John Kellett RIBA formed the practice in his home town of Kettering in 2008 where he is also a trustee of The Orton Trust and the Rothwell Preservation Trust.

The practice uses the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) software complying with the ‘level 2’ requirement for all public projects. All projects are available to clients as 3D walk-throughs and 3D PDFs to aid understanding of how the completed building will look and feel.



About us

KR.eativ: Architects Ltd is an RIBA Chartered Practice that specialises in bespoke homes (member of the Association of Self Build Architects) and working with existing buildings (especially listed ones) to alter, convert and extend, bringing them into functional use in the twenty-first century.

The founder John Kellett BSc(hons) DipArch PGDip(Arch. Pract.) PGDip(Arch.Cons) RIBA, is an ARB registered Architect. Which means an Historic Buildings Advisor, an Architectural Designer, a Client Advisor, a Technologist, a Project Manager, a Planning Consultant, a Building Surveyor, the Principal Designer, an Urban Designer, a Contract Administrator and an Interior Designer. He has over 35 years experience on projects from Country Houses, Hospitals, Resort Villages and Housing to Industrial Parks, Retail (shell and fit out), Churches and Restaurants (shell and fit out), some of them being listed buildings.



All the RIBA Workstages in full as follows:

Design Stages:

  • 0 – Strategic Definition = Business Case and Site Appraisals
  • 1 – Preparation and Brief = Feasibility Studies
  • 2 – Concept Design
  • 3 – Developed Design = Planning Permission application and Design and Access Statements etc
  • 4a – Technical Design = Building Regulations submission
  • 4b – Technical Design = Construction Drawings, Tender Package, Specification and Schedules etc

Construction and Post-Construction Stages:

  • 5 – Construction = Contract Administration of ‘traditional’ contracts, Payment Certification, and ‘periodic inspection’ of ‘design and build’ contracts.
  • 6 – Handover & Close Out = Practical Completion and Final Account Certification
  • 7 – In Use = ‘Softlanding’ and feedback from users

In addition the following services can be included:

  1. Uncomplex land and building surveys – specialist RICS surveyors can be appointed for more complex issues
  2. Uncomplex town planning issues – specialist RTPI planners can be appointed for more complex issues
  3. Uncomplex structural and energy calculations – specialist chartered engineers can be appointed for more complex issues
  4. Quinquennial Reports for listed buildings etc
  5. Conservation Management Plans for listed buildings etc
  6. Heritage Statements for listed buildings and Conservation Areas etc
  7. Interior Design
  8. Photography by photographer with first class honours degree in photography

All projects are carried out to comply with the BIM level 2 standard required for all public buildings using Vectorworks Architect + Renderworks. This includes any energy modelling, 3D imagery, 3D PDFs and virtual models required.


Please do contact us if we can add value,provide assistance and advice for your project.