Architectural Plans, Drawings and Building Specifications for a wide range of services

About Us

Based in Hartford, Northwich we cover the whole of Cheshire, providing Architectural Plans, Drawings and Building Specifications for a wide range of projects. With over 20 years experience in the trade, we are able to produce and submit detailed plans for Planning Applications and Building Regulation Approval. Time scales for most projects are typically around three weeks for each process and all work is completed to a professional standard satisfying all legal requirements.


We have provided plans and drawings for:

  • New Build Homes
  • Single and Double Story Extensions
  • Loft and Garage Conversions
  • Home Alterations

Planning Permission

Planning Permission is usually required if you intend to alter the appearance of your home in any way. However there are certain proposals, subject to the property having Permitted Development rights that do not require a formal Planning Application such as small extensions and Garage/Loft conversions. We will submit the Planning Application on your behalf. If the Local Authority requires the proposal to be revised then we will amend the drawings and re-submit them during the application process.

Building Regulations

The Building Regulations are a set of pre-defined standards, ensuring correct building practices. These standards cover the Structure, Fire Safety, Thermal/Sound Insulation requirements, Ventilation, Drainage, Glazing and Access for the Disabled.

Stage 1 (Submission)

Building Control will check the submitted Plans and Building Specifications to see that they comply with the current Building Regulations. Changes may have to be made along with some applicable conditions being addressed by the builder.

Stage 2 (Inspections)

Building Control will inspect the works at various stages of construction and closely liase with the builder. A Completion Certificate will be issued upon satisfactory compliance of all the works including any Electrical work.

Building Works

In addition to the work as described above ARK Design Services can offer a full Design and Build package which, apart from the Design aspect of the project, we can do the building works using our in-house builder who has full Local Authority approval.


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