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Architectural Services Across the UK
CK Architectural is an award-winning architectural firm operating in regions across the UK.
As a client-first architectural firm, we’re dedicated to producing the highest quality architectural work in the industry while always trying to make things as affordable as possible, offering industry-leading prices throughout the country.
We have completely tailored services to take our clients through the entire architectural process, from initial designs, concepts and visualisation with the latest technologies right through the planning, building regulations and even project management stages to bring the design to life.
SINGLE STOREY EXTENSIONSIndividual and unique designs to improve your primary living areas and create space as well as value
LOFT CONVERSIONSA loft conversion can create the extra space you’ve always wanted cost effectively and without taking up space outside
WHY CHOOSE CK ARCHITECTURAL
The team is made up of architects, architectural designers, technicians, and sales and admin staff that are all dedicated to giving our clients impeccable service. We keep up to date in everything architectural, from planning and building regulations legislations and updates all the way through to industry news, technologies and trends.
Our well-organised support team will guide you and answer any queries alongside our architectural designers, project managers, architectural technicians, planning, building regulations and construction experts. All of this comes together to give you an unparalleled experience while working with us that is centred around you.
We provide services to cater for every single aspect of the architectural process, catering to initial architectural drawings and concept work, complete with 3D visualisation and multiple variations, ranging right through to planning drawings, building regulations, and even producing construction drawings and managing the entire build project too.
With our seamlessly blended team of designers, architects, and other architectural specialists, our expertise knows no bounds. We use the latest technology and methods in our work, as well as working with a network of industry professionals across the country to ensure that each and every project has what it needs to be a success.
The team has over 100 years of combined architectural experience and is made up of architects, architectural designers, technicians, technologists, and a team of admin, sales and support staff on hand too, all uniquely trained to cater for your every need.
We work on with you as well as for you both the commercial and residential levels to ensure that no matter what project you might have, we’re able to see it through with absolute success, creating work tailored to your unique budget, project requirements and required services.
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HOURS OF WORK
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.
Design Meeting/ Virtual Design Meeting & Screenshot
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.
Approval & Confirmation
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.
Submit to Planning
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.
The Planning Process
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.
Building regulations drawings
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.
Builder tender (If requested)
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.
Send drawing to BC and SE
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.
BC Sign off and Approval Letter
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.