Acre Design are the North East and Newcastle's leading architectural designers, specialising in home extensions, loft conversions and self-build designs. We love what we do and we are always competitively priced.SEE MORE
When you arrange a free consultation, we can advise whether your project requires planning permission. If permission is required, we will act as your agent through to approval; completing all forms and liaising with your local council.SEE MORE
With years of experience, we are experts in compliance with building control regulations; this means that you will get quicker approval with minimum fuss. Working with an Architect, such as Acre Design, early in your project will help speed up this process.SEE MORE
I cannot rate Alistair, Laura and the Team at Acre high enough. I don’t leave reviews but I have to make an exception as my experience has been second to none. Anyone who is unsure about finding an Architect - look no further. They have been with my husband and I at every stage from concept and design which has culminated in our plans coming together and being ready for building, They have kept us up to date and liaised with the Planners, Building Control and even provided a list of reputable builders that they work with for our project. We are delighted with how stress free the whole process has been. A first class team.
We are extremely happy with our ultimate design and we are very excited for our building work to start. Alistair and his team were very professional throughout.
I couldn't have asked more from an architect. Alistair was on board with our ideas instantly and worked with us on several drafts before we decided on the final design. Furthermore Acre's took care of planning permission and co-ordintated closely with building control. We did encounter a couple of issues once our build commenced however Acre's made several visits to the site and worked with the builders closely to ensure all snags were overcome. The end result is that we have a brilliant extension which we simply couldn't be happier with. Thank you Acre Design!
I would highly recommend Acre Design. I have been delighted with the professionalism of the team but also their warm and friendly approach when designing the extension to my kitchen / diner. Acre Design also recommended the building firm I used and they were also highly professional with a great work ethic.
Alistair was friendly and professional and listened carefully to what we wanted. He translated our requirements into drawings and specifications that satisfied building control and planning requirements, and allowed the builder to build from them without the need for additional design information. His service was prompt and efficient, and he worked exactly to the timetable he had given us initially. He was also willing and able to recommend a builder suited to our project, who subsequently did an excellent job. Thanks to Alistair, Matthew, Laura and the team at Acre Design for enabling our project to run smoothly throughout.
Really happy with the service provided by Acre Design - finished build is beautiful.
We would like to thank Alistair and his team for providing us with plans for our kitchen extension. We found Alistair very professional and helpful listening to what we wanted and giving us some great ideas in return, we would not hesitate to recommend them.
Alistair has managed to build a firm that focuses on excellence. We were planning an extension recently and it would have been easy for Alistair to push his ideas on to us but instead he actually listened to what we wanted and ensured his ideas complimented our own.
We have found Acre Design to provide friendly efficient and quality service whom have been focused on our needs as clients. They have progressed a successful application for planning permission for an extension to our home and navigated us through the challenges this can bring. I would recommend them to all. Many thanks
Called for a design quote after recommended by a local builder, came back with a quote quickly and engaged them for the work. Met the agreed timescales for the completion of the design and no issues, very professional outfit and happy with the work.
Nothing but positive things to say about Alistair, Laura and the team. Nice design, accommodated what we wanted and the drawings were great. They directed us to the next steps and put us in touch with some others great services. Building starts next week!
Excellent service, great design and extremely competitively priced. Will definitely use again and recommend.
A very professional and timely service from Alistair and his team. Our ideas and requirements were taken on board and carefully developed in sympathy with the existing house. The drawings for an extension and internal remodeling works were excellent and following receipt of planning and building regulation approvals competitive tenders were invited and a builder appointed with a start on site next year. I would have no hesitation in recommending Acre Design.
Would recommend to anyone needing plans drawn. Alistair and his team have been very good throughout. Their experience and expertise meant that they managed to design exactly what we wanted, all within building regulations. We got a lawful planning certificate straight away. All plans were done very quickly, and all our questions or request were answered straight away. Will use them again if ever I need more plans drawn.
