A1 Planning Portal Ltd

  • Full plans for rear kitchen extension and dormer loft

  • Plans for a 6m extension on semi detached house

  • New Dormer Loft Conversion

  • Planning for extension to mid-terraced property

  • Loft Conversion adding vertical wall height

  • Plans for rear extension

  • Loft conversion plans

    Rustem was a wonderful advisor. Even though we decided at the end not to go ahead with the project in its full scale, he was extremely helpful and kind. We can wholeheartedly recommend.

  • Loft conversion

    A1 portal is one of the best,if not the best companies to deal with., everything went so smoothly he took care of everything that needed to be taken care of ,he's worth every penny. He email us to keep us informed, also called to keep us updated. Rustem, became more like a friend then someone just hired. He pushed forward with planning as if it was his own house. If anyone looking for a planner I would strongly advise forget everyone else stick with A1 Rustem Konakli.. I'm truly thankful to have meet you. May you continue to prosper.

    Rustem thank you so much !!x can not wait to call you for the next job 👍😁😇🙂

  • Loft conversion

  • Rear kitchen dinner extension

    We had a few architects that came to provide quotes but we didn't decide to hire any of them. However Rustem we both thought was very knowledgeable and supportive of our plans to complete the rear extension. There were difficult legalities he was able to explain in simple terms so that we had a holistic view of the project at hand. With his experience, some of the challenging moments in the project we were able to navigate through with ease. We would highly recommend him any projects you might have. Nicholas

  • Kitchen extension

  • Hip to gable / kitchen - diner

  • Plans/drawings for a single storey extension

  • Double Story Extension

    After meeting with a number of people I decided to to work with Rustem. It was clear from our first meeting that he was an expert in the works that we required (internal reconfig loft extension and rear extension).

    Rustem guided us through the entire process very patiently and changed the plans a number of times (as we kept on changing our minds)

    No change was ever too much trouble and he completed the entire process from plans, submission, building control etc. It was entirely painless!

    Rustem comes highly recommended and his work is exceptional. If you are planning any kind of works, I would skip finding anyone else and hire him immediately. We did and certainly have no regrets! Thanks Rustem, we could not have done this without you :)

  • Bungalow Rear extension

  • Structural design for single storey extension

  • Structural engineer &plans for house refurb & extension

    Great work from Rustem helping with a large renovation project. Would highly recommend.

  • Decking drawing

    I had purchased a house with unfinished planning approval work that had been carried out by the previous owners so being confronted by the council with threatening and confrontational letters was hugely upsetting considering how much id already spend on purchasing the house for my family and not being told about these applications when purchasing.
    Me and my partner we’re really down about the situation especially with a new born baby the stresses of this notice caught us off guard.
    Rest assured Rustem at A1 came to visit and took control of absolutely everything. He understood the situation we had been put in and although we new it would be a tricky case because of neighbouring houses he has drawn, submitted plans and chased the council and battled with them to gain approval!
    We cannot thank him enough for the work he’s carried out and will for sure recommend to any one.

  • Side double extension

    Rüstem was very good to work with, helped a lot with understanding a problem as I didn’t have much experience. Still currently working with each other to get building control submitted.

    He turned around a refusal application into an approval within one week, which saved me a lot of time and money!

  • Permitted development loft

    Rustem is very hardworking, passionate about his job and pleasant to work with. Rustem worked a couple of times during weekends to help to progress the project and I am very grateful for that! Rustem is always available to take your calls and staying in touch during the whole process and taking extra time to understand the client's needs and changing the design many times. Finally, he is building good relationships with the people around him and very open-minded to clients' ideas. 

  • Extension/Refurbishment

    Brilliant service and architectural workmanship from start to finish. We are so grateful to have found Rustem at the time we did and without a shadow of a doubt know we chose the right professional for our job. We were glad that without any reservations he accepted our job albeit at a very complicated, messy and challenging period in our project. He certainly was a breath of fresh air, how we wished we had engaged him initially from the very beginning. Very quickly it became evident we made the right choice by engaging Rustem. We couldn’t have chosen a more intuitive, knowledgeable, well-informed professional that is very customer-focused and a man with integrity. He's an excellent listener and an even better communicator. He was very accommodating whenever the need arose and quick to resolve any difficult's that surfaced along the way. It was refreshing reassuring to know his goal was to please us every step of the way. He never disappointed and was available to give advice, share information and answer questions every step of the way. He worked really hard often going the extra mile following up with the council, even on his holidays. Ultimately, he delivered as promised and we got everything we needed, wanted and much more on our approval. We are extremely pleased and very satisfied with the outcome. We would gladly recommend Rustem to everyone we know and definitely would not hesitate to commission him on our next project. Great job...Mrs M

  • Before and after plans:bay window to french door.

    I am very grateful to Rustem for completing this second assignment for me free of charge. I appreciate his generosity.
    As always Rustem conveys professionalism and he is client centred.
    To date Rustem has drawn two sets of plans for me for two different extensions and I am very pleased with both.
    I would certainly recommend Rustem.

  • Structural Plan for Loft Extension + HMO application

  • Planning for single storey rear extension

    We were very pleased with the job Rüstem did for us. He was professional, polite and quick to offer advice and answer any questions we had. We now have planning permission granted and I am sure Rüstem will continue to offer support as the work progresses.

