About us

A & K Architectural Services is an established family owned practice, offering architectural planning and design services in Cornwall and the South West.

Founded in 2005, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the design and construction of all types of residential projects from small extensions to new builds and commercial ventures including change of use and housing developments.

Having developed from the construction industry, we have experienced and qualified knowledge in construction techniques, insulation solutions, plumbing, electrics and renewables. We pride ourselves in working closely with our clients to achieve their aspirations.

Chartered Architectural Practice

We registered with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists as a chartered practice, with our director Rob Gould being a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT).

Architectural Technology is the technology of architecture; a creative, innovative design discipline rooted in science and engineering. It forms the link between design and realisation. At its core, is the anatomy and physiology of a building or structure, its relation to context, how it is assembled and how it performs through fit, form, function and fabric.

Architectural Technology achieves efficient and effective construction and robust sustainable design solutions that perform and endure over time.

RICS Regulated Firm

As a regulated firm of RICS we

– practise to globally recognised standards
– behave ethically, and act with integrity and honesty
– has the required skills and competencies to do the job
– manage conflicts of interest transparently
– safeguard the security of client money
– manage our finances appropriately
– provide adequate and appropriate indemnity for our work
– handle complaints and disputes fairly.

This tells our clients that we can be trusted to deliver a high standard of service. Regulated by RICS conveys a consistent message of confidence and quality to our clients whether local, national or international.

Accredited Agents Scheme (Cornwall Council)

We are proud to have Accredited Agents status for submitting householder applications in the whole of Cornwall. This means that Cornwall Council have acknowledged that we submit good quality applications and that we are familiar with planning policies and rules. All planning applications submitted by such agents will be registered promptly on minimal checks. Read more about the scheme on Cornwall Council’s website by clicking here.

Smarter Planning Champion

We have been awarded Smarter Planning Champion status by the Planning Portal. This confirms our commitment to follow best-practice guidelines for the submission of planning applications, saving time, money and carbon for clients and helping local authorities to process applications as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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