About Rice Design

Rice Design Ltd were formed in January 1996, and over the years have built up a reputation for practical cost effective design that delivers results, maximising property potential by adding space, improved living conditions and market value.

Our work concentrates on small to large scale house extensions, loft conversions and new build house developments.

We offer a personal approach and in particular are very sympathetic to clients who have never before embarked on a building project of whatever size, and understand how daunting that experience can be. No matter what the project value we take time to talk through the possibilities and options and explain the process in detail through planning and building regulations approvals, the costing process and finally appointing a building contractor.

Often clients have a clear vision of what they’re looking to achieve, and on occasion have even produced their own sketches! Equally it’s common that a client might know they want more living space but have no idea how best to achieve it. In both circumstances we offer a free visit to your property to talk through the options and give practical advice. Sometimes we can see an improved way of extending the property or a less complicated solution that could save money.

At the initial meeting we will provide a fixed cost for our services, plus give an estimate based on our experience on the final build cost.

After this first meeting we will then perform a detailed survey of the property and take care of the whole process through drawing production, filling in all forms, submitting the required applications and dealing with the planners and building inspectors. Throughout the process we will make return visits to you to review and approve designs and layouts prior to their submission.

We will also make recommendations of building contractors who we know, trust and work with on a regular basis. We tailor the contractors we recommend to location, type and size of project.


  • Building Design and
  • Architectural Space Planning
  • House Extentions
  • New Build Houses
  • Loft Conversions