  • Plans for kitchen extension

  • Loft Conversion Drawings and Calcs

  • Full structual plans for a kitchen extension

  • Side Double extension and rear kitchen extension

  • Full structural plans single storey kitchen extension

    Rustem was an extremely professional person, and I immediately felt a level of professional integrity and genuineness that you rarely see in tradesmen these days.

    Not being a person who acts on impulse usually, we chose to hire him immediately without progressing to see others. He answered our endless questions on this project, and others which we are contemplating, which was of no concern to him at this stage, so that was very helpful to us. And the icing on the cake was he was very competitively priced.

  • Extension Plans Drawn

  • Before and after plans for outside wet room .

    I am pleased with the plans that Rustem drew. He is very professional and client centred.

  • Planning for extension for planning permission

    Rüstem operated at the higher level I could expect. His attention to details is second to none. Always available when needed and really take his time to make sure he answers my questions. Very professional and retrieves hard to make things happens. I would not hesitate to use him in my next project and highly recommend him. A big thank you Rüstem.

  • Convert garage to a living space

  • Rear Extension, lanterns, bi-folds, kitchen/diner

    I researched the process for finding an Architect extensively, I had various enquiries to my ad - some ridiculous like trying to charge for a site visit? I’m not in the habit of paying people to come around and charge me for quoting for work.

    Then, I met Rustem. Who was a breath of fresh air! His visit was free, no pressure & no obligation. He was polite and courteous, you immediately felt at ease.

    After appointment; Rustem took measurements, soon after I had initial plans, then full drawings with both my ideas & suggestions.

    He was happy to make any changes. We asked advice on what other people had done. Rustem was able to provide answers to our questions straight away, either text or email.

    Rustem submitted the drawings and took care of everything, dealing with our case officer and liaising a site visit and further chasing for updates.

    We were granted full planning permission for our extension, first time, with no modifications to our proposed plans. I firmly believe this is result of his extensive knowledge on what was achievable and his great communication skills with dealing with planning. He took the stress out of what was a daunting task and made the whole thing a pleasant experience.

    If you want an architect that is competitively priced, hardworking, has great attention to detail, a great communicator and tireless in their work ethic to go above and beyond to achieve total client satisfaction. Then look no further, Rustem is the man for the job.

  • Loft conversion plans

    Rustem was very helpful throughout the process and always very quick to reply to any questions I had. Would definitely recommend!

  • Single story rear extension terraced house

    Rustem was quick to show an interest in helping us with our extension on my builder and I could tell straight away from speaking to him on the phone that he was extremely professional.
    He was quick to arrange a home visit and talk through our project and had completed our drawings within a few days.
    He’s extremely communicative regarding progress (building regs approval) and he dealt with our extremely difficult neighbours regarding a party wall dispute brilliantly.
    I would have no hesitation in recommending Rustem to anyone and would certainly use him again for future projects.
    Thanks again Rustem.

  • Rear Extension - Draw plan and submit application

    I am VERY PLEASED to have found Rustem and would HIGHLY recommend him!!
    Bought a house with plans to renovate and build an extension and engaged Rustem at very early stage before I exchanged the contract. Rustem agreed to visit the property and started working on the discussed plan.
    We wanted a bigger open plan kitchen but initially got permission for only 4.5m and we were not happy. Rustem suggested to submit another application and we got permission for 5m. We were still not happy!!! So Rustem submitted the plan for the third time and finally we got approval for 5.5m (Phew!!). Rustem did not asked for any extra fee for additional work and followed up with council on all 3 applications he had to submit!!! Once we were happy with extension size and the plan was approved from council, Rustem started with Building control drawing and got it all approved (saved us some money on Thames Water Build Over Agreement!!).

    Rustem is very professional, helpful and understanding. I still call Rustem to get his advise on building work and he's always happy to assist. He's a friend now who I can trust. Thank you Rustem for all the assistance!!!

  • New dormer loft conversion

    Thanks A1!

    Always ready to help or answer questions.

    Cheers

    J

  • Platform to front if building

    Rustem did a great job as usual (not the first time I’ve used him) during the whole planning process from start to finish.

    This application was particularly difficult due to the fact the house was located in a protected area. Rustem kept me updated at all times and was fast to provide the council with all the additional material they required to complete the application.

    Would highly recommend.

  • New bathroom (including structural changes)

    Rustem was knowledgeable, efficient and very communicative - would 100% recommend!

  • Plans for builders for garage conversion/extension.

    Rustem has provided an excellent service in preparation and submitting drawings for planning permission and building control for one-store side extension to a semi-detached house in Abbey Wood area. He has followed up on his submissions and received approvals in a timely manor. He is easy and pleasant to deal with, attentive to detail and generally is very responsive. I hope to carry on cooperation with him during future building works. All in all, highly recommended.

  • Designs and calculations

    A1 Planning Portal helped me with my loft conversion and getting all the drawings passed by the council. Rustem surveyed my property at fantastic cost and created all the building control drawings within a week. Rustem was very helpful with setting out the layout that suited our needs.You can tell Rustem is an experienced Professional and It has been a pleasure employing the services of A1 planning portal to design my loft conversion for my house. I have no hesitation in recommending Rustem to any one for similar purposes.

