Do we really need an architect?

Whether you are creating your own grand design, a renovation project or adding to your existing dwelling, this question is one that will be considered. Throughout the coming week, we will detail the benefits of having an expert on your team and what benefits an architect can bring to your project…

Architects provide a service that extends well beyond producing a set of plans. Expert at identifying the aspirations and needs of their clients, architects will bring their unique skills, knowledge and expertise to a project. If we look beyond the cost and look at the extensive benefits of employing architects, we can ensure value for money is achieved within any project size.


Architects can guide you through the complex procedures of planning permission and building regulations and monitor the builder’s programme of works through to completion. RIBA members are obliged to carry professional indemnity insurance, giving you peace of mind.

At Trewin Design we monitor changing planning trends and their implications for current projects. We have been commissioned on a number of large urban and rural planning projects and have given evidence at planning appeals; as a result we are familiar with policy at a time when far-reaching changes are being implemented. A combination of negotiating skills born out of many years experience and detailed knowledge of policy, help us to ensure that applications are successful.

For a more in-depth look at our planning consultancy, please visit our website or contact one of the team



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Project of the Year - A win for Cornwall!

Cornwall's newest homeless centre.

The remotest of challenges!!

As seen on TV!

TDA shortlisted as ideas generators in design competition

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Home automation and The Internet of Things (IoT)

Planning Design Matters

Saving the planet and my pocket!

A Qualified Success for Anthony at Trewin Design Architects

It's all in the planning

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Witch markings and the magic in old buildings

'Moor' to celebrate this summer with Dartmoor Otter campaign

Vacancies within Trewin Design

Social housing, Scillies style

It's not all Poldark & Pasties

A Welcome Conversion

Best Of Houzz Design Award 2017

Merry Christmas from all of us.

Welcome to the practice

How Do We Create Modern Homes Fit for Future Lifestyles?

How Do We Create Modern Homes Fit for Future Lifestyles?

Make tea, not war!

North Devon Students Win RIBA Prize

Proud of our partnerships #ukhousing

Turning ideas into reality

Virtual reality architectural tours land in the South West

A win for small house builders

Architectural Apprentice / CAD Technician opportunities.

VR Architecture

The "Sound" Of A Smile

Step inside your virtual space

Apprentice opportunities #NAW2016

Catching up with Red for National Apprenticeship Week

Do we really need an architect?

I can fly higher than an eagle....

Do we really need an architect?

A Winning Combination

Do we really need an architect?

Life Of An Architect

Be Inspired

The “Roland” Effect

Staying at the Forefront of Innovative Design Techniques

Anniversaries are a time for celebration, reflection and resolution...

Barn Doors Opening Wider for Development

I’m sorry – do you understand what you just said?

"How do we make it easier to just get on and build stuff?"

Fabulous Features and Arborial Arbitration

Beyond 16! Will there be room?

7 Bells to 7 Beds....

More than the sum of the parts???

A Housing Generation Gap? Or just a New Approach...