Architectural design across Yorkshire and Derbyshire
Creative and innovative architectural design for new build houses, house extensions and commercial property
Our creative architectural design combines inspiration with functionality thanks to the Ecclesall Design team’s many years experience within architecture, planning and construction. We have an outstanding success record for achieving planning permission – 100% success with planning for new build houses and house extensions – and a practical, hands-on understanding of the building process. We guide your project through every part of the process, from your initial consultation to successful completion.
Whether you need us to obtain planning permission for a new build house in an existing garden, are looking to develop a commercial property or want architectural design and plans for your house extension in Yorkshire or Derbyshire, you can rely on us. Throughout this website you will find a selection of useful information that we have put together specifically to help you from start to finish.
Commercial architecture, house extension and new build house projects
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This photograph is one of our precious memories. Members of the pubic browsing our architectural design information below, which is for a commercial café extension project in Sheffield. The building is located at a prominent position on Abbeydale Road adjacent to a conservation area. Our design achieved planning permission with overwhelming community support.
We have a 100% success record in obtaining planning permission for our residential architectural design clients as against a national average of 72%. Just to state the obvious, that means that almost 30% of planning applications are refused, yet every one of Ecclesall Design’s residential clients has won planning permission for their home extension or loft conversion project. You can engage us for your project with confidence, knowing that getting planning permission granted for your project is absolutely as important to us as it is for you!
Our latest architectural design news
We provide inspirational architectural design and take your project from the initial idea to confirmation of permitted development or planning permission.
We specialise in house extension design and project management with a superb record in planning permission success.
Bespoke design for individual houses and small developments including conservation areas, gardens and greenfield sites.
We provide building regulation details and section drawings either as part of our architectural design package or as a separate service.
Our team has a wealth of experience in providing planning permission advice, building regulation detail and architectural design drawings. We guide you through the entire process.
Our portfolio ranges from small or large house extensions to new build houses and commercial properties such as cafés, shops and warehouses.
Check out our latest planning permission success!
Cross Lane, New Build House
Ecclesall Design is delighted to announce the recent successful planning appeal decision that grants planning permission for this exciting and innovative contemporary new 3-bed detached house in a popular suburb of Sheffield. This was a small and tricky site, bought at auction, and constrained within terraced housing. It would generally be categorised as ‘backland development’ although it could also be considered ‘infill development’ as it does, arguably, have a street frontage presence.
Cross Lane, New Build House
Our clients initially approached us once they’d purchased the site to request that we designed a family home for them. We immediately appreciated the challenges of the site that included overlooking issues, both from the neighbouring properties onto our site as well as the potential for our new home to overlook the neighbours. The previous use of the site had been commercial, and remnants of the former workshops were still evident in the concealed ruined basement structures that made walking on the land somewhat unnerving.
Cross Lane, New Build House
The topography of the land – on a hillside – was also challenging as some close neighbours were higher than us and others were lower so we had to consider retaining wall issues, as well as the presence of a public ginnel that runs immediately adjacent to the site. The area available to us was very small – only 231 square meters – in total. Our response was to design an innovative 3-bedroomed family home with a ‘winter garden’ glazed gallery and a sunken private garden courtyard around which is located the key living/kitchen and bedroom areas.
Cross Lane, New Build House
Living green roofs to several sections of the property will provide the surrounding neighbours with a pleasant outlook. Thanks to Ecclesall Design’s creative design and supporting documents that clearly illustrate how our design deals with any overlooking issues, as well as the technical planning input from Crowley Associates, the Planning Inspectorate has granted planning permission for this highly innovative family home. We are delighted to confirm that this decision maintains Ecclesall Design’s 100% residential property success record.
Our architectural awards:
Most Innovative Residential Architecture Practice - Yorkshire. Northern Enterprise Awards 2022
'Most Outstanding Residential Architecture Practice - 2023 - Sheffield' by M&A Today - Global Awards
Most Outstanding Residential Architecture Practice - 2022 - Sheffield
Best Architectural Drawing & Design Consultancy 2022 - South Yorkshire
Best of Houzz Service 2022
Build Magazine – Most Outstanding Residential Architecture Practice, 2022 - Sheffield
Recent architectural design projects
Thank you for today's meeting following what looks like a lot of hard work. Thank you for the drawings; clearly a LOT of hard work goes into these!