  • Loft conversion plans and structural drawing

    Rustem was amazing throughout. Even revised drawing without question.
    He dealt with all the planning permission and gave good solid advice. If you are look for the complete professional then I would have no hesitation in recommending Rustem. He has been a pleasure to work with and I’m sure we will work together again in the near future.

  • Plans for Single Story Rear Extension

    It has been a pleasure working with Rustem, he is very down to earth. Rustem explained the process and was flexible with me changing my mind a few times. He kept me well informed on the councils progress and how the plans were progressing. I would have no hesitation with recommending A1 Planning Portal Ltd and will be using them in the future.

  • Building regulations needed for rear extension

    Rustem was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. He was clear with his explanations, detailed and accurate with his drawings, and helpful with his knowledge. I would thoroughly recommend him to absolutely anyone needing help with their building regulation submission.

  • Loft conversion

  • Side and Rear extension, full refurbish, new bedroom

    I first thought too much to find a architect over internet without any references or so, finally I got Rustem who approached me to help with architectural design in each phases, his attitude, respect and dedication toward his work is un-beatable. I got my designed approved from council within 6 weeks, I also recommended Rustem to one of my friend he was very happy to get the job done by just meeting Rustem for the first time itself, I will definitely recommend Rustem to everyone I know, and this message is to recommend to someone I don't know.
    Thanks a lot Rustem.

  • Architect for extention

  • Double storey extension

    Rüstem has been amazing! Easy to talk to, super helpful and always kept us in the loop. I would recommend him over and over. Will use again for our future projects. Thanks Rüstem :)

  • Design plans for 6m rear extension

  • Design for garage and kitchen extension

  • Plans for ground floor extension and garage conversion

    Rustem was very friendly and knowledgeable. He gave a lot of advice to help guide us to make our decision and our plans were successfully approved. I will use him again.
    A job well done.

  • Garage Conversion Planning application

    Rustem has been brilliant…very personable … did a great job in my planning application. Managed to get a positive decision super quick. Would definitely recommend him

  • Plans for a single storey extension

    Rustem has been simply amazing right from the start of this process and he is STILL helping us long after any obligation to do so has passed. Why? Because he has an impeccable work ethic and dedication to his clients. From his very first visit he said what he was able to do for the project and has done everything he said he would do and much more. The planning permission was obtained very smoothly - with the super drawings that he produced that was no surprise. He has guided and helped us through the process and we can't thank him enough. If you need someone to draw up plans and get you through the planning and buildings control process without stress - then Rustem is the person you need - hire him! There is no question that if I was doing another project - Rustem would be the first person I would turn to and I can't recommend him highly enough - as hopefully you can tell from this review.

  • Loft conversion and interior space redesign

    I am very happy with Mr Rustem. He is a nice and responsive professional person. Produced good drawings and helped me get 2 separate planning permissions. The process is smooth. The fee is very reasonable.

  • Plans drawn for whole house inc extension

  • Architectural drawing for business premises.

    I have dealt with Rustem a few times and is always accurate,at this occasion planning was refused but it wasn't his fault,not every aspect of building is acceptable by the council and i understand that,but Rustem tried his best.
    I thank him for that.
    Highly recommended.

  • Side Extension,porch,removals of chimney.

    Rustem got it all done very well.
    Its always there to help and i would recommend Rustem.
    I will use his services again in the near future.
    Many thanks Rustem

  • Planning Permission For a Loft Conversion

    I have had the pleasure of working with Rustem on our last project. In comparison with other planning agents we have worked with, Rustem stands out head and shoulders above the others when it comes to honouring commitments and showing outstanding flexibility. I would have no hesitation is recommending A1 Planning Portal Ltd and will be using them in the future.

  • Enlarge extention

    I loved this guy, so nice nothing to much trouble, my plans went though with no problems can’t wait to go though the next stage with him. Rüstem is genuine and is at end of phone any time to answer any concerns I had. And his fee is cheaper than most Can’t thank him enough.

  • Plans for a kitchen extension (ground floor)

    Rustem has been great to work with from start to finish, he is very knowledgeable and very approachable and happy to answer questions and go above and beyond to ensure you are happy. I would highly recommend him to anyone

  • Building Drawings required for newbuild 4 flats

    Rustem obtained planning permission for loft conversion on my flat from Croydon Council successfully

    He had to reapply again which he did for no further charge. He has also appealed the first application for no further charge and we are awaiting a decision on this.

  • 12m x 6m rear extension

    Rustem explained the process and costs and just got on with the job. He was flexible, with me changing my mind regularly, and kept me well informed on the council process and how the plans were progressing. This is a very challenging project which was pushing the extremes to get permission from the council, but with Rustem's assistance we achieved our goal and got the permission required to build the extension of our dreams. Now onward to the build. This is the second time that I have used Rustem and he will be first on my list for my next project!

  • Loft conversion drawings

    Rustem from the outlay has been a superhero, rustem from start to finishing has been so helpful, he’s always available to help guide you through the planning application and fight for what you need 100 % perfect

    Thank you Rustem

  • Drawing for conservatory

    What can we say.. he been a saviour for us. He been with us in every step and helped us to resolve party wall and planning permission process. If you hire Rustem trust me your frustration will be near to zero in the entire process. He been such a trustworthy and professional. We would highly highly recommend him.

