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Invent Architecture & Design

  • Architectural Services


Mr Lee Scales

+Approved member since 2018
Call07458 191680


Services & Skills

  • Domestic Work
  • Commercial Work
  • Free Estimates
  • Architectural Services5 skills
    3D Architectural Models
    Architectural Drawings
    Architectural Technician
    Planning / Design
    Technical Drawing

Company info

We will unlock your dreams through our creative and inspiring designs. Our calm and friendly approach will give you peace of mind as we create practical and beautifully designed living spaces.

We are passionate about releasing the full potential of each and every one of our clients' homes. By taking time to fully understand the lifestyle you would like to create, we apply our extensive knowledge and experience to bring your dream home to life. Our projects have included small porches, all the way through to new build estates including everything in between.

With a reputable, honest and trustworthy approach, we bring an openness to the entire project which will give you a confidence and certainty as we move from design through build to completion. We will work very closely with you to ensure our designs reflect your exact requirements. As we act as an agent for you throughout the entire planning and building regulations processes, you will have a clear and comprehensive view as your project progresses.

Based in the heart of Colchester, we work in all of the counties within East Anglia.

We assist home-owners and developers with:

  • Permitted Development Applications
  • Planning Permission Applications 
  • Building Regulation Applications
  • Change of Use Applications 
  • Renovation Works
  • New Build Designs 
  • 3D Internal and External Visuals


We would love to discuss your requirements, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to chat to our friendly team today or book your no obligation consultation. Whether you are new to design and building projects or have previous experience with planning and building regulations, we are here to hold your hand along the way. Our comprehensive service offers a stress-free approach so you can continue your day to day life, knowing your project is in good hands.

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Reviews Summary

Average score based on 5 reviews in the last 12 months
51 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

Quote Accuracy
(5 Reviews)

Customer Reviews


Drawings for planning application for extension

Verified Review

Helpful and easy to deal with, professional approach

Location: CO7
Reviewed in: August 2022

Design single storey granny annex

Verified Review

Lee and Orlando,have excellent communication skills. We were very impressed with how they introduced themselves and explained everything involved from design, drawings and the planning process,which they have managed for us ,keeping in touch with us at every stage,they are extremely approachable and work together as an amazing team,I genuinely can't recommend them enough. They listened to all our requirements and then came up with a brilliant design that meets all our needs.

Location: IP1
Reviewed in: August 2022

Drawings and planning application for single storey annexe

Verified Review

Excellent service and attention to detail. Always available to discuss plans and progress. Personal service but completely professional. Highly recommend Invent Architecture and commissioned further plans with them too. Lee and Orlando have been incredibly helpful and explained the planning process keeping us informed.

Location: CO7
Reviewed in: July 2022

Design and planning application for Cart Lodge

Verified Review

Really pleased with the speed and attentiveness of the very personal and bespoke service we received from these guys, and intend to retain them for a future project. Highly recommended!

Location: CM77
Reviewed in: June 2022

Design and planning application submission

Verified Review

I am currently in the process of having a rear extension built and internal alterations to my Bungalow. Thank you Invent Architect and Design. Lee and Orlando are so helpful and always available to discuss any queries and have guided my through the process from design to planning application submission . I cannot recommend Invent Architect highly enough!!

Location: SS16
Reviewed in: April 2022

Loft conversion

Verified Review

Lee and Orlando have been fantastic throughout the process to date. I would highly recommend their services and wouldn't hesitate to use them again.

Location: CO6
Reviewed in: January 2022


Works in

Cambridgeshire, Chelmsford, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Essex, London, Stowmarket, Sudbury, Suffolk

Vetting Status

Fully Vetted Trade

Self Certified
Company Type
Ltd Company
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Approved member since 2018
Trading address verified
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Company Status
Limited Company Checked
Yes: Registered as a Company Invent Design Studio Ltd No: 10795460
VAT Registered
Yes: 304 1965 22
Company Type
Ltd Company
Business Owners
Mr Lee Scales
Insurance Details
Public Liability Insurance
Current: Self-Certified on: 09/11/2022
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