New build

Work with CK Architectural to bring your new build or development to life anywhere across Bristol & Bath

CK Architectural can help you with a self-build or creating new build housing anywhere across the Bristol and Bath regions. Our expertise knows no bounds as we are experts in the entire architectural and construction process, able to work with you and your project from the initial pre-app stages, right the way through to handing over the keys, all with one complete service.

Our team is made up of architects, designers, technicians, and project managers all geared up to help you tackle whatever project you have in mind. We work with both you and external bodies like building control and the planning office to make sure you have all the tools you need to get your self build underway.

Contact us today to speak to a member of our friendly team and w will do all that we can to help you, even before you make any commitment.

We provide comprehensive advice before any commitment

Project brief

The first step in your new build or self build process in the Bristol & Bath areas is to work with you to determine exactly what your situation is and what you need to gain from your project, and the steps that are required in order to achieve it.

We’ll work with you to assess your site and the potential behind it to establish exactly what is going to be the best course of action for you, as well as what services you will need and what kinds of costs, times and implications will be involved to give you a well rounded overview of your project and what CK can offer you.

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 have an ethos centred around helping our clients and working with them rather than just for them. This is why we offer a feasibility study as the first port of call in the process. We’ll explore the site and area to truly understand the potential of the build, as well as what limitations may be in place before you make any commitments or large expenses.

When this is completed, we can supply you with the right information before going any further, and then you are in a position to customise the services you need and understand the timeframes and costs that would be involved.

Pre-planning application advice

Following the feasibility study, the next step in the process is to create concept designs and outlines to determine what the build will actually look like.

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.

We’re constantly building relations with the local councils across Bristol and Bath, putting us in a prime position to get your application ready.

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

Designs & Full planning applications

Once we have established that your desired new home can be obtained, the project design can begin. We will sit with you and develop a project brief to discover exactly what you will need to get the best living standard from your site and budget.

CK Architectural Bristol will present you with various design options based around your brief and discuss all of the options available to you.

Once you have confirmed a design, we can prepare your Planning Application Drawings and submit them to your Local Authority.

Once the plans are submitted to the council it usually takes 8 weeks for them to determine a decision. We will keep you posted with any amendments or comments. When you have been granted planning permission you then have to get Building Regulations approval.

Building regulations

Building regulations drawings are a necessity for any project in order to gain approval from Building Control and ensure your project is lawful, safe and up to standard. We add all of the required details for these drawings and work with any other parties or specialists needed to ensure that they are ready for submission, and can be used to get quotes for builders to work with.

The building regulations drawings will then be submitted for a full plans check, amended if necessary, and once approved, they will be the standard that is built to and inspected against. Our plans will include all the necessary detail such as structure, passage of sound, disabled access, drainage, resistance to moisture, collision, impact, heat loss, ventilation, light, emergency escape and much more.

These drawings will be used when the building control officer inspects the build to ensure the builder is carrying out the works correctly.

Project management


In addition to our design services, the CK Bristol & Bath team also offer comprehensive project management too. This is where we can help you tender the contract, vet builders alongside you, administer and uphold contracts, communicate with the builder for you, perform regular site checks, and generally ensure the highest quality build in every way.

This is a service that is always recommended for larger builds especially, as we’re on hand throughout the whole build with our vast expertise and objective approach, able to ensure professionalism and quality in every decision, reducing potential hazards that cost time and money and ultimately saving you a huge amount of money that could be wasted.

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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