3D Rendering

ACJ use the latest 3D modelling software to create photorealistic models of your new build home, extension or garden space. Make informed decisions.

See for yourself

Imagine being able to see not just the paper plans for your project, not just a 3D computer model of your build, but a photorealistic visualisation of your new home, extension or garden space, with your choice of finish, set in your desired location, ready for you to view from any angle.

Powerful architectural design technology

ACJ Design uses the latest computer modeling systems to create your vision. From the initial 2D plans we create 3D wireframe models, from there we render the projection, adding colour and textures to create a realistic 3D model.  We can even superimpose that model into an image of your plot, creating a powerful visualisation of your final result, meaning you can make informed choices about design features and finishes in advance of construction.

Inside and out

3D renders don’t just help you decide the exterior finish options for your project. We can also provide interior renders that will help you decide on layouts.  So you won’t sweat the small stuff once it’s too late, you get your sockets where you need them and make sure there’s a place for everything before anything gets placed.


When you contact us for a quotation, from a garden space to a complete house, present your voucher to receive a 3D computer modelled visualisation of your project.

Your dream build is closer than you think. See for yourself.


SER Engineering

Building a new home, or extending your property? ACJ offers full structural engineering services, to ensure your build is safe, while still within budget.

What is SER and why would I need it?

In Scotland, all new build homes, and certain other projects too, require that appropriate structural calculations are carried out to ensure the safety of the build. These calculations form the basis for a Structural Engineers Registration (SER) design certificate and are submitted with your building warrant application.

How can ACJ help?

ACJ Design offers a full range of structural and engineering services, from timber frame calculations, steel calculations, site investigations and SER engineers. We can provide these services to new builds and existing developments, ensuring that all your information, calculations and plans are correct and that your design certificate is appropriate for your project prior to warrant submission.


We’ll carry out the following services and provide the relevant information that can be used at warrant application stage, if required.
– Timber frame structural designs
– Timber frame engineering and calculations
– Site investigation reports
– SER engineering for extensions and new builds
– Site visits/investigation to check existing property
– Foundation layouts, including specifications
– Floor plans & specifications
– All key structural timber frame junctions
– Sections with all specifications and connections shown
– Timber frame design when required
– Floor joist layouts, specifications and calculations
– Roof truss layouts, specifications and calculations

Safety, standards and your budget

We don’t cut corners, but we know you have a budget to keep to. We always advise on cost-effective options while still remaining well within national and European safety standards. All our structural calculations are in accordance with the relevant BSI standards and we are fully insured.

House Builds (Tender)

If you’ve been researching your options, and have a price from a competitor, you may be surprised to learn quite how much you get from an ACJ home, in comparison with other home builders.

If you’ve been researching your options, and have a price from a competitor, you may be surprised to learn quite how much you get from an ACJ home, in comparison with other home builders.

We don’t cut corners and we won’t compromise our quality or our professional reputation for the sake of a quick sale, but we will happily review any quotation that you may have received from an alternative supplier and offer a like for like comparison.

How do we compare?

Show us the spec that you’ve been given and we’ll endeavour to create a like for like quote, allowing you to make an informed decision about the right design and build company to engage for your project.

What’s the real cost?

When you’re comparing prices, consider the whole build process, not just the bottom line. Will you be juggling several different suppliers, handling council planning departments, figuring out the latest legislation and trying to co-ordinate tradesmen, all while trying to get on with your everyday life?

ACJ has everything you need under one roof.  Take the stress out of the home building process.  We can take care of everything and everyone that you need to complete your project on time and within budget.

Design & Build

ACJ creates beautiful new homes across Moray, the Highlands and beyond. We offer a complete design and build solution, all under one roof.

Your complete design and build solution

Building a new house is a dream that many of us share. But concerns about unforeseen costs, extensive delays, project management, getting planning permission and building warrant approval can turn that dream into a nightmare if you don’t choose the right company to partner with when you build your new home.

At ACJ we can help you at every stage of the homebuilding process. We offer a complete design and build solution, from planning to construction to maintenance, so you can get on with living your life, and trust us to take care of delivering your dream.

All your services under one roof

We are uniquely placed to provide every service and trade you need to get a house from conception to completion. Your entire build can be managed by a named person at ACJ. They’ll coordinate communication between all parties and arrange the construction schedule for trades to access the site. They’ll involve you in the decision-making process and keep you informed of progress.

Without the need to involve external trades and services, we have complete control of the progress of your build, minimising delays and cutting down costs.

Local products, local services, national presence

Our homes are constructed from energy-efficient closed panels systems designed and built by craftsmen here at our Elgin premises. Since we design our own panels, we can easily tailor the build to your specification and budget, and create bespoke details and plans for you without invoking costly licensing fees as other developers do when they use third party products.

Kit homes and timber frame systems can be delivered across the UK and beyond.  Contact us on 01343 559327 to find out more.

Professional precision planning

We empower our clients from the very start, guiding you with decisions at the very beginning of the process, before any planning applications. ACJ Design can produce visuals of your home to show you how features look and help with selecting your preferred finish.  We’ll help you select one of the ACJ wall systems that best suits your needs and budget and we can advise on the best energy technology approach.

We’ll ensure all of this is done to your specification and within your budget. All planning applications, warrant applications, SER engineering is included.

Architectural Works

ACJ’s in-house architectural services design team are fully qualified to design and plan your complete build, saving you time and money.

Do you need an architect?

ACJ Group has an in-house design services team, fully qualified to design every aspect of your new build property, extension or renovation.

Working closely with the other services within the ACJ group, ACJ Design is uniquely placed to select the right materials and construction methods that will ensure your home build is flawless.

Advanced 3D modelling eliminates errors

When you work with ACJ Design, our architectural technicians design and plan every aspect of your build.  We precision model each project on the latest 3D computer systems, eliminating waste and errors upfront, enhancing efficient production and construction, and allowing you to see an accurate view of your project, so you can make informed decisions about your build, with no surprises.

Save time and money with one point of contact

When one team of professionals takes responsibility for all aspects of your design, from the planning to production to construction, you can be confident of a set of consistent coherent plans throughout the process.

Having a single source of plans, rather than working with an independent architect, cuts out delays in planning and warrant applications and saves you time and money.

Energy-efficiency designed in

All ACJ homes are designed with energy-efficiency built in, so heating your home is cost effective and hassle free.  Our design team are uniquely placed to advise you on the ACJ wall system to suit your needs and budget, we carry out energy performance calculations based on your selected materials and advise you where and how to make savings.

We are justifiably proud that ACJ Design team developed the industry leading Therm-U-Wall system, a breakthrough in energy-efficient wall systems, suitable for use in the demanding specifications of passive house builds.

Industry leaders in PassivHaus technology

ACJ Design designers have been behind some of the most prestigious designs.
We designed wall systems that were certified and used within the most innovative energy-efficient builds of their kind within Scotland and the UK, including;

– The First Fully Certified PassivHaus in Scotland.
– The First Fully Certified Affordable housing PassivHaus in Scotland.
– The First Fully Certified terrace of passive houses in Scotland.
– The First Fully Certified PassivHaus housing development in the UK