Home Extension Architect Services
Period houses, whether terraced, semi detached or detached are often repetitive in their development pattern. London streets and whole neighbourhoods, for that matter, are defined by their typical house types.
Working with typical and repetitive house types it’s easy to end up with a ‘typical’ extension. Many builders have a tried and tested formula they’ll apply to extension projects. In reality though, there are so many ways to extend historic buildings and we enjoy exploring the endless possibilities with our clients.
Every project is built around you for the way you live. Our process is logical and transparent, involving you at every stage to help shape your space into a true reflection of your lifestyle and values and an expression of our unique process of collaboration with you.
Book a call to discuss your home extension project and we’ll guide you on what’s possible.
- Architectural feasibility studies.
- Design and visualisation for extensions in all forms including single storey, two storey, roof and basement.
- Preparing, submitting and managing planning applications.
- Interior design and visualisation.
- Project management.
- Detailed/technical design.
- Contract administration.
- Advice on additional consultants as and when required to support project, such as Structural Engineers, Mechanical & Electrical Consultants, Approved Inspectors etc.
- Advice on estimated budgets and project timescales.
- Advice on environmental improvements.
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Do I need an architect for my project?
The short answer to that question is – No. You don’t. There is no legal requirement in the UK to employ an Architect for construction projects. However, home extensions and renovation projects represent large investments in your future wellbeing and the experience and skillset an architect brings will likely add value far beyond the sum invested in their services.
How long does it take to build an extension?
We’re regularly asked about the timeline for residential projects by homeowners which can take up to 11 months before construction work even begins.
We designed an infographic to visualise the answer to this question. View it here.
How much does an architect cost?
Architects fees not only vary depending on scope, project complexity and level of service but also in the methods of their calculation; from lump sums payable at different project stages, to percentages and hourly rates too.
For a typical a rear extension and ground floor refurbishment in London with a construction budget of £200K +VAT, an architect’s fee would be around 13% equating to £26K +VAT. The work up to planning submission would equate to £9,100 +VAT.
Book a free consultation
We’ll listen to your ideas and give you our informed opinion
We’ll tailor a strategy and scope of service to suit your needs
You’ll receive an initial project brief and a clear mapping out of the next steps, together with our fee proposal
“We have been more than happy at each step of the process, with Dan being able to articulate our intentions into the most beautiful design. Thus elevating our original thoughts and expectations”
- Kharmel Cochrane
“Dan achieved the right balance, always on hand, resolving any issues constructively, ensuring the experience was efficient and enjoyable on a challenging project”
- Neil Prosser
“While the construction phase was bumpy at times, MATA remained professional throughout and a genuine ally. We now have a beautiful and highly functional, if rather unconventional, first-floor extension”
- Marc Franks
“The planning permission stage could not have been smoother: it was approved on first review without a single revision to the ambitious design – a testament to the thorough preparation and thought that MATA put into the application.”
- Katherine & Shaun
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