Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire Architects and Building Designers

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Nicolas Tye Architects is a RIBA Chartered Practice with its head office in central England and sub-offices in... Read More
  • 01582 297242
  • Maulden MK45 2EA, Bedfordshire
"We design, you enjoy"
Buckinghamshire award winning architectural practice
We endeavor to meet the aspirations and desires of our clients, making the house suitable for today's lifestyle....
  • 01908 534018
Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) specialising in architectural Services including home extensions,... Read More
  • 07763 850450
  • London EN5 5LJ, Hertfordshire
Our award-winning architectural design practice, WB Design Studio is a company dedicated to designing the most... Read More
  • 07429 115454
  • London E4 6JU
Nic Antony Architects Ltd are an established Chartered RIBA practice with offices in the Docklands (Central... Read More
  • 020 3893 2797
  • Buckhurst Hill IG9 5BY, Essex
Situated in the historic Oxfordshire market town of Thame, Lynn Palmer Architects (RIBA Chartered Architect)... Read More
  • 01844 318501
  • Thame OX9 3DZ, Oxfordshire
Sheldon Peever is a multi disciplinary Architect's design studio with a carefully considered approach to its work... Read More
  • 01727 370824
  • St Albans al4 0uy, Hertfordshire
Nicola Chambers aims to provide high quality, design led residential architecture including extensions, new/self... Read More
  • 01279 842795
  • Much Hadham SG10 6HN, Hertfordshire
Brosh Architects is a young and energetic architectural practice – our core belief is that good planning & design... Read More
  • 020 3871 3184
  • Borehamwood WD62JL, Hertfordshire
UCHI Architecture is an RIBA Chartered Practice based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. We design houses and interiors... Read More
  • 07403 932733
  • Harpenden AL5 4LA, Hertfordshire
Mark Chamberlain Architect Ltd is a Bedfordshire based Architects with vast experience in bespoke private... Read More
  • 0800 061 4299
  • Bedford MK40 3DJ
RBD Architecture & Interiors is an award-winning RIBA Chartered Practice Founded in 2003 and specialising in... Read More
  • 01582 831441
  • St Albans AL4 8HR, Hertfordshire
About With over 15 years of design experience we can provide all your architectural requirements call us "YOUR... Read More
  • 07967 672948
  • Harrow HA36TP, Greater London
Mint Architecture is a creative RIBA chartered Architectural and Interior Design Practice based in Harpenden... Read More
  • 07808 579793
  • Harpenden AL5 1BY, Greater London
Ver Architecture provides a creative design service and a thorough construction detailing service for your... Read More
  • 07950 228816
  • St Albans AL3 4PQ, Hertfordshire
We are an architectural practice, with 30 years experience of re-designing, altering and extending houses across... Read More
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  • Milton Keynes MK2 2NY, Buckinghamshire
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire
Nicolas Tye Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire
"NTA took on a very difficult brief to sympathetically, but radically modernise a grade 2 listed house. A building well known and loved within the area. Not only did they deliver on the brief, but the end result improves almost daily and has without doubt met with the approval of the community. Whilst I have nothing but praise for the fundamental designs delivered, I actually believe that a critical component was their engagement post design and through the build process without which I think the end result would have been a disaster, despite fabulous drawings!"
- julian_young13
Architects and Building Designers in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire
"James did the architectural drawings for our single story kitchen extension and dealt with the planning approval process with the council. Everything was dealt with very efficiently and James was always there to answer any questions and guide me through the process. I would be happy to use James for future projects."
- Daniel Gomme
WB Design Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire
"i highley recommend this person he was very accommodating for our needs and very helpful in the palning process . i am Very happy and pleased with the services provided."
- Sophia
Nic Antony Architects Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire
"I am a trustee of a registered charity, we used Nic Antony to create a garden area for our pre school. Nic Antony were amazing in the service that they gave to us. They were professional and very thorough, whilst offering a friendly and reliable service. We will be instructing them again during the coming weeks, for another building project. I would 100% recommend Nic Antony, they are fantastic."
- blanche254
Lynn Palmer Architects Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire
"Lynn Palmer Architects was recommended to me. What a recommendation it was! We dealt with Lynn from start to finish, her professionalism and knowledge made her very easy to work with. My husband and I both work so she was happy to come to our home in the evening. We talked through several build options with her. She was patient and enthusiastic and always happy to answer any questions that we had. Her portfolio of recommended builders made the tender process so easy too. I would have no hesitation in recommending her."
