BDS Architecture Ltd is owned by Tim Foster, an experienced designer with a background in construction.He started his career working as a site manager for large construction firms including Llaing O’Rourke, Thomas Fish and Carrillion before changing direction and becoming a designer.
Tim established BDS Architecture Ltd over 15 years ago and has a wide network of contacts across industries including strong links with the local authority planning teams, builders and surveyors.

Here is an overview of our process:

Initial consultation to discuss the options and give ideas
Advice on planning constraints and technical issues
Accurate survey of the existing property
Preparation of detailed drawings for planning and building control applications
Submission of planning application
Preparation of structural design calculations
Submission of building control application
Issue of final drawings and approvals
Technical support throughout the build

Serviced Areas

  • Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire

Contact Details

  City Derby
  Postcode DE1 1EE
  Address Friar Gate Studios
  Phone Number 013 3283 0313

Products & Services


BDS Architecture Ltd - Architectural Design Service & Plan Drawing

We help property owners, small developers and builders create beautiful homes and home extensions. We begin with free advice over the phone before giving you a fixed price quotation.

We will help you to look at the possibilities and options for your new house or extension, taking into consideration any planning issues or constraints when preparing plans.

Tim Foster, our lead designer will also guide you through the design and planning process from your initial ideas and preparing home and extension plans through to the start of building works on site. We will submit the home or extension plans on your behalf to both planning and building control, and obtain any structural calculations and surveys required for this.


We help businesses and developers from a wide-range of industries design their extensions, new-builds and refurbishments.

Whatever your project, we always begin by meeting you on-site for a concept meeting, this allows us to establish your requirements and visualise the site so that we can suggest the best options for you and offer cost-effective solutions so you ultimately gain the best return on your investment.

  • I would recommend this business

Tim gave us a really competitive price and explained really clearly what and how he would do things.

He visited us twice to give us advice and discuss our needs and then very promptly produced initial drawings for us to examine.

Then he produced final drawings and coordinated with a Building Control company to have them approved very quickly.

I am very happy with the service.

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Customer Testimonials

excellent response and uninterrupted follow through, even through covid. the team work well together and show real determination and support to one another, time scales are important. Tim spends time at each site on a regular basis and ensures appropriate paper work is enabled for plans and approvals. For the average household and people with little time of their own then it is good to look to a single person with responsibility for the whole set of skills required. I was amazed at the level of co-ordination and continual running of a large task involving many trade disciplines...well done BDS

Developing our building plans plans for approval and liaising with contractors with BDS as our project managers has been well organised and professional. Highly recommend.

We received really useful advice for our home extensions and offered ideas that we hadn't considered. BDS compiled and submitted all the plans and submissions for planning approval. We were kept informed through the whole process. Extremely professional and highly recommended.

I used bds to draw up plans for an extension I am having built,after the first discussion over the phone they arrived at the day and time agreed ,Tim very helpful with idea's for the extension, the drawings were completed promptly with no issues,they then helped me through the planning application,getting building control approval and engineer approval .no issues with anything in the different stages would recommend to any one looking for the service they provided for me

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