Our Approach and Philosophy

We pride ourselves on listening to you explain your requirements to us, and we empathetically integrate your client brief into solutions for your approval. We will work with you to get the design that you genuinely want whilst applying our design flair and advice.

We have built good relationships with various planning departments and we understand interpretation of their planning policies so that our designs move through the process with minimum issues arising.

Our extensive knowledge of Building Regulations means we can justify alternative solutions in our negotiations with Approved Inspectors, which is particularly useful for constrained sites. We can also support queries from contractors, especially on structural and fire safety matters.

The Managing Director of EDS has many years of experience in the construction industry working on major projects. This has led to core strengths being developed by EDS so that the team is a mix of engineering and architectural professionals resulting in the entire design process being encapsulated. EDS take great pride in formulating integrated designs that wow clients. Accurate detailed drawings support production of cost-effective builder quotations – its important the whole process flows with peace of mind.

EDS can there for ensure once you have gained planning permission, a successful building control application can follow.

EDS does everything from the addition of a smart new front porch, right through to handsome new build houses and various commercial sector work. EDS are always on hand with project-specific advice to guide you through your project at any stage.

Our Philosophy

To a first time property developer, the world of architecture and building can be quite daunting, but with the right help, thing don’t have to be that complicated or stressful. For popular extension projects on houses there isn’t the need for ‘Grand Design’ style architects. There are only a number of room adjacencies in a house building design, thus most or our customers can create in their mind how they wish their home to be improved. A competent designer will convert those aspirations into reality for build.

The normal requirements are processed through drawings to gain planning permission (Planning Drawings) and then drawings for your builder to construct the works (Building Regulation Drawings)

At EDS we recognise that many projects are similar and can be done for a fixed price as a complete package. For bespoke and large scale projects we are versatile and can quote for an architecturally led design service.

From the initial call to EDS I felt comfortable these guys knew what they were doing. The turnaround times for arriving at my house to getting the drawing were quick and first class. All communication has been easy from both phone and e mail, all this has got me to the point of my drawing being approved and footings signed off for my extension. I didn’t and still don’t know much about building but Stephen and Catherine and helped me through each stage. There is only one place I’d now go if I needed future work doing and it’s EDS.

Just got full approval!.

After just 1 meeting and a brief discussion, EDS took the reigns and steered us through our application process, kept me informed throughout. I can Wholeheartedly recommend their services. I will be using them again!


Very fast response from them and very good work from them to I would definitely use them or pass them on to a friend or family as there rate is very good thanks Mr beresford aaa plus


Catherine entered into dialogue straight away. Courteous,direct and professional. Arrangements made for survey. Good start to the business relationship


great service and communication highly recommend


Stephen and Catherine are a good team. When Stephen injured his leg, Catherine still came out and did the all the measurements for our ground floor extension, so that it could be tackled quickly. I wish Birmingham Planning Dept were as organised!!! Catherine has had to deal with the planners being really slow and lots of problems along the way. I am very pleased with the design , which has now been passed and is at the build stage.


Highly recommend – provided a first class service no hesitation in using again.


Efficient, friendly and value for money service, would be happy to recommend to anyone.


Happy with plans just waiting for planning permission.


I would definitely recommend. From the first contact to the submission of the application they very friendly, pro active and professional throughout.


Excellent, thorough professional service from beginning to end. Up front about pricing which was very competitive and delivered plans in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend this company.