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The Design Social

Barwell, Leicester
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Services and skills

  • Architectural Services

    6 skills

    3D Architectural Models

    Architectural Drawings

    Architectural Technician

    Planning / Design

    Planning Consultants

    Technical Drawing

  • Services

    3 services

    • Domestic Work
    • Commercial Work
    • Free Estimates


Customer reviews

Overall ratingin last 12 months

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  • Workmanship9.94 out of 10
  • Tidiness10 out of 10
  • Reliability9.94 out of 10
  • Courtesy9.94 out of 10
  • Quote Accuracy100 out of 100
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61 Total Reviews

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

  • Architectural drawings and submissions to planning for home extension and renovation

    10Verified Review

    Barnaby was courteous and kind in all our meetings. He provided clear emails and took the time to meet with me several times to help explain what I did not fully understand. The best part was we clicked well together and a good working relationship developed. I feel I can go back to him at whatever point for guidance should I need it moving forward. He used 3D graphical drawings in our online meetings to help explain and visualize what we had requested of him. He helped in all the submissions I needed and guided me every step of the way.

    Location: WV1
  • All work for planning application inc site visits.


    They carried out all the work needed for a successful planning application, I would never have managed this without them.

    Location: LE67
  • Ground floor extension


    Barnaby has provided excellent service so far. He’s been patient with us, despite my changing my mind about what I wanted. Zooms meetings have been clear and concise and have really helped us understand key points so far. We’ll be in touch as soon as we feel ready to proceed to detailed plans stage!

    Location: ST5
  • Architectural drawings for planning permission

    10Verified Review

    We have enjoyed the creative process with Barnaby to convert our 1960's style bungalow into a contemporary house. Barnaby inspired us with his visuals, quickly won our confidence and has been patient…! Despite being restricted as we want to utilise as much of the existing bungalow as possible, Barnaby has designed something special. Also the planners where restrictive so I didn't think the design would pass planning, but it did, first time! Can’t wait to continue the journey with Design Social and turn their amazing drawings into technical drawings for building control, and then reality!

    Location: LE3
  • Planning Permission Perfection

    10Verified Review

    We had to undertake planning permission for a job of which The Design Social assisted us by undertaking the act of completing, monitoring and signing off so it was one less item for us to focus on. Never felt bombarded by them at all and had a very positive, very streamline and efficient process! Would highly recommend them.

    Location: TA2
  • Summited a planning application for us and liaised with the council through to conclusion for us

    10Verified Review

    Barnaby Robinson was extremely professional. He listened to what we wanted, talked us through the whole process and explained how he could help us. Sent quotes through after visiting the premises and successfully navigated us through the planning process minefield. We would definitely use him again and would recommend to anyone

    Location: NG4

Company profile

  • OwnerMr Barnaby Robinson
  • Member Since2020
  • Public Liability InsuranceSelf-Certified
  • AddressChecked
  • IdentityChecked
  • Checkatrade T&C'sSigned
  • VATNo
  • Company typeLtd Company

Company info

The Design Social is based on the belief that Good Design belongs to everyone & shouldn’t cost the earth. As we work together you will see how that belief is fundamental to what we do in our main services:

  • Architecture
  • Planning Applications
  • Interior Design
  • Building Regulations
  • Structural Calculations

Our approach is simple, your ideas get the attention they deserve & you only pay for what & who you need. Whether in architecture, planning applications or interior design, you will see those ideas evolve through each stage of their development until we have something individually tailored to you & your requirements.

The Design Social was founded in 2010 & is headed by Barnaby & Sally Robinson.


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