- emmabailey2002
Sheldon Peever Studio Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire
"We employed Christine Peever to provide us with architectural services to renovate a 4 storey property dating back to 1912. The property was in a very poor state and we had no experience of such a project. Christine was an excellent listener to our needs and I felt she understood our strengths and weaknesses as her clients and adapted herself to us both as individuals to create our vision. Her note taking was faultless and she carried out all changes with exactness and efficiency, of which there were many! We also have to thank her for her endless patience during the decision making processes. She pushed us hard to make as many decisions as possible before going out to tender and this has inevitably assisted us with keeping our budget under control. We look forward to welcoming her back to the property shortly so that she can see what she helped us to create."
- claireinuk
Nicola Chambers - Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire
"During the alterations and updating of our Grade II Listed farmhouse Nicola was conscientious and professional with a great eye for detail. With our Planning / Listed Building application Nicola's negotiating skills ensured a smooth successful outcome."
- William Le Fever
Brosh Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire
"Brosh Architects did an extension and complete home renovation for our semi-detached 3 (now 4) bedroom house in NW London. The level of artistic style, stunning design and bespoke comfort that Lior and his company managed to eke out of our originally very poorly built hovel is just plain incredible - every day since it feels like we've moved into something that would make Grand Designs envious that they didn't follow our project. We now have a spacious, beautiful kitchen as the heart of our home, a gorgeous, tall. full glass-backed extension with spacious roof (without blocking the neighbours right to light) with sunshine entering from all directions, a luxuriously spaced entertainment deck and 2 washrooms that are elegant, comfortable and sumptuous, All aspects were thoroughly thought through and integrated into our plans. Everything about working with Brosh Architects was a delight and a pleasure. The design phase was handled well with a deft balance of structural integrity, architectural vision and, most importantly, our comfort and needs all put together into a very reasonably priced proposal. The company worked with us and helped us through the entire process - the inevitable back and forth with planning (none of it due to Brosh Architect's designs by the way), the on-point selection presented of all the items that elevated the interior and exterior (nothing cheap and cheerful, nothing overpriced - just beautiful, good quality items to complement and enhance the design) and then the ongoing communication and holding-to-task inspection of the work of our chosen contractors and builders, including some inevitable changes where we decided on a few tweaks. It is possible to get architectural firms that ask for a cheaper rate and to get a bog-standard McCube of a house with no inspired design or peace of mind over any aspect of the process or work being done , and it's sometimes possible to be charged several times more than Brosh Architect's rate and still not end up with what you want because you're just another customer with a faceless firm (I've got friends and neighbours who've been through both). Since the architect's fees are relatively small compared to the rest of the work, it's important that you get this choice right (I truly believe Brosh Architects ended up saving us the equivalent of their fees several times over in unwanted and unexpected builders costs with their oversight and contractor inspections). We have gone through this process with absolute peace of mind and we love our house - our friends who saved on these upfront costs haven't had the same experience. The end result is that we have a home that is not just perfectly suited to us, a space who's dimensions just feel right but also a house that is stylish and elegant and has appreciated in value way more than the investment was (as confirmed by several agents we've invited along since)."
- yuvy62
UCHI Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire
"Courteous and professional service. Understood our brief and used amazing design tools to present 3D renditions of the plans so we could get accurate visualisations of what our house would look like. Happy to recommend Paul to anyone."
- ronsandford
Mark Chamberlain Architect Limited
Architects and Building Designers in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire
"Mark is a talented architect and a nice guy to boot, someone who looks for solutions and opportunities for interest."
- davebulmer78
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How do I choose the right Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire architect?

