Our Services

A little about what we do.

Architecture Architecture

We are an RIBA chartered practice. We specialise in high-end residential one-off houses and house extensions; mid size mixed use retail/residential town centre developments; masterplans and visualisation work.

Planning Applications and Appeals Planning Applications and Appeals

We are a registered RTPI planning consultancy. We provide practical advice to public and private sector clients, with a good track record of achieving planning permission for a diverse range of challenging projects. We also undertake neighbourhood planning and development plan representations.

Pre-applications and appraisals Pre-applications and appraisals

Please get in touch for a FREE initial consultation with our architects and/or planners: Tel: 01202 675152 We will be happy to assist with any planning and/or architecture related query to progress your project.   Planning appraisals Initial work will often involve undertaking a site visit to assess the physical aspects of the site including: […]

From the Blog

17 Nov 2017

Passivhaus Update

Progress is picking up pace on our “groundbreaking” Passivhaus in North Dorset! The foundations have now been dug, inspected and cast, with all the service pipes, ducts and drains positioned carefully to integrate with the timber frame at a later stage. The insulated raft former by Isoquick is arriving on site after the weekend, which […]

9 Nov 2017

Para. 55 house approved in Surrey countryside

ECA architects and planners have gained a planning approval for a low impact dwelling in the Surrey countryside ! The scheme gained pre-application support from Waverley Borough Council who praised the design as an “exceptional architectural building”. Para. 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) allows dwellings to be built in the countryside outside […]

25 Oct 2017

Breaking New Ground – Hilltop Passivhaus

We are very excited to report that our pioneering certified Passivhaus has broken ground on site! The new dwelling will be designed to the very rigorous and exacting German Passivhaus Standard (http://www.passivhaus.org.uk/). This is a rapidly growing and accepted building standard, forming the de-facto model of high-performing eco-friendly buildings which achieve fantastic real-world performance, as […]


What our customers are saying.

  • “Martha always gives sound, well-considered advice and is a great person for working with other parties, especially community groups.  She explains the planning position clearly and simply, and listens carefully to what people say.  Also she is highly organised, which allows everyone involved to understand where they are in the process and what they are able to contribute; all helping consultations to proceed smoothly and efficiently.”
    - Charles Gardner, Matrix Partnership Ltd
  • “Thanks for all the hard work getting it through. Very tenacious! Its all greening up there now and looking nice”

    - Nick Taylor, The Cabin in Horsham
  • ECA worked extremely hard to give us a fantastic house. We love living in it and hugely enjoyed watching it emerge out of the ground.

    - Auriole Prince, Owner Knappings Barn