    Five stars....

  • Plans for Buildover Agreement

    Rustem managed to produce the drawings we needed in a remarkably quick timescale. He was, as ever, helpful, responsive and accommodating. This is the second occasion we have used Rustem and would have no hesitation in using him again or recommending him to others.

  • Advice and Plans for Extension

    We worked on a design for an extension with Rustem during the Autumn. Rustem was happy to offer suggestions on layouts or take guidance from us. Multiple iterations of drawings were not a problem and always delivered quickly.

    Unfortunately our first application was rejected by the local planning department but Rustem worked with us to amend and re-submit. Our second application has now been accepted.

    Rustem was always available to offer advice on the application process and provide feedback on application progress. He always responded to emails quickly.

    Great service, competitive pricing and a very nice approachable chap. Give him a go!

  • Architects drawings for garage conversion and loft

    I needed architects drawings for loft and garage conversion to submit to council for planning permission. Rustem from A1 Planning was knowledgeable, efficient and very accommodating. He handled and explained the planning processes clearly to a newbie like me, and I have since gained permission from the council for the renovation works. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for the help!

  • Semi detached Loft Conversion & ground floor extension

    A tremendously accommodating guy. Rustem works hard and remains committed to delivering the project all the way to the finish line. Best of all, he works to support and realise your vision and not his... this is a precious thing in this sector.

    I'd not hesitate to hire him again if / when the next time i do a project. Thank you Rustem.

  • Drawings for my extension

    Rustem of A1 Planning, done my extension drawings, got approved by council, and then done build reg drawings in first week after the extension was granted. There was ups and downs and quite a bit of changing in drawings, we even had to resubmit the plans couple times, in what Rustem did not charge me extra. He is really a great Architect, and very honest Man, the most i like is the support you get, you can call him anytime/day, he will answer or comeback to you shortly after, in which case that means a lot to me, as what i was looking is someone Reliable, an a man of his word. Thanks a lot Rustem.

  • Fire Safety Upgrade works and Internal Reconfiguration

    Very professional and produced excellent quality plans for my planning application. I was very impressed by how quickly they turned around the plans and got them over to me as to not delay my application. Will 100% use there services again !

  • Looking for the creation of plans for a small extension

    Rustem has been absolutely incredible, he has worked hard to deliver our plans coordinating with various different external parties (council/thames water/structural engineers). He's professional and friendly and communicates well over the phone. He was very well priced in relation to other quotes we received and has delivered all plans and drawings as promised. I will say he has also been very patient and understanding with all minor changes we've needed to include into the plans. Thanks Rustem, we will certainly use you again in the future.

  • Plans for new extension and garage conversion

    Rustem was very helpful, and nothing was too much trouble. He has done several site visits to meet with us and understand what we are trying to achieve, to work with the party wall surveyor, to brief builders and offer suggestions to them, and to make sure we are happy with what he has designed. Drawings were delivered on schedule every time.

    We asked for suggestions on incorporating a new wet room, and he came up with 3 options, clearly explaining the thought and logic behind each, and offering suggestions as to which would create the best living space.

    He worked with the structural engineers and our local council for planning approval and to set up building control, and kept us in the loop on everything as it progressed.

  • Consultation and plans/drawings

    Rustem has been extremely helpful throughout the whole planning process. He has answered the many questions we've had promptly and made the process run as smoothly as possible. He is very knowledgeable and helpful and we are thrilled our application was approved. Thank you Rustem for all your help!

  • Single Storey rear extension

    Rustem was very knowledgeable, professional and efficient.
    Our plans were approved and I would not hesitate to use him in the future. Definitely recommend this guy.

  • HIP TO GABLE LOFT CONVERSION AND HOUSE EXTENSION

    Great to work with, explained everything on details from the very beginning to untill the very end. We have a neighbour objection but Rustem was very confident about all drawing. In the end we get our planning permission.
    strongly recommend for yoir future project.

  • Ground floor extension

    Rusted has been extremely helpful throughout the process. He is very patient and took the time to answer any questions I had. Many thanks Rustem!

  • Rear Extension

  • Double Storey Side Extension & Back Extension

  • Design & Planning Approval for House Extension

    Rustem was excellent. We were pleased with his initial design recommendations. We made a number of amendments, which he understood and made promptly. He organised the structural drawings and liaised with planning and building control on our behalf. Even after we got the approval he stayed in touch, helping and supporting during construction. Rustem is a true professional and a pleasant person to work with. I am happy to recommend him to anyone looking for architectural, structural design and technical drawings and subsequent support in gaining planning approval and building control.

  • Rear Extension

    Gentleman. Excellent advice, friendly and professional

  • Loft conversion

  • Double storey extension

    Rustem has been extremely helpful, consistent, patient and professional. Nothing was too much trouble for him. When we contact him he always reply promptly and efficiently. We have already recommended a friend to him. We would also use Rustem again when we have further work to do. Rustem's fee is very competitive too. Thank you for your good work Rustem.

