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London, Greater London SW65BT
London, Greater London SW65BT
Typical Job Costs:
£150,000 - £500,000
We provide a cost estimate within each of the concept options we explore in the initial design phase.
We provide a cost estimate within each of the concept options we explore in the initial design phase.
Your Friendly Architecture & Interior Design Studio
Having the opportunity to shape your home is wonderfully enriching and can have such a profound impact on you and your families lives. We truly believe that better living starts with a betted pad! At the outset of a project, we know it can all be a bit confusing and daunting, and so our friendly team of architects and interior designers are always on hand to fully explain how it all works, and help establish what's right for you and your project. Our service is very flexible - presented as a series of smaller packages where you can pick and choose what you need. Please get in touch today for a free consultation over Zoom with a qualified architect!
Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Basement Conversion, Basement Design, Home Renovation, House Extensions, House Plans, House Restoration, Loft Conversion, Project Management, Planning Application, Building Regulations
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19 Reviews for BetterPAD
Friendly, helpful and a joy to work with. It was the first time we did work to a house and Paul and his team made it all easy and straightforward, would highly recommend.
21 October, 2020
We've worked with BetterPAD on a number of projects and it's always a pleasure. Very professional, highly organised and rigorous in their process and attention to detail. It also helps that they're clearly passionate about their work and about making the most of every project. Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of upgrading their existing accommodation.
6 October, 2020
Paul and his team came recommended to us and I have to say we are very impressed. From the outset Paul has been extremely helpful, knowledgeable and engaged with our project suggesting ideas that we hadn't though about and working to accommodate the musts in the project for us. Not only have his team produces excellent drawings and cost analyses his extended network of experts have been invaluable. We had some bumps along the way with the planning department but with BetterPad's help we managed to navigate every question from the Planners and achieve the best outcome possible that many thought would not be approved. We are about to start the building process and know that if any questions arise along the way, Paul will be on the end of the phone or email helping us out with whatever is needed. Finally his recommendations for 3rd party suppliers, contractors or technical experts have also been invaluable; where we have used these recommendations they have also proven themselves worthy of the praise.
5 October, 2020
An exceptionally professional process from the initial zoom call to the initial design packs sent through. Would highly recommend working with Paul and the team who offer great guidance on your ideas and talk you through the whole process.
3 October, 2020
We worked with the BetterPAD team for our home renovation after a recommendation from a friend who has worked with them previously. We were really delighted with the creative ideas shared at the beginning of the process, and by how they managed the planning permission and other consultants that we appointed. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.
2 October, 2020
We have worked with BetterPAD for over a year now, bringing our ideas from conception to real life! We have been very impressed with their professionalism and quality of advice. I highly recommend using the Structured packs to take you through the often confusing world of design, planning and build.
27 August, 2020
We first contacted BetterPAD before buying a property that would need significant work. We received excellent advice on potential new floor plans and high level costs, as well as what was and wasn’t likely to be approved by the council. Once we decide to go ahead with a renovation, Paul spent several hours understanding what we were looking for and what was important to us. Paul had great suggestions along the way and was able to take our poorly articulated ideas and somehow perfectly turn them into amazing 3D computer images to be able to visualise what the end result would look like. Paul even accompanied us to visit the neighbours to adjust the designs to take on board their concerns without compromising the design we were going for. The property is in a conservation area and on top of that the planning process had a few surprises, not least of all as it crossed into the covid pandemic, but Paul and the team expertly managed the relationship with the council and worked with them to find solutions that allowed us to keep to our planned schedule whilst demonstrating that the works were in line with their guidelines. Throughout the process Paul has been involved with the council, the builders and all other specialist service providers. I can’t recommend BetterPAD enough for really giving the personal touch and an extremely high quality service. Renovating a home is daunting and incredibly difficult to navigate if you’re not in the industry, Paul not only guided us through it, but explained the process along the way so we were completely up to date and ease, allowing us to enjoy an otherwise stressful period. As a result of the above, we have taken out additional services with BetterPAD for interior design and are incredibly happy with how it's turning out. It really helps having the same firm as the architect and interior designer as you can be sure they understand your style and needs.
15 June, 2020
We connected with BetterPAD after seeing them at the Grand Designs Expo in London Excel. We had a few ideas for what we wanted to do with the house so didn't want to go for the full traditional package with an Architect. Working with Paul and the team at BetterPAD we were able to utilise their package structure to get the best deal for what we needed without spending a fortune and we were able to get someone with significant experience in the industry to tell us when our ideas wouldn't work. Paul was able to help us through each stage of the build process and was always helpful and quick to respond in the instance where a change needed to be made or to offer an opinion whenever an obstacle needed overcoming. 1 year later and there is only one name we needed to consider when it comes to realising the next part of our dream house - the dreaded loft conversion!
