Allan Corfield Architects is a Chartered Architecture practice based in Scotland, working throughout the UK in all areas of architecture. Since 2010 ACA has specialised in supporting Self Build clients build their dream home. Our aim is to work closely with our clients, guiding them through the Self Build process – creating value for money, energy efficient, and beautiful homes.
At ACA we aim to provide you as a prospective Self Builder with the inspiration, support, and education you require to build your cost effective, energy efficient, dream home.
2014 saw ACA shortlisted by BuildIt Magazine as ‘Self Build Architects of the Year’, as well as for ‘Best Eco House of the Year’.
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Self Build Homes
Self Building is a method of designing and building your own home, whereby clients are involved in all areas of the project. Self Build homes accounted for over 10,000 new build properties in 2014 – making it one of the largest methods of construction in the UK.
Self Building gives the client more involvement in the design of their home. From day one the client will usually find the building plot, assist in the design process, and even select individual contractors. Some Self Builders will also assist during construction – providing labour and project management.
Over the last few years ACA has refined its service, and we now provide a dedicated service which guides clients through the complete process – from start to finish. We are experienced in working with most councils in Scotland, England and Wales, and have never had a planning permission refused.
We have an in-house energy assessor who provides accurate guidance on heating and energy bills for the proposed house, even at initial design stage. We can also issue Residential EPC energy certificates and are Approved Certifiers of Design (Scotland).
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Download our free Self build eBook!
Are you considering building your own self-build dream home? If so, download our free ‘introduction to self building’ ebook. It will guide you through the key areas of your project – from finding a plot, right through to working with professionals. With contributions from the top self build experts, this ebook will set you up for a successful Self Build.Download your copy!
If undertaking a new Self Build home is not the right option for you, but you still need to freshen up your home or create more space, then extending is a great option. ACA provides a tailored service to clients in Central Scotland on various projects – including sun room extensions, attic conversions, garage conversions and large 2 storey extensions.
Our tailored service provides initial design options in our 3D drawing package, Planning & Building Standards approval, and we can then help clients find a suitable contractor.
Our expert knowledge of the new Permitted Development Planning Guidelines allows us to take you down the easiest route to extending your home.
ACA House Extension Services
All Other Architecture
We don’t work solely on domestic scale projects; over the last 5 years ACA has worked on a number of housing developments, office and warehouse projects, bar and restaurant designs, and kids’ soft play centres.
ACA also work as part of Joint Ventures with developers and contractors, on larger projects.
Other Architecture by ACA
Looking for inspiration for your Self Build home design? Perhaps you need a creative boost for your House Extension Project? Take a look through our project portfolio section – we’d love to help with your ideas!
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Self Build Blog
Welcome to our Self Build Blog! We aim to provide articles and information which will help educate, and build confidence in, potential Self Builders. We will also use this little piece of the internet to share our own news, case studies, and featured media.
Is there a topic you would like ACA to cover – or require further information on? Please get in touch!
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Allan Corfield Architects are a talented bunch with a range of backgrounds and interests.
Find out more about us here, and let us know if you need help with anything!
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