FK1 Design Ltd
FK1 Design Ltd
What we do
FK1 Design Ltd is a family business based in Laurieston, Falkirk. The business owner Barry Sturrock has over 13 years practical experience in both the private and public sectors. Barry also has an Honours Degree in Architectural Technology from Edinburgh Napier University.
FK1 Design undertake Architectural and design works to all types of buildings including domestic extensions, conversions, new build houses, commercial buildings, garden buildings etc. You name it and they can design it!
As part of their service FK1 Design offer a free initial consultation and discuss in detail the client’s brief. They will offer professional advice on how the design can come together while ensuring the designs meet the statutory legislation that governs the construction industry. They like to be involved with all stages of the design and construction process from the concept designs to the detailed drawings. During the construction phase they will carry out site visits and offer help and advice.
Since launching in 2014, FK1 Design have gone from strength to strength and have steadily increased their client base each year. This has led to them developing strong working relationships with builders they trust and who they can confidently recommend to their clients.
At FK1 Design they take pride on providing a professional, personal, friendly and reliable service aimed at meeting the individual needs of their client’s.
FK1 Design don’t just settle on meeting the client’s expectations, they endeavour to exceed them by giving the client a building they can enjoy and feel proud of.
Feedback / Testimonials
Andrew Myles, Falkirk said on 04/08/2020:
We contacted Barry at FK1 Design as we were wanting to knock down a wall and create a kitchen diner. Barry was friendly and very knowledgeable, giving us some suggestions and pointers that we hadn’t even considered. The plans we got drawn up were perfect and flew through building control with no issues. Throughout the whole process Barry was always contactable and offered help and assistance as we decided to change a couple of things once building had commenced. I highly rate Barry and his services and would recommend to anyone who was looking for an architect. A really nice guy who also knows his stuff!!!
Scott Innes, Falkirk said on 15/05/2020:
We got in touch with Barry at FK1 Design to discuss a garage conversion. He got back to us really quickly and arranged an initial visit. We discussed options and it was clear that our initial plan of getting access to the garage through amendments to the downstairs WC would run into some issues. Barry gave us some easier, probably more conventional options for access but you could tell he wanted to find a way to get us to our preferred, initial proposal. He spent a bit of time looking at ways to circumvent the initial issues and came up with a potential workaround for us.
He went away to work a couple of things out and came back to us with a design he wanted to submit to the council for approval. It got the building warrant and we got the design we were hoping for from the outset. I’d recommend Barry for several different reasons:
He was keen to get us to our preferred design. It would have been easy for him to convince us to go with a more tried and tested approach, but he took the time to do what was right for us.
His speed of response, and getting the drawings done and submitted was excellent.
We engaged Barry just before we went into Lockdown due to Coronavirus. He was excellent with his payment terms and while we paid pretty much straight away, if we’d needed a few weeks, he was happy to afford this to us.
On his fees, they were very fair for the work we did and the slight amendment we requested after the initial drawing we got were accommodated quickly and at no extra charge.
Finally, he was a good guy. My wife and I had a good feeling about him from the initial meeting and he was really engaging throughout.
I’m not usually one for writing reviews but his work deserved it and without doubt if we needed an architect again, we would absolutely go with him.
Karin O’Hagan, Cumbernauld said on 22/04/2020:
Barry at FK1 Design was incredibly efficient, professional and helpful. He was very attentive to all of our needs and took this information into account when producing plans for our garage conversion. I felt comfortable to ask lots of questions and Barry took the time to ensure that we had discussed all options. I would definitely recommend his services.
Corrinne McLeish, Bonnybridge said on 13/02/2020:
Barry assisted us with preparing our garage conversion drawings and dealing with the council throughout the whole process. He was very professional and dealt with everything very efficiently. We would absolutely not hesitate in recommending Barry to anyone.
Karen McElroy, Bonnybridge said on 17/01/2020:
Barry provided a first-class service with our garage conversion. From understanding and giving advice on what we wanted, doing the drawings and building warrants and seeing it all the way through to completion. Professional, personable and always happy to help with any queries from us or the builders. Would highly recommend.
