Maximise the value of your property

Do you have land and/or buildings that aren't in use?

If so, why not increase the value of your property by getting planning consent for new dwellings or conversions?

With our planning and architectural services, you'll be able to free up capital, plan for your retirement or make new investments for the future.

Call 01225 330716 for a free initial consultation.




Creative, inventive, ambitious – our chartered architects design beautiful buildings. But they also understand of how the plans define a project from start to finish. It's this grain of practicality that gives Carter Davies Hughes the edge.

Based in the Georgian city of Bath, we've been designing buildings and managing developments for over 35 years. We are established members of RIBA, our work is stunning, and our projects complete on time and on budget.

Corporate or private, large or small, all our clients receive individual service. We'll listen to your needs, talk to you throughout the process, and explain everything in plain English. Every building issue – simple or complex – will be taken care of.

What our clients say…

Future Heritage Group, Bath

Paul Davies of Carter Hughes Davies has worked on a number of our projects and as well as enjoying working with him, we have found his approach to be very professional. He is one of the few architects we know whose technical knowledge is as good as his design expertise – a welcome, if rare attribute.

Neil Miller

We engaged Carter Hughes Davies to design housing on an awkward plot with a difficult history. We received friendly, prompt and helpful advice and CHD's designs cleverly made the most of what we had to work with. We were very happy with the service we received.

Ed Roberts

We used Carter Hughes Davies for two large projects. Paul Davies was the architect on both and his designs were sympathetic to the history of the buildings but lent them a touch of modernity. We also used him to manage the projects, keeping them on track and dealing with any issue that arose. We would thoroughly recommend Carter Hughes Davies.

Private client, Bath

Carter Hughes Davies offers a very friendly, comprehensive and personal service. Paul developed the design of our house from concept drawings, interpreting our design intent artistically and sympathetically to meet our needs and blending in the requirements of a conservation area.

Private client, Frome

Thank you again for the hard work on our house project. We both love how it has turned out. Your designs are first rate and you’ve been invaluable managing the contract. There is no way we could have done that ourselves. It seems half of Frome are telling us how amazing it looks.



Architectural plans

• Conversions, extensions & building alterations
• Beautiful & original new building designs
• Chartered architects in Bath
• Accredited RIBA practice
• Sensitive to existing architecture & the environment

• Land & measured buildings surveys
• Party wall surveys – call for a free consultation
• Schedule of condition surveys
• Boundary dispute? We can help

Planning permission

• End to end planning permission service
• We'll manage your application for you
• Develop unused land
• Extend or convert buildings
• Increase the value of your home/property

Project management

• We can advise on the appointment of contractors
• Your financial interests protected at all times
• Every complexity will be handled for you
• Qualified to act as Principal Designer on your project

Principal designer

• We are reliable & experienced principal designers
• Fully conversant with CDM Regulations 2015
• Preparation of all pre-construction information
• We'll advise on and prepare your Health & Safety File


• Reliable and expert contract administration
• Expert witness service in buildings disputes
• Project briefing – clear terms for everyone to work from
• Call today for a FREE consultation

Need more detail about our services?

"From simple extensions right through to large-scale developments"



We look forward to your enquiry. Send an email to the address below or give us a ring

Bath: 01225 330716 | Frome: 01373 466431

14 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN