Buntingford, Hertfordshire Architects and Building Designers

Buntingford, Hertfordshire Architects are masters of building design and can make your dream house a reality. Perhaps you would like to find Buntingford, Hertfordshire architects to help you extend the kitchen and install bifold doors opening out onto a newly landscaped garden? Maybe the challenge is a loft conversion but you’re not sure how to make the most of the limited space up there? You might even wish to hire architects in Buntingford, Hertfordshire to help you build your own house from the ground up. Architects can help you to get a clearer idea of what is possible, both in terms of the land you own and the budget you have. They have extensive knowledge of architectural design, construction methods and building materials, not to mention a strong appreciation of ergonomics – warmth, light and flow within a property. Architects will also be far more capable of seeing the bigger picture – carefully balancing aesthetic appeal with structural safety – and navigating all those little steps from concept through to completion. And with their local knowledge, your Buntingford, Hertfordshire architects will also often help to obtain planning permission and building regulations approval. More
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DSA strive to deliver high quality projects using innovative ways of working and designing. We love working... Read More
  • 07985 085360
  • Hertford SG13 8ND, Hertfordshire
We understand that a successful project is the seamless composition of the external building design and the... Read More
  • 020 3871 3029
  • London N22 8HF, Greater London
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
Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) specialising in architectural Services including home extensions,... Read More
  • 07763 850450
  • London EN5 5LJ, Hertfordshire
Based in London and the surrounding areas, we field a highly committed and professional team of architectural... Read More
  • 01279 873010
  • London CM22 7DL, Greater London
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
Here at Method Studio Ltd we want to make the process of creating your dream space easy and understandable.... Read More
  • 01245 330289
  • Chelmsford CM6 1QT, Essex
Nicola Chambers aims to provide high quality, design led residential architecture including extensions, new/self... Read More
  • 01279 842795
  • Much Hadham SG10 6HN, Hertfordshire
We are based in northeast London, although projects are undertaken throughout the UK. While small, the practice... Read More
  • 020 3380 8573
  • London E17 5ES, Greater London
Our award-winning architectural design practice, WB Design Studio is a company dedicated to designing the most... Read More
  • 07429 115454
  • London E4 6JU
Imagine. The gloss on that beautiful wood flooring reflecting that sophisticated statement lighting. The silky... Read More
  • 07429 509940
  • London N8 0QE, Greater London
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
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
UCHI Architecture is an RIBA Chartered Practice based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. We design houses and interiors... Read More
  • 07403 932733
  • Harpenden AL5 4LA, Hertfordshire
Mint Architecture is a creative RIBA chartered Architectural and Interior Design Practice based in Harpenden... Read More
  • 07808 579793
  • Harpenden AL5 1BY, Greater London
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Buntingford, Hertfordshire
Dennis Sharp Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Buntingford, Hertfordshire
"Yasmin Shariff designed and oversaw the contract for renovation of an old Methodist Chapel in Lincolnshire. The original conversion had divided the chapel into four units. I procured Yasmin's professional help to join two of the units together, making a six-bedroom dwelling with spacious open plan ground floor living. Yasmin listened to my aspirations for the building then produced and modified designs that were contemporary whilst being sympathetic to the heritage of the chapel. She has made the most of natural elements such as light and ventilation. Eye to detail and timescales, coupled with her wide experience, resulted in Yasmin drawing up a stunning design that pushed the boundaries of what I thought was possible. Equally, the project was manageable within budget and now provides a quality of lifestyle and comfort. The thoroughness of her work meant that the build phase of the project went without hitch. I am truly delighted with the finished outcome."
- mrobottom
Trevor Brown Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Buntingford, Hertfordshire
"Trevor Brown was a pleasure to work with. We started with a humble idea of replacing a structurally unsound kitchen with something a bit nicer, and he transformed the project into a fabulous piece of architecture. Trevor is knowledgeable, and has an ambitious attitude to even simple projects. By paying attention to both the structure and the details of the kitchen, Trevor created a space which is a beautiful space and also very functional. Trevor is a busy man, but he replied to emails, and answered the phone when we had queries. He worked well with the construction team and they were able to take a pragmatic approach to solving problems along the way. We exceeded the original budget, but that was at least in part because we chose more expensive options when Trevor offered us choices."
- kathycoyne64
Nicolas Tye Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Buntingford, Hertfordshire
"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 Buntingford, Hertfordshire
"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
SKK Design
Architects and Building Designers in Buntingford, Hