Architectural Services

Andrew Twigg & Associates Ltd are planning and architectural consultants, acting mainly for clients in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, but covering other areas as well. We combine extensive local experience and knowledge, with an emphasis on the personal requirements necessary for successful planning applications.

Our range of successful planning applications, building regulations and appeals start with simple internal alterations, through to extensions, conversions, new dwellings and larger developments; everything from the removal of an internal wall in a small dwelling to a racehorse training facility.

We can offer a free initial consultation at your premises, in order to ascertain exactly what is required, while offering advice on what is achievable. Our aim is to submit carefully designed proposals that achieve all your requirements, whilst being sympathetic to the locality.
We will undertake projects for residential and agricultural proposals, as well as matters concerning issues such as footpath diversions, objections, plans for legal documents and negotiations with local authorities, highways and environment agencies. We also undertake equine projects, such as stable blocks, menages and stores, plus all types of agricultural buildings.

We constantly update our knowledge of all issues surrounding planning policies and appeal decisions in order to present your application with the greatest possibility of success. We will submit your application and undertake subsequent local authority negotiations, whilst keeping you fully informed at all times.

All plans are drawn using a computer aided design (CAD) system.


Andrew Twigg. M.R.T.P.I. Dip. T.P.

Andrew Twigg began his career working for the Ordnance Survey as a cartographer. He then became a planning officer for Harborough District Council, then a senior planning officer and conservation officer for Blaby District Council. He became a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) in 1989 and set up his own architectural practice in 1990. He also became an NHBC registered builder, undertaking small developments of new houses, barn conversions and refurbishments to existing houses. Andrew was invited to become an Affiliate Member of RIBA in 2006.

Andrew therefore has considerable experience not only in planning, but also building and development. This broad knowledge and expertise allows him to consider all aspects of a project; from how best to create more space in a small dwelling, to an agricultural barn conversion or small plot development.

This 1970’s bungalow had a good sized “L” shaped footprint, with the planning application being for a first floor extension over the whole.
After the first floor extension, with the whole house rendered and painted. The house now has two storeys to one elevation and one and a half to the other. The result was a six bedroom house with large entrance hall, three reception rooms plus a large kitchen/dining/living room.
Rear of bungalow before first floor extension
Rear of bungalow after first floor extension