Building a home is the investment of a lifetime and an investment in the lives of those living there. 

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As an architectural practice we believe in crafting a home that reflects your lifestyle, relationships, and personal aesthetic. Key to achieving this is listening; which is why we value face-to-face dialogue.

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We realise that the process of building your own home can seem daunting and full of technical jargon. So we've given you a basic overview of the steps involved. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch. 

Vellow wood is a full-service practice, which means that we can help you in any or all of these phases, tailoring your project to suit your needs. 

01 Dialogue & Planning

A thorough understanding of your needs and priorities. Mapping out a project to deliver these.


02 Feasibility Study

Initial assessments of the site. Outline design proposals. Establishment of budget and timescale. 

03 Planning Permission

Developed design proposals. Creating and lodging a Planning Application and dealing with any concerns.

04 Building Warrant

Technical drawings. Working with engineers and other consultants. Lodging a Building Warrant / Building Regulations application.

05 Technical Information

Drafting construction drawings. Tendering and finding the right building contractor

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06 Build Management

Site visits and reports. Contract administration. Seeing build through to completion and resolving snags.

If you're thinking of building your own home, but not sure where to start, or you're looking for any of the services mentioned above, please feel free to give us a call. We're happy to discuss your needs without obligation.