2 June, 2020
We met Paul at the Grand Designs exhibition at the Excel Centre and from that moment he helped answer our endless amount of questions and create a design that fitted our needs and aesthetic ideas. Paul was great at listening to the ideas we had and putting them together to create something we hadn't even thought of. He also talked us through each design stage and helped get planning permission for our design. We would definitely recommend Paul to all of our friends and we are extremely pleased with the design Paul came up with for us.
18 May, 2020
We first connected with BetterPAD through a mutual client who was raving about this excellent architecture company they were working with. We've since worked together on a number of projects across London and always found them helpful, attentive and great to work with - their designs and technical detailing are excellent and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
11 May, 2020
Paul went over and above the call of duty , he listened to our brief and not only came up with some clever and innovative plans but has skilfully negotiated the outbuilding and internal alterations through a demanding local council, truculent neighbours and poor party wall surveyors. Highly recommended for a personal touch, compassion for the client and all on a reasonable budget.
7 May, 2020Last modified:7 May, 2020
My husband & I first met Paul from BetterPad at Grand Designs Live. We were so impressed that BetterPad were specialised architects only focused on terraced house. We both had a perfect first impression. What excellent service we have received for the early stage of our project. A beautifully designed sketch pack. Every step of the way Paul and his team have been in communication. So friendly and approachable. BetterPad will go the extra mile to make sure you are pleased with your design pack. I highly recommend this architectural company if you want a reliable, professional and first-class service. You will undoubtedly have peace of mind that you will end up with a beautiful new home. Excellent!
8 March, 2020
We’re so glad we chose BetterPad to guide us through our project from start to finish. Our architect and his team clearly explained what was possible for the design of our house and came up with loads of creative ideas which we wouldn’t have even thought about. Highly recommended!!
2 February, 2020
Excellent experience. After our brief, Paul came back with ideas that suited our needs. He gave clear explanation of the different options and helped us along in every stage. The whole process was a lot less stressful because of his input! Highly recommend
1 February, 2020
I would highly recommend Paul. After discovering a structural fault during buiding works, my own appointed builder and strutural engineer provided some unreliable or vague advice, so I reached out to Paul. He quickly listened to my needs, sought to obtain clear and well thought out advice and helped me through the process. It lead the pathway to completion of the works with confidence. Paul listened and understood the stressful nature of my position, and quickly acted. He is a rare gem.
15 November, 2019
Working with Paul and Betterpad has been a great experience from start to finish. We are renovating a terraced house from bottom to top, adding a loft space and ground floor extension at the same time. We had no experience of working with architects or going through the numerous steps (building regs, planning, party wall, engineers, water, gas etc) you have to take when taking on a project of this size so it was a daunting prospect to say the least. Paul explained each step of the way with clarity and patience and made clear what our options were when working with Betterpad. Best of all, it was easy to understand what we would be paying and what service we would receive for each step of the way. It was always up to us if we wanted to continue with them once each step (measuring survey, designs, full working drawings etc) had been completed. From a design / approach perspective it was again clear and transparent with Paul and the team offering up a number of approaches for us to consider, with always the opportunity to put forward our own thinking and revisions. And finally, with a project like this, things don't always run smoothly and it was a great relief, with so many financial outgoings, that Paul and the team always worked with us to make sure they could offer us a service that went beyond the original scope of the work and save us costs where possible. I would definitely recommend.
26 April, 2019
I can highly recommend BetterPad. We had a measured survey and sketch pack which was amended to our requirements easily and quickly and they helped us through planning permission and getting structural engineers for building reports with great efficiency.
13 April, 2019
I would highly recommend working with Paul at BetterPAD. Our experience has been fantastic from start to finish. Upon submitting our enquiry on the BetterPAD site, Paul was in touch within a day to find out more about our project and how he could help. He was knowledgeable, professional and attentive at all times - prompt with responses to emails and quick to update our drawings when small changes were required. We used Paul's services for very detailed architectural drawings and he also helped us to carry out a structural survey (he appointed a contractor to support with this as he has great contacts within the industry to support with aspects outside of his scope). He was also very helpful with advising on the other aspects that come with any build project, such as Party Wall agreements, planning applications, appointing a builder etc. Really lovely guy, reasonably priced for the quality of the work you get in return - have already happily recommended him to many friends looking at build projects.
3 April, 2019
BetterPad designed some options for our kitchen extension, and we were completely delighted with the results. They were friendly and professional, did a home visit where they chatted to us in detail about everything we'd considered and then produced some fantastic sketches illustrating three key options for us, as well as measured drawings of our existing floorplan so we could compare and work out what we wanted. Their way of working is perfect for us as it means we can explore options at an early stage without committing to huge sums of money, and can take things at the pace we want to. The sketches they produced gave us lots of ideas and are helping us work out exactly what we want in the final plan. Highly recommend them.
2 April, 2019