JCAD are proud to announce their merger with Brightman Architects to form a new, vibrant and exciting Architectural practice called Brightman Clarke Architects. This merger allows us to enhance and expand our reach, serving a greater proportion of Sheffield, Chesterfield and beyond. For more information about our merger and to see our stunning new portfolio of house extensions, self build homes and housing developments you can visit our new website Here.
JCAD is a small, client focused architectural design practice based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. We strive to ensure that we deliver a personal and professional service and the very best high quality design solutions to suit your needs.
Serving, Chesterfield, Sheffield and all surrounding areas we specialise in:
Dealing with all manor and size projects from single storey kitchen extensions, loft extensions or complex, large scale domestic extensions right through to bespoke one off houses or residential developments as well as bars, restaurants and small commercial premises our adaptability and eye for detail will ensure that we capture your vision and turn it into a reality.
With over 15 year’s architectural experience delivering innovative and individual schemes to suit every client’s needs, you can feel confident that you will receive a first class design service providing you with exactly what you are looking for.
Contact us to arrange your no obligation design consultation or to arrange for full survey and design appointment.
JCAD is an independent architectural practice set up by Jonathan Clarke in 2006, which specialises in house extensions, new build properties (both one off homes and small housing estates), and commercial property development.
Initially run as a part time operation alongside his work at national architectural practices, the demand for Jonathan’s services has continued to increase on the back of a growing reputation for high standards and customer satisfaction.
In February 2012 Jonathan’s client base had risen to the point that he had no option but to take the step of running the business full time.Whilst specialising in residential developments from small scale house extensions to new build homes and small housing estates, JCAD has also been involved in the design and planning of several bars and restaurants which have received recognition for the high standards set. One particular establishment in Arnold, Nottinghamshire received an award for Design Excellence shortly after opening in April 2008
With over fifteen years experience in the industry, JCAD is focused to work with and understand the requirements and expectations of individual householders, whilst also having the background, technical expertise and design flair to deliver imaginative and innovative solutions for both small- and large-scale assignments.
JCAD recognises the need for a complete design service tailored to suit the individual needs of every client. This is backed up with technical knowledge and innovation to ensure that the end product exceeds client expectations every time.
It is this business ethos that has seen JCAD recommended by one satisfied customer after another. We recognise that a person’s house is their biggest investment and whether it is for a small single storey extension or a new build home, that scheme is the most important thing to that person and deserves to be treated as such.
For this reason we strive to ensure that all possible avenues of design are explored to provide an end product that is both practicable and far greater than first anticipated. We feel that these beliefs and ideals are in no small way to thank for our continued and increasing success in what has been a struggling market
By making our clients central to any scheme and assessing their every needs we will explore every possible avenue of design and often see potential for intricate or practical design features that will give your scheme an individual dimension
We deliver tailor-made designs with options as well as providing in depth technical knowledge and advice that will allow you to make an informed decision
Please visit the JCAD Design Process page on this site for a step by step explanation of the processes JCAD
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“JCAD designed a 3-storey extension for Us. We had been thinking of extending the property for some time but had struggled to understand how to extend into the loft without compromise to the existing structure. He understood all of the issues and came up with practical solutions which convinced me to proceed. Jonathan took the project from initial concept through all of the approval stages with the local council and onto completion. Our builder was also very complimentary about the quality and detail of the technical plans produced. I do not hesitate to recommend them to anyone thinking of taking on a similar project.”Frank Clark – Sheffield
As a builder and property developer we have used this company on more than one project because of the quality service provided. From the outset the approach is very professional with quality design ideas whilst maintaining an eye on the budgets set for all projects, they are also great at considering potential construction and general maintenance issues at the early stages and provide manageable solutions to suit. Planning has always been negotiated without issue and the construction drawings produced are very detailed and just as important, are easy to understand meaning I can leave them with my workers and not have to worry too much about them knowing what they are expected to do. For me this is great because it frees me up far more to get on with the rest of my duties running the business side of things. I genuinely can’t recommend this company enough to any property developers, builders or domestic clients alike.TPS Projects Ltd – Chesterfield
“Jonathan drew up plans for the total conversion of our 1930s dorma bungalow. He was great to work with as he had so many new and exciting ideas to modernise our property. He was always available during the planning and building process and behaved in a friendly and professional manner. We would highly recommend him if you are looking at changing your property in any way!”
Mr & Mrs Bayliss – Chesterfield