Hire an Architect in Blackburn

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Blackburn is a large industrial town located in Lancashire, England boasting cathedrals and industrial heritage. An architect local to the area can help make sure your project goes smoothly with project design, managing your planning application and coordinating construction. We can help take the stress out of building.

We offer a broad range of services which include:

- Domestic House extensions from planning to construction.
- Planning applications and managing additional consultants.
- Project management and construction contract administration.
- Refurbishments and home improvement works.
- Sustainable Design, PassivHaus, EnerFit and NZeb.
- Historical buildings and listed building work, including advice on feasibility.
- Brownfield, Agricultural land and greenbelt applications.
- Shopfront and commercial space design.
- Works to conservation areas and sensitive protected areas.
- Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- Areas within the Green Belt.

Improving you home instead of moving can be  a more cost-effective and time efficient method to achieving your dream home. With an experience architect practice we can provide our skills and knowledge to make this happen. This can include making more of your space, larger extensions at planning and budget friendly design through clever construction design and strategy. 

Almost all houses can provide open plan spaces, extensions, beautiful views and light. The key is how to design around the building, win planning permission, achieve building regulations standards and finding the right builder. We can provide our experience in all these areas and more to take the stress out of construction.

Working With An Architect

The Whole Process

Now - Free Consultation and Plan For Your Project

The free initial consultation is here to provide you with everything you need to know about your new project. This includes discussing and clarifying the requirements for your project, the estimated budget you should expect, any project specific timelines and our fees.

Within 1 Week, Book Now

Week 1 - 4 Measured Survey to Planning Submission

This first stage covers the measured survey for your site, creating the existing and proposed design through drawings, CGI 3D images and video animations.

This section also includes revision meetings to ensure you are happy with the design before submitting the project for planning permission.

2 - 3 Weeks

Week 4 - 10 Planning Management

After your project is submitted for planning permission, if normally takes 6 weeks for your local council to make a decision (8 weeks for commercial projects).

We include for communication and management during this time, ensuring your project is well received and addressing any concerns by the council. This gives you the best chances of approval for your project.

6 Weeks For The Council Decision

Week 10 - 14 Building Regulations Approval

After your project gains planning permission, we add additional detail to your project to make it construction ready. We guide you through the process of appointing a Structural Engineer and a Building Control Officer that are trusted from our previous projects. 

Managing this process, we ensure that your project documents gain building regulations approval and are ready to hand to builder ready for construction.

We also provide for tender services, inviting recommended builders to bid for your project.

3 - 4 Weeks

Week 10 - Completion - Contract Administration and Support When Needed

With your project ready to hand over, many clients find they can continue the project directly with their builder. However, services are available for contract administration and additional help if preferred or required by you.

Subject to Builder's Timeframe

Get Free Advice Today. Let us show you the opportunities of your site. Book a free advice session with us to get the most from your plans.

Architect in the UK

Where We Work

Sean Payne Arch Design Ltd operate throughout the South of England, London and Manchester. We also take on specialist work internationally, including Canada, France and the USA. see below for the full list of areas we service:


Blackburn, Rawtenstall, Burnley, Halifax, Rochdale, Bury, Bacup, Accrington, Littleborough, Waterfoot, Todmorden, Bradford, Bolton, Keighley, Manchester, Oldham, Great Harwood, Barrowford, Sale, Stockport, Denton, Failsworth, Cheetham Hill, Salford, Stretford, Pendlebury, Eccles, Hyde, Worsley, Haworth.


Greenwich,  Brixton, Stratford, Barking, Hackney, Walthamstow, East Ham, Islington, Mile End, Bow, Romford. 

Southeast London

Lewisham, Blackheath, Bromley, Bexleyheath, Woolwich, Meopham, Longfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Gravesend, Dartford, Bexley, Rochester, Sidcup. 

Tel: +44 20 8638 5243
Email: info@seanpaynearchdesign.com

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