  • Loft extension

    I used a1 planning and portal ltd for my application and drawing of loft conversion
    Rustem the architect responded so quickly to my request he was very polite he gave advice and did all the necessary forms and drawings related to the job,he executed the task fairly quickly he was punctual very easy,and helpful person to deal with
    Always responds to my queries and kept me updated , I highly recommend a1 planning and I will definitely use for future project
    Thank you Rustum for all your assistance you have gave me through out the process pleasure dealing with you good luck in your work

  • Single Story Extension Plans

    Rustem was attentive on site, was keen to make suggestions and extremely patient.
    I would certainly recommend him to any potential client.

  • Single floor rear extension and Garage conversion

  • rear extension

    We would have no hesitation in recommending Rustem. He is such a lovely person, very polite and professional. He came to our flat and conducted a thorough survey. He gave us some sound advise and some great creative ideas for our single rear extension. Rustem was very accommodating, he gave us all the time we needed to talk through our options. He was very patient upon clarifying our many questions. Having requested quotes from other architects. We found Rustem's prices were far more reasonable in comparison to other architectural services. We thoroughly recommend Rustem of A1 Planning Portal. And have already started to recommend his services to our friends and family.

    Cheers Rustem

  • Ground floor rear extension

    Rustem has been a great help with both our space plans and getting us successfully through the planning process. Very knowledgable, efficient and helpful he has made this experience exceptionally smooth. We will now continue with the building technical drawings and I don’t doubt he’ll keep to the same high standards. On my experience so far I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

  • 2 storey extension at the back design+planning applicat

    Best architect ever! Rustem made a successful application for a double storey extension on our behalf and it was approved by the Council with not a single problem. This is the first and only double storey extension that was approved at our street EVER! Neighbors keep asking how we did it :) Rustem also explained the whole process very well and always responded quickly to any query or amendment we had. Always available day or night! Could not have asked for a better architect! Good Job Rustem!

  • house extension 4m

  • Technical Drawings for Loft Conversion

    Rustem has been incredibly helpful throughout the process. He clearly communicated what needed to happen and worked hard to deliver the desired outcome. Would recommend his services to anyone considering a loft conversion/extension.

  • Loft conversion (and maybe an extension)

    Rustem has been fantastic throughout. I am extremely particular and have set ideas which Rustem has worked with, and then worked alongside the council to get everything in place for the build. Rustem had a personal issue part way through applications but this has not affected his excellent performance and his updating. We still await the go-ahead for one project, which I have changed design of, but one is clear to start and that is thanks to Rustem's excellent work. Rustem explained each stage, completed drawings to timelines and liaised to take workload away from me. I would certainly recommend Rustem to anyone and look forward to getting the go-ahead to our other project. Thank you Rustem.

  • Architect/Designer required for Kitchen Extension

    Excellent service and would recommend highly.
    Unlike other architects I have used Rustem gets back to you within 24 hours.

  • Side and Read Extension Design and PP

    Rustem did a brilliant job although I have a very bad neighbour who through objections for PP application. Rustem handled the plans very well and get the applicatikn approved with least changes.
    I would not hesitate to recemend him to anyone.
    PS: very economical :)

  • Drawings for loft conversion and rear/side extension

  • single storey kitchen and living room extension

  • Property extension

    We have worked with Rustem for over a year now and despite many issues with the council he remained positive and always tried his best to get our planning permission through. He has been very approachable and always available to talk things through and make changes. He is hard working and communicates in timely fashion. Thank you for your help Rustem.

  • Single storey rear extension to a semi-detached house

    From the initial consultation, through early concept designs to final drawings and submission for Planning, Rustem has been a pleasure to work with.

    He understood everything we wanted to achieve with the project, offered guidance and expertise and has taken care of the technical and structural drawings as well as the submissions for Planning and Building Control.

    Throughout the process he’s been super helpful, extremely responsive and very flexible. We’re delighted that we chose Rustem for this project and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him.

  • Building Regs

  • House Extension

  • Kitchen extension

    Mr Konakli was very helpful during the whole process. No hidden charges and everything was clearly communicated. He followed up with the Planning application, Building control and Thames Water and kept me up to date in each stage. The planning officer has delayed the application but it was granted without any problems and no amendments to the drawings was required. I didn't have to do much. Mr Konakli has dealt with them with a lot of patience. He even was happy to do any modifications to the drawings if I requested to do so, free of charge of course. I would definitely recommend him for any one.

  • Drawings for small rear and front extension

    Thoroughly informative & kept me up to date throughout the whole planning application. Very straightforward to deal with and would recommend highly to anyone. And also a great price compared to many other architects I'd had quotes off of!

  • Single story rear extension

    Excellent can’t fault

  • Loft Conversion - Plans

    Very happy with our decision to use A1 Planning Portal, Rustem was knowledgeable, helpful & reliable from our initial meeting right through to the plans being approved. We are still making small amendments to plans, safe in the knowledge that we wont be charged extra whilst still receiving the same level of service as we did prior to approval. Prices are very competitive and the process was painless despite us changing our minds about layout a lot!

  • loft conversion with dormer

    rustem ist really kind. although this loft extension is straight forward and under permitted development, there are several things to consider. we had so many questions and he amazingly quick in replying, as well as pro active. We met in December and in January we agreed on our final version, he sent it to the council and it took them two months to reply. He always called them, the party wall was also an issue and he helped us in resolving this. He suggested various helpful decisions and because we are so happy with him, we wanted him to draw and submit our extension too. I will post about this separately because we will have a really difficult project ahead of us. we want several things which are not allowed in London but we will fight with his help for every inch against the council.

