House extensions & new build homes

At Brightman Clarke Architects we understand the process of building a new home or a house extension can often be as daunting as it is exciting, but we will guide you through each stage of the process. Our team of experienced architects in Sheffield and Chesterfield aim to take the stress out of the process by providing a full, professional service for this significant event in your life.  

Our team of architects and technologists are on hand to provide you with advice and guidance throughout whole build process, from obtaining planning permission to building regulation approval and beyond. We will submit all applications on your behalf, monitor them, and dealing with any queries from the Local Authorities, leaving you to focus on the fun aspects of deigning your new home.

We provide a range of residential services, including the following:


  • House extensions and Loft Conversions

  • New build homes

  • House remodelling

  • Barn Conversions

  • Garage / Basement Conversions



You may be very happy with your current home and just wish it was a little larger.  You may love its location, but feel it needs a facelift to release its true potential. In either case, you may wish to consider a house extension to give you the space you need or look you desire. At Brightman Clarke Architects, we offer a range of contemporary and traditional house extensions for a modern way of life. Single-storey house extensions are great if you want to create that large open plan family living kitchen or extra reception room; or you could choose a two-storey house extension to add both more living space and extra bedrooms and/or bathrooms.

New Build Homes and Self Builds

One of our exciting services include designing new build houses in a variety of contemporary and traditional styles. Where practical, we look to integrate the latest innovative technologies such as Passivhaus, ICF, heat recovery systems and much more to reduce environmental impact and create sustainable low energy homes.

Loft / Basement Conversions

Another increasingly popular option is to utilise existing space within a home, transforming a cold and unused space loft space into a warm and welcoming extra room.  A lot conversion offers a great opportunity to create that extra bedroom, guest suite or home office without losing any garden or driveway space.

Barn Conversions

Often in rural locations it is common to have a series of outbuildings and barns which may have become redundant due to the changing agricultural needs. Whilst these are often left to fall into disrepair they can be an ideal candidate for converting into extra accommodation for your home, such as an annex apartment or extended living space for your growing family. The barn could even be converted to form a new independent home. In fact, recent changes to planning legislation may even mean that your barn could even be converted under extended permitted development rights (Class Q).

It is quite often a prerequisite of any planning approval that the development of any barns be limited to the existing form and openings of the structure. Whilst it can be restrictive working within these confined parameters, Brightman Clark Architects enjoy the challenge and are more than capable of assessing your existing building to create a unique and individual solution which maximises the space within the existing building..

 If you’re interested in the many ways we at Brightman Clarke Architects can help you to improve your home, contact us or give us a call now on 0114 236 1366 / 01246 383 707.         .