Celebrating 6 Years as a TrustaTrader Member: An Architectural Design Perspective

6 Years and Counting: Shear Architectural Design’s Journey

TrustaTrader, the UK’s leading online directory for tradespeople you can trust, is a community where high-quality service and customer satisfaction are paramount. Celebrating six years of membership on this platform, we at Shear Architectural Design are thrilled to share our journey and answer the most pertinent question:

What does this mean for you?

Being a member of TrustaTrader means we have met their stringent standards and consistently maintain a high level of service. Our inclusion on the platform means we are a trusted Architectural Designer, serving our clients in Sussex.

Our consistent high-quality service offerings, excellent customer feedback, and overall commitment to the Architectural Design process have helped cement our position.

Why TrustaTrader?

When we initially became a TrustaTrader Member, our primary motivation was to provide a transparent platform for our potential clients to find us and evaluate our services based on genuine reviews. We value open and honest feedback and believe that TrustaTrader’s commitment to showcasing only trustworthy tradespeople aligns with our ethos perfectly.

Furthermore, did you know TrustaTrader provides an extra layer of confidence for our clients? Each member of TrustaTrader has to pass a series of checks before joining, ensuring you are only dealing with the best in the business. These checks include verifying qualifications, ensuring adherence to industry regulations, and confirming the tradesperson’s identity, so you know exactly who you are dealing with.

The Shear Architectural Design Services

We’ve helped countless homeowners, like you, through the architectural design process, from creating architectural design drawings to the tricky stage of gaining planning permission. Over the past six years as a TrustaTrader member, our breadth of services has expanded and refined. We now offer:

Related Services:

  • Architectural Design Consultation
  • Planning Applications & Appeals
  • Permitted Development Advice
  • 3D Visualisation
  • Building Regulations Applications

Renovating This Summer? We’re Here for You!

With summer approaching, you might be considering a home renovation project. We’re here to help! Be it an ambitious loft conversion or a comprehensive house renovation, our team will work with you to draw a house design that suits your needs. Our expertise in understanding building regulation plans and successfully negotiating the planning portal guarantees a smooth experience.

We look forward to bringing your architectural ideas to life and ensuring you benefit from our longstanding TrustaTrader membership.


Our Process: Unveiling the Magic Behind Successful Projects

From Ideas to Reality: The Design Phase

Your dream house begins with an idea. At Shear Architectural Design, we’re experts at transforming these ideas into architectural design drawings. This crucial first step is where we get to know your vision. Once we’ve got a firm grasp of your aspirations, we move onto the design phase.

During the design phase, we help you design a house plan that perfectly matches your ideas. We take into account everything from the layout and orientation to the materials and finishes. Our extensive architectural designer services cover every aspect of the design process, ensuring that your dream home becomes a reality.

Navigating Planning Applications and Building Regulations

Arguably the most challenging aspect of any project, getting planning permission and adhering to building regulations, is a breeze with Shear Architectural Design. We have a deep understanding of the building regulations and planning permission process, ensuring a smooth journey from start to finish.

Have you ever encountered the term ‘retrospective planning permission’? It can seem daunting, but with our guidance, you can confidently navigate this complex process. We’ve detailed our experiences in a dedicated blog post, Navigating Retrospective Planning Permission, to guide you along the way.

Execution: Bringing the Design to Life

Once the planning stage is complete, we get to work bringing your dream home to life.

Our top tips for a new build home guide provides comprehensive advice on how to handle this exciting yet daunting stage.

TrustaTrader Reviews: An Essential Component of Our Growth

TrustaTrader reviews have been instrumental in our growth over the past six years. They’ve helped shape our Architectural Design services and refine our approach. Being able to receive honest feedback directly from our customers has allowed us to continuously improve and adapt our services to better meet your needs.

The Future: Upholding our TrustaTrader Standards

We now look forward to the future. With six years under our belt as a TrustaTrader member, we’re excited about what the future holds for Shear Architectural Design.

Keeping the Promise: Ensuring Top-Quality Services

The TrustaTrader promise is one of quality and integrity, which aligns perfectly with our own core values. Our Architectural Designer Services will always uphold these standards, delivering superior solutions in East Sussex and West Sussex.

We’re dedicated to helping you navigate the planning applications, building regulation plans, and architectural digest. As we move into the future, our commitment to quality and transparency will remain constant.

Stay in the Know: Regular Updates and Blogs

We’re passionate about keeping you informed and up to date with the latest in architectural design. Our Architectural blog provides insights into a range of topics, from exploring the latest interior design trends to offering advice on choosing sustainable building materials.

Recap: A Half-Decade Journey on TrustaTrader

Our six-year membership on TrustaTrader has been an enriching journey, filled with fantastic projects and wonderful clients. The transparency and quality assurance that TrustaTrader offers have allowed us to grow and refine our services, delivering the best architectural solutions in East Sussex and West Sussex.

View the latest fascinating information on the TrustaTrader website, about their Customer Guarantee: HERE


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As we move into our seventh year on TrustaTrader, we remain committed to delivering the exceptional service you’ve come to expect from us. We’re excited about the future and can’t wait to continue helping you create your dream home.


As always, thanks for reading!

DISCLAIMER: This blog post is intended to provide a general understanding of the subject matter. It is not intended to provide specific advice for any specific circumstances. Always consult with a professional before starting any construction work.


About Shear Architectural Design

Shear Architectural Design is an award winning Architectural Design firm based in Sussex, specialising in residential and commercial projects. Our experienced team is dedicated to creating innovative, sustainable, and functional spaces that meet the unique needs of our clients. With a focus on collaboration and customer satisfaction, we work closely with you to bring your vision to life, from the initial concept to the final construction. To learn more about our services or to discuss your project, please contact us today.

Working with an Architectural Designer can help you to achieve your goals and ensure that your project is a success. Shear Architectural Design is a reliable and experienced company that can help you with your home renovation, building project or garden project, in Sussex.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today. Our experts are ready to guide you through the entire process, from design and planning to construction and completion.


As part of our comprehensive approach, we offer services to design a house plan tailored to your unique requirements.

Our Architectural Design process involves the creation of detailed Architectural Design drawings, which meticulously capture every aspect of your dream home. We also navigate the complexities of Building Regulation plans, ensuring that our designs adhere to both building regulations and planning permission guidelines.

By incorporating innovative Architectural ideas and working closely with you to draw a house design that reflects your vision, we strive to make the planning and design process as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Our commitment to excellence ensures that you receive a bespoke, high-quality living space that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.


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Our Services

At Shear Architectural Design, we offer a range of services to help you bring your vision to life:

Related Services:

  • Architectural Design Consultation
  • Planning Applications & Appeals
  • Permitted Development Advice
  • 3D Visualisation
  • Building Regulations Applications


We assist with gaining planning permission and building regulations, ensuring that your project meets all necessary requirements.

Contact us today, on 01273 740642 to learn more about how we can help you create the home of your dreams!

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