New Build, Extensions, Conversions, Industrial Unit, Minor Site etc.
Structural engineer design/calculations
Commercial and Domestic projects
Planning and building regulations application
CK Architectural Birmingham and West midlands was founded on a pure passion to deliver building solutions through the design process, we leave nothing to chance and help you make the right decisions. Our team of local design experts will visit your property for survey, design meetings and site inspections and provide a fully committed, approachable, professional and affordable architectural design service.
We provide design solutions, planning applications and project management for all aspects of residential and commercial architecture. Working across the regions in areas such as West Bromwich, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Redditch, Kidderminster, Tamworth, Solihull, Cannock, Lichfield, Stourbridge, Nuneaton, Coventry etc.
We want you in the very heart of the design. Our clients always have the final say in the design process for their projects. We can arrange to meet in the comfort of your own home, over the phone, or online and talk through every option thoroughly, ensuring that the final drawings we produce are perfect for you and your new space.
Managing Director / Senior Designer
Chris is the one who started it all, all the way back in 2015. He’s the managing director of CK Architectural, on hand to ensure everything is exactly how it should be, efficiently and affordably, with decades of architectural experience under his belt.
Liam is our longest serving architectural designer, and a vital part of the CK team. Working with clients all day, every day, he makes sure customers are getting their perfect designs and that the sales teams have the exact info they need for each individual project.
CK Architectural also has a diverse range of commercial services on offer across the Birmingham and West Midlands area. The team can cater to practically any commercial setting, providing comprehensive feasibility studies through to complete designs and project management seeing through to completion.
The team works closely with a network of experienced professionals to ensure that any project can be catered to at only the highest standards, all managed by the inhouse commercially experienced architectural experts. We can work with anything, from office building and retail facilities though to factories, warehousing, education buildings and anything else required.
Site and Building Measured Surveys
Planning Advice and Submission
First, once you choose to move forward with our service, we need to get some info. In most cases, this is a self-survey where you take rough measurements that we’re able to make drawings with. For larger projects, we visit the site.
Step 2 is where we show you our drawings and discuss your likes, dislikes, and how to move forward. We can do this both in person and via online meeting to help make things as easy as possible.
Once you’re happy with the designs with any amendments, we’ll send you the first invoice. From there, we’ll issue your designs to you digitally, so you have them whenever you need them.
The next step is to submit your drawings to the planning portal after we add a location map, consult any 3rd parties and writing the planning and design statements. The Portal will get in touch with your directly for their fee, and then forward your application to the local authority.
Following the submission of your application, the admin & validation team from the local authority check the application fits the relevant criteria, before they validate it, send it back to us, and we forward it to you letting you know all the info you need.
After this, the Planning Officer will write to the neighbours, highways, environment, relevant utility services etc regarding the application, and speak to the council and anyone objecting, too so it can be reviewed. They will then give you a decision date and begin to look through all of the information.
Once a decision is reached, you will be updated by us. We will then advise you on the next steps. If the application is refused, we will be in touch to discuss redesign/submission. There is no application fee for resubmission within 12 months.
After approval of your planning application, we’ll move to building regulations. We’ll send you an invoice before then starting the detailed drawings to submit to Building Control. You can let us know if you have any new additions, amendments, or preferences as to construction here, too.
Once the drawings are approved, we will send the drawings to our recommended builders for quotations if this is something you have opted for. We advise getting quotes from at least 3 builders to verify their prices and to find the right builder to suit your project.
Next up, we submit the drawing to Building Control and Structural Engineers as required. They let us know they have your application and check it against the 2013 legislation. Then, they write to us requesting amendments and clarification. We will update the drawings and answer the questions until we gain approval.
Once the building regulations drawings are approved, we’ll get in touch and let you know immediately. We’ll send you the drawings you can give to your selected builder where they become principal contractor and take responsibility form there. Your Building Control Officer will attend when required as instructed by the builder to sign off each stage of the works.
Once the Building Control has signed off and approved the drawings, you will receive 3 large copies of the drawings in the post along with a completion pack. At this point our services will be finished unless you choose to use our project management service and we take things through to the completed build.