with projects across the whole of the UK.

Our passionate team of problem solvers and out of the box thinkers offer a full range of architectural services, from a free initial consultation and bespoke design sketches to surveying and detailed building regulations. At New Space Architecture we are ready to work with you to build your dreams.

Whether we are designing a new bespoke home, residential extension or a Class Q Barn Conversion, we pride ourselves on our unique fusion of inspired creativity and detailed technical knowledge. We create detailed in-depth drawings that are proven to reduce time and therefore costs when it comes to following our blueprints for construction.

Are you ready to let us inspire your imagination? Get in touch with the team today.

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Why choose newspace?

New Space Architecture was founded in 2016 with the aim of providing a unique architectural experience that is clear, understandable and accessible to all, providing real-life solutions to everyday problems through imaginative and inspired design.

Across the industry we have been recognised for our skills, knowledge, and competence within Architectural Technology. This means that by working with New Space, you know that you are going to get the best possible architectural design and consultancy experience. With expert comprehension and experience working on commercial projects, bespoke house designs, extensions and conversions, New Space is here to support you.

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So why not let us help you realise your project by prioritising your wants and needs, considering your budget and unleashing your imagination. Our talented team will guide you through the entire architectural process, making it as simple and stress-free as possible and most of all, ensuring you are having fun along the way.

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Adam & Mitch Directors | New Space Architecture

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Our clients say it best

“May I take this opportunity of saying what a pleasure it has been working with you guys over the past 12 months. Your drawings/specifications and all round construction knowledge is to be commended. In fact, I would go as far as saying you are without doubt the best practice we deal with!”

Scott A

“We have had a fantastic experience with New Space Architecture. They really listened to what we were looking for as an outcome, pushed our thinking and came back with a brilliant design for our extension. What we loved is that they listened and helped us explore options for us to hit our budget without losing the overall design. Everyone who visits our home are simply amazed by the transformation. We would recommend New Space every time!”

Gary and Caron

“New Space Architecture were incredible, coming up with design ideas we simply hadn’t even considered! The whole design and planning process was stress-free and we couldn’t be happier with our extension.”

Russ L P

“My wife and I were incredibly impressed with the plans for our kitchen diner extension and in particular the way that Mitch listened to what we wanted and helped maximise the space available. Really, really impressed and I would thoroughly recommend!”

Ryan B

“I can’t recommend Mitch enough, he has been brilliant in the whole process and very patient throughout, always delivered on what he promised and at the timescale he said he would. Even when the process was not easy as we were dealing with Dartmoor National Park and in a conservation zone Mitch was always there to support me and we definitely couldn’t have done this without him.”

Amanda S

“We have used New Space Architecture twice, once for a loft extension and then again for a kitchen extension. They did a great job with both and would highly recommend them. Mitch is friendly, professional and works quickly. He was always available to talk to and amenable to suggestions and new ideas.”

Allan L

Frequently Asked Questions

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How does an architectural design project start?

The first step in pursuing any building project is to talk to us for advice on design, materials, logistics, processes, likely costs etc. At New Space Architecture we offer a free no obligation, meeting to discuss all of the above and help you understand what will be involved throughout the process. Once we have discussed the scope of works we will then provide you with a written quotation of our professional fees.

We very much understand that the architectural process can be daunting and confusing, especially if you have no prior knowledge or experience of being part of a design or building project. Our ‘Architectural Timeline’ explains this process in a clear and visual way, giving a brief overview of each stage along with a likely idea of how long these might take. For more information on this take a look at our Timeline Page.

What types of planning applications are there?

There are a number of different planning application types that can be made, depending on the size and scale of the proposed development. The most common of these are:

Householders Planning Consent
Full Planning Consent
Outline Planning Consent
Reserved Matters Application
Listed Building Consent
Lawful Development Certificate (LDC)

The application types cover a wide range of possible consents and in some case you may have to apply for more than one type of consent. For example if your property is a listed building or you wish to build within the grounds of a listed building then you may have to apply for householder planning consent and listed building consent.

What is permitted development?
You can perform certain types of work without needing to apply for planning permission. These are called “permitted development rights”.

They derive from a general planning permission granted not by the local authority but by the government. Bear in mind that the permitted development rights which apply to many common projects for houses do not apply to flats, maisonettes or other buildings. Similarly, commercial properties have different permitted development rights to dwellings.

In some areas of the country, known generally as ‘designated areas’, permitted development rights are more restricted. For example, if you live in:

  • Conservation Area
  • National Park
  • An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • A World Heritage Site or
  • The Norfolk or Suffolk Broads,

You will need to apply for planning permission for certain types of work which do not need an application in other areas. There are also different requirements if the property is a listed building. For a more detailed breakdown of the permitted development options and criteria download our free Journal.
What are ‘building regulations’?

Most people looking to undertake a building project understand that they may require planning approval first. What people often don’t realise however that that even if planning permission has been granted (or is not required), they are still likely to need building regulations approval. Whereas planning permission deals with the building’s appearance and its use, the building regulations govern the standard to which the building is then constructed. Failure to meet these standards may lead to difficulties when the owner comes to sell the property and in some cases can also lead to prosecution.