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How can our Home Design and Planning Clinic benefit you?

Each year, our ‘Home Design and Planning Clinic’ provides invaluable architectural design and planning advice to those with oak frame aspirations for their plot.

If you’d like to drive your future home building plans forward, dates for our 2020 clinic have now been released! Don’t miss your opportunity to arrange a complimentary Zoom appointment where you can have all your questions answered by in-house Chartered Architect, Helen Needham, and an independent Planning Consultant.

We have limited availability, so for further information and to book, please click here.

Let's work together to create a design that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations

Top three benefits:

1. A tailored appointment

Each virtual appointment is private and will last for up to an hour.

To make the most effective use of this time, when booking your appointment our team will ask you for key details about your project. This will enable Helen and our independent Planning Consultant to research and have an in-depth understanding of your plot and your home building vision prior to your appointment, ensuring it’s tailored specifically to your requirements.


2. In-house architectural design expertise

Do you have a wish list for the design of your dream home? Would you like to gain some ideas and inspiration that are relevant to your plot? Helen Needham will be on hand to discuss the potential for your bespoke oak framed home design.

With nearly 20 years of architectural experience gained in practices across the UK, Helen joined Oakwrights in April 2015. She oversees all work stages in our Architectural Design team, and specialises in concept, pre-application, and planning application design.


3. Independent planning advice

To support your design discussions, we’re thrilled to welcome our guest Planning Consultant to join Helen during this clinic!

With extensive planning and design experience, alongside nearly 10 years of local authority knowledge, this independent Planning Consultant also has vast experience in strategic planning matters, along with invaluable knowledge of dealing with individual planning applications.

Start your journey from the comfort of your home

Here’s what Debbie Vaughan, a previous attendee, says:

“When I saw an advert for Oakwrights’ Design and Planning Clinic I knew I had to go along, even though it was over seven hours round trip!

I felt privileged to spend a good hour with Helen and her brilliant architectural ideas, and the Planning Consultant who had extensive planning knowledge.

They answered every one of my numerous questions, examined my potential plot, gave honest advice, along with confidence and inspiration. I knew we absolutely had to do our self-build in partnership with Oakwrights.

Since then, Helen made the same long round trip to our plot. We have also returned to Hereford to visit Oakwrights’ workshops and office, then spent a lovely weekend at their show home, The Woodhouse.

We have just finalised our oak frame home design alongside Helen and the team, and are ready to apply for planning permission.

Exciting times ahead!”