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50228 Architects in Wakefield

Studio J Architects Ltd
We understand how important your property is to you and share your excitement when it comes to improving your lifestyle
Orange Design Studio
Orange Design Studio is a young and vibrant architectural design practiceOur Mirfield based studio focuses on providing
Umada Concepts
Umada Concepts study your lifestyle and create the right space that works for you, whether it be a house extension, a full
PARKdesigned Architects
We are an independent creative practice made up of a tight knit team of designers and technologists, working together to
CJA Architecture
“Creating the perfect space for you and your family’s needs can be simple with the help of a qualified architect.” If you
Slade Architecture
Slade Architecture was founded by James Slade and Hayes Slade in 2002 as they were seeking to focus on architecture and
Farrar Bamforth Associates Ltd
We are a Chartered Architectural Technologist practice based in Huddersfield, set up in 1976.From our first contact you
Escala Absoluta
EJGonçalves Arquitetos | Escala Absoluta é uma empresa de arquitetura  com mais de 40 anos de experiência. Em fase de crescimento
Arqcubo Arquitectos
TMV Architecture company
Архитектурная компания ТМV основана в 2007 году и на сегодняшний день является лидером в сфере проектирования и строительства
Linhas Simples
Linhas Simples is a company of:- Consulting - Architecture - Interior Design, Remodeling and Rehabilitation - Management
Miguel Zarcos Palma
Este atelier surge da vontade do arquitecto conciliar a sua experiência com a prática da arquitectura a nível local, servindo
MOB architects crede che l’architettura influenzi il comportamento di chi la vive e per questo lavoriamo con l’intento di
전원주택, 목조주택,철콘주택 설계/시공을 진행하는 전문 건설업체입니다.  회사내 설계사무소와 인테리어팀, 시공팀을 주축으로  건축주와 설계부터 시공까지 함께 합니다. 행복한 집짓기는 위드하임의 건축전문가와 함께 하세요
Alessio Lo Bello è un architetto e interior designer con sede a Termini Imerese, Palermo, ma lavora in tutta la Sicilia.
Arquitetura Sônia Beltrão & associados
A dupla, Sônia Beltrão e Gabriel Beltrão, está no comando do “Sônia Beltrão Arquitetura”. O escritório, que desenvolve,
[ER+] Arquitectura y Construcción
La empresa otorga un servicio integral en las etapas del desarrollo de un proyecto, definición de la arquitectura y desarrollo
Somos un despacho de arquitectos en la ciudad de Querétaro, México, con propuestas frescas y creativas. Desarrollamos proyectos
antonio felicetti architettura & interior design
Sensazioni come la natura in tutte le sue declinazioni profumi, colori, luci, ombre, vegetazione, superfici inaspettate
Fabricamus - Architettura e Ingegneria
Lo studio di progettazione "Fabricamus Architettura e Ingegneria" è composto da 3 professionisti associati: - arch. Oreste

When do I need an architect?

Architects are skilled professionals who have trained to perfect the art of designing and building architectural structures. That is why they have an impact on the aesthetics, cost and quality of a project, regardless of whether it's a brand-new house being built, minor amendments being done to an existing space (like a kitchen), or the designing/building of an extension being added to an existing home.


However, there is no law forcing anybody to employ an architect when building or improving on a structure.

Other professionals instead of an architect

If you already know what it is you want to achieve with an architectural project (such as renovating an existing room in your house) and you are making use of a professional builder whose judgement and vision you trust, then employing an architect is unnecessary. But should you have no idea how to go about something (like building a structure from scratch), the services of a professional architect can definitely make the entire process proceed much smoother.


To cut down on costs, a lot of clients speak to an architectural designer or technician. These professionals still possess the relevant knowledge and experience of designing small- and medium-sized homes and/or overseeing renovation projects, yet in terms of fees they don't charge as much.


Always remember that the architect you want to work with must be registered with the Architects Registration Board.

What can a Wakefield architect do for me?

