Civic Design + Build are a professional design and build company who specialise in providing complete, project managed, extensions and renovations for your home.

Starting with your initial concept we can deal with everything involved in crafting your finished living space. You can expect a first class service right from the initial architectural drawings, through to the bespoke interior design – along with the highest quality of craftsmanship in the construction.

Working across Hertfordshire in the St Albans and Harpenden areas, we believe we are very different to what may be considered as the ‘typical builder’. This shows in our day-to-day work on site, the respect we show for your home and family, and the beautiful bespoke homes we create.

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Working with us is simple. We have an easy stage process, so you know what’s happening every step of the way. We will be there to manage your entire project for you from the initial free assessment right through to the construction and completion of your renovation project. We will deal with everything in between from architectural drawings to the planning permission and regulatory requirements. We will only deem a project completed when you are 100% satisfied.


The Assessment Stage

Listening to your ideas, working out how much space you can create, and how it will work with your existing home.

Design and Planning Stage

Your architectural design drawings, agreeing the contract and getting planning approval.

Building and Completion Stage

The steps involved during the build and how we look after you on completion.


Civic Architect Logo Testimonials

Robert Avery
St Albans
We employed Civic to design and build a garage and kitchen extension to our house and convert the existing integral garage to a study and utility. We later also replaced a conservatory with a dining room extension. Altogether Civic were at our house for around 7 months whilst we remained living there. The initial meeting went well and Mark (the designer) was excellent, coming up with ideas and designing our kitchen and utility room to accommodate our requirements and enabling us to achieve a ‘wow’ kitchen/breakfast room. All the guys were pleasant, accommodating and hard working, starting on time at 8am and not finishing before 5pm. Although Civic may not be the cheapest, we would recommend them as in the end we have achieved exactly what we wanted.
Eileen and Richard Harris
St Albans
Civic Construction are the “John Lewis” of builders and customer service is obviously at the heart of their business. They responded immediately to all of our requests during the conversion of our loft and their staff and contractors were friendly and polite at all times. Most important of all is that we are delighted with our new staircase and loft room which is the result of their skilled craftsmen. From the start we really appreciated the way they protected the outside area and drive and also the way they cleared up at the end of each day. I would certainly use Civic again and recommend them as they are an excellent building company that you can absolutely rely on.
Gavin Parr
St Albans
Professional, courteous and the highest quality builders…. I honestly can’t recommend these guys highly enough. In fact, we have recommended them to many friends. They tidied up after themselves every day, they were professional throughout and supportive in all of the unexpected decisions that a big build naturally puts in front of you. They finished our build in June 2014 and over a year later, if we have even the smallest issue (like a creaky floor board in the loft) they come back and fix the issue. It’s been a real god send for us as it gives you peace of mind.
Dave Kenyon
St Albans
CIVIC helped us transform our home from an old fashioned divided up space, into a modern open plan home. We had a single story ‘L’ shape extension in a conservation zone in St. Albans.
There were of course problems along the way, there is with every large project, however we were always pleased with the resolution.
I would happily recommend CIVIC to anyone considering home improvements!
Simon Taylor
St Albans
We are currently in the middle of our third project with Civic which speaks volumes about our opinion of the work. Our experience of Civic is quality of work coupled with robust planning and on time delivery. Each project has been started and finished according to the project plan. For a busy household this support and insight was invaluable and the seamless links provided by Mark into the design and build process ensured the little things didn’t get overlooked and living conveniences were always considered. The other aspect to the service provided by Civic is the friendliness and respect that all the workforce provided to our family and home. I cannot speak highly enough of this with consideration always given to our family’s needs and easing the upheaval experienced during living in the property during the works.


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