  • Garage conversation and other home improvements

    I have no hesitation recommending Rustem for all your architectural and designing needs. He goes the extra mile!

    When we appointed Rustem to be our architect I only had his good reviews to go on, and there is always that element of doubt that can creep into your mind, as he was a name on a website that we had never used before. I am very happy to report Rustem exceeded our expectations. He is a very patient man with a lovely nature and is very talented. Nothing ever seems to be too much trouble for him. Both my wife and myself had numerous questions relating to our conversation, and at times were a little embarrassed as we changed our minds on the scope of what we wanted. It never fazed Rustem! He was there 100% of the way. He offered advice and design ideas we would never have thought of and stayed focused and positive from the first day we met him to this very day.

    I wish him all the best for now and the future. His professionalism and skill-set will continue to grow, as he is a dedicated guy that actually does care about his clients.

  • Single storey rear extension

    I hired Rustem to draw plans and manage the planning application for my small extension. Rustem is incredibly personable and was always available to answer my questions. Plans were drawn up quickly and once submitted Rustem kept me updated on the planning application. Planning approval received and Rustem is still making himself available to me as I navigate appointing the right builder. Thank you Rustem!

  • Extend 1930s Semi Detached Property

  • Drawings and planning application

    Ruskem has been a great help to get this project off the ground with the successful permission granted for planning. He has been there every step of the way in achieving this goal and now that we have obtained planning permission i will be using Rustem and A1 Planning portal for my detailed design and the next steps in getting this project built. I would like to highly rate Rustem and A1 Planning Portal and would recommend for his knowledge and professionalism. Was always there on the phone or responding to one of my email very promptly. Great guy and should definitely be given a chance to quote for Planning application jobs.

  • Permitted development

  • Ground floor extension

  • Replace flat roof on side return extension

    Rustem has been very efficient at completing all the drawings we needed, including the amends we asked for. He is knowledgeable, professional and an easy person to work with. We will definitely request his help on any future projects we do. Thanks Rustem!

  • 2 storey garage conversion design

  • Ground Floor Extension

  • Loft & extension design & submission

    Rustem really helped me.
    His quote was quick and reasonable, and I felt in safe hands. He responded swiftly to any contact from me and he delivered on time. He has plenty of knowledge and was able to answer all of my questions. He communicates clearly and never made me feel embarrassed or patronised when explaining things to me.

  • Home extension design required

    Rustem Konali designed and applied for our loft conversion and rear extension with internal changes. He took time to go through the council's requirements so that he is conversant with the process of application and regulatory requirement for my council. He is very experienced at his job. He is patient and reasonable when it comes to cost and would work through every step of the process with you. I am very happy with his quality of work and would recommend him to anyone. I like a very responsive professional and Rustem is that person.

  • Extentension design + exploration of loft conversion

    We struck gold when finding Rustem and would have no hesitation in recommending him. He is such a lovely person, very polite and professional. He came to our house and conducted a thorough survey, whilst providing some good, creative ideas for our single storey extension and loft conversion. Rustem was very accommodating and patient when we asked for some changes to the initial plans after we considered what we wanted further. He was very prompt and timely in providing updates, clarifying any questions we had and updating us on the status of our application. In addition, Rustem’s prices were very reasonable as well in comparison to other architectural services whom we had requested quotes from. Rustem also has structural engineering contacts whom we sought and this made the whole process smoother. I thoroughly recommend Rustem of A1 Planning Portal. Thanks for everything Rustem!

  • Side, rear, front extension, loft conversion

    Great communication, answered all the questions and has given us the right advice

  • Certificate of Lawfulness

    Very happy with the work done. Rustem, took ownership of the work card and headed the project by himself, with little or no input from me. At first I was a little weary of the upfront payment as all other workmen ask for payment after the delivery, but all went smooth and happy I choose him to work with.
    Extremely happy about the results.

  • loft and rear extention drawings

    Rustem has been brilliant from start to finish.
    Made the plans very quickly and was open to any changes we like.
    Rustem provided to us drawings, structural calculations and council applications for our loft conversion, 6 mtr rear extension, second story and garage.
    Rustem is very reliable, friendly, polite and honest.
    I have already recommend Rustem to my friends and if I have another project in the future I will be calling straight away Rustem.

  • Renovation, 4m extension & loft conversion

    Rustem was professional and helpful at all times. Our project has been delayed for months but he has been most helpful throughout and never minds me asking more questions or for further advice and information.
    He managed the planning & permitted development for us completely.
    I would not hesitate to recommend Rustem.

  • Garage conversion and first floor bedroom

    Rustem has been a fantastic person to work with and super professional. Within minutes of posting my job, he got in touch and agreed to meet me on the same day to review and survey the property. He spent a long time with me going through different options and was very knowledgeable throughout. He drew up plans and submitted within a week as agreed, being very responsive at all times. A very pleasant person and very professional, i highly recommend him for any architecture work and am sure we will be working on more projects going forward.

