Delivering Projects

A well established full architectural design, planning and building regulation service in Cornwall and the South West.

Free Consultation

Have a free initial chat about your project.

Delivering Projects

A well established full architectural design, planning and building regulation service in Cornwall and the South West.

Free Consultation

Have a free initial chat about your project.

We submit more than 80 successful planning applications each year...

What would you like to achieve?

New Builds

Are you looking to build your own home? We have all the expertise you will need to make your dream a reality.

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Loft Conversions

Are you looking for more space in your home? A loft conversion is a great way to do this, whatever your needs.

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Wanting to extend your home? Extensions come in all shapes and sizes and we will provide you with the best possible advice.

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Looking for accommodation for dependants, children or extended family that offers freedom and flexibility? We can help.

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Listed Buildings

Do you wish to modify a listed building? We have experience in the development of Grade I, II and II* listed buildings.

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Housing Developments

Are you a developer or do you have a plot of land you are looking to develop? We can help you with it every step of the way.

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Change of Use

Are you looking to turn your barn, shop or office building into dwellings? If so, we’re here to support you.

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Business Premises

Are you looking to expand your business or modify your existing premises? We can assist you to expand your business.

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Our Projects

From residential to commercial, our projects have always been our pride and joy, and we want to show you why.

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How can we help?


We appreciate that your home is your most valued possession. Your home, your ideas and our expertise ensures that together we can design the ideal extension, development or remodel and make your dreams a reality.

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We provide full planning services for commercial properties whether that be to expand your establishment, add on a car park or even a change of use application to start or branch out your company.

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Bespoke Design

No matter how big or small, we offer the same dedicated and bespoke design service to all of our clients. Whether we’re working on your home or on a larger development, our approach centres around you, our client.

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Planning Consultancy

We take an active role in Cornwall Councils Planning Department and submit over 80 successful applications each year. Every planning application we have submitted is unique in its own right.

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Building Regulations

We produce comprehensive building regulation documentation that includes everything you will need, including the structural specification, prior to the construction phase.

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Project Management

A & K Architectural Services offer a comprehensive project management service that includes Party Wall Agreements, Schedule of Works, Telephone and Site Support at construction and post-construction phases.

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Construction, Design and Management

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) is legislation that controls all aspects of health and safety in the construction industry.

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3D Modelling

In house, A & K Architectural Services are delighted to be able to offer a comprehensive 3D modelling service to give you a fuller impression of your development beyond traditional 2 dimensional drawings.

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My project is quite small, can you help?

Regardless of size, A & K Architectural Services treats all of our clients jobs with the same professionalism and importance. We always remember that modifications to your property may well be a once in a life time venture and we always ensure the process is as smooth and efficient as possible for you.

How do I get planning permission?

After a design has been finalised from your visions, A & K Architectural Services will submit all documentation on your behalf, leaving you with fully approved plans ready for Building Regulations. If planning consent is required, we can take care of this on your behalf.

I am in a mining area, is that a problem?

Cornwall has had many types of mining industry over the years and this can affect the stability of any build works. We can provide mining reports to be sure the ground conditions for your plans are suitable or can be reviewed by a structural engineer to ensure any problems are overcome.

Do I need planning permission?

If planning consent is required we can prepare a full planning application, submit and manage on your behalf. Typically planning consent takes 8 – 12 weeks including our time to prepare drawings and application. For full information on planning please give us a call.

Do I need a structural engineer?

No, we can provide this service for foundations, timber frame houses, extensions and loft conversions. These will give full detail of structures and full calculations to support the designs. We have worked with carefully selected engineers for many years and we will commission them to carry out structural engineering work on our behalf.

1. Free, no-obligation initial visit

We will visit free of charge and listen. From that meeting we’ll gain a true understanding of what you’re trying to achieve and for what purpose. From this point we can collate the information gathered and provide you with a quotation to include all architectural services to deliver your design.

2. Work with you to produce a design

We carry out a full measured survey of the site, prepare draft CAD drawings and listen to your ideas to further tailor the development to your needs. We’ll also give our input on the scheme to ensure that the final proposal ticks all of your boxes and satisfies local and national planning policies.

3. Planning Permission

At A&K, both of our directors are accredited both locally in Cornwall and on a national level to submit and manage planning applications under the Householder Accredited Agents Scheme (Cornwall Council) & the Smarter Planning Champion Status Scheme (Planning Portal).

4. Building Regulation Approval

We are able to prepare technical drawings with sufficient detail for a building firm to construct the proposal. We can prepare all associated documentation, gather structural calculations for the design and submit all drawings and documentation to Building Control for statutory approval.

5. Project Management

In addition to planning application and building regulation services, A & K Architectural Services also offers a comprehensive project management service, which is able to help you with your project from schedule of works, to post-construction phase.

“The process through planning and building regulations were made clear and efficient. We are very pleased with the result, thank you very much.”
Mr & Mrs W
Recent Clients

Our results for clients

We have completed hundreds of successful projects of all shapes and sizes across the South West of England and further afield.  We take pride in our proven ability to take projects through the planning process with a success rate of over 95%.

We are registered with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists as a chartered practice, with our director Rob Gould being a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT).

To discuss your project and find out how we could help please give our team a call on 01208 220214 or send us an email on

Coronavirus update – 23rd April.

Looking to extend or develop your home?.. Wanting to get your design, planning and building regulations sorted during lockdown? Get it touch with us to arrange a free initial video consultation.

We’ve been developing our procedures to allow us to work with you in carrying out a virtual survey to progress developments remotely – you measure, we draw – at discounted rates. 

These are challenging times but here at A & K we are always looking for ways to make the very best out of any situation!!
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