Professional Architects and Architectural Services
in Eastbourne and East Sussex

Finding the right architect can prove challenging. As our number one goal is to fulfil your needs and go beyond expectations, We Are Ram Construction is in partnership with high quality local architects to incorporate architectural services into our building works.

This allows us to offer complete wall-to-wall solutions for our customers. For both residential and commercial planning, we cover all aspects of design, from an initial sketch / concept design through to detailed planning and building regulation drawings as well as submission. Our comprehensive service includes: 

Permitted Development
Planning Permisson
Building Regulations
Structural Calculations
Tender Enquiries
Project Management

If required, we can also ensure that the architects that work with specialise in specific works, for example:

Interior Design
Period Buildings

Every project is different. We listen carefully to your ideas and vision and advise on the practicalities and possibilities, as well as sharing our own ideas so that you can make an informed decision on your project. We also provide visual interactive 3D drawings to make the design process more efficient. After all, we love to hear that our customers are enjoying their new home. 

Carefully Selected Architects You Can Trust

Your Vision Matters To Us

Quality Drawings With High Success Rate

Planning Stages – Site Visit 


• During the Planning stage we undertake a detailed measured survey of your property and all parts vital to the project. 

• We take extensive measurements, notes and photos and we discuss your project in more detail. 

• We share our own experience, vision and ideas. 

• We then draft sketches for the chosen option, showing the layout, how it would look and how it would work. 

• The drafting/sketching stage usually takes two weeks, depending on the scale of the project. 

3d drawring

Planning Stages – Submission 


  • When you are happy with the design and all is finalised, we are ready to submit the plans to the local authority planning department.
  • The certificate of Granted Planning Permission forms a vital part of the home records should you wish to sell the house. 
  • Over the years we have developed great relationships with planners and we aim to communicate and negotiate in order to make the application a success.
  • After planning permission has been submitted, it is then validated by the Planning Department. 

Building Regulation Stage 

  • After Planning Application has been granted we take the drawings and develop them further. The drawings need to meet all Building Regulations and Specifications. 

  • At this stage we might need to obtain and submit some structural calculations or heat loss calculations or submission to the Water Authority if building is near or over Public Sewers. 

  • Building Control charge inspection fees to their Fee Sheet and check the submitted Building Regulations application. 

  • When building regulations have been approved, information is formulated and hard copies of drawings and documents are put together for your building contractor. 


  • The project often runs through a two stage process, this can take anywhere from five to six months. Then you are ready to go! 

Transparent Pricing with Confidence 

Fees for Planning stage: 

  • Single storey extension From £650 
  • Double storey From £1200 
  • Loft conversion From £850 


Fees for Building Regulations stage: 

  • Single storey extension From £650 
  • Double storey From £1200 
  • Loft conversion From £850 


Additional costs: 

  • If structural calculation is required, £200 per beam and SAP 
  • Heat loss calculations is approx. £450 
  • If agreement is needed with Southern Water they charge £720, plus there is a £150 administration fee process this application. 
Applying for Planning Permission 

View Eastbourne Borough Council’s website where you can find help and information about the regulations and limits when applying for planning permission. Much more useful and helpful information here: 

We Are Ram Construction Builders

We Are RAM’s builders in Eastbourne and East Sussex provide quality, reliable and affordable building services in our town and surrounding areas. Check out our gallery to view examples of our building works. 

We work with both domestic and commercial customers on jobs of all sizes so please talk to us about what you have in mind. As well as offering expert building services, we also specialise in flint walls and stonework. More About RAM 


More About We Are RAM

Our company was formed following the merge of BN Construction Ltd and RJ Construction (Sussex) Ltd, and the incorporation of Antoine Coevoet.  Now, our friendly and highly recommended team is growing with new members of staff joining every year. Our builders in Eastbourne and East Sussex, continue to build an excellent reputation for reliability and a friendly, good quality building services.

You can view our gallery for examples of our work or call us direct to discuss your ideas! As standard we offer a free, no obligation quote for building services.