Home improvements

CK Architectural York are invested and devoted to improving the lives of local people with home improvements and renovations.

Home designs to improve your living

Home improvements are improvements to your life for us, and at CK Architectural York and North Yorkshire, we work with you directly so you complete the design with our assistance and advice. After the architectural design is complete our well organised and experienced team will guide it efficiently through planning and building control. The service doesn’t stop there, we will help and advise throughout the building process too, making it a happy and comfortable service. Contact us for great free advice before getting the architect invoice through the door.

When you book your free consultation, we will listen to what you want, investigate the property and its surroundings and then discuss ideas with you before providing you with a quotation.  To complete our service to you we would then proceed with a full measured survey of your property, produce digital drawings and then discuss them with you to ensure you are fully satisfied with the details.

We provide comprehensive advice before any commitment

Building extensions

A home extension is a great option when you are happy with the location and have the space to extend, either through a single storey or double storey. You want to improve your living arrangements and increase space we can help, starting with free advice. A ground floor rear extension can extend your kitchen into open plan or grand design style glass extension sunrooms.

Double or first floor extensions can add extra bedrooms with improved living space below. Everything we design with you will be done by an expert architectural designer, considering the likelihood of planning approval so building regulations plans can be approved.

Garage or roof conversions

One of the best ways to create an additional bedroom and offer great value for money is to convert the loft or garage. It’s generally a wasted area that can be utilised with careful design. There are however a lot of building regulations to consider before creating the plans so please read our free guide. We will design around the best way to integrate the stairs with as little sacrifice as possible in the lower floor, whilst getting the most out of the roof.

Utilising the roof space for habitable rooms can be a great way to gain an additional bedroom. We design to maximise the roof space with as little impact below and we take into account the structural elements required.

Outbuilding in open countryside

York has some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes with disused farmhouses/ buildings that can provide the shell for enigmatic and captivating buildings that are ready to be converted.  Although the government has made converting these buildings into homes easier there are still many hurdles that can prevent permission.  If you are one of the lucky ones that have a barn or outbuilding available read our online guide and book a consultation let us help us make the building into something special.

Building a new home

If you are interested in starting from scratch to build your own dream home, looking to sell land with planning permission or build to sell as a developer we can help. We can design around personal preferences or design for financial uplift, read our in-depth guide on New Build or if you’re in a rural area perhaps Barn Conversions

Maybe you just want ideas, if that is the case just give us a call we will be happy to do a walk around and see what gets you excited. Here is some of the projects we have done locally in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.

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

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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