In - house architectural design service


At Lewes Home improvements we have extensive experience of improving properties. As we operate mainly in Lewes & the surrounding areas a very large proportion of our work is in conservation areas.


As we often work on interesting & quirky period properties we feel it is very important that the work we do enhances the properties architecturally. Unfortunately over the years many properties have been spoiled by inappropriate extensions & the replacement of windows of an unsuitable type.


This flat roof dormer window does not match the building style or enhance its appearance. Furthermore the felt flat roof will require expensive scaffolding to reach when it needs replacing. Dormer design error -



A better option would have been a pitched dormer. Pitched dormer window



This would have the benefit of a roof lifespan in excess of 50 years & architecturally enhancing the property.


We are now often removing the design errors people made by selecting inappropriate windows & doors in the last 20 years



The PVCu windows & panel door used in this conversion are an unsuitable type for a period property. Shopfront design error -


A better option would have been a traditionally styled timber shopfront with timber fascia & pilasters. Click here for more on this recently completed project. Traditional timber shopfront -



At Lewes Home Improvements we listen carefully to the clients requirements & come up with a variety of architecturally suitable solutions to fulfil the brief & meet with their budget. We offer a personal approachable service.


We then obtain planning permission on a no win, no fee basis & build to agreed specifications and timescales. Please note we only offer architectural design for projects that we build. We do not offer architectural design as a stand alone service.


If you are contemplating an extension or loft conversion please contact us here.


Dormer design error

Pitched dormer window
Shopfront design error
Traditional timber shopfront


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