About Us

EDS have many years of experience in the construction industry and are based conveniently in the centre of Derby. We are a team of skilled professionals who pride ourselves in delivering a friendly and trustworthy service.
One of the core strengths of our team is that we are a mix of engineering and architectural professionals: so if you choose a Building Regulation package, the entire design process is encapsulated.

EDS design everything, from the addition of a front porch, right through to new-build houses and commercial work and are always on hand with any advice you might need to guide you through your project.
To a first time property developer/extender the world of architects and builders can appear quite daunting but, with the right help, things dont have to be that complicated! For simple extension projects on houses there isn’t always the need for “Grand Designs” style architects. The normal requirements are drawings to gain planning permission (planning drawings) and drawings for your builders to build with (building regulations drawings). At EDS we recognise that many projects are similar and can be done through client lead design, so we have fixed prices for these projects as a complete design service. For bespoke and large scale projects, we can quote for an Architecturally lead design service.

EDS also have good working relationship with local builders so we can connect you with someone trustworthy to carry out the works.

From the initial call to EDS I felt comfortable these guys knew what they were doing. The turnaround times for arriving at my house to getting the drawing were quick and first class. All communication has been easy from both phone and e mail, all this has got me to the point of my drawing being approved and footings signed off for my extension. I didn’t and still don’t know much about building but Stephen and Catherine and helped me through each stage. There is only one place I’d now go if I needed future work doing and it’s EDS.

Just got full approval!.

After just 1 meeting and a brief discussion, EDS took the reigns and steered us through our application process, kept me informed throughout. I can Wholeheartedly recommend their services. I will be using them again!


Very fast response from them and very good work from them to I would definitely use them or pass them on to a friend or family as there rate is very good thanks Mr beresford aaa plus


Catherine entered into dialogue straight away. Courteous,direct and professional. Arrangements made for survey. Good start to the business relationship


great service and communication highly recommend


Stephen and Catherine are a good team. When Stephen injured his leg, Catherine still came out and did the all the measurements for our ground floor extension, so that it could be tackled quickly. I wish Birmingham Planning Dept were as organised!!! Catherine has had to deal with the planners being really slow and lots of problems along the way. I am very pleased with the design , which has now been passed and is at the build stage.


Highly recommend – provided a first class service no hesitation in using again.


Efficient, friendly and value for money service, would be happy to recommend to anyone.


Happy with plans just waiting for planning permission.


I would definitely recommend. From the first contact to the submission of the application they very friendly, pro active and professional throughout.


Excellent, thorough professional service from beginning to end. Up front about pricing which was very competitive and delivered plans in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend this company.