Employing a Wakefield architect when your project is located in Wakefield will help to minimise costs. Making use of an architect from a surrounding area (such as Liverpool or Nottingham) will result in the professional needing to travel to the building site, which will lead to travel expenses.


Keep in mind that the different cities and regions in the UK all have their own councils. These councils have their own rules and regulations pertaining to architectural builds and renovations. By employing an architect from Wakefield, you ensure a professional on your team who:

·         is familiar with the local climate and environment,

·         has an understanding of the relevant building regulations,

·         know all about the local authority rules,

·         is aware of the best professionals (joiners, roofers, etc.) for the job.


In addition to being skilled in the art and science of building design, architects also ensure that their structures are functional, safe and economical. The finished design must also fit the needs of the people who use it, i.e. the process and specs involved with designing a hospital or office building differ significantly from designing a house or church.


An architect can also assist the client when it comes to obtaining construction bids, selecting the right contractors for the project, and negotiating construction contracts. It's also common for an architect to work with engineers, urban planners, interior designers and other professionals engaged in the same project.

How do I find the right architect in Wakefield?

homify is all about making design- and building projects easier, and that includes putting you in touch with the right professionals in your area. Therefore, to see which architects are available in the Wakefield area, simply click on 'Wakefield' in our selection of locations/cities at the bottom of the 'Architects' page. Alternatively, type in 'Wakefield' in the 'search' bar.


Every architect / architectural firm has their own page with additional information, including images and data of past projects, contact details, plus customer reviews (when available).


Besides searching on homify, there are other ways of finding an architect:

·         Searching online for professionals in the building industry located in your area

·         Asking for referrals from friends and family members

·         Browsing design websites and magazines

How much do architects in Wakefield cost?

Ever since the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) abolished their indicative fee scales, it has become trickier discovering which architectural fees are charged by which firms for which projects.


But remember that different architectural firms charge different prices for their services. Generally, an architect's fees are quoted as being between 8% and 12%. However, the final costs will depend on various factors, such as:

·         The history of the architect and/or his firm (more accomplished firms charge more than unknowns or freelancers)

·         The size and scope of your project

·         The complexity involved with your project

·         The quality and finishes required by you

·         The location of your architect and the building site.

What other professionals do I need for my project?

Building projects differ significantly which, in turn, affects the number and type of professionals who become involved.


A regular design (i.e. a ground-floor house being built) that provides no major issues will require customary professionals such as an architect, building team, roofer, etc. But for a more complex project (such as an entire business complex with various offices), many other experts can also work together with the architect, including the following:

·         Bricklayers

·         Designers specialising in specific areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, garden landscapes, etc.

·         Project managers

·         Plasterers

·         Plumbers and heating engineers

·         Roofers

·         Structural designers

·         Surveyors

·         Structural engineers

·         Stone masons

·         Tree surgeons

·         Window fitters

·         Tilers

·         Warranty inspectors, etc.  

A brief history and the architecture of Wakefield

Wakefield used to be known as the "Merrie City" in the Middle Ages. Evidence of the Wakefield area being inhabited since prehistoric times was discovered in the form of flint and stone tools, and later bronze and iron implements, found at Lee Moor and Lupset. This part of Yorkshire was inhabited by the Brigantes until the Roman occupation in AD 43. Thereafter, various other clans and cultures settled in, including the Angles in the 5th or 6th century and the Vikings after AD 876.


The Wakefield cattle market was established in 1765 and become one of the largest in the north of England. As a centre for cloth dealing, the town received its own piece hall, the Tammy Hall, built in 1766. Wakefield's architectural portfolio expanded in the late 1700s with the addition of Georgian townhouses, as well as the Georgian structure St. John's Church.


The most well-known landmark in Wakefield today is the Wakefield Cathedral. At 75 m, it has the tallest spire in Yorkshire. Other notable landmarks include the Grade II Neoclassical Crown Court of 1810, and the Queen Anne Style County Hall of 1898. 

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