Right from the first meeting, Mark and I particularly appreciated how you were able to pick up on important aspects of what we wanted from a new extension and turn those ideas into an individual, beautiful and well thought out design. The ability to pick and choose the interior aspects from several layout suggestions as well as the ease of communication throughout from planning through to the build helped to make the whole experience as easy (and exciting!) as it could be, so thank you.
Really pleased with the service provided and the drawings exceeding our expectations, Donatas and Sue were able to see things that we couldn't potentially could change the whole way we live in our house, ``money well spent`` should be their strap line.
We asked Sue and Donatas to draw us plans for a loft conversion (3 bed semi detached house) and submit these to the council for buildings regulations approval. They came to the property to measure and then drew up the plans. The initial email of plans included various options for us to consider (including en suite / not ensuite / dormer window / not dormer window / different stair case locations). After we consider the plans we asked them to make some alterations to get the design to be perfect for us - which they happily did in only a couple of days. We were really pleased with the quality of service and the price for our plans.
Sue and Donatas drew the plans for our single storey extension and provided a great service. Sue was very quick to make requested changes to the plans. Sue has been great at overseeing the building project, efficiently and patiently dealing with queries and asking helpful questions when trying to decide on aspects of the build. We've almost finished the building project and we're delighted with how it's all coming together. We are pleased to recommend you and wish you every success with Ecclesall Design.
Fantastic service and very good price. Sue and Donatas were very knowledgeable and extremely helpful in drawing up plans to give us several options to choose from when planning a side extension and loft conversion. Would recommend to friends and family and would use again in the future.
Sue and Donatas at Ecclesall Design were both very helpful and listened to what we were looking for. They then used there experience and expertise to advise us on more suitable options that we may not have thought of on our own. The plans were drawn up very fast and we then sat down to go through tweaks and any changes before choosing our final design. I would highly recommend using Ecclesall Design to any of my family and friends.
I would highly recommend working with Ecclesall Design. Sue and Donatas have drawn up excellent plans for our double storey side/single storey rear extension. I was impressed with the variety of initial options that were presented to us which allowed us to pick our favourite and fine tune the layout to make the best use of space. They are always on the end of the phone to give advice and are very good value for money.
What a fab company - responsive, innovative and flexible! Sue is amazingly knowledgeable and helpful, Donatas is polite, approachable and does fantastic drawings. I asked them to produce plans for a single storey extension - they worked with me to make sure the final drawings were a reflection of what I wanted - not easy, since not only am I demanding, I tend to sprout ideas at a moment's notice. Various practical iterations of these ideas were produced very rapidly, and once the final version was agreed, Sue submitted the drawings to Planning. How lovely - a one-stop shop, and didn't cost an arm and a leg.
We have been extremely pleased with the service that we received. Sue and Donatas drew up the plans for our two-storey extension based on our brief and even suggested alternative designs which we had not even considered. They allowed us to make multiple alterations as we kept changing our minds, and the end result is a space that we could only have dreamed of. Sue always went above and beyond and was brilliant at helping in the early stages of the project with builders quotes etc. She was always on hand to help should we need it and using her vast wealth of experience in the building trade. We would highly recommend Ecclesall Design to anyone wanting a professional service and extremely good value for money. We would definitely use them for future projects should we need to.
Friends and partners of Ecclesall Design
Fabulous service at an excellent price. Sue and Donatas worked tirelessly to achieve a design that met our requirements and satisfied those of the planning officers - not easy in a conservation area! So many revisions all at no extra cost - thank you so much!
Sheffield friends and partners of Ecclesall Design
Contact our architectural design team to discuss your project
Do you need architectural design drawings for a home extension, a new build house or a commercial building? Or perhaps you need project management services? We’d love to hear from you.
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