An Architectural Consultant is a professional who consults, advises and develops and designs innovative and ergonomic designs for your property. They either work independently or with an associative firm. An ideal Architectural Consultant is required to have good creativity, a sense of style, organisational and managerial skills and vivid imagination to foresee the designs.

The other main job of an Architectural Consultant is to apply for Design Permission from the Local Planning Authority. And their scale drawings are one of the key elements when getting the Planning Permission. Yes, you can draw your own plans for Planning Permission, but a Professional is a professional. Sometimes people do get confused between an Architectural Consultant and a Planning Consultant.

From extension to refurbishment, they are the best candidate to remodel your building. With an experienced Architectural Consultant, you will be getting 2D Floor Plans, 3D Renders and Elevation Designs.

The Organisational Skills are required to work more efficiently and with other professionals as well. This will make the proficient use of one’s skills and will provide you with the best results. Technical Skills are specific skills for this field in particular. The physical and digital tasks require technical skills at their best to provide the optimum output. The Visualisation Skills are required to envision what the client is expecting and draw it out with 2D and 3D rendering.

What are the Responsibilities of an Architectural Consultants?

  • Good knowledge of design software and experience in SDLC phases, management of application-based projects for personalised designs as per the customer’s requirements.
  • Area analysis, market study, design and architectural structures, and development roles for clients
  • Provide consultation services for commercial and residential clients.
  • Design and submission of instructions for effective knowledge of architectural and constructional skills like using an architectural scale, drawings and 2D and 3D modelling.
  • Solid Implementation of advanced inventory planning module.

How to become an Architectural Consultant?

To become an Architectural Consultant, you need to either:

  • A University Course
  • An apprenticeship
  • Work experience under an Experienced Architectural Consultant

University Couser:

You need to have a degree recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), along with a year of practical work experience. You also need a 2-year full-time bachelors or masters course or Diploma. And final exam for qualifying.

You also need to submit your portfolio drawings, hand-drawn sketches, models and photos during the interview as well.


Architect Degree Apprenticeship is the best method to get this job. In addition to this, you also need to complete 48 months of training and studies to get theoretical and practical knowledge from an approved university.

Work under a firm:

In case you are already employed by a registered architectural firm or a licensed architectural consultant but are unable to complete your studies, you can still become an Architectural Consultant through RIBA Studios.

Why us?

Planning Enforcement Limited is a team of experts that will not rest unless delivering the best result that you desire. We do not want to risk your project with uncertain hands, hence our team has individuals with over 20 years of experience in this field. All we care about is Customer Satisfaction, therefore, we always give honest and straightforward advice with full transparency. The ultimate goal is to make the whole process as simple as possible so someone with no knowledge of How these things work can easily comprehend it. Therefore we make things that are affordable and easy so that the customer can be relieved from any stress regarding this matter.


How much does a planning consultant cost?

Costing primarily depends on the scale of your project. From Design Permission to Just consultation, Prices varies from consultant to consultant. But the average would be around £450.

Are planning consultants worth it?

Yes, absolutely they are worth every penny of yours. In fact, the whole planning process, if not done correctly, can delay the whole project by years. A Planning Consultants can navigate you through every legal process and get you out of any planning-related issues.

What is the role of a planning consultant?

The role of a Planning Consultant will get you out of any situation that you are stuck in at the beginning or during your building project. If your project leads to multiple intricacies to get planning permission and you have to interpret Planning Policy and Local Development Plans, a Planning Consultant on your side will only make this whole Planning Process smoother than ever and you will be reassured with the results as well.

How do I choose a planning consultant?

Choosing the best planning consultant for your project is very easy when you follow our steps.

What do town planning consultants do?

Planning Consultants help, supervise, and advise you with every planning related issues that you might face at any stage of your construction project. They will help you acquire the planning permission and/or in case of application rejection, they will help you to appeal for the permission.