We are a full service

Design Company

We offer all our clients an integrated design service right from the outset. CANNON Architectural Design Ltd. Has a strong design philosophy which exceeds our client’s expectations.

What we do

We like to go over and above, and offer a professional service, no matter how simple or complex the project is. We also have both professional and public liability insurance to cover all of our projects, so that our clients feel safe and assured when working with us. The company are able to offer competitive fees to accommodate any size of the project, and the same care and attention to detail are guaranteed throughout the entire process.


Free Consultations

We offer free consultations to all our clients! From here we will look to obtain a brief from you, and then explain the process from inception all the way through to practical completion. We will also offer our free advice on anything from feasibility to build costs. Get in touch If you would like to book us in to come and visit your home, or a particular plot you have in mind!


Measured Surveys

We carry out measured surveys for our projects so that we are able to virtually model your dwelling as existing. This then allows us to create our proposed design options for you. We either do this first hand or for larger projects, we would appoint other professional consultants to obtain this information for us. When doing so it can give us accurate information and data for measured and topographical surveys. This is also something that planners and structural engineers also require.



We have worked off a variety of clients briefs for extensions. Whether it be a standard single-storey rear extension allowing for better living accommodation, or a large double storey, high valued, bespoke design. We would be more than happy to offer advice on any ideas you may have, and bring your dreams to reality! Extensions can also add a lot of value to your home, and we have this in mind when designing to try and maximise house value margins as much as possible, keeping build costs to a minimum, whilst also successfully meeting your brief.

New Builds

If you are looking to do a self-build home, we are here to help! We can take your project right from feasibility, all the way through planning, to construction drawings, on site supervision and practical completion. We also offer a feasibility service and have years of experience in knowing what is most feasible in terms of design and meeting planning policy for your particular plot. Similarly to our extensions service, we work closely with other consultants that may be required on the project. This means that drawings are fully coordinated and cross-referenced through the entire design team before getting to site. We also work alongside numerous contractors and have built a ‘competent contractors list’ whom we would be happy to recommend to you in order for you to receive tender bids for your project.


We have several years of experience working in development. Working closely alongside statutory authorities and consultees through the design process, allowing planning approval to be obtained, and producing working drawings for building control sign off, and production teams. No matter how big or small the site, we can carry out feasibility studies to work out how many units you may be able to obtain, and what the best mix of units will be in terms of maximising profit and keeping compliant with statutory authority’s regulations and guidance.

3D Renders & Fly-Throughs

We use state of the art technologies when modelling, allowing us to produce 3D renders & fly-throughs. This means our clients get to view images &/or videos in virtual models of their own home! Some people struggle to read off a floor plan or visualise what their ideas may look like. 3D renders & fly-throughs removes this constraint, and it means the client can directly be involved in the design process. Which therefore achieves better design development, and ultimately a better end result, matching your brief.

BIM Consultancy

The practice also offers BIM consultancy. This may be to an individual or a business such as another architectural practice or a housing developer for example. This service offers clients a new BIM strategy along with implementation plans, contractual administration advice, and of course training & support. We can also recommend what software is the most fit for purpose for a particular project or workflow. All of this is built around your current company procedures to ensure both strategy and implementation is aligned with the company’s core values. 


Tom has a vast amount of experience and knowledge in working in Building Information Modelling (BIM) software. As a Group BIM Manager He would manage and coordinate BIM workflows within internal teams and produce contractual information when required on each project. BIM is encouraged and mandated on government-funded projects, as well as high rise residential buildings. Although it is felt that this change needs to be pushed through the housing industry and should be used on all projects, which is why CANNON Architectural Design Ltd uses industry leading technology, allowing for better design interrogation, solution, and programme. We feel strongly that our clients directly benefit from the practice using BIM technology, and we would be more than happy to showcase examples of previous work to support this.