C Goldie, Glasgow said on 15/11/2019:
We worked with Barry on an extension we are currently completing. FK1 Design are reliable and hands on from start to finish. First class would definitely recommend.
Alan McDonald, Falkirk said on 09/10/2019:
Barry was recommended by someone who had used him for their extension. We were looking to convert our garage to make our living space bigger in the house. Barry came to meet us and listened to our ideas and made recommendations about how we could have it laid out. As ours would be taking down a load bearing wall he explained that we would have to apply for the building warrant for us to proceed. He was very proactive in getting the drawings to us quick for us to review them before sending them to the council for the building warrant application. He made the whole process seem easy which was re-assuring as we had never done any major alterations to our house before. I would recommend Barry to anyone who is needing architectural work done as he has a very professional, friendly and honest attitude to his work.
Eric Clark, Dunblane said on 17/09/2019:
Barry has provided a first class, professional service for a project which required removal of an old conservatory and the new build of an extended porch. He has taken us through the whole design and planning process, liaising with planners and structural engineers, to coordinate submission of the necessary documentation for issue of a building warrant. He has maintained close communication throughout and his responses to queries have always been timely.
J Baxter, Cumbernauld said on 09/09/2019:
Great job collaborating with Barry on the design and concept for our extension. Terrific response to emails and calls, during the whole process to beginning work in earnest.
Brain McCall, Stepps said on 29/08/2019:
Barry has done a fantastic job. Explained everything really clearly, talked me through the entire process and helped with all council application stuff. Really has went above and beyond. A true professional to his trade. I would recommend Barry to anyone needing any architectural work done.
Elin Isaksson, Dunblane said on 21/08/2019:
FK1 Design Ltd were very professional from start to finish, helping me with my planning application for my garden workshop. Barry was very honest regarding timescales etc and he always answered my questions promptly and in a friendly manner. I would be very happy to use them again and like to recommend FK1 Design to anyone needing an architectural technician.
Karen & Chris, Cumbernauld said on 04/08/2019:
Barry prepared our drawings and after review by us submitted to the council on our behalf. The turnaround was prompt and well within the agreed timelines. The council accepted our plans with no change requests which allowed us to proceed with the conversion quicker than anticipated. Great service and would recommend FK1 design.
Steven Whyte, Larbert said on 22/05/2019:
Barry is first class in his approach and the help he provided. We needed to knock down a load bearing wall to open up our kitchen into the dining room. Barry was able to provide us with an end to end service to take care of everything from organising the structural engineer and taking care of the building warrant etc. A real personal touch throughout the process and always kept up to date. Thank you for making what felt like a complicated process from when I started to look into it so simple. Great guy, great work, highly recommended!
Verified customer, Glasgow said on 22/04/2019:
Dealing with FK1 Design has been effortless. Barry scheduled me in as quickly as possible, did a thorough review and completed our drawings and submissions very promptly. He has made our building alterations very simple and has been able to advise on all aspects of the build, council’s requirements and their expectations throughout the whole process. First class service. Would definitely use again and also highly recommend to anyone in search of an architect or in need of planning permission/building warrant.
Anna Harrower, Falkirk said on 22/03/2019:
We had Barry from FK1 Designs come out to us when we were in the early stages of renovating our home. We wanted to move our kitchen from one area of our house to another. In order to do this is meant that a wall needed to be knocked down from 2 existing rooms to create one large room and we weren’t sure if this would be achievable. On Barry’s initial visit we discussed our needs and with Barry’s knowledge he was able to offer his expertise and advice giving us some suggestions we hadn’t considered. Barry took away our ideas and came up with drawings in a timely manner. Barry carried out all the essential procedures such as planning permissions and provided us with a disk with clear instructions on what we needed to do. The whole process was dealt with efficiently and professionally. He was also available and on hand whether we had any questions or queries that popped up. Would highly recommend FK1 DESIGNS for all architectural and renovation needs.
Ross Dickson, Falkirk said on 28/01/2019:
Very professional and extremely friendly. Constant updates provided throughout all stages of design and approval. Would highly recommend.
