Architectural Fees

Below is a fees guide to our residential projects

DOVE offer a variety of services including but not limited to;

Masterplans to get the most from a property over time, Sketch Schemes to get your creative juices flowing, through to a Full Architectural service where DOVE project manages through to completion. DOVE also offer a Turn Key service for those out of the country.

DOVE appreciate that clients need to meet their architect before committing to work being carried out, design is a very personal thing and you want to ensure that you can form a productive relationship. Therefore we carry out an initial consultation at your property with the Principal Architect. We charge £75 for this service which is refundable against the Design fee when you move forwards.

Derry will meet with you to discuss your project in further detail so they can establish your requirements, your likes and dislikes and understand how the current space does and doesn’t work for you. We will establish whether there are likely to be any planning issues or if there are any technical issues such as drainage that might alter how the project can progress. Following on from this consultation, written confirmation of DOVE’s terms will be sent for agreement at which point the Design Process can commence.

DOVE will start by visiting your property to undertake a measured survey of the building which will be drawn up using our 3d cad software.

DOVE will work through a series of creative ideas that will investigate how to achieve the best results, both for the occupants and the building itself. We are very aware of achieving best value and are always conscious of the ceiling value of a property.   

DOVE has a strong relationship with the local councils and through their high quality drawing submissions and developed relationships they have an incredibly high success rate for planning applications being approved.

Once planning approval has been gained DOVE move forward with the more technical side of the design. This involves ensuring that the conceptual ideas are followed through in the construction detailing of the project, this is particularly important for contemporary projects.

All our fees are ex VAT so 20% will be charged in addition.

As all projects and properties are different, below is a rough guide as to what fees you can expect.


  • 3 bed semi – from £650
  • 4 bed detached – from £750
  • Large detached properties – £850 +

More complex properties eg. Properties with more than two floors or older properties with changes in levels and ceiling heights etc will be more.


  • Single storey permitted development type rear extension – from £1,275
  • Attic conversions – from £1,275
  • Two storey side / rear extension – from £1,525
  • House extension and remodel – from £2,975


  • Standard Planning Application – £800
  • Greenbelt or Conservation Area – £950

Building Regulations

  • As a guide about £50 per sqm – min £1,250

From this you will have a good set of drawings that you can give to a builder to enable you to achieve a fixed price for the main fabric of the works.

Full architect’s service – 10%– 15% of build costs none of the above services required.

Please note that fees do not include council application fees (planning / LDC /pre-app/ building regulations) – refer to council website for latest council fees, nor do they include structural engineers fees or DOVE architecture & interiors general expenses.