Extended Ideas exists to save the world from badly designed home transformations. I'm a specialist architect based in Derby, and I help clients make decisions, show them the possibilities, and help bring their living spaces to life through carefully designed 3D plans and a personal 1-2-1 service. I consult and advise people who can’t or have difficulty visualising their home renovation projects.

Extended Ideas – Specialist Architect in Derby

My services

My simple, efficient and cost-effective 4-step process, can release your project’s potential. I will listen to your exact requirements and advise you on what’s possible.


No-obligation consultation

A £125 no-obligation consultation at your home (subject to terms and conditions) with a UK Registered Architect covering Derby, Nottingham, Lichfield and the Midlands. I will refund this fee upon commission.

Save money

Bring ideas to life, make it easy to see how and if they work before you spend a single penny on building costs or professional fees.

Peace of mind

Peace of mind

My service gives you peace of mind that ideas have been well thought through and informed decisions have been made.


Help with planning

The local planning authority, when presented with the 2D and 3D visualisations, will be able to give you more advice on your scheme.


Visualise the process

Your neighbours may feel more relaxed about the project if you show them visualisations and enable them to be involved in the process.

My costs

As an independent architectural consultant, I can provide this comprehensive and reassuring service for a surprisingly competitive fee, starting from £795. Better still, prices are VAT free. Loft conversions in Derby start from just £995, and allow me to turn your dream loft into reality.

Past projects

I’ve helped over 200 homeowners improve their homes. Here are some of my happy clients & their projects.

House Renovation Derby 7

House Renovation, Loft Conversion & Extension

Weston on Trent, Derby. DE72 2BT

Front Of A Architecturally Designed house Chellaston Derby

Full House Remodel & Renovation

Chellaston (near Weston on Trent) Derby, DE73

Architecturally designed living kitchen in Darley Abbey, Derby

Removal Of A Wall To Create Open Plan Living Kitchen

Darley Abbey (near Allestree) Derby. DE22

3D architect plans of a floor layout

Bungalow Renovation With Loft Conversion

Willington (Near Repton) Derbyshire. De65

Living Kitchen In Nottingham

Living Kitchen, Garage Conversion & House Extension

West Bridgford, Nottingham. NG2

Living Kitchen, Architecturally Designed in Etwall, Derbyshire

Living Kitchen Extension & Ground Floor Remodel

Etwall (near Hilton) Derbyshire. DE65

"In terms of the main extension, this is about the best I’ve seen in terms of people wanting to extend these houses"

Mr Rodgers. Planning Officer, South Derbyshire District Council 01/07/20

"He clearly understood exactly what we needed"

For several years we have been trying to envisage the perfect design for our home renovation, to provide us with the perfect living kitchen and extension... Stuart was helpful, friendly, and put us at ease. Now it's complete, we can honestly say that Stuart's involvement helped us achieve our dream home.

Mr Adams, Oakwood, Derby 11/07/22

We used Stuart's services and are thrilled.

The flow and function of the space worked really well and we feel like we have future-proofed our home, happy days! We are now very proud homeowners and have already recommended Stuart's architectural services to our friends.

Mrs Smith, West Bridgford, Nottingham.

We are outgrowing our home and are in the very early stages of trying to decide whether to extend or move. 2D drawings don't do it for us, therefore Stuart's visual approach along with his architect expertise was a great benefit to us.

Mrs Williams / Derby / 2020
Chris NaylorChris Naylor
10:29 20 Jul 22
We needed an Architect for a rear extension to our house in Allestree. Stuart provided excellent ideas and designs, and with his assistance, planning permission has been promptly permitted. Top job from a friendly & professional chap.
Jodie RobinsonJodie Robinson
10:40 22 Jun 22
We were recommended Stuart's architectural services by friends as he had designed their house and it worked brilliantly. We hoped he could do the same for us.He really listened, gave great advice and provided two design solutions that included internal changes, a single-storey extension and a loft conversion. We were so happy with them. He obtained our planning permission and our builder was then able to use the drawings to price more accurately.We would thoroughly recommend Stuart to anyone thinking of improving their home.Mr & Mrs Robinson, Derbyshire
Daniel OakleyDaniel Oakley
17:19 18 May 22
We were keen to explore the options of an loft conversion and a local magazines article recommended Extended Ideas' architectural services.At first, Stuart from Extended Ideas listened to our lifestyle needs: more office space, more bedrooms, minimum disruption to the first floor and to blend in with the original externally. We wanted to explore a design without roof dormers.He explored the loft space, the best location for the new staircase and discussed possibilities with us. We saw 3D plans and visuals of two design options, which really helped us feel we were considering all the possibilities.The designs were so original, we discovered that builders also found the visuals beneficial when providing quotes and as keen to be part of something unique.Stuart, submitted our chosen design to the council and we have just received the great news that planning approval has come through much earlier than expected so we can get to work!We have found that what Extended Ideas does is Invaluable. Stuart clearly knows his stuff we would recommend him ten times over if anyone wants any work done on their house
Ian BadhamsIan Badhams
14:35 18 Mar 22
We have been in our newly renovated living kitchen and garage conversion for nearly 4-months now and I am really pleased with how it has turned out.Stuart provided 3D plans and visuals of two different design options. One with an extension and the other with a garage conversion. What this helped within my mind was cementing the decision not to extend.Most people just naturally think I need more space, I'll extend. This would have been the worst thing, with hindsight, we could have done. If we have had done it blind-sighted and extended. We would have ended up with less garden space and it would all still have been incomplete. Making better use of your existing space is what it's all about and saves money along the way.Our home renovation fell within budget and we're so happy with the outcome.
Meg StampMeg Stamp
09:34 17 Mar 22
For several years we have been trying to envisage the perfect design for our home renovation, to provide us with the perfect living kitchen and extension. So many different ideas confused us, and nothing was ever perfect.We searched  the internet to see if there was help out there. We came across an  architectural design service and thought, we'll give it a go.  Stuart gave great professional advice, was  friendly, and put us at ease. He clearly understood exactly what we needed, and we couldn't wait to see what his input would provide.The designs show 2D and 3D plans and internal and external visuals that we could have never envisage. This meant we could proceed with our project.Now it's complete, we can honestly say that Stuart's involvement made our dream home possible and can't thank him enough.

Ideas and tips

As a UK-registered architect with over seven years of industry experience,
I am able to share a few ideas and tips to help you achieve the extension of your dreams.

Contact me

Whether you want to knock down a wall, venture into the loft or double the size of your home, I will help you achieve the space you are looking for.

Locations covered by this architectural service

Extended Ideas: Specialist Architect in Derby extends its reach far beyond Derby, covering the entire Midlands region. Explore our local pages to discover the architectural work I’ve accomplished in specific areas, including:

– Wollaton, Beeston and West Bridgford in Nottingham
– Castle Donington
– Burton upon Trent