Trish McGuire, Cumbernauld said on 29/11/2018:
Barry has been so helpful at every request to do with the work. He has always gone the extra mile, nothing was too much bother, and guided / pointed me in the right direction regarding plans / council/ building warrants. He handled everything from start to finish in obtaining all certificates, which was appreciated, and he always responded to every email / question that was put to him. I would certainly recommend Barry and his professional expertise to anyone.
Angela and Stuart Hall, Grangemouth said on 19/11/2018:
Such a friendly, efficient and professional service – thank you Barry Sturrock @fk1design.co.uk. From meeting us at our home, talking through our expansion/conversion plans, submitting drawings and getting building approval – the whole process couldn’t have been any smoother! Recommended and thank you!
S Johnson, Polmont said on 01/10/2018:
Barry has recently helped me with a planning application to convert my original back door to French doors. From initial contact, through to design and liaison with Falkirk Council re Building Warrant he has been very professional. My house construction is what would described as ‘non-standard’ so he needed to additional research and enlist the input of a Structural Engineer. All of this was done in close and clear consultation with myself and in a timeous manner. His estimate and final fees were reasonable, clearly detailed and I would describe as good value for money. I am happy to recommend Barry and FK1 Design to anyone who is requiring an architect to support a building project.
Mr & Mrs Breslin, Dunblane said on 18/09/2018:
In the last year we have undertaken two projects and used Barry from FK1 Designs on both. We would not hesitate to recommend FK1 and it has been a pleasure working with Barry. One project was a back to shell refurbishment of a bungalow with a sizeable extension to both side and rear, together with a new garage with a bedroom above. The second project was a Change Of Use from a commercial property to a domestic dwelling. Barry’s knowledge of regulations, building requirements and council procedure was second to none and saved us significant time, effort and money. His designs, technical knowledge and professional approach are exemplary. In addition, Barry is super easy to work with and changes are dealt with expediently. The whole process was hassle free. Thanks Barry – we would use you again without hesitation. Feel free to use us as a reference site.
Name Provided, Larbert said on 09/09/2018:
Barry put together our application for a building warrant (we wanted to add a doorway between two rooms in our house). From start to finish he was efficient, handled everything, showed great attention to detail and was generally a pleasure to deal with. If we ever need an architect again, he’ll be our first call.
Kenny Cook, Maddiston said on28/08/2018:
Great, friendly, efficient service. Would highly recommend.
Natalie Baas, Cumbernauld said on 30/05/2018:
Barry did my plans for an open plan kitchen, he did a very detailed and professional drawing even when complications kicked in. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends and family in the future. Thanks again Barry
Brian Kellett, Banknock said on 21/05/2018:
Great company to deal with. Very helpful with the design and planning application and also keeping me up to date with the progress of the application
Name provided, Falkirk said on 13/04/2018:
I would like to recommend this company to anyone in need of the services of a reliable, efficient, helpful and very able architect. Barry Sturrock has excellent people skills, extremely effective client communication and very reasonable fees. No job appears too big or small and his knowledge of the building regulations is excellent. His conscientious approach alleviates the stress for the client. I would definitely contact Barry in the future if I required his services and will be recommending the company to others.
Ian P, Falkirk said on 2nd February 2018:
Got Barry to design our loft conversion and another couple of projects, we changed our design couple of times, however Barry worked with us and guided us to the design we wanted. He also has contacts for Structural engineer and structural timber merchant. Great excellent service.
Colin Gibson, Bo’ness said on 22/01/2018:
Barry has been great to work with, very professional every time I dealt with him, quality work and extremely quick to respond to any queries and changes made the same day. Very rare to get someone like this, a pleasure to have dealt with Barry. I would have no hesitation to deal with him again.
Jennifer Fitzsimmons, Larbert said on 27/11/2017:
I found Barry through the Trustys website when I was looking into building a new house in my mum’s garden. My first impression on meeting him was that he’s very enthusiastic about his job and loves what he does. He took all my requirements on board and came up with a plan which was simple, but quirky with great storage and fantastic light – exactly what I was looking for (and then some). He guided me through the whole planning process and kept me informed at every stage. Even after the plans were approved, Barry has kept in touch to check the progress of the build. He’s genuinely interested in it and I think he’s really enjoying seeing his plans come to life. I’d definitely recommend Barry to my family/friends and would have no hesitation in using his services again in the future.
