Things to consider when choosing an architectural designer

We have put together a list of things to consider when you’re choosing an architectural designer to transform your home.

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Acre is a Newcastle based architectural design company that works alongside you to transform your home and create an environment that truly reflects your family’s wants and needs for your space. Ultimately, we want to help you achieve your dream home and with over 10 years of expert technical knowledge, we are committed to ensuring we do so. Changing your home or property is a huge commitment and Acre are aware of this, therefore, we strive to ensure we deliver a finished product in the most cost-effective and unobtrusive way.

When taking on an architectural designer to assist you in changing your space there are a number of other crucial aspects to consider. Of course, considering who you use to assist you in your development is vital and finding a company that understands and is able to deliver your desires is a must. However, you must also consider…

  • What you want from the process
  • How to find a design that works for you
  • Getting through the building process – adapting your life accordingly and finding the right time to commit to this work

Here at Acre, we understand that these considerations can be immense, therefore we aim to provide as much support as we can to our existing and potential clientele to get them through the architectural process. But, why choose Acre to transform your home?

#1 We know our area

As Newcastle locals, we have extensive knowledge and experience with the architecture of the area and handling the structures of these buildings. Newcastle is famed for its beautiful Victorian properties and we are well-versed in adapting these properties for their modern purpose. Therefore, if you live in a period property in Newcastle Acre is well equipped to assist you. By understanding the structure of the city we can build and adapt your home with the building and you in mind. If you would like to know more about how we repurpose period properties for modern living see our building projects archive.

#2 We design with you in mind

Here at Acre, we design you in mind and we understand that properties are not just for looking at, they are also for living in! So the design must be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. We place a lot of Acre has gathered a team of exceptional design professionals that understand this ethos and use their knowledge to create this vision in your home. By using 3-D imaging we can help you see your future building before we have created it to ensure its truly what you want from your living space. By considering the little things that matter to you within our designs we guarantee you will be over the moon when you finally get to live day to day in your property.  


#3 We use the latest technology

Where we can, we implement the latest technology when designing your home. We ensure our team is up to date with technological advances in architectural technology so that you have the very best product we can deliver. Acre also strives to use eco-friendly building materials. If you would like to know more about our architectural design process click here.

#4 We support you

Here at Acre, we like to support you through the architectural design process. We ensure you are well informed when choosing the right design, the right material, and right technology when constructing your home. We understand every step of the journey that you’re about to take and understand well the potential pitfalls. Through our experience, we aim to guide you through this and protect you against the getting planning permissions and so forth wrong. Find out more about getting through the planning stages with Acre Design’s guide to planning permission.


Let us help you turn your dream home into a reality.

If you are interested in any of our architectural design services then please do not hesitate to contact us today, we would love to hear from you.

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.

Michael Bouvier

Contact Acre Build

CAI Building, Royal Quays,
North Shields, NE29 6DE

T: 0191 6808 088

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