Coronavirus 2020: We’re still open for business

On Monday 23 March 2020, the UK government announced that all citizens should stay at home unless absolutely necessary, to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). This ‘lockdown’ period is expected to last at least three weeks.

In line with this:

  • Whitfield Architects has paused face-to-face appointments
  • However, our services will continue as normal in all other respects

To explain more, here’s a step-by-step guide to our current operations (our process is also detailed here):

FEE ESTIMATE (FREE) – As always, if you’d like to get an idea of architect fees and the overall process for a future project, please email for a quick response.

CONSULTATION (FREE) – We can arrange either a remote appointment (phone/digital) or a face-to-face appointment on a future date (post-lockdown).

SURVEY – We can arrange a survey on a future date (post-lockdown), to follow a consultation. Property access required, but no personal contact.

DESIGN – Business as usual – we’re still creating concept design drawings of layout options and proposed plans.

PLANNING – Business as usual – we’re still preparing, submitting and monitoring applications. We’re in touch with various local planning authorities and the service is currently operating normally (except for site visits).

BUILDING REGULATIONS – Business as usual – we’re still completing technical drawings and specifications; and liaising with building inspectors on plan checks (local authority and private).

CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT – Mostly business as usual – We’re still offering assistance with build quotes, drawing changes and troubleshooting chats with your builder (by phone/email). Site inspections to resume post-lockdown.


You can also follow updates on our social media channels (as listed on our contact page).