  • Advice and plans - renovation, extension and loft

    I hired Rustem for advice and drawings for planning permission for a wrap-around single storey extension in my house. Rustem has been very committed to the project since the beginning, coming to give me a quote late in the evening in spite of his car breaking down and spending more than one hour talking to me about all the different alternatives we had! His communication was very clear during all the stages of getting planning permission and he gave us very valuable feedback. Planning permission was granted and now I'm using his services for getting technical drawing. I would highly recommend Rustem and I'm looking forward to working with him again in the future.

  • Building plans for Kitchen Diner Extention

    Rustem has been a pleasure to work with. He has been very prompt and professional, contributed plenty of ideas for our extension and was very efficient in his work. He was happy to make multiple amendments to our drawings and was happy to take calls from us at any time of day. And his prices were very reasonable. I would highly recommend him.

  • Two extensions

    Very helpful. We changed the plans and he was accommodating to make sure he understood what we wanted

  • Extension Drawing for planning permission

    Rustem was reliable and communicative from the beginning. He was clear on the costs and the service he would provide. His drawings were fantastic and he really listened to what we wanted, and made as many changes as we needed. He also worked with the council behind the scenes whilst keeping us updated on the progress and offered alternative ideas when we hit any barriers. We would highly recommend him.

  • Two storey back and side extension

    Considering the size and complexity of the build, it was a surprisingly pain free experience, just as Rustem said it would be.

    A key reason for choosing Rustem was his knowledge of the Local Authorities, and with planning approval granted on the first attempt and we can now get excited about the build. Thanks Rustem!

  • Rear Extension + Loft Conversion of Property

    Rustem as always was extremely helpful and I would not hesitate to recommend or use him again. This is in fact the second time I've used him.

    On this occasion due to the property being within an area of outstanding natural beauty the council were problematic to say the least. Rustem stood by the application answering numerous council queries over the 9 months it took them to eventually, approve the application.

    Professional service from start to finish.

  • Extension

    Rustem was very accommodating and patient with all the changes to the drawings I asked. Very prompt to respond and helpful. He also provided some good suggestions and information. I would highly recommend his services.

  • Building Control/Regs Submission & Structural Calcs

    From start to finish Rustem was extremely attentive, professional and helpful and was always available either on the telephone or via email to quickly respond to questions or queries we had.

    Once the works were signed off by building control and the statuory authories Rustem remained in contact and ensured the process was smooth in transitioning from plans to the construction works on site.

    I would and will be recommending Rustem and A1 Planning to my friends in the future.

  • Extension

    Rustem offered a great service. He was knowledgeable and listened to what I wanted giving sound advice. He explained the process well and always kept me updated. It was a pleasure to work with Rustem.

  • Structural Calculations

    Rustem was very helpful with everything.
    He took care of the structural calculations and the application to the local authorities for the approval of our extension.
    Would recommend his services as he is very reliable, efficient and always keeps you up to date with the work being carried out.

  • Conversion of a Garage

    What a lovely man. He visited my house, answered all my questions. When ever I had a query he came back to be in a quick time with the answer. He dealt with all the plans and submissions for us.Very impressed and a job well done. Thank you so much. I would highly recommend and use again.

  • Architectural drawings needed.

    Mr Rustem has done what he promises to do and he keeped me well informed of the progress of the drawings the plans,submissions to the council and dealing with the council from start to finish.
    Its always available to help whenever his called up on.
    I highly recommend Mr Rustem,of the A 1 Planing portal LTD his dedications to the job undertaken is highly appraisable,I have called on may times unsociable hours and he always takes my callls,text or emails.
    Its shows that Mr Rustem is
    committed to deliver on his promise and beyond.

    I will definitely use Mr Rustems services again in the near future,and it has been a plasure dealing with Mr Rustem.

    Thank you very much Mr Rustem.
    Your help is much appreciated.

  • Erection of single storey rear and side extension

  • extension advice and plans/drawings

    Excellent, highly recommended. Mr Rustem has made plans for our planning application and submitted it to local council on our behalf. He has been dealing with them directly and has made all the required changes promptly. We are still waiting for a decision but he has been quick to respond to my questions and was very helpful. I would highly recommend him.

  • Back and front extension

    Rustem from A1 Planning is professional and fully involved in project discussion and advise. He is able to provide useful advise and is currently dealing with all the planning process. He provide the personal touch and is holistic in his approach.

  • Loft conversion, porch and driveway modelling

    Rustem was professional, responsive, always courteous and delivered exceptional value. Plan revisions were made without issue or extra charge and he allowed for potential tweaks during the build and issued plans reflecting these accordingly, providing prompt advise as required. We have no reservations in recommending Rustem and would use him again in future.

  • Structural engneer required for rear extensions

  • Single storey rear extension kitchen diner

    Rustom delivered designs on time based on discussions with us. He also provided valuable suggestions during the process

  • Design of side return extension and loft conversion

    Rustem worked quickly and closely with us to get the designs across the line with the council. Both our applications were accepted without too much trouble.

  • 2 storey extension plan

  • Small wrap around extension

    Rustem was brilliant right from the beginning. He devoted so much time and effort just at the initial consultation stage, outlining all the steps and costs involved.

