RANKED in the Top 25 Grand Designs, long established Herefordshire Architect, Garry Thomas, is now delivering his extensive knowledge of self-build rural property development with his own practice Thomas Studio.

With 20 years experience in building design and construction, Garry's diverse design and planning projects range from helping clients with little upfront outlay to significantly increase the value of their property assets, and if budgets allow to creating spectacular grand designs.

Based in Fownhope, where he was born, Garry has a special interest in assisting those seeking to build properties in rural locations that are traditionally difficult to secure planning in.

'I know first hand how difficult it can be to obtain planning permission the countryside, especially Herefordshire' he explains.

From converting farm buildings into residential dwellings, getting a 'golden years' property in open-countryside for mum and dad, or those looking to diversify into tourism, to landmark builds with unique features and innovative grand designs, Garry's knowledge and experience can help to unlock your vision.

'There are many reasons that planning applications may not be approved and, with our expertise in overcoming those issues, we work alongside you and your project to navigate that to a positive outcome,' explains Garry.

'While working on some inspirational designs in amazing locations both in and out of the county, I am delighted to help people achieve their dream properties often in challenging circumstances.'

'Herefordshire attracts creative and ambitious minds who want homes to match, and that journey often requires professional support. Engaging the right person can be invaluable to the project's success.'

Garry is also a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Constructors.

His website thomasstudios.co.uk offers plenty of free tips and advice to help new home builders achieve their countryside dreams or contact him for a free 15 minute consultation on 0774 747 8079 / 01432 860338.