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DK Architectural Services Ltd are a small architectural practice in South Tyneside.

Established in 2011, DKAS have a proven track record of innovative design, effective problem solving and attention to quality and detail.

DKAS goal is to exceed the expectations of every client whether a homeowner, Architectural Practice or Commercial developer.

DKAS undertake architectural and design work on private, residential, listed, commercial and industrial buildings along with projects including new builds, extensions, loft conversions and other bespoke property developments.

About Dene King

Dene King is a member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists with over 20 years of experience on an enormously diverse range of projects in the construction industry.

He established his own practice in 2011.

He has since completed work on a variety of projects primarily private houses and extensions as both principal designer and specialist consultant to other Architectural practices.


Mario Minchella Architects
Senior Chartered Architectural Technologist
October 2003 to August 2011 

FaulknerBrowns Architects
Senior Architectural Technologist
September 1990 to October 2003

Click here for complete project history.

South Tyneside Council - LABC Partner

DKAS is partnered with South Tyneside Council under the LABC partner Authority Scheme.

This is designed to help when dealing with many local authorities. The scheme allows DKAS to have a one to one working relationship with our preferred local authority with whom we have a long standing working relationship. 

The site inspections are carried out by the local authority where each project is based. This provides a single point of contact for all Building Control work in England and Wales with invaluable local and familiar contacts, unique access to the planning department, the highways engineers and local fire service. It also means simplified correspondence and faster resolution of queries.

    Featherstone Close, Gosforth.



DKAS are happy to meet you to discuss your ideas and how DKAS can help you to realise them with no obligation.

DKAS will provide you with the information necessary to understand what is needed such as the statutory applications that you will be required to make by law.

You can then make an informed assessment of the work you require, with an idea of the cost and ultimately the decision on a way forward to achieving your requirement.

DKAS can provide services during any or all stages of your project, from inception to construction, and will tailor them to suit your specific needs. For example, DKAS can advise on design options and prepare the necessary drawings and documents to obtain full planning approval, or if you already have planning permission, DKAS can develop your approved drawings to add construction information to obtain Building Regulations approval. 

During construction work DKAS can undertake contract administration, site inspections and issue Architect’s Certificates to satisfy mortgage companies.

DKAS will produce a completely bespoke design, tailor made to you and your property.

Services DKAS can provide are:

  • Preparation of drawings as existing from a full survey of the property
  • Preparation of sketch and detailed designs suitable for submission for Planning Application
  • Submission of planning application, including Design and Access Statement and completion of all associated documentation
  • Negotiations, as necessary with the planning authority.
  • Preparation of detailed drawings and specifications suitable for Building Regulation approval
  • Application and completion of all associated documentation and forms.
  • Preparation of working drawings and details for tendering purposes.
  • Obtaining tenders from contractors.
  • Preparation of Contract Documentation.
  • Site supervision and Contract Administration.
  • Certification and Final Account.


DKAS is employed by other Architectural Practices where specialist input is required including:

  • Technical input and detailed design
  • Production information - in form of detailed drawings, specifications and schedules for construction purposes. This may be done for specific elements of the work or "packages" such as external envelope, waterproofing, finishes etc.
  • Site supervision and inspections.
    West Boldon - conversion of a derelict outbuildings.


“Dene King is one of the most talented Architectural Technologists in the business. His professionalism and commitment on any scale of project is second to none.”

George Clarke
Architect and TV presenter of Channel 4’s “Restoration man”, "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces" and “The Home Show” and independent empty homes advisor to Government.

“Dene’s service and his attitude to work are exceptional and most refreshing. He clearly has a passion for his work, which is reflected in the outcome of our project.

His technical knowledge, attention to detail and thoughtful thinking allowed us to easily work together and for him to design our perfect extension.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Dene to others."

Simon and Sarah Sutton
Sunderland Road

"My wife & I took the decision to employ his Architectural Services because we felt he was someone we could trust. We couldn’t have been more accurate in our instinct.

Not only was Dene skilfully professional in his representation, he was patient, honest & tolerant all the way through the design process. In short, we knew where we stood at all times and he helped us to be realistic about what we were trying to achieve – which was ultimately to create a better home.

I could not recommend Dene more highly."

Duncan Fleck – Head Gardener

    Intu Metrocentre - New customer lounge.

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology and represents those practising and studying within the discipline. CIAT qualifies Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT, and professionally qualified Architectural Technicians, TCIAT.

Our partner authority scheme is shared by all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. You can choose to work with any local authority building control surveyor to undertake all pre-application and design work, regardless of the project's geographical location; in some circumstances and where travel permits, that same surveyor can undertake your site surveying work too.

Building Excellence Award nominations:
Intu Metrocentre - Customer Lounge
Hedley McEwan - Office headquarters
Whitburn Pavilion Café - Café refurbishment


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DK Architectural Services Limited
Registered in England & Wales
Company number: 9326563

9 Struan Terrace, East Boldon,
Tyne & Wear NE36 0EA