New build

Bring your own self build or new build to life with services from CK Architectural

Building a new house will not only give you a dream home or a boost to your finances, but it will also give you an amazing feeling of satisfaction as you build your home entirely how you want to. Good Architectural design will ensure any new building will continue to provide enjoyment for human beings for a very long time. Cost-effective design solutions based on your brief and our comprehensive feasibility studies.


Appointing CK Architectural Gloucestershire will guarantee you the best advice right from the start, with great local professionals and a national network of expertise at your service. All sites bring new challenges in meeting your needs against what the planning department will allow in their local and strategic plans. Across the region, more areas are being unlocked to cater for the ever-growing housing needs of the country. We have a step by step system which prevent you from committing too much time and money without knowing all the facts and likelihood of success.

We provide comprehensive advice before any commitment

Project brief

We will carefully discuss your requirements against to basic and obvious potential of any given site. This allows us to understand exactly what you want to achieve from developing the site.

Sometimes it’s a simple numbers game for investing developers or a more detailed and specific requirement for that dream home.

With a good understanding of the national housing guide and planning policies, a simple enquiry to us will generate if the site can meet your needs.

Feasibility study

We wouldn’t ask for large fees to undertake a basic feasibility study, we want to ensure to limitations are explored by way of a desktop study.

We will look at the site and planning history to determine its past and explore the surrounding areas to see if it can work with its environment. From there we can provide you the right information before going any further.

Pre-planning application advice

If you are happy with the feasibility report we can then move forward in producing a concept design, this will be based around the brief and in line with the feasibility study. Again, at this stage we try to keep the fee low, we don’t want to manage your cost and expectation throughout the process.

With a concept design, we will be looking at showing you how the site can meet its potential with basic site design, footprints and elevations. Once you are happy with the outline design we can submit the pre-app on your behalf to the correct local authority planning department. Form here we will get a full list of reasons for and against developing the site in line with your requirements. This will also show all relative planning policies, design criteria and list the necessary reports, investigations and documents for a formal planning application.

We can also have a face to face meeting with the planning officer dealing with it, allow us to ask any direct questions and possible alternatives. We have a great working relationship with Gloucestershire County Council and can expect a proactive service from them.

Full planning applications

Moving forward from a positive and workable pre-application list we can then developed the design with you down to the last detail. We will design the site considering all necessary requirement for a new build site such as parking, manoeuvring, services, drainage, plot size, landscaping, lighting etc. Then the new home or homes can be designed and detailed to ensure they reach the maximum value or create your best living environment.

Once the design is developed to your approval we can then add all the necessary criteria for planning submission. We will source and collate any relevant 3rd party requirements and write the supporting documents such as planning, heritage, design and access statements. We submit the application, liaise with the planning officers and make any amendments necessary to help gain approval keeping you in the loop throughout.

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

Building Regulations and Working Drawings

Even through the initial concept design, we will have an eye on build ability and the building regulations. We will develop the planning approved into well detailed and present building regulations drawings. This will take into account all the relevant and up to date building control requirements making sure they can be submitted and gain full plans approval.

We will source and collate any other requirements such as structural engineering to ensure all your need to know is detailed. Our construction specification will list all the necessary details on heat loss, structure, drainages, fire, ventilation etc. With these you can then go for tender and build with any competent builder or contractor.

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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