Graham Shaw, Grangemouth said on 20/11/2017:
Would highly recommend FK1 Design. Barry was quick at getting things moving and had great ideas to add to project. Pleasure to work with.
Mrs D Buchanan, Falkirk said on 19/10/2017:
Barry designed our Extension from start to finish with every detail taking into consideration to conform with building standards, was always there to have a helping hand throughout the build.
Can honestly say we couldn’t have chosen anyone better than Barry to have went on this journey with for our dream Extension, if you are reading reviews and looking for an architect you will be in safe and trusted hands.
Susan, Falkirk said on 10/10/2017:
I found Barry through Trusty web page for a small building project. He was friendly and helpful and gave advice on how to proceed and guided us throughout the building warrant process. He kept in touch and was easily contactable. Assisting us with structural engineers and getting us the council building warrant required. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
J & J, Grangemouth said on 07/10/2017:
We chose Barry from this website and it was a great decision. We found him to be very professional, reliable,helpful and had excellent ideas for our extension. He had the plans ready for us to view the next week and were submitted to the council just as quick. We now have a beautiful extension to our home and if your looking for an experienced architect with great design skills then choose Barry you wont go wrong.
Adam Powers, Falkirk said on 20/07/2017:
Barry was recommend to us by our structural engineer. His words were “He is very good, very reliable and very reasonably priced”. He was not wrong!
We have just bought our first home which required a lot of renovation. The whole first floor layout had to be amended, as well as adding Bi-fold doors and new windows.
There was no complications when discussing it with Barry, he understood exactly what we wanted. He also has a good amount of patience (we were constantly adding and changing things).
A quick turn around from when the job was started to receiving the building warrant. Good communication skills with regular updates on the progress of the warrant.
If your looking for a honest, hard working, reliable and experienced architect at a very reasonable price….Barry is your man!!
J McCaig, Milton of Campsie said on 18/06/2017:
Both my husband and I found Barry to be extremely helpful with his advice and guidance for our conversion project. Using his skills and experience he submitted plans to the council quickly and efficiently which now allows us to get on with our building works.
We would highly recommend FK1 designs.
J Easton, Falkirk said on 15/06/2017:
FK1 Design was recommended to us by a couple of friends at the beginning of the year. We wanted to knock through an internal wall to create an open plan kitchen/diner and to add a sunroom extension.
Barry came out and listened to our ideas and then put together the design within a week. He talked us through the planning/building warrant process and kept us updated as our application was being processed. He was always contactable via email to answer any queries we had. Our building warrant was granted after 6 weeks. Barry recommended several contractors to us and was really helpful when we had queries about the extension during the building process.
We really love the sunroom design and enjoy the space of the open plan kitchen. We would recommend FK1 Design to our friends and family and anyone who is looking for a friendly, experienced architect.
Stuart Raeburn, Falkirk said on 02/05/2017:
I would highly recommend FK1 Design for any architectural work you may be planning. Barry listened to our needs and drew up the plans in accordance with the building regulations for our garage conversion.
We are extremely happy with the outcome. Barry helped us through the full process and regularly liaised with the builders as they were working through the conversion.
We are delighted with the new space and would have no hesitations asking Barry to do any future work.
Peter Davies, Falkirk said on 18/904/2017:
I needed somebody to complete some architectural drawings for submission to the Council and found Barry’s details on Trusty Trades. I needed to wait about two weeks for him to be able to make it to mine (I took that as a good sign), Barry did a quick survey onsite at a time convenient for myself and ten days later the plans & application had been submitted to the Council. Very knowledgeable, efficient and a thoroughly nice guy to deal with. Highly recommended!
Mr K Stewart, Edinburgh said on 07/04/2017:
110%. From this company Barry bent over backwards to help me out after the last architect made a right balls up ! I waited over a year for my plans to be submitted within a few months Barry had it all sorted. And rubber stamped can’t thank him enough highly recommended I’ve got him on speed dial for my next project. Thanks again Barry!
