New build

We can help you with any new build or self build property from pre application through to completion.

New build and self-build houses can really change your life, and with the right designers by your side, they could be the best financial decision you could ever make. We are experts in architectural design and can help make your new builds or self build home the perfect fit for your needs and help create a home from the start.

If you are looking to build your own home or an experienced developer looking for investment or building your dream, we are the people that can help.  Our philosophy on design resonates throughout all our services, you must make the right decisions and we provide all the necessary information to help you do what is right for you.

Our design team will explore all the site issues and likely opinions of the planning officers before you get into any expensive application and design processes. Each new build needs to be assessed against your requirements.

We provide comprehensive advice before any commitment

Project brief

Once we have worked through a concept with you on your new or self build design, we can submit the outline design and basic planning statements to the planning office.

Again, for a relatively small fee, we can ascertain the opinion of the local Birmingham authority directly against what you want to achieve. This will produce a long list of planning policies and comments directly from the planner that will be dealing with and future application.

We can also arrange a meeting with the relevant officer to discuss the plan and any other ideas that the site could be developed for.

Feasibility study

For a relatively modest fee, we will look at the site history, assess the infrastructure, services etc and informally engage with the relevant local authority planning department. From there we can work with you on a concept design that meets your requirements. It all works to give you the best possible chance of success with your project meeting your needs.

Whether it is a major development site or one-off self build, we can produce and collate all the necessary drawings, reports and investigations to give your new build design application the best chance of success. We will be in constant communication with you and the planning officer, making changes where necessary to push it through.

Pre-planning application advice

Once we have worked through a concept with you on your new or self build design, we can submit the outline design and basic planning statements to the planning office.

Again, for a relatively small fee, we can ascertain the opinion of the local Birmingham authority directly against what you want to achieve. This will produce a long list of planning policies and comments directly from the planner that will be dealing with and future application.

We can also arrange a meeting with the relevant officer to discuss the plan and any other ideas that the site could be developed for.

From basic design to full project management,  you can tailor your service to you

Full planning applications

When the positive pre-application list is received, we can then develop your design with you. All necessary requirements will be considered from plot size down to the lighting and parking.  Your new build or self-build home(s) can then be designed with detailing that ensures you reach the maximum potential for both value and environment.

Once the design is approved, we will then take care of any 3rd party requirements (heritage, design access etc.) before we submit the application.   CK Architectural will work with you and your planning officers throughout the whole process and take care of any amendments needed for you to gain approval.

Throughout the initial concept design stages, we will make sure the developed and approved design can be correctly detailed for the building regulations. Our drawings will ensure any future developer can gain accurate tenders or have a well detailed and good specification with a working set of building plans. From there we can offer a full range of project management services depending on the level of involvement you want.

What our customers say about us

Lars Cavi
13. November, 2020.
As a developer in Hull, I have been working with CK Architectural on many complex projects and they have always delivered a great professional service. Highly recommended. Lars
Peter Tyas
28. August, 2020.
Great service from the team at CK helping out with a every changing project design. Friendly and knowledgeable service, which I would recommend. Thanks.
Dave Turner
12. July, 2020.
Highly recommend CK Architectural. Chris and his team did a great job gaining planning permission for a new build and renovation of an existing property. We hit some dead ends with the planning officer but Chris found different ways of getting around the problems without going over budget.
Carl Newlands
10. July, 2020.
For someone far removed from the building / planning industries the thought of where to start when thinking of a big extension project to my house (two story to the side and wrap around of semi-detached 3 bed) was a little daunting at first. Luckily, after obtaining a competitive quote, I enlisted the services of CK Architectural and have been very impressed with not only the service received but the ease at which they have made the whole process. After listening to my thoughts and the reasons for needing the extension work doing, the architect came up with a great design that encompassed everything that was needed. Even when I changed my mind over a couple of aspects, Donna, Chris and the team were quick to administer any alterations. Every visit to the house for measurements / planning etc has happened without a hitch with all members of the team we've encountered being punctual and professional at all times. The best thing has been by far the ease at which CK have made of getting all council and local authority sign off for the project. All I have needed to do is pay the fees at the required time, no stress involved and all went through seamlessly. I'm now at the stage where I have the drawings to hand and have submitted them to builders to obtain quotes. Importantly, the feedback so far from the builders indicates the project to be within the budget specifications I explained to CK during the first consultation. Very happy customer 🙂 Carl.
Delwar Hossain
21. May, 2020.
Excellent Service and prompt!! I have taken CK's service twice. Chris and his team is very helpful and most importantly have enough patience to accommodate my frequently changing mind set. I would happily recommend any one to CK Architectural and wish them all the best.
Rockmetteller Woof
11. September, 2019.
Proffesional, helpful & a great price. Produced hard copies & electronic of everything we needed. What more could you ask for .
Carla Dulare
23. August, 2019.
Enjoyed working with CK on our loft conversion, kept us updated along the way and very happy with the outcome and the service. Would highly recommend
P Furley
23. August, 2019.
Great service and really helpful with any changes I wanted to make.

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