New Build & Self Build Design Services in York & Harrogate

CK Architectural can help with any new build or self build house in York & Harrogate, whether it's a first time self build of a complete residential development.

If you are thinking about building your own home as a self build, a new build, or even a whole development anywhere in the York & Harrogate areas, we have all the knowledge, expertise, and skills you’ll need to do it.

We will design every last detail alongside you so that when you are ready to build and move into or sell your property, it’s perfect for what you’re looking for. We will make the necessary enquiries to your local planning authority (for a minimal fee) and produce a comprehensive feasibility report to help you get all of the information you need.

We also offer a project management service run by senior members of the team specialising in bringing designs to life. this is where we’d manage the whole build for you, from choosing and managing builders for the job (approved by your first) right the way through to handing you the keys after snagging has taken place, ready to move in.

We provide comprehensive advice before any commitment

Project brief

So that we can fully understand what you want to achieve from the new house design and the project, we will carefully discuss with you your requirements against the potential of any given site.

Whether you’re looking for the potential a project has with the numbers that will be going into it, or you need a more developed plan to pinpoint design preferences, we can help.

CK Architectural have in-depth knowledge of the national housing guide and planning policies required and we will work with you to see if the site will be able to meet your needs.

Feasibility study

CK Architectural won’t ask for large fees to undertake a basic feasibility study for your self-build or new build project.

We want to ensure all limitations are explored, and we will look at the site and planning history to determine its past and explore the surrounding areas to get as much information as we can to save time and money.

When this is completed, we can supply you with the right information before going any further.

Designing New & Self Builds

Whether you like modern contemporary, traditional or barn style designs, we can design to suit your unique specifications. Staff at CK Architectural are constantly updating their knowledge of construction methods, making sure the finish is the best possible and the house runs economically.

Our knowledge of sustainable living, eco-friendly options, renewable energy, fuel conservation, rainwater harvesting, solar power storage and ground source heating gives you all of the options to make the best decisions with your home.

We’ll work with the details you know that you want as well as proposing new and potential ideas to create the best possible design in the best possible budget to ensure you’re project is the best that it can be.

Pre-planning application advice

Once you are happy with the outline design, we can submit a pre-application on your behalf to the local authority planning department where we will then gain a full list of reasons for and against developing on the site.  Also, at this stage, we will receive a full list of requirements and or restrictions so that we can submit your full planning application.

As our working relationship with local councils is going from strength to strength, we always receive a positive service from them.

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

Full planning applications

When the positive pre-application list is received, we can then develop your design with you. All necessary requirements will be considered from plot size down to the lighting and parking.  Your new build or self-build home(s) can then be designed with detailing that ensures you reach the maximum potential for both value and environment.

Once the design is approved, we will then take care of any 3rd party requirements (heritage, design access etc.) before we submit the application.   CK Architectural will work with you and your planning officers throughout the whole process and take care of any amendments needed for you to gain approval.

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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