Stuart Buchanan said on 22/02/2017:
Barry has designed our challenging house extension with ease and professionalism from start to finish with design and planning and dealing with other hazards such as building on a world heritage site (Antonine Wall),,his friendly approach and amazing knowledge of what he does made the whole process a breeze to get to the building stage of our extension. I would recommend Barry in a heartbeat to anyone looking for design and planning work.
I received a recommendation from a work colleague when we were planning a garage conversion. Everything was done quickly, smoothly, professionally and at a reasonable price so we couldn’t have chosen any better. I have no hesitation in leaving this positive review which I hope will persuade others to use Barry’s services.
Barry has been fantastic from start to finish. Barry has listened to us, and also given us really good ideas for our building work . I would recommend him as he has a fantastic approach and very professional .
Audrey Duguid said on 07/01/2017:
Barry was recommended to us by a family friend. From the first meeting we felt completely at ease with him and happy for him to carry out our plans for our house. He took care of everything and made the whole process very easy and straight forward.
Barry did plans for our renovation work and extension. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He listened to what we wanted but also had some great ideas. His timescales for doing the work were great and he responded to questions from the council about the applications immediately. Friendly guy and very professional.
Dorothy Hodge, Bo’ness said on 15/06/16
Barry at FK1 Design designed our extension recently, he was full of enthusiasm, he listened to what we would like and came up with great ideas and helpful suggestions. He communicates excellent throughout the project.
We would not hesitate to recommend Barry for his excellent services.
Emma Thomson, Brightons said on 15/06/16
Barry was a highly professional gentleman to work with. He was approachable, personable and kept us informed at every stage of the process. I would highly recommend FK1 design.
Ronnie Bell said on 07/05/2016:
I would like to recommend Barry Sturrock FK1 Design. He prepared all the paperwork with council planning requirements for an extension for me and gave good advice with and problems that came up with the project advising alternative options. This was done in a professional and friendly manner.
James Cairns said on 12/03/2016:
Barry did plans for our garage conversion and extension. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He listened to what we wanted but also had some great ideas. His timescales for doing the work were great and he responded to questions from the council about the applications immediately. Friendly guy and very professional. This is identical comments to the previous review as I agree entirely. He’s a great help to people who have no idea what’s involved like us.
Derek Allison said on 28/10/15:
Barry Sturrock is a fantastic professional in his line of work. I contacted Barry after having problems trying to get drawings from someone else. Barry was on holiday at the time and took time out to reply to my questions and even came around to my house on the day he arrived home from holiday.I was needing plans drawn up for taking down my conservatory and building an extension. Barry’s drawings were to a high standard and price wise was also more than acceptable. The time frame in which he had them drawn up were more than satisfactory and my wife and I wished we had went to him in the first place. He is easy to deal with and my builder who I had contracted the build with was giving me some problems and Barry was on hand to help me through these problems (builder was nothing to do with FK1 Design) and on hand to guide me in the right direction. I have given Barry’s number FK1 Design to 3 different people who have used his company and there was no complaints from them and I will continue to pass his number on.
Debbie Brown said on 28/10/15:
Barry completed works for me on retrospective plans for an existing extension. I found Barry to be very professional. We discussed the requirements of the job and Barry informed me of the process required to obtain a letter of consent from the local council for the extension. Barry measured up and identified all legal requirements for the extension and submitted all the required paperwork to the council for me. After submitting the paperwork there were some necessary works before the letter of consent would be issued. On completion of these works a surveyor from the planning department came out and checked over the works then the letter of comfort was issued. These works were completed over a 4 month period and in this time Barry kept me updated with progress and always communicated information to me professionally. I found Barry to be both honest and reliable and would certainly recommend his services to others. Good value for money. I would definitely use Barry again for future works.
Gavin McDonald said on 28/10/15:
Barry has been doing jobs for us and our customers for approx 4 years. I regularly recommend Barry to customers looking to extend or amend the layout of their house. He did the drawings for my own house with a complete refurbishment and attic conversion with dormer. He also designed a new build house for my parents which we helped build.