FORM Design Group is a firm of leading Surrey architects, providing full architectural services from managing the planning process and supporting planning applications, to architectural design and structural engineering. Our architectural practice has local knowledge and with a headquarters in Walton-on-Thames, we are well-located as Surrey architects.
By offering a full service, we can advise on the basics (such as whether or not you need to obtain planning permission with agencies such as Building Control) through to management services (such as liaising with third parties such as interior designers and local councils). We work closely with a wide range of construction companies in the Surrey area, meaning that we are able to both recommend builders and help with project management.
We undertake a range of architecture projects such as:
Commercial New Builds and Mixed-Use Developments
Architecture for Listed Buildings
Architectural Services – Clients’ Testimonials
What Our Clients Say…
"I have been very pleased with the work Mike and Paul have done for me on my most recent project. It has been the first time that I have used their services and I was very pleased with the design, time scales and level of detail. Communications were answered swiftly and the whole project flowed seamlessly - I will definitely use them again in the future."
Nigel Chapman, Woodham Oak Ltd
"Our experience with Form Design Group has always been positive and proactive. They bring knowledge and reassurance to developers, always looking to bring solutions to challenges. We have used them on many projects and have introduced them to others without hesitation."
- Pervez Akhtar, Mustafa Homes
“We have worked with FORM for many years on a variety of projects and have found their service to be efficient, professional and pragmatic. Of particular value is the multi-discipline service encompassing planning / design, technical and engineering which helps reduce co-ordination issues. We very much look forward to working with the team on our future projects.”
- James Squirrell, JBS Group
Why choose FORM Design Group as your Surrey Architects?
We are accredited by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) for our architectural services. We have been Surrey architects for over 30 years, working with public bodies such as the local council, private developers and investors and Surrey homeowners.
We offer a full range of architectural services from design to planning application support and working with Building Control. Our expertise means that our architectural designers have an enviable success rate
Building a home? Adding an extension? Commercial build? We can help.
Get the answers to FAQs by FORM’s resident Architect, Mike Chidzey BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA
Mike’s love of contemporary design shines through his extensive private and public sector portfolio. Residential, commercial and industrial architecture projects include hotels, mixed-use schemes, retail parks, homes and apartments, car showrooms, recording studios and marinas.
Mike is passionate about creating buildings that don’t just look great, but which fit their intended use and setting: “Our combination of technology and experience makes us a formidable combination for our clients. At Form Design Group, we excel at communicating ideas and can show a client clear visuals that let them see a design in action, which really distinguishes us from non-chartered ‘architect designers’ and plan-drawers.
How much do architects charge for plans?
The costs of architects vary depending on the services required. The cost of plans specifically depend on the scope of the projects (for example, a single storey extension will be charged differently to plans for a large commercial property).
Can I design my own house or do I need an architect?
An architect isn’t necessarily a legal requirement however the skills an architect has are hugely beneficial to people looking to create their perfect home.
An architect has design down to a science. The skill of an architect is in translating your thoughts onto paper in order to create a bespoke plan that brings your idea to life.
Do architects charge for an initial consultation?
It depends on which architect firm you speak with. At FORM Design Group, we welcome initial enquiries to best understand what you are looking to achieve.
Do I need an architect to draw plans to get planning permission?
There is no legal necessity to have an architect draw plans to secure planning permission. That said, an experienced architect is likely to create a plan that will meet planning requirements set by local councils. Please do call us to discuss your project in more detail if you are unsure.
Can you help me to complete planning applications to secure planning approval?
Yes, we can. We can advise on the best course to take when it comes to drafting and submitting planning applications to give you the best chance of success.
Can FORM Design Group help with project management?
We can. We offer full architectural services, which covers everything from planning to project completion.