Welcome to REAL Design

We strive to make your dream home a reality, going above and beyond in design.

We work on all kinds of buildings, from new to old, and our designs range from the very basic to the highly complex.

What We Do

We have undertaken architectural design, building surveying and contract administration for 20 years in the Kent and South East area. Here’s some of the services we offer.
We work closely with the local authority planners in order to engage them in the design process and to obtain their support for the application from the outset.
We undertake a full measured survey of your property and produce either hand drawn or computer drawings – these will form the basis of our sketch designs. By understanding the property and its context, we create sympathetic extensions and alterations that meet your requirements and budget.
We have many years of experience in creating ideal living spaces – tailored to suit your individual needs. We prepare both contemporary and traditional designs for residential and commercial clients.
We prepare the planning drawings, design statements, etc., and forms on your behalf. We aim to take the stress out of the process.
We are well practised in complying with the Approved Documents. We submit sections and details to the Local Authority, or private firms,  that demonstrate the proposal’s compliance with these health and safety documents.
Structural calculations and details are often required for projects where load-bearing walls are removed or loft conversions designed. We work with an experienced structural engineer and work closely together to ensure that the original design concept is compatible with structural requirements.
A budget construction cost can be calculated, or estimates provided by one of our of reputable contractors. Alternatively, our quantity surveyor can undertake a full elemental cost breakdown.
We work with you to create a specification of works for contractors to price. The tenders are analysed and a contractor is appointed. We contract administer the works on site through to completion, checking works and financial matters.
We specialise in historic and listed buildings. By understanding why these buildings and places are designated as special,  interventions can be designed that preserve and enhance their unique qualities.
We have acted as Party Wall Surveyors since 1997. The legislation is complex. We are able to guide you through this process to  prevent your project suffering from delays.

Areas We Cover

We are based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and cover all surrounding areas, including:

  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Sevenoaks
  • Tonbridge
  • Anywhere in Kent
  • South East UK
  • London

Please feel free to get in touch and let us know how we can help you today.