    He clearly knows what he is doing and has experience with the different councils and what to expect from them. He also has extensive knowledge of Thames water procedures which is very helpful when it came to moving the manhole.

    He took care of everything and all the applications, keeping me up to date every step of the way.

    I was very happy with the drawings and they very reasonably priced - he was very open to changes after the initial plans, updating them to my exact specifications.

    One of the most valuable aspects was Rustem's connections with other professionals - structural engineers, flood risk surveyors etc. These proved invaluable as finding a good one that comes recommended was very difficult.

    I highly recommend Rustem and A1 Planning Portal for any future building works.

  • Building control drawings.

    Very impressed with Rustem’s work. He did the building control drawings for my extension including all revisions. He also submitted them for me and chased up the progress. Very quick and excellent communication from start to finish. Would use again. Thanks

  • building plan for rear extension and loft conversion

  • Steal Beam Design for Side Return Extension

  • We wish to convert our detached garage into a playroom

    We hired Rustem to prepare all of the necessary planning documentation, including architectural drawings and engineering specifications. We also asked Rustem to manage the planning application with the local council, as this can be a difficult process.
    We were absolutely delighted with the overall quality of Rustem's work and the attention to detail. Equally importantly, we are very grateful to Rustem for his continual feedback and excellent communication throughout the planning process.
    We would not hesitate to use Rustem's company again in the future.
    Thank you very much for an excellent job!

  • 2 storey extn

    I asked Rustem to provide plans for a 2 storey side extn. I found Rustem very easy to work with. He is very polite, very understanding of your needs. He basically went through all the right procedures with my council in order to pass this project. Unfortunatley this extn was refused by my council which had absolutley nothing to do with Rustem. Local council politics!!!!. Since the refusal Rustem has helped me with alternative solutions such as a loft conversion and without hesitation provided me with these plans so i can get quotes from builders. He has always been there to provide information also. In a nutshell i would most certainly recomend A1 Planning Portal's services.

  • Simple drawings for planning application

    Rustem did a fantastic job! Very quick to respond and very professional. He guided me through the whole process and was available at all times to respond to questions. His drawings were spot on and he did them within a few days. He is currently following the process to completion and his fees have been very reasonable. Looking forward to working with him in the future:-) Highly recommended

  • Plans required for Garden Office

    Rustem was a pleasure to work with. He was friendly, punctual, professional and proved very swift both drawing required plans and submitting those plans to the council for approval.

    Rustem kept me updated throughout the whole process and managed to obtain approval from the council to proceed with the works without any modifications to the original plans. In addition the approval was received sooner than expected.

    Overall very happy with the whole process and already have Rustem booked in to gain planning consent for works on another property.

  • rear extention

    would highly recommend A1 planning portal ltd. From our first meeting with Rustem he put us at ease, listened to our requirements and explained the process. We were very impressed with the plans. Any questions we raised were answered promptly. Rustem dealt with the whole process which was a real bonus. If you want a QUALITY affordable service look NO further than A1.

  • 2 storey side extension

    What can I say Rustem has made the whole process a dream. He is very friendly and has been excellent from start to finish answering any queries from myself or the planning department quickly. Very informative and punctual. I was looking at all the other architects on this site and reading all the reviews on them and I can honestly say I'm 110% happy with the service Rustem has provided and would recommend him to close family and friends. All at a reasonable price what more can you ask for
    Thanks Rustem
    Keep up the good work

  • Extending our loft converted bedroom

    Rustem is a friendly and very client-orientated architect. He visited us a few times to discuss the project and take all appropriate measurements. He responded to our e-mails and calls very promptly and always answered our queries. His drawings are very professional and he always applied any changes we requested for them very quickly.

  • Building Regulations and Working Designs

    Rustem is an excellent guy, very honest, helpful, always willing to answer any questions and goes above and beyond. I will definitely be working with him again!

  • Plans for patio extension

  • Architect required for Site Survey plans

    Rustem moved very quickly on our architectural survey job, at a very reasonable price. He did a very good job in getting the drawings produced and picking up the required amendments, all in a timely manner.

    Would recommend.

  • Extension and loft conversion

    We are extremely satisfied with the service provided by A1 planning portal Ltd. Rustem has been professional and efficient in supporting us with all our plans. We feel he has made an extra effort to make sure we are looked after well. He has excellent communication skills, which makes him very approachable and easy to talk to. We would definitly recommend him or use him again in the future.

  • Extension and refurbishmnet

    We are very grateful for the service given by Rustem at A1 planning portal Ltd. We had initially three quotes from different companies to get the planning permission for the extension and full refurbishment for our three-bed semi-detached house. We decided to use him because we felt he was very kind and honest with his reasonable price on the top of his professionalism. He responded fast every time and performed the precise job after listening well to all our plans. He also made a lot of useful suggestions to improve our project. His response is always swift and he welcomed any questions and advice. We would highly recommend him and use him again in the future.

  • Single storey rear kitchen extension plans for B.Regs

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Site visit, architectural plans and planning application management. Excellent standard of work, extreamely reliable and generally good all round client care. I would highly recommend Rustem of A1.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Rustem carried out drawings and made full application with council for our garage project. He is professional and friendly. He paid attention to detail and was always punctual. The drawings and layout were exactly what we wanted. I would gladly recommend Rustem for your projects.

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