Residential Architect Services in Essex
As one of the leading residential architect services based in Essex, we have worked on a wide variety of residential projects across the county and are always excited to be invited to design new homes. Our excellent relationships with the local planning authorities, together with our solid knowledge of local planning and building regulations, have gained us an outstanding reputation for obtaining planning permission for new build houses. Our team consists of only the best residential architects. We specialise in listed buildings in both rural and conservation areas, new homes, single-storey and double-storey house extensions, loft and barn conversions, garden rooms, bungalows, remodels and home renovation. We will carry out an initial site visit to determine if you require local planning permission or to understand if your project can be completed under the permitted development rules.
No project is too small or too unusual for our residential architects to consider
Whether your project involves a modest dwelling on a small plot; a statement house on a larger scale plot, or a multiple commercial housing schemes, our team of professional RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects) designers, architects and technicians enthusiastically embrace the challenge of taking the ‘blank canvas’ of your plot and creatively working with you to provide designs to create your dream home. All of our qualified architects are also registered with the Architects Registration Board.
We stay well-informed about all planning and building consent regulations, allowing us to assist you in navigating your project towards obtaining complete planning permission. Additionally, we offer advise on handling planning rejections and planning appeals.
Benefit from a collaborative and accessible partnership with our residential architecture design team.
We know that the success of every project depends on the quality of our relationship with you as much as the quality of our design expertise. Consequently, it is very important to us that we make time to understand your ideas and plans for your dream home, therefore our first step in the design process is to have an initial discussion with you to map out your wish list and address any concerns regarding your plot.
This could involve discussing whether your garden is big enough to accommodate another building exploring how to release the greatest investment potential of a plot bought for financial return, or to maximise the beauty and functionality of the location of a plot bought to see you through many stages of your life.
We believe your new home should reflect your own personality and individual needs
Make your mark on your property by undertaking complete home renovation, refurbishment, or expansion projects. We are experts in drawing up plans for bespoke buildings that are mindful of this. Conscious that circumstances can change, if appropriate, our architects will invite you to explore beyond your immediate requirements and highlight ways that your property can be flexible and adapt to reflect anticipated future lifestyle requirements.
During each and every project, our skilled and approachable team is ready to assist and guide clients through the process, leveraging our wide network of contractors, specialised craftsmen, and trusted building professionals.
We always aim to add value through good design and planning.
Our practice does not support a particular ‘house style’ and our portfolio contains properties that reflect many architectural styles. This means that we have experience with a variety of different designs to be able to suit a majority of tastes. Appreciation of design is very subjective; it may be that you like modern contemporary design with a minimalist open-airy feel, or love the look of the informal New England style houses, or are after a neo-classical frontage. You may wish to see several different styles reflected in the overall design.
A professional residential architect or residential architecture company will provide their clients with a design that is both fashionable and secure, while also meeting local building regulations and customising it to your unique preferences and aesthetic desires. Our contemporary residential architects in Essex can assist you today!
Maximising investment return.
Like all the best residential Essex based Architects, we know that good design will add considerable value to your projects and it is important to us that your finished home will not only be warm and welcoming, something to be proud of and somewhere you wish to be, but an asset too. We’ll ensure that design proposals for new buildings make the best use of natural light, and access from the road, and fit nicely on the plot. Additionally, we’ll take inspiration from the local heritage and ensure it complements the area well, which can boost your investment return if you decide to sell.
Our investment in up-to-the-minute design software makes committing to a new build project less daunting.
By taking advantage of the latest technology you can make informed decisions right from the start. As standard practice, we include 3D sketches of your new house design with your plans to help you visualise the project. Should you require, we can also carry out an initial project feasibility study, or you may commission 3D Modelling and Visualisation of the proposed design, this will fill out the finer details including proposed materials and interior design. Any of these options will help you determine the viability of your project, fine-tune the exterior and interior design and give you the reassurance you need to proceed with confidence before making a further significant financial commitment.
We are one of the best residential architecture services in Essex. Our testimonials speak for themselves. So contact us today!
Commercial residential new housing.
Our team of commercial architects is experienced in all aspects of commercial residential design and pays particular attention to the “sellable features”, floor areas, and layouts to maximise the efficiency of a layout and allow a profitable development return for our commercial clients. We have experience with both large and small developments: it may be that you wish to turn a large house into a block of flats to take advantage of the rental market, or have purchased a block of land with the intention of building a mixture of residential new housing.
Whether it is a single dwelling that is required or multiple housing, we can meet your needs, either by design only, or construction working drawings on a Design-Build project. We always strive to create spaces that provide joy and beauty. We also carry out initial site feasibility studies to ascertain the viability of a site before purchase and give you the reassurance you need to invest in your scheme and proceed with confidence.
Paying attention to costs…
We know that the best residential architecture companies need to take affordability into account for their clients, managing costs is always a consideration regardless of the size of the budget available. We will, as far as is reasonably possible, do our best to deliver your project on time and on budget. Of course, the size of budget you choose to invest in your project is your decision, but it is important to us that your money is spent wisely and that you are investing in a building project that, even if the desire is not to sell, is best placed to realise a good return on your capital investment. We will be looking to point out the breakpoint where we believe investment in the project will incur more costs than the plot will return so that you can make informed choices.
Looking after the environment…
As commercial architects, the practice has always been committed to protecting the environment and we work closely with sustainable energy consultants in the design of developments to reduce the carbon footprints of new buildings by utilising renewable energies and efficient construction design. The deployment of innovative sustainable practices and materials ensures our buildings are warm and energy-efficient as well as healthy to live in.
Some of our larger commercial clients:
We are proud to have worked with many large corporations on residential housing projects including the following.
We believe in investing in listening to you and our initial consultations are usually free.
Our residential architecture services in Essex cover Ongar, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Epping, Theydon, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Woodford, and the surrounding areas.
We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your ideas and to give you the benefit of our many years of experience to help you realise your investment in a new home project.