What’s the difference between an Architectural Technologist and an Architect

For any building project it is worth your while using a design professional that suits your a requirement, do you need an ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST or an ARCHITECT.

Canopy Planning Service Ltd are architectural technologists that work with or alongside architects and the Public and can be appointed directly by anyone.

There are no regulations or laws stating that an Architect rather than a Architectural Technologists must design or submit a planning application for a building project.

Architectural Technologists

As architectural technologists, Canopy Planning Services Ltd offer the full range of architectural services’ similar to that of an architect as mentioned above, we hold adequate insurances and it has taken us 5 to 6 years to qualify to do this line of work.


To be recognised as an architect you must be registered with the Architect’s Registration Board, some architects also subscribe each year to be a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

It takes an architect around 7 years to qualify, architects again need to be insured to work for a client and to be registered as an architect.

Architects are able to offer a concept design and more detailed construction drawings with specifications and they can supervise or draw up a contracts between you and a builder or construction company for most types of build.

Contact Us today to find out more about how we can help you with obtaining approval for your property development project.


Planning Applications
Planning Drawings
Permitted Development
Building Regulations
Party Wall
Project Management
Architectural Technologist



“Thanks very much for helping me out to get the planning application done, I really appreciate it and am pleased with the service you have provided. Keeping this in mind, I have another project ready for you. Many thanks again.”


Amer Viquar, Property Developer

“Canopy Planning were not only super responsive but also professional throughout. Everything was sorted promptly and I only have good things to say about Lee and his team. Many thanks.”

Kate Taylor, Google Review
“Have used Canopy planning for number of years and I find them professional and efficient and easy to work with!”
Lee Murphy, Google Review

“If you want a loft, side extension and other planning information Canopy planning are good chaps to go to.”

Chris Tomlin, Google Review
“We are delighted to hear such great news, which was achieved as a result of your outstanding teamwork and professionalism.
Although we have been quite apprehensive and stressed in the last few weeks, it has been an absolute pleasure having the services of Canopy Planning, we cannot thank you enough. We will most definitely recommend Canopy Planning to any of our friends and family. Thank you for your continued good work.”
Karen Dighton, Home Owner
“Many thanks indeed for the diligent work Lee, much appreciated.”
Mr. Joshua Mdala, Home Owner
” Thank you for your good work.”
Ms. Millicent Safo, Home Owner

“I would like to thank Canopy Planning Services for succeeding with the planning permission and for your assistance.”

Mr. Colin Miller, Home Owner
Many thanks again for your efforts, we will definitely be recommending your services!”
Mr. Edwin Osejindu, Home Owner


To find out more about our services and how we can help get your building project off the ground, please request a callback and we will be in touch as soon as possible.


020 3632 2690


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020 3632 2690


9:00am – 5:00pm