before any commitment
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
CK Architectural West Yorkshire
Here at CK Architectural, we pride ourselves on providing a personal yet professional architectural service from our team of architects, designers, technicians & specialists. Whether it be designs, building regulations or planning applications, we ensure you receive the best service in Leeds and West Yorkshire.
Throughout the process, you will receive a friendly, dedicated, passionate service from the whole team, no matter what your project is.
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.
We aim to provide you with the best advice before committing and always get you completely involved with the design before creating the plans. We can supply everything you need for a viable design and approved building project from your own vision. With over half a century of combined architectural design and building knowledge, we provide a professional and personal experience from concept to completion.
Though we are not Architects, our skills, dedication and knowledge of design processes, current building regulations, and planning policies mean you receive an unparalleled service. We guarantee to work tirelessly with you from the design stage to the submission of drawings, to planning and building control, and can offer further project assistance through estimates, project management, engineering, building services and builder referrals if required.
CK Architectural have successfully worked on hundreds of different projects, from expanding families wishing to improve their own home to property developers and housebuilders with multiple projects. No matter the type of client, our aim is to help individuals to achieve their ideal architecture projects in respect to what they imagined from the start.
We truly believe our main asset is our ability to listen to our customer’s needs, and accommodate this efficiently by offering a complete home design service, including submitting planning applications and building regulations drawings. We believe that whether you need only a kitchen extension, double storey extension, barn conversion or a whole new build house, the process should be simple, and we ensure to make it so for you.
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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.