COVID19 Update :
We are fully up and running while taking the correct precautions in order to keep our staff and customers safe.

We will be as flexible as required in the current situation to suit individual clients own circumstances.

Let’s get things moving again – please give us a call or drop us an email. You can also get in touch via our contact form at the bottom of our site.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Fraser and Steven

ABC Architecture

ABC is owned by Steven White and Fraser Sheerin. We aim to create a simplified process to architecture and construction. A professional, flexible and affordable service with a depth of knowledge and experience is what we offer. Have a look below to see who we are and what we can do. 

Fraser is an Architectural Technologist with over 15 years working in architecture and the construction industry. The past 12 years with an East…
Steven is an Architectural Technologist with over a decade’s worth of experience having previously worked in two busy architectural practices and working on various project types…
Arran is an Architectural Technician who qualified from Edinburgh Napier University with a BSC (HONS) in Architectural

We have lots of experience.

With over 25 combined years in the industry we have a highly varied background with broad reach. While we generally work in and around Edinburgh and the Lothians we are happy to travel further afield.

Residential Alterations and Extensions
The majority of our work is for private clients who want to improve their homes. We can help you alter, extend, convert and make sense of your living space to maximise your homes potential within your given budget.
Our experience extends to cafe’s, softplay, single shop units, warehouses, bakeries and zipwire courses. We can turn our hands to most types of commercial work with a highly varied background in smaller scale bespoke commercial design.
With a background in rural architecture we have experience in conversion of historic rural properties. From conversions of steadings to individual barns and mills our experience and knowledge is pretty comprehensive.
New Build Housing
New Build Housing
Bespoke one off dwellings for private clients or smaller scale scheme developments with varied house types. We can advise on design, layouts and material finishes to meet your requirements and maximise your development returns.
Agricultural and Equestrian
Agricultural and Equestrian
Whether large scale steel portal frame buildings for multi purpose agricultural use or grain storage. we also have wide-reaching experience with indoor and outdoor equestrian riding arenas and stabling.
Houses of Multiple Occupation
Highly experienced in the design and specification of HMO’s. We can advise on the most effective way to alter or convert your property to get the best return on your investment. We can ease this daunting process no end.
Custom Projects
With a wide and varied experience across a large range of sectors we can provide a service which is catered to your needs. Whether large or small, domestic or commercial we can customise our service to suit your requirements.
With our upfront and honest attitude you’ve nothing to lose.
Mapping and Deed Plans
We are licensed for purchase and use of OS data plans and can produce land mapping or deed plans through measured surveys for when you come to sell your home. These are compliant with land registry requirements so you can be assured when registering your property ownership.
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Recent Projects

Project Flow

  • Full measured survey of your property
  • Draft existing floor plans, elevations and sections
  • Draft design proposals with options based on your brief
  • Obtain detailed budget costs from a quantity surveyor
  • Initial discussions with planning and building control
  • Progress plans from feasibility stage to detailed design drawings
  • Specification of material finishes
  • Liaise with consultants and obtain reports for submission
  • Formal lodgement of planning and/or listed building consent application
  • Liaise with planning through to granting of your planning approval
  • Progress planning drawings to a detailed set of working drawings
  • Technical details and specification
  • Obtain quotes and detailed design from a structural engineer
  • Obtain quotes and insulation values from a building services engineer
  • Formal lodgement of building warrant application
  • Liaise with building control through to granting of your building warrant
  • Production of a schedule of works by a quantity surveyor
  • Compile and issue tender packages to contractors for pricing
  • Review and report on tender prices received
  • Negotiate the final agreed fixed price tender with nominated contractor
  • Acceptance of final price and arranging the contract between client and contractor
  • Submission of start of works and stage forms to the council
  • Weekly site visits to inspect the works as they progress
  • Checking monthly valuations by the main contractor and issue of certificates for payment
  • Addressing queries and variations in the works
  • Controlling and reporting on costs and timescales as the works progress
  • Submission of start of works and stage forms to the council
  • Weekly site visits to inspect the works as they progress
  • Checking monthly valuations by the main contractor and issue of certificates for payment
  • Addressing queries and variations in the works
  • Controlling and reporting on costs and timescales as the works progress
We can cater our service to meet your needs and start or stop at any stage you wish. We can provide a part service or a full service from feasibility to completion. Our service can be as flexible as you need it to be with fixed price rates for each stage dependent on the build cost of your project.
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