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Awards and Accreditations

  • A fully registered practice of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists MCIAT
  • Uttlesford Business Awards 2019 Finalist – New business of the year
  • Build Architecture Awards 2019 – Most Advanced BIM, Planning & 3D Rendering Practice – Essex

About Cannon Architectural Design Ltd

CANNON Architectural Design Ltd. is founded and directed by Tom Cannon, Bsc (Hons) MCIAT who has maintained a strong design ethos ever since graduating with first class honours in Architectural Technology at Nottingham Trent University. He has been fortunate to gain broad exposure in the industry in a relatively short amount of time. This experience and knowledge has come through working for a global architectural practice working on large commercial buildings in the heart of London city centre, to being a core project team member on high-rise buildings & malls in the Middle East. Since then Tom moved over to the residential side of the industry where he worked for a large privately owned residential developer working on a range of projects. Working on feasibilities, planning applications, working drawings, and coordinating on site, from small schemes to sites of over 500+ units. During these projects, he would manage internal projects teams, whilst liaising with the relevant statutory authorities and production teams. Tom gained his Chartered status (MCIAT) in 2018 where he was told that he was the youngest member to achieve this status. Since then he continued to gain further experience in his field before becoming the founder of CANNON Architectural Design Ltd. In 2019. The practice has grown since its outset, and has become a go-to local business. The majority of work that comes into the practice is via recommendation from previous clients, through the service that is provided. The practice is fully accredited and is now an award winning firm looking to expand further, whilst continuing to maintain our high level of service and delivering high quality projects to our clients. 

From Our Clients

Our main core value is keeping clients satisfied, and providing an unbeaten level of service, which is proven by our reviews! Most of our work comes through referrals, and we achieve a 5* satisfaction rate on all of our projects. Below is a handful of our testimonials, and these can also be found on Houzz, Google & Trustatrader!

“Tom has shown great commitment to my proposed extension; he has been on hand and responsive to all my queries and has been extremely patient and knowledgeable through any alterations required, remaining professional but considerate at all times. He has a great knowledge in his field and guided me appropriately to achieve planning permission for the first time! I would certainly recommend Cannon Architectural Design as Tom is attentive, thorough, courteous, knowledgeable and of course creative.” Ms Johns

“Tom offers a prompt and efficient service and is very good at keeping his customers informed throughout every step of the process. We would definitely use him again!”

Ms Williams

“Tom managed to get full planning & listed building consent on our project and was professional and contactable throughout the process. Would definitely recommend!”

Mr King

“Tom has been brilliant. He has created a truly amazing ground floor and first floor scheme for us that has exceeded our expectations. He is a consummate professional and has flexibly worked with us to accommodate our changes and alterations. I cannot recommend him enough, he is easy to work with and flexible, and has given us a lot of new ideas and suggestions we would never have considered.”

Mr Foley

“Great professional service! Tom was very patient and knowledgeable throughout the whole process and helped us to achieve planning approval for our dream home.”

Mr Cutsworth

Tom has been a pleasure to work with. From initial meeting right through planning he has listened and delivered more than we had hoped for. He listened to what we wanted, gave us options and talked us through them and then designed an extension that was better than we had hoped for. Even in uncertain times he made sure we had regular updates, calls to discuss the project and just included us every step of the way. As someone who works with designers and builders daily it was great to work with such a dedicated professional…couldn’t recommend more highly.”

Mr Gurnett

“I have put Tom’s name forward to a few of my clients and have had nothing but positive feedback. I wouldn’t hesitate to use CANNON Architectural Design Ltd again – A very professional service.”

Mr Morell

“I found Tom Cannon really helpful, very attentive and had some great ideas. We also got planning permission & building regulations approval first time!”

Mr Potter

“We recently used the services of CANNON Architectural Design for our large extension on our home. Tom has been a great help throughout the project, he is very responsive and efficient – I would highly recommend to others. We will be using their services again in the near future.”

Mr Goward

“Tom did an excellent job. He was extremely courteous, helpful and efficient. Thanks to Tom, planning consent was achieved earlier than expected. Would definitely use Tom again.”

Ms Moss

“Cannon Architectural Design has steered us through the complex planning stage for the refurbishment and rebuild of our four bedroom village house. After listening to our requirements, plans were drawn up that satisfied not only the local planning laws, but also promise to deliver a perfect family home. The process has been very clear, pleasant and successful.”

Mr Pillai

“Tom and his team – enthusiastic and professional partners in my project. Great people to have along. Drawings superbly presented in every exact detail. Available for all my queries, which were dealt with efficiently and timely. Very knowledgeable around all planning and design matters, and kept me regularly up to date with my successful planning application throughout the process”.

Mr Yates

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Feel free to get in touch by calling 07925310091 or emailing tom@cannonarchitecturaldesign.co.uk or using the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you.