How we work

We are able to assist you from conception to completion including all design, planning and building regulation documentation. A & K Architectural Services are best introduced to a project at the initial stage but are happy to assist you at what ever point you are at with your project.

Please click on the boxes below to see how our practice will work for you.

– We will visit free of charge and listen.
– 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.

– Carry out a full measured survey of the site.
– Prepare draft CAD drawings.
– Listen to your aspirations and ideas to further tailor the development to your needs.
– Give our input on the scheme to ensure that the final proposal ticks all of your boxes and would satisfy local and national planning policies.

– Approve the final scheme with you – our client.
– Ensure all relevant documentation, drawings, surveys and supporting documents are collated.
– Submit all documents to the planning department.
– Manage the process, collaborating with the local council to endeavour to gain a positive result.

Here at A & K Architectural Services 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).

– Prepare technical drawings with sufficient detail for a building firm to construct the proposal.
– Prepare all associated documentation.
– Gather structural calculations for the design.
– Submit all drawings and documentation to Building Control for statutory approval.

All specifications will be fully documented and compliant with the UK building regulations. Electrical specification will be fully compliant with IEE 17th Edition wiring regulations and Part P of the Building Regulations. All plumbing and heating specifications will be fully compliant with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers guidance, water regulations, Oftec and Gas Safe.

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

Click here for further information on project management services we are able to offer.

Your Project

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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