MAKING PLANS

architecture

Derby Office

Surrey Office

About Us

Making Plans Architecture began as a sole trader business in 2001 and became a limited company, “Making Plans UK Limited,” in 2008. We guarantee that you are a customer known by name and not by project number because we are a family firm with over 30 years of expertise in the construction sector and architectural design. 

New this year – operating in Surrey and surrounding areas

Our Reputation for Excellence

We understand that you want to feel prioritised when someone is dealing with your house, finances, goals, and dreams. The Making Plans team work to very high standards, which is evident in our delivery and testimonials. We enable you to visualise your plans throughout the process.

Complete support, from consultation to completion

Our services cover every aspect of the development journey, from initial consultation to project management.

Learn more about our range of services below.

Meet the team

Matt King

Managing Director

Matt has achieved 35 years of experience in the construction industry and since setting up Making Plans in 2001 has helped hundreds of clients to make their plans a reality. Matt is driven by a desire to find what lies at the heart of a client’s ambitions for their project – and see those dreams brought to life. Some of Matt’s work has been entered into LABC Building Excellence Awards 2022 and has also been featured on Homes Under the Hammer.

Whether you are looking to create a new build, full house renovation, conversion or an extension, Matt is with you every step of the way, according to your need, from the initial meeting through to presenting plans and seeing your completed build.

Laverne King

Commercial Director

Laverne joined Making Plans in 2015, taking on the role of negotiating with suppliers and contractors and implementing improvements on current processes and procedures to ensure the business runs smoothly and efficiently.

Andy King

Associate Director

After 20 years in the retail, healthcare and financial services industries in London, Andy manages our newly launched Surrey practice.

Bringing with him a wealth of experience in Project Management, Relationship and Stakeholder Management, plus Strategy Development Practices. Aside his career Andy is an experienced property developer, delivering a number of projects across London and surrounding areas.

Andy is also the Managing Director of Making Developments, a new and exciting property development business.

Kathryn Banton

Practice Manager

Kathryn has been with Making Plans since 2011 and keeps our office ticking, playing a vital role in supporting the team and helping things to run smoothly and efficiently.

Kathryn ensures a seamless experience for our clients, from enquiry to completion.

Mark Pringle

Architectural Technician

Mark has over 30 years experience in the construction industry and has ONC and HND qualifications and takes responsibility for all of our surveying needs.

Mark joined the team in 2009, having been initially drawn to the role by the prospect of designing and drawing for a living. He enjoys working out the technical details of the projects he undertakes as it fills him with a genuine sense of achievement once they are completed and handed over to our clients.

Kasia Jakus-Lechowska

Architect

Graduating with a masters degree from University of Technology in Cracow in 2014, joining RIBA Chartered in 2017 & ARB in 2019 . We are excited to have Kasia as part of our team since 2014. Kasia has real flair for sustainable design and loves nothing more than working with clients to understand and define their needs and wants; and going the extra mile to make it happen.

Kasia takes an active role in leading, shaping and supporting projects across the practice.

Kasia has experience across a range buildings and sectors including residential , conservation areas, new builds, and public.  Her specialism in conceptual drawings  helps navigate through the process, to deliver great projects.  

Ollie Ford

Architectural Assistant

Ollie is the newest member of the team who joined in 2017 and completed an Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Construction with a Level 4 NVQ and BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

You will see him out and about surveying our current projects alongside Mark and he is responsible for drawing up the surveys undertaken.

With a passion for sustainable architecture, Ollie likes modern renovative architecture in line with a sustainable environment.

Alison Margett

Company Accountant

Alison has been an important part of the team since 2010, balancing the books and crunching the numbers that matter, a huge part of the success of Making Plans.

Ready to get started?

We provide free guidance and consultation over the phone, and we also offer a free one-hour consultation at your home or project address, as well as in our office. This consultation is provided subject to suitability and availability during regular business hours, which are 8:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Please get in touch to find arrange your consultation with our friendly team.