New build

Appointing CK Architectural Manchester to assist with your new house or self-build designs.

If you are thinking about building your own dream home, whether it is a self-build, new build or you’re already a seasoned developer, then we’re ready to help all across the Manchester area and beyond.

We have all the knowledge, expertise and skills you will need to carry out your project, no matter what the size. We can help to create a real home, designing every detail alongside you and always keeping your dream at the heart of the process.

We make the necessary enquiries on your behalf to the local planning authority (for a minimal fee) and produce a comprehensive feasibility report to ensure that you are always aware of what is happening and why, and we’ll keep you updated at every single step of the journey.

We provide comprehensive advice before any commitment

Project brief

The first step of the process for a new build or self build house design is a project brief. This is where we will work with you to ensure we have a complete understanding of what it is that you would like to achieve from your finished project.

We’ll factor in all of your ideas and preferences as well as giving our own guidance and expertise to create a brief that truly reflects a project that you’ll love and factors in your every need, limitation and idea.

Feasibility Study & Pre App

The second step of the process for designing a new build or self build in Manchester is to create a feasibility study. This is where we will carry out all of the necessary processes to ensure that the work being planned is all actually possible.

That means checking the suitability of the area, the likelihood of planning permission, pre applications for planning, and every other required area that could impact the overall completion of your project.


Once you know that your project has the potential to truly come to life, it’s finally time for the designs to be made around the brief, factoring in all of the information that has been gathered so far.

There will be multiple design ideas created so that you can make an informed decision with all of the possibilities that are available to you, as well as allowing you to add your own creative input and make sure you’re really creating the best fitting design for what you need. This ensures the designs meet any criteria you have all the while maintaining efficiency, practicality, and fitting the purpose it’s being built for.

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

Architectural Design

The Planning Process

When you are happy with the designs for your property, the planning stages can then begin. Again, using any work already gathered, planning enquiries can be made before planning drawings are issued and submitted on your behalf.

We will then liaise with the planning authority for you, working with them to ensure your designs are approved, and making any amendments in order to ensure that this happens and the project can move forward.

Building Regulations

The final step of the architectural process is creating the building regulations drawings for the property, now that planning permission has been provided. This is where the specifics of the build will be drawn up, factoring in more specifics and detail than any of the previous drawings, all to be submitted to building control.

When building control then grants approval, you’re then ready to hand all of your drawings to your builder for them to work from and tweak to the site as they find it and the work develops, knowing full well all work drawn up is completely up to standard.

Managing the Build

Of course, the very final stage of your project is actually bringing the build to life. Although we are not builders, we do have access to a wide network of builders and tradesmen we can use to find the best team for the job, as well as offering additional drawings and services too.

We offer all of our clients working drawings that a builder can work from directly, as well as any other specific drawing type, and project management services on top of this too. In this project management, we will oversee the entire build process for you, ensuring clear communication, safe payment releases, and only the highest quality of work is being carried out at any point.

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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