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Architectural services in Bradford and West Yorkshire by expert architectural designers

CK Architectural provide all of our architectural services across the Bradford area of West Yorkshire, too, offering a range of residential and commercial packages to help you no matter what your project is.

We have services to take you through every stage of your project design, beginning with initial designs and visualisation tools, and taking you through planning stages, building regulations, construction drawings and project management, with you able to get any combination of these to help your individual design requirements.

Our highly experienced team of architects, designers, technicians and the rest of our professional network all come together to make sure you have the best service at the most affordable price, and we’re always trying to go the extra mile for our customers.

Single storey extensions

Individual and unique designs to improve your primary living areas and create space as well as value

Loft extensions

A loft conversion can create the extra space you’ve always wanted cost effectively and without taking up space outside

New build

Commercial architecture

Project management

Structural engineering

Double storey extensions

CK Architectural Leeds

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House Extensions in Bradford

House extensions are one of the most popular services we offer in Bradford, as they’re often the easiest way to create modern and perfectly tailored additions to the ground floor of your home without having to sacrifice much space.

The most common types of extension we see in Bradford are single storey, with rear and side extensions like kitchens, utility rooms, porches, and entrances taking the lead since these are often the easiest places to add more practicality to your home. Front extensions like living rooms and feature rooms are still incredible additions too, of course, but we’re always happy to work with you directly to help you find the perfect fit. That includes utilising permitted development rights where we can, or undertaking planning work where it’s needed like with double storey extensions, as well as building regulations and project management too.

Loft Conversions in Bradford

Loft conversions are another great way to make more space at home by utilising the facilities you already have available. They are the cheaper option to grow your space and can provide a new haven for home life as you’re able to explore a new floor entirely. Again, the typical loft conversion in Bradford will be doable without the need for planning permission, but our comprehensive design options will make sure you’re ready to build no matter what your project requires.

As our experts work on designing your project, they factor in every possible consideration and requirement your loft conversion may present, from light and ventilation through the usable space and purpose fit designs. It all comes hand in hand with what you need.

Process of application

We know exactly what is legally required to be in place before you begin building in West Yorkshire. Our clear planning application plans present your design in the correct scales, site maps, and every other necessary component to validate the application.

We will check the design against the planning guidance such as overdevelopment, impact on the street scene, right of light, overshadowing, loss of amenity and outlook, massing/dominance, loss of privacy, and other factors that could affect the project.

Permitted Development Requirements

An extension (Single storey rear extension or single storey side extension) or addition to your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:

  • No more than half the area of land around the “original house” * would be covered by additions or other buildings
  • No extension forward of the principal elevation or side elevation fronting a highway.
  • No extension to be higher than the highest part of the roof.
  • Single Storey rear extension must not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house* by more than three metres if an attached house or by four metres if a detached house.
  • In addition, outside Article 2(3) designated land* and Sites of Special Scientific Interest the limit is increased to 6m if an attached house and 8m if a detached house until 30 May 2019.
  • These increased limits (between 3m and 6m and between 4m and 8m respectively) are subject to the prior notification of the proposal to the Local Planning Authority and the implementation of a neighbour consultation scheme.
  • If objections are received, the proposal might not be allowed.
  • Maximum height of a Single Storey rear extension of four metres.
  • Extensions of more than one Storey must not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house* by more than three metres.
  • Maximum eaves height of an extension within two metres of the boundary of three metres.
  • Maximum eaves and ridge height of extension no higher than existing house.
  • Single Storey Side extensions to have a with maximum height of four metres and width no more than half that of the original house.
  • Materials to be similar in appearance to the existing house.
  • Roof pitch of extensions higher than one Storey to match existing house.
  • Materials to be similar in appearance to the existing house.
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.
  • Upper-floor, side-facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above the floor.
  • On designated land* no permitted development for rear extensions of more than one Storey.
  • On designated land no cladding of the exterior.
  • On designated land no side extensions.

Visit the UK planning portal for more advice or book us to come for a chat.

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New Build House Designs

Building a property or even multiple properties from scratch is another thing more and more people are choosing to do, both as self build homes and as business or financial investments in Bradford. They’re the ideal way to create something to your exact requirements from top to bottom and save a huge amount of money over typical buying to create a modern, efficient and completely individual design specification.

We work with you in every step of the design to make sure you have exactly the right design for your personal or financial requirements and create a project you can be truly proud to own. We’re massively experienced in every area of the project, from initial designs, meetings and visualisations to get whatever backing, support or reassurance you need, and then taking it through every stage of development through to managing the whole build.

