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Frequently asked questions

Invoices & Payments

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept BAC's transfer, all major credit and debit cards including Amex.

Why do we carry out credit checks?

ICI Architecture Studio trading name of ICI Development Group undertakes credit checks to verify clients details to ensure that the information that we are provided with is accurate and correct. We may use this information to prevent fraud, money laundering, managing credit and credit related accounts and facilities and recovering debt. We will check your details with fraud detection agencies and if false or inaccurate information is provded and fraud is identified, details will be passed to fraud prevention agencies.

What is your payment terms?

All invoices are to be settled within 14 days of issue not reciept. Please note we are unable to process any planning applications, building regulations applications until outstanding accounts are paid in full. A full copy of our terms of service and payments & collection policy is displayed on our 'legal stuff' section at the bottom of the page.

What happens if our accounts are overdue?

ICI Development Group will provide a reminder before the due date of any invoices and in the event that an account is overdue. Please note in accordance with our terms of service we will charge interest and late payment surcharges on any overdue accounts. Accounts that are overdue by 30 days will be automatically passed to debt collection services for processing. Our terms of service is published on our website

Planning Applications

How do I check the progress of a planning application?

To check the progress of a planning application please visit the local authorities website and select planning. Please enter the reference number on your confirmation letter from us. The status of your planning application will then be displayed.
Any questions or querys please email

What is the current timescales for a planning application to be processed?

Local Authorities across the UK are experiencing siginifcant delays with processing planning applications with some local authorities reporting delays of over 12 weeks minimum for a decision to be made. At ICI Architecture Studio we deliver projects across the UK and internationally as well. Rest assured each day we are in contact with local authorities requesting for planning updates for our clients so you don't have to chase. We will provide you with updates as soon as we recieve updates from a local authority.

What happens if my planning application is refused?

Every effort is made to try and secure a positive outcome however this can never be guaranteed! Unfortunately no Architectural provider can guarantee planning consent! If the worst is to happen we do have a couple of options: 1) Withdraw an application and resubmit - Free of charge. 2) Appeal a planning application through the planning inspectorates

General Enquiry

Which areas do you cover?

ICI Architecture Studio delivers architectural services across the UK and international. We have projects as far as Mustique Island as well as the Middle East!

How many design changes are included?

Our freedom to be flexible approach allows you to make any changes and explore multiple options! Once you are completely happy we will prepare and submit your planning application on your behalf! You can accesss the virtual reality of your proposals 24 hrs a day and no software required!

Do we charge extra for Virtual Reality?

No! At ICI Architecture Studio we are deliberately different in everyway! All of our proposals are designed in 3D using VR to ensure that we bring your vision to life! We like to call it see it, experience it before you get started! Need to make a slight adjustment? no problem our freedom to be flexible approach allows you to make any adjustments required!

Do we need to pay for any specialist software?

Absoluteley No! ICI Development Group will priovide you with access to all the tools you need at no extra cost! You can view our 3D models in the office or the comfort of your own home without having to pay the expensive software fees!

Do you charge for initial consultations?

All of our initial consultations are FREE of charge with no obligation to use our services. Our intitial consultations are designed to be a fact finding session. We will discuss and formalise a project brief and advise on the appropriate route for your project. We will identify any particular styles or requirements that you are looking for. We will answer any questions you may have!

What other professionals may I need?

Every project is completelty different but during our initial consultation we will advise you further. Typical additional professionals include Structural Engineers etc.

I have an idea but not sure how or where to get started?

Dont worry you are not alone! Lots of our clients approach us with either an idea or a list of things they dont like about their current house or space! During our free initial consultation we discuss your ideas, share ideas and start to develop a brief to solve your problems!


Want to partner with us?...

ICI Architecture Studio is constantly on the lookout for new suppliers to partner with us to help to continue to deliver the exceptional services we deliver to all of our clients daily across the UK & internationally. 

Want to Partner with us?...


ICI Architecture Studio is committed to expanding our range of services across the UK & internationally and we are currently welcoming opportunities to form partnerships with business suppliers operating in the following sectors.



ICI Architecture Studio is looking to expand our range of approved suppliers and welcomes the opportunity to form partnerships with local builders who deliver turnkey projects across the UK!

Want to find out more and partner with us?


Please call 01260 602 005 for further details. 



(Vectorpods & Designology)

Our sister companies are looking to form partnerships with manufacturing suppliers based in the UK and abroad. 

To help deliver a new and exciting range of services for our clients that are due to launch later this year.

Please call 01260 602 005.



Structural Engineers

Based upon high levels of demands for our services ICI Architecture Studio are looking to form extended partnerships with Structural Engineers and suppliers across the UK. 

Want to find out more and partner with us? 

Please call 01260 602 005 for further details.



(Staffordshire Moorlands Area)

ICI Architecture Studio works with a range of former specialist planners and enforcement officers across the UK to provide our clients with expert advice every time. 

We are currently on the lookout for former Planners with significant experience who can help to deliver a range of projects across the Staffordshire Moorlands region.


Please call 01260 602 005 for further details. 



Quantity Surveyors 

ICI Architecture Studio is looking to partner with local suppliers across the UK to deliver Quantity Surveying Services for our clients. 

Want to find out more and partner with us? 

Please call 01260 602 005 for further details. 

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