Architectural Design Consultants specialising in:

preparing architectural drawings, plans & designs for certificates for lawful development, planning permissions and building regulation approvals.


Loft Conversions

New Build Homes

Welcome to Draft 2 Design Ltd

Draft 2 Design Ltd is an Architectural Design Consultancy that has built up an enviable reputation since starting in 2005 in and around the East & West Sussex, Kent & Surrey countryside.

We are fully committed to providing a professional service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of drawing / design and plans.

We are proud to be associated with the Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Approved scheme accredited with the ‘Buy With Confidence’ trademark since 2010 and have been a member of the scheme since 2008.

Draft 2 Design Ltd provides architectural plans & drawings for residential & commercial projects for planning permissions / consents along with building regulation approvals.

We operate from our offices within a Grade 2 Listed Georgian building in Hailsham providing architectural drawing plans & design Services to private clients, house builders / developers and the general builder.

Our main catchment area for projects is within the Eastbourne & Hailsham Area however we do cover all of East Sussex & West Sussex, Kent, many parts of Surrey and we have carried out projects in parts of London. We have built up strong relationships with both Eastbourne Borough and Wealden District Councils for both planning & building regulation approvals.

Please refer to our services page for a full range of architectural drawing services offered that can be tailored to suit your individual requirements.

Move or improve? This is the question that so many home owners are faced with when they decide more living space is needed.

Why not call us on 01323 446612 to see what you can achieve under the rules of permitted development – you may be pleasantly surprised.

For your no cost, no obligation consultation to discuss the potential of your home or plot of land, call us to discuss your project requirements in more detail or email us.

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Architectural Design Consultants

Draft 2 Design Ltd is based in Hailsham, near Eastbourne, East Sussex. We are happy to talk to any business or individual both in Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, & Surrey, who need the expertise in designing and producing the required the design drawings and plans for their building, extension or new build projects. Our usual projects include loft conversion drawings and plans, house extension drawings / plans and new build drawings / plans for both the residential and commercial sectors.

We have produced a good number of architect plans and drawings for loft conversions, house extensions and new build projects in the Sussex area including in and around Hailsham and Eastbourne, we have also designed and produced drawings / plans for several loft conversion designs outside of Hailsham & Eastbourne. We can produce the design drawings or plans for each project and tailor the plans to suit, we assist with the planning requirements, and see the project through from start to finish. The design drawings and plans are produced at an early stage for every client to review, comment and be tweaked as required.

Right from the outset we will aim to fit in with the budget of the client and produce the drawings / plans for Planning & Building Regulations to suit. If funds are tight we will draw our extension plans around the needs of the client, and aim to reduce the overall cost. We do not simply produce the plans or drawings for the loft conversion or extension; we can also help with the overall design & planning of a loft conversion or extension or new build project.

Drawings & Design Plans for Loft Conversions & Extensions

Designing or producing drawings or plans for a loft conversion or house extension is not something we can do in an afternoon. Before we start the design & drawing process, we need to look at your property, and take measurements and carry out a survey of the existing building, so that we have an idea of the scale, room available, etc. Once we have had a look, and carried out the survey, we would then discuss your ideas with you, prior to designing the loft conversion drawings & plans, or house extension drawings.

Planning permission is generally not required for most loft conversions as they can be constructed in accordance with Permitted Development, the loft conversion drawings & plans and extension drawings must comply with the Building Regulations and structural requirements (if applicable) Draft 2 Design Ltd has a wealth of experience to produce the kind of loft conversion / extension design and loft conversion drawings & plans that will get through the various stages of Local Authority approvals required – we have very good relationships with both Eastbourne Borough Council and Wealden District Council.

Planning permission may be not required for smaller rear house extensions, but for larger scaled projects, including two story extensions, planning permission will certainly have to be carefully considered when carrying out the design plans & drawings.

If Planning Permission is required then be rest assured that our plan drawing services include for producing all the necessary plans for submission to the Local Council. Production of the loft conversion & extension plans & drawings would usually take up to 3 weeks from instruction including the measured survey, and the submission and approval stage usually takes up to 8 weeks.

Throughout the process we would keep you informed, ensuring that you are satisfied with the drawings & plans for your loft conversion or house extension.

We have completed projects in East & West Sussex including, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Herstmonceux, Heathfield, Lewes, Brighton, Hove, Bexhill, Hastings, and Crawley; all of Kent, including Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Speldhurst; most parts of Surrey including Reigate, Banstead, Ashtead, Oxted, Merstham, East Molesey, Orpington, Dartford – distance is not a major issue unless the project is not appropriate to the distance to travel.

Draft2design is based in Hailsham, near Eastbourne, in Sussex.

Draft 2 Design re-designed the internal layout of an unusual new build house and provided solutions where others had failed regarding the best use of space and flow of rooms through the house. I consider this to be money well spent. Mike Farrell has also made himself readily available to give me advice despite his limited involvement in the project as a whole. I would not hesitate to recommend this firm and intend to use them as architects for our next project

Neil Kennedy

Bexhill on Sea, New Build House

MCW Development has been associated with Draft 2 Design Ltd for the past 2 years. The service offered from Mike and his team has always been of a very high quality. There is an emphasis on practical and cost effective design solutions with a careful attention to detail. Draft 2 Design Ltd advise where necessary which has been invaluable from a planning perspective along with advice during the construction process. We are very happy to recommend Draft 2 Design Ltd to any prospective client.

Malcolm Westcott

Director, MCW Development Ltd