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4D Studio Architects and Interior Designers
4D Studio are leading residential architects and interior designers based in London. We create beautiful homes of the highest
Prestige Architects By Marco Braghiroli
Prestige architects – Creators of Amazing Spaces We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit
AFAB architecture
"Un fragmento del mundo es ya el mundo entero" Juan Luis Trillo de Leyva AFAB es una oficina española fundada en 2017 y
Urbanist Architecture
Urbanist Architecture - RIBA Chartered Practice We love good design and truly believe it can work wonders for you.  That's
Des Ewing Residential Architects
We strive to produce elegant homes which our clients love to live in. They are created using skilled design, sustainable
TLA Studio
TLA Studio was founded in 1995 by partners Carolyn Trevor and Patrick Lahiff. The company has grown to become a 20 strong
Coupdeville
Coupdeville Architects have been passionate about designing buildings since 2005. Specialising in high-end residential
Fraher and Findlay
Fraher Architects was founded in 2009 by Joe and Lizzie, delivering small scale and award winning residential projects throughout
APT Renovation Ltd
APT Renovation Design + Build was created from the vision of our Managing Director, Andi Pepaj, who saw a gap in the market
Satish Jassal Architects
- Passion for good design, able to unlock the potential of any site. -High success rate in gaining planning permissions
Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects
Bradley Van Der Straeten is a chartered architecture practice based in North London. We produce buildings and alterations
GOAStudio | London residential architecture
At GOAStudio | London residential architecture we assist home owners to create their perfect homes. An RIBA residential
Gregory Phillips Architects
Gregory Phillips Architects is a team of highly creative and dedicated architects and interior designers. Established in
Alessandro Isola Ltd
Bespoke architecture, interior and furniture. All with an awareness of space, beauty and utility.
Volume 3
Volume 3 architecture is driven by the pursuit of quality - a belief that our surroundings directly influence the quality
KSR Architects
KSR is a design-led architecture practice based in London and Shenzhen, China, with a specialist expertise in high-end residential
The Manser Practice Architects + Designers
The Manser Practice was founded in 1961 by Michael Manser, now Non-Executive Chairman, who built an initial reputation for
PAD ARCHITECTS
PAD Architects are a London based chartered Architectural practice specialising in providing contemporary residential and
ÜberRaum Architects
ÜberRaum Architects is an award-winning British-German practice based in London. Founded by Markus and Daniela Seifermann
Sonnemann Toon Architects
Established in 2002, Sonnemann Toon Architects have a diverse portfolio across the healthcare, commercial and residential

Show your London home an architect’s love

Most home builders would love to personalise their building project with the deft touches of an architect. And while aesthetic appeal is important if you’re to adore your abode, structural safety and regulatory compliance are paramount. These can be complex issues to negotiate if you don’t get the expert in early.

Yes, initially you’ll fork out more on your investment but the returns you’ll get thanks to architectural supervision cannot be understated. We’ve rounded up the main reasons to rush to your chosen architect in London below.

1. The skills set, competence, long-term cost savings and return on investment means that architects and interior architects pay for themselves many times over. This is most clearly evidenced in the increase in value of your home as a result of sound, inviting architectural principles.

2. Architects bring to life your vision and concepts, based on your lifestyle, budget and aesthetic preferences. Importantly, since most people do not buy houses on their own, architects are also able to sensibly and seamlessly merge two or more design choices.

3. Your local self-build chartered architect in London should be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) or Royal Institute of British Architects (ARB). Any architect with this accreditation will be able to furnish you with scale models, 3D models or 3D prints of your architectural design as you go along. This means you know exactly what you are building prior to laying the first brick. The peace of mind you’ll get is priceless.

4. An architect will take the hassle out of overseeing contractors and making sure they deliver according to schedule. They’re also more than likely to know who the best contractors are for the job, given your design spec. After doing milestone inspections, the architect will then issue certificates for work done, so you pay only for work actually completed.

5. Interior architecture is just as important as the outside design. Your interioarchitect will help you with raised ceilings, maximizing space, window placement, and lighting fixtures and openings. You’ll have the assurance that your foundations are strong and that your windows won’t cave in come the first burst of unseasonal inclement weather!

6. London is wet and damp all-year round, so interior finishes and structural materials need to be particularly damp- and mould-proof. Your architect will advise on the best materials, especially external cladding materials, for your build given the temperate but wet London climate.

Fees and costs

Your architect is likely to charge you: 

·a flat fee 

·hourly retainer, or 

·amount based on anything from five to fifteen percent of your building costs.

This does not include the cost of your plot, legal fees, VAT, planning application fees, structural engineer fees, self-build insurance, and so on.

The degree of complexity of your project will influence how much time your architect needs to dedicate to it, which will influence the fee.

Always bear in mind that architectural consultations work out way better financially than having to amend building plans or rectify structural flaws later.

Building a house in London – average cost

The average cost of building a three-bedroom, one-garage brick, 180m2 house in London is in the region of £235 000. This will vary according to how fancy your features are and whether are not you will be owner-building any portion. London is, of course, more expensive on average than most other UK cities.

This will also vary according to whether you self-manage the contractors and purchase the materials yourself, or delegate this to the contractors. It is always safer to check in with an architect along the way even if you opt to self-manage.

Stamp Duty 

Stamp Duty Land Tax is payable if you buy land or property over £150 000 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you’re a first-time buyer, you will qualify for a reduction in the amount of tax payable.

Ensure you comply with restrictions

Your architect will draw up and sign off plans that meet building planning permission guidelines. Not surprisingly, there are also a few London-specific regulations to bear in mind, especially given the building density in the city.

London Bridge and other sights to behold 

As a major city, London has been through several architectural incarnations, the clear footprints of which are all still evident in this iconic, leading European city today.

The Georgian period saw London go through an era of architectural elevation between 1714 and 1830. The buildings and homes in this era featured clean, classical lines. The terraced homes in Regent’s Park are still some of the grandest in London.

The Victoria era with its stately, imposing pillars and other features followed in the 1800s. Then came the Edwardian age in 1900 with its distinctive red-brick villas , with touches of Art Deco featuring exotic Egyptian influences in the 1920s and 1930s. After World War 2, much of the city had to be rebuilt. This is when mass housing and high-rise concrete buildings left their mark. Many of these have now given way to the most beautiful expressions of modern architecture and architecture nouveau in the capital.

Do not miss the architectural grandeur of Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey next time you’re in London.

Today, many of the top building designs in the world can be found in London, including:
·City Hall, famed for its deliberate Leaning Tower of Pisa effect

·The magnificent St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and King’s Cross Clocktower 

·The Charles Holden-designed Senate House in Bloomsbury, for its Art Deco aesthetic 

·Lloyd’s Building, for its almost rocket engine-like, futuristic design.

Where to find an architect in London 

Looking for an architect in London? Consult the Yellow Pages or simply scan through our carefully curated architect directory of registered London architects.

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