About A1 Architecture UK An Architectural Technologist In Gloucester

Stephen Sparkes MCIAT, ICIOB Propieter of A1 Architecture UK is a fully qualified Chartered Architectural Technologist and Incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of Building with over 38 years experience in building design and construction, previously employed in various Architects practices in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bristol.


One of 7 self-build houses in Gloucester.


Stephen became self-employed in 1992 due to redundancy caused by the recession of that time.

A1 Architecture UK offers an independent and professional design service for all types of property residential, commercial and industrial building, either for new build, extension or refurb and alteration works.

As a Chartered Architectural Technologist I apply the science of architecture and are specialist in the technology of building design and construction.

As a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) I have demonstrated competence as a specialist in building design and construction and can undertake a building project from inception through to final certification.

The practice prides itself on offering a quality, friendly service with much of our work from referrals, including our Local Authority.

Advice is also given on planning, building regulations and listed building approvals.

The practice is based in Hempsted, Gloucester and has both private and commercial clients across the South West of England.


Specialist Consultants working in association with A1 Architecture UK:


Mr Niall CaterMRICS Chartered Surveyor

MSc – Historic Conservation

BSc – Quantity Surveying

DipSurv – Building Surveying



Mr Thomas Nhachi MRIBA  Chartered Architect



Mr Paul Babbge

CDM Designed Solutions Ltd.specialises in construction health and safety management systems, offering a comprehensive CDM and Health and Safety management resource.  CDM Designed Solutions Ltd. has a passion for working with construction and design companies to promote CDM/H&S best practice and integrate legal requirements into existing company procedures. We pride ourselves on the delivery of a professional service with effective tools that focus on the practical application of CDM 2007 with a commercially aware attitude towards integrating H&S hand in hand with other business requirements through innovative management applications.