Shorplans is a practice based in Coulsdon, Surrey

The sole practitioner, Carl Shorter, is an Architectural Technologist who has excellent planning, design and construction knowledge as well as a keen interest in the latest developments in sustainable technologies. He provides informed honest and realistic advice together with a comprehensive first class drawing service.

Carl has many years experience working in the residential sector, having worked for busy private practices and multinational consulting firms across London. These practices still employ Carl’s services on a contractual basis, demonstrating the value of his skills. Carl is currently working on projects around London and the surrey area.

Carl works from a home office, thereby keeping overheads down and passing these savings onto clients.


Planning and Building Regulations legislation is constantly changing and we ensure we are up to date with the latest releases, so that applications submitted are accurate and conform to the current standards. We are familiar with all the latest Code for Sustainable Homes legislation and the sustainable technology that now forms an integrated part of any project from extensions to new housing developments.

Shorplans use a CAD system ensuring quality drawings can be produced cost effectively. We are often praised on the clarity and presentation of our drawings and documentation.