Building Project Management in Bradford

The hardest part of any renovation or construction is managing the project. From the initial stages of finalising the design and getting things construction-ready through to helping you select the builder, mediating and communicating with them, and you, to prevent any miscommunications and handle and problems should they arise once the work begins, we’re here to help with our project management service.

We then move with you into the actual build itself, keeping the builders working to the highest possible standards, meeting your expectations as well as our standard of work, ensuring no corners are cut and everything is going to be exactly as it should. Even once the build has completed, we work with you and the builder to produce a snagging plan designed to remove any problems while the construction was ongoing, minimising extra costs and ultimately, giving you the perfect project.

Our testimonials

CK Architectural Hull

4.7Out of 5 stars

Overall rating out of 28 Google reviews

Alex Harrison
2 months ago

Exactly what I wanted. No sales rubbish, no broken promises. They did exactly what I asked for, right first time, for the exact price quoted. I'd definitely use the company again.

David Caley
8 months ago

Excellent service and communication. The company correctly and quickly identified my requirements, and worked accurately and within (very reasonable) quotation. Any queries and additional dimensions or details which the design engineer had, were clearly requested, allowing me to be able to quickly furnish the exact information and measurements, and negating the need for site visits, thus keeping costs in check. The first draft of the engineering drawings were very impressive - as a project engineer involved in the materials handling industry, I am well used to working with and interpreting CAD drawings, so was able to appreciate the high level of detail and clarity therein. I have been pleased and impressed with the service provided and care taken by CK Architectural, in bringing this part of my project to a successful conclusion - the Local Authority Building Control department accepted the drawings and specifications at first draft, without any amendments or changes. I am happy to recommend this company to anyone seeking a friendly, helpful, skilled and professional service.

Viorel Ispas
a year ago

Karl Filby
a year ago

CK Architectural led us through our whole project of two significant extensions from start to finish. At the outset during concept the input was both practical and creative. Several of our own ideas were improved upon and other ideas added. The creation of the designs was collaborative with CKA listening to our needs and wishes and incorporating them as practically possible. The budget was agreed with CKA and they kept a tight lid on the finances. The initial plan was actually built within budget, and we just crept over due to a couple of unforeseen changes, such as the roof tiles to match current being discontinued and therefore we chose to have a new roof. CKA made frequent visits to site and it always felt as if they had the project under control. It is not until you embark upon a venture such as this, as a novice, that you realise how complex it all is. However, with CKA leading the way on drawing completion, obtaining planning permission, appointing reputable contractors and managing Building Control eveything felt smooth and was stress free for us as the client. For the service we received we thought CKS priced their involvement very fairly.

Mark Griffin
a year ago

CK Architectural where very thorough, professional and prompt when drawing up our plans, providing options and guidance when choosing & deciding what would work best with the space created. Any additional questions/queries where also answered straight away and always provided useful information. Very pleased with the service received and have recommended to friends and family.

Josh Pearson
a year ago

Karl Allen
a year ago

Craig Grundy
2 years ago

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueI use CK Architectural being a builder and have for a number of years now, with absolutely nothing but professionalism and great feedback from the team.All that and good value for your money.Personally I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Nick Atkinson
2 years ago

Positive: ProfessionalismChris gave a brilliant service for our loft conversion design, including all planning details for the local authority, and completion of working drawings. the service was without question excellent, especially since this was all through a pandemic. Thankyou

Lars Cavi
2 years ago

Positive: QualityAs 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

Gavin Hollywell
3 years ago

Great service - innovative thinking and timely responses. Can’t wait for the next project they can help me with! Would not hesitate to recommend.

Carla Dulare
3 years ago

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

Denise Hill
3 years ago

I have used CK Architectural for numerous project over the past few years and find them to be attentive, conscientious and very reliable. And most of all they offer excellent value for money.

Carl Newlands
2 years ago

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.

Dave Turner
2 years ago

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueHighly 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.

We have use the team at CK Architectural on 2 projects of ours over the years. They have never let us down. They have always worked with us to produce the designs we wanted and handled everything for us through the Planning and Building Control stage, keeping us updated at the carious stages. We will most certainly use again if we decide to do another project.

Rockmetella Woof
3 years ago

Proffesional, helpful & a great price. Produced hard copies & electronic of everything we needed. What more could you ask for .

Chris’ attention to detail and professionalism was second to none. I would highly recommend him and his Company.

megan illand
3 years ago

Brilliant company, great service from start to finish, cant recommend highly enough.

Katie Medd
5 years ago

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