We chose Acre Design simply because they were local and have had good reviews. We just walked in without an appointment but were treated very well by Alistair and his lovely team of people from the start. We wanted an extension to our 80's built house to improve our kitchen and create a new dining room. Acre really listened to us and understood exactly what we wanted. They came out to our house and took initial measurements before coming up with very professional plans. We asked for some minor changes which were done quickly to finally come up with what we really wanted. Planning permission and building control were all dealt with by Alistair very efficiently. They recommended a good builder who we employed. All in all we are very happy with Acre design and would recommend them for their very professional but also friendly and approachable attitude.
Could not recommend this company enough. Very reasonable price for a high level service from start to finish. We love our new home, it has exceeded all of our expectations. 100% recommend.
We chose Acre design after a recommendation from a neighbour. The service we received was outstanding! Every little detail was covered, and my builder has commented on how good the plans are. The team are really friendly and good at answering any queries you have. They also took care of the planning application and building control. I would highly recommend this company. Thanks Andy K
As an extremely busy Building Contractor, it is very important that the drawings and specifications we receive to prepare Tenders and Quotes are detailed and clear. It is a pleasure to work on drawings, specifications and 3D designs that Acre Design prepare.They consistently deliver the highest quality documents enabling us to very accurately prepare our quotes and use as working drawings throughout the projects.www.giraffebuilding.com
We are using Acre Design for the second time now as they delivered a high quality service on our first project. Alistair was punctual, efficient, polite and always willing to assist in all matters relating to the build. I would highly recommend Acre Design if you are seeking a pragmatic, seamless but also innovative approach to your project.
Alistair has been excellent throughout. From first contact he was approachable and had excellent ideas for our extension. Plans were done quickly and he was always available for questions and replied promptly to emails. Alistair came up with several good ideas and has produced a plan that is beyond anything we could have imagined. Planning permission and building control has sailed through and the planning department have been impressed with his other work.Highly recommended and would use again if I ever needed further work doing.
Alistair took care of the design and building control submission for our kitchen extension. He also sourced us a highly professional and trusted contractor to take the work forward. He gave us some great ideas in response to our brief, delivered each step on time, kept us completely informed throughout, and was extremely personable. We were really impressed with how efficiently the whole process moved along and now we can't wait to make his vision a reality! Would recommend highly.
We couldn't be happier with the service we've received from Acre Design, the process was made so easy for us from the initial concept drawings through to planning and the build. Alistair was in communication with us all the way through keeping us informed on how things were progressing. Excellent work, thank you.
We simply picked Alistair as he covered our area and with no recommendation thought we would ask him out for a chat about our design thoughts. He was helpful and enthusiastic and knew our builder when we mentioned his name. He went away with our ideas and came back with a design which with a few tweaks (which were not a problem) was just what we were looking for. Our bungalow has doubled in size and is just how we imagined it to be. Would have no problem in recommending this company.
We were very happy with the service provided by Alistair of Acre Designs. We received a quick response to our request for planning help. Alistair knows his subject and as a client we were confident that we would get a well thought out design. We would have no reservations about recommending his work.
Alistair at Acre took on all the planning and execution of the major refurbishment and additions at my family home and worked tirelessly to ensure the house was transformed into the modern attractive home it is today. I always knew I could rely on him, he provided excellent value for money and I warmly recommend him.
After trouble with our first architect, Acre stepped in and had our approvals sorted in no time. He was always on the end of the phone and kept us informed about how things were progressing. Would definitely recommend.
Alistair at ACRE was great, polite, on time, and always on the end of the phone. He took our initial idea, made it buildable, within our budget and our approvals went straight through.
Contractors love our detailed plans. Our plans enable them to stay within schedule and budget from ground breaking to grand opening. The success of your project depends upon positive and productive contractor-architect relationships. We invest a great deal of time in building and maintaining contractor relationships based upon open communication, mutual respect and shared perspectives to ensure your project is streamlined.
Your satisfaction is our success. We focus on building a close relationship with you so we can provide you with great designs which are perfect for your needs. Our hope is for our customers to return and to recommend Acre Design to their friends and families.
At Acre Design, our customer commitment is printed on every quote. We promise to have the first draft to you in 10 working days and if you need them faster, we will do everything we can to deliver.
At Acre we create industry leading architectural plans - these are designs and plans which can be used to plan out a buildings layout, design and specification.
Here at Acre Design - we are the benchmark for planning drawings in Newcastle and are always striving to improve.
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