Transforming lives and spaces through financially savvy, real-world design solutions

Chartered Architectural Practice in North London

At our architectural firm, we are a team of highly skilled and dedicated architectural technologists and designers. We specialise in the planning and pre-construction design phases, approaching each project with a fresh and innovative perspective. Our goal is not just to build structures but to create spaces that improve the lives of our clients.

Our process is simple and efficient, we work closely with our clients throughout the entire project, ensuring their needs and desires are met. We take great care in understanding the unique needs and desires of our clients, and strive to create spaces that are not only beautiful and functional but also improve the quality of their lives.

As a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), you can have complete trust in the expertise and professional standards of our practice. We pride ourselves on our ability to navigate the complex regulations and policies of local authorities, ensuring that our projects are not only approved but also adhere to the highest standards of safety and sustainability.

We are proud to have recently seen a significant increase in positive planning decisions. This is a testament to our proven track record of working closely with local authorities to understand their policies and regulations, allowing us to design better projects than ever before.

CIAT Chartered Registered Practice
Competitive Architectural Services

5 Star Service – Trusted since 2008

Founded by Paul Cramphorn in 2008, we understand the importance of trust and experience in architectural design.

That’s why we have built a long-standing and reputable practice, known for our extensive knowledge and experience in creating exceptional spaces through planning and designing buildings.

We take a personalised approach to each project, fully understanding our clients’ needs and objectives to ensure our designs not only meet, but exceed their aspirations.

Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to delivering high-quality results that are both cost-effective and creatively designed. We believe in a collaborative approach, inviting our clients to be an integral part of the design process.

Our ultimate goal is always to ensure complete satisfaction and happiness with the final outcome. With Detailed Planning, you can trust that your project is in good hands.

Our Team

Paul Cramphorn Bsc (Hons) MCIAT

Director/ Founder / Chartered Architectural Technologist

Paul Cramphorn is the founder and director of our architectural practice. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architectural technology and is a chartered member of the Institute of Architectural Technologists. With over 10 years of experience, Paul has worked on numerous projects including extensions, new builds, and conversions. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and exploring new places with his furry companion Winnie (the office dog).

Emily Buckingham BA (Hons) MCIAT

Chartered Architectural Technologist / Accounts Manager

Emily Buckingham is a Chartered Architectural Technologist with a BA (Hons). She is a senior designer at a detailed planning, responsible for leading the design process from concept to completion. Emily is skilled in all aspects of projects, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and is passionate about contributing to the built environment and delivering high-quality results for clients.

Chris Watkins

Bsc (Hons) Architectural Technologist/Designer MCIAT

Chris Watkins is a talented Chartered Architectural Technologist with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Derby. He is skilled in designing and managing the technical aspects of building projects and has a keen eye for detail. Chris is passionate about design and the built environment. Chris is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.

Filippo Rossi

Architect ARB

Filippo Rossi is an experienced architect registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB). He studied architecture in Italy and is skilled in designing and managing technical aspects of building projects. Filippo loves to bring visions to life and is known for delivering high-quality results. He is passionate about design and the built environment and an invaluable asset to any project team.

Daniel Cieslak

BSc (Hons) ACIAT Architectural Technologist/Designer

A recent graduate from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Architectural Technology. He has gained hands-on experience working on a variety of projects, which has given him a wide range of skills and knowledge. He is passionate about the positive impact that architecture can have on people’s lives and is determined to make a difference in the world through his work. Daniel finds it particularly rewarding to know that the changes he makes to a person’s home can have a substantial positive impact on their life. 

Luci Mircea

Architectural Technician

Luci Mircea is a highly skilled and experienced CAD technician, known for his thorough approach to projects and attention to detail. With over 10 years of experience in the field, Luci has helped Detailed Planning with his strong foundation in technical skills and track record of delivering successful projects for our clients.

Gill Foster

Office Manager

Gill Foster is the office manager at Detailed Planning, where she keeps everything running smoothly for our clients. With years of experience, Gill is skilled in organisational and administrative tasks and is known for delivering exceptional customer service. As office manager, she handles staff management, schedules meetings, and client enquiries. Gill is always looking for ways to improve the customer experience and is an invaluable asset to the team at Detailed Planning.

Emily Edwards

Marketing Manager

Emily Edwards is a highly skilled marketing manager with a strong background in digital marketing. As the marketing manager at a Detailed Planning, Emily is responsible for overseeing the company’s social media and website content, working closely with the rest of the team to ensure that all content is consistent, engaging, and aligned with the company’s brand.

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Client satisfaction is our top priority

“Excellent work, attention to detail and making sure the application counted , really helped with the technical aspect of it, and came up with some really good ideas which enhanced the project , truly invaluable , highly recommend

Paul was very hand on and Emily was really prompt in helping while the build was going on, I would highly recommend. This company genuinely care about the work they do and strive to get permission granted

You will not be disappointed”

Alina, Via Google

“Detailed Planning were recommended to me by a friend. We found their prices very reasonable so instructed them to draw up plans for our extension.

Right from their initial visit and all the way through to the finished plans we could not have asked for better service.

They work extremely well with their recommended engineer, surveyor and building control company to deliver a very good package.

Thank you Paul, Emily and everyone at Detailed Planning. We can’t wait for our extension to be completed.”

Vinay Rughani, Via Google

“We engaged Detailed Planning this year to prepare drawings and seek local authority planning for the redevelopment of our home from 2 flats into a single dwelling.
We worked with several members of the team and they succeeded in gaining permission from Camden Council much faster than we expected and without any alteration to our proposal.
Their work was exemplary, excellent value and the proof of the process is within the work completed by our builder.
I have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

John Cooling, Houzz

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