What we do

Our Approach


We are Added Value Architecture: Architects / Designers / Master plannersManagers / Consultants / Parents / People

We are committed to improving the lives of our clients through good design.


From our intimate design studio in the heart of Congleton, Cheshire, we create functional, beautiful spaces bespoke to our clients needs and desires.

Architectural Design

We provide high quality architectural designs that suit your individual budget and needs.  

We are a RIBA Charted Practice, working closely with our professional body to provide a professional and highly skilled services and contract administration.


Historic Buildings

Our team have varied interests in architectural services, including historic building renovations, redevelopment and preservation of architectural assets. 


We pride ourselves in the ability to listen and help our clients fulfill their dreams. 


Measured Surveys

We carry out measured building surveys using the latest in surveying equipment to provide existing plans and elevations of your property as the basis for our proposals.


Feasibility Studies

We provide a free consultation service within 30-minutes drive of our office to dicuss your requirements and help determine the feasibility of your project before you need to spend any money. 


We cover the following areas:

Alderley Edge; Alsager; Biddulph; Congleton; Crewe; Endon; Hale; Hale Barns; Holmes Chapel; Knutsford; Macclesfield; Mottram St. Andrew; Northwich; Prestbury; Sandbach.


Planning Applications

We can act as your agent during the planning process, liaising closely with the local council. We have many years of experience working with the local council and we have contacts within their planning department.


We can discuss with the council and help claim planning applications quickly, efficiently and with approval.


Cost Control

We use an independent Quantity Surveyor to help us create budget estimates at set intervals ensuring the project remains on budget and to a high specified finish.


We can provide architectural consultations, for a project you already have or a brand new one. 


If you live within Congleton, we provide a free 30 minute  consultation.


Building Regulation Drawings

We can develop your proposals into fully compliant building regulations drawings and notes for your builders, or our trusted partners to work from on site. 


New Build

We a portfolio of new build development that are both architecturally beautiful and functional. We can also create 3D images of the new builds that you can use for advertising or to help the council make a decision based on the beautiful appearance. 

Architectural Visualizations

We can provide high quality realistic models and renderings of your project(s) to help you fully immerse yourself in your new project before we even break ground. 


Please see our 3D Visual page for examples of our 3D work.


Construction Contracts

For many of our clients, the process of extending, building or amending their home can be an extremely daunting and complex process.


As a RIBA charted practice, we use the Royal Institute of British Architects professional service contracts and offer a complete package, coordinating you from concept to completion. 


To read more about the Domestic Building Contract 2018, please click here.


Design & Build

Construction projects can often be complex and involved. With many professionals all working together, communication is key in effective management and quality of service.


We act on your behalf to ensure all contractors involved in the project are kept up-to-date with the latest decisions and drawings.


We liaise with all professionals such as, structural engineers, quantity surveyors and kitchen designers, making sure the project runs smoothly. 

To find out more, or to begin the exciting process, contact our friendly team on 01260 400 150 or via email at architect@ava-ltd.com