Slide Contact us We provide free comprehensive advice before any commitment Before you agree to anything, our friendly and highly experienced team will give you all the information you need about your project, no matter what size it may be.

We will answer all of your questions, provide you with your options, and make sure that you know exactly what to expect when working with us, and afterwards.
Slide You will get the best design options so you can make the right choices Contact us We provide you with a range of design options as well as amendments to make sure that you’re fully equipped with everything you need to make the perfect choices for your property.

We’ll factor in every detail of the build alongside you, making sure everything is just the way you want it.
Slide Contact us No fee until your personal designs are ready Working with CK, there’s nothing to pay before your designs are ready for you.

We work with you to create your designs, factoring in your preferences, design tweaks, and anything else that needs to be considered before we present you with any fees.
Slide Buildings Regulations Drawings and Submission A dedicated network of Experienced Professionals Contact us We work with a huge network of professionals, making sure that no matter what specific services your project might need, we have the perfect person on hand to get the work done reliably, professionally, and affordably, recommended by us. Slide Contact us A fully trained team on hand to help you however necessary The CK team is highly trained in every area of the architectural process. Our admin, sales, design and architectural teams all work together to make sure that no matter what you need, we can provide it without hesitation. Slide From basic design to full project management you can tailor our service. Contact us You can tailor the service you receive from the CK team to fit your project perfectly. We offer every step of the design process, from initial concept designs, through to planning, building regulations, and even project management to oversee the build for you, all at an
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Architects in York & Harrogate

CK Architectural provides award winning residential and commercial architectural services in York, Harrogate and the surrounding areas. We provide designs, building regulations and planning drawings and have a wide range of professional associates including project managers, engineers, architectural technicians, and builders to help do it.

We will advise you on everything you need for a viable design for an approved building project from your vision. With over a century of combined architectural design and building knowledge, we provide a professional and personal experience from concept to completion.

Our skill, dedication and knowledge of design processes mean that we can offer you a similar service to an architect but without the hefty price tag. We adhere to current building regulations and planning policies and work with you through every stage. Further project assistance is also available, with estimates, project management, engineering and building services available to you.

Our Most Popular Services

Single storey extensions

Individual and unique designs to improve your primary ground floor living spaces

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New build

Cost-effective or grand design homes styled to your individual needs

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Loft conversions

A loft conversion can create the extra space you’ve always wanted cost effectively

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Commercial properties

Cost and business focused construction designed around your company

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Barn conversions

Turn disused, agricultural out buildings into lavish home set in the country side

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Double storey extensions

Improve the living spaces top to bottom with expert tailored design solutions

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Design, Planning & Building Regulations Drawings in York & Harrogate

Our designers, project managers, technicians and architects in York and Harrogate all work together on your project to make sure that we can give you the perfect service without anything that you don’t. We’ll speak with you to get all of the details we need, survey the site to get the most accurate measurements and talk you through your project and what you can expect at every stage.

Once you’re happy to proceed, we move to the design phases. The initial designs are where we draw up ideas and concepts of what your project will look like, and then we amend this to suit exactly what you want. Then, we take it through planning and building regulations phases & submit all of the drawings and applications on your behalf.

After these, you’re all ready to build, and we can help you with that too through project management or build tendering. It’s all a part of the services we provide.

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Journey to your designs


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.

Application Validation

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.

Receive drawings

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.

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