Begin by determining the type of architectural service you require. Is it merely advice that you need? Or a detailed set of architectural design plans? Are you hoping to add a single-storey extension or are you really looking for someone to design you a custom home and handle construction management right through to completion? One of the most important duties of full service architects in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire is to serve as project managers and supervise most aspects of construction as well as facilitate communication between all other contractors.

Architecture is an incredibly technical profession and one where getting things wrong can literally put lives at risk, so do background checks on your Barton-le-Clay architect. Check they are registered with architecture associations such as the Architect’s Registration Board (ARB) and The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Being part of an architecture association means that an architect or architecture firm has met certain standards, qualifications and practices, and can be held accountable if they don’t meet these standards. It’s advisable to choose architects that specialise in the kind of project that you are undertaking as their existing experience will shine through in the completed design. Look for an architect in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire that can provide references and reviews of their previous work.

Once you have determined the service level you need, your next consideration will be architectural style. Some architects specialise in designing for traditional housing such as period cottages and country homes, or even in designing modern replicas in a period style. Others have a knack for imagining bolder, more futuristic architectural design in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire incorporating the latest green technology. Check their Houzz profile and website for examples of previous work. Early on, try to gauge availability – there’s no point in choosing an architect that’s going to be booked for months if you have a tight deadline. Some architects are happy to do all their work online or over the phone with you, but if you’d prefer to work with an architect in person then check that your chosen architects in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire will travel to you.

What is the process to hire an architect?

At the first meeting, preferably at your property or building site, give as clear a picture as possible of the kind of home you are trying to create to your architects. Chat through your goals, projected budget, scope of work, schedule and feedback, together with any very specific requirements you might have. It is crucial that your architects are clear about their responsibilities and that these are documented in the contract. Ask them to walk you through the process, including the number of architectural design consultations, site visits and what they will be delivering and when, e.g. feasibility study, a technical drawing, tender package and/or planning application drawings. They could illustrate this using a previous client’s project. Also, what does the architect need from you? Deeds, rights of way, deposit, staged payments etc. Once you have covered all this detail, you are ready to make your choice and get started. The architecture company in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire that you hire will likely start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3D renderings, CAD and videos, but this is by no means essential.

What makes a good architect?

You are looking for architects in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire that have the right balance of creative flair, technical nous, practicality and impeccable service to see you through. Get a sense of whether they are a good listener, collaborator and problem solver. Checking their references will also be invaluable at this stage so look at their Houzz profile for past customer reviews. Ask to speak to previous clients, particularly regarding their responsiveness and ability to work creatively around a budget.

How much does hiring an architect cost?

There is no set payment structure for an architect. Some Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire architects will charge an hourly rate, others base their fees on a percentage of the total construction cost or propose a fixed fee (payable in instalments) for projects such as house extensions or a complete home design. You may wish to pay in stages to safeguard against any possible dissatisfaction with the quality of service. Make sure the total figure and payment schedule is agreed as part of your contract, particularly if you are trying to accurately estimate the cost of building a house.

What are the important questions to ask architects in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire?

  • How long have you been an architect in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire? Are you part of ARB and RIBA? Are you part of any other associations of architectural design in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire?
  • How would you improve my current property and what do you think is the best use of my available budget?
  • Please can you tell me about similar projects you have undertaken and why you are the right person for the job?
  • What will be some of the main challenges?
  • Do you have experience of managing the construction phase?
  • Will you be the lead architect on this project?
  • Can you give me an overview of this project and tell me who will be doing what?
  • How long will the project take?
  • What will you charge, and will that be based on an hourly rate, a percentage of the project cost, or a fixed fee?
  • Can you recommend builders and contractors in my area?
  • Is there other expenditure that I might have missed and and how can I sensibly cut those costs?
  • What happens if there is a dispute? How would you resolve it?
  • Do you have professional indemnity insurance?
  • How often will you be updating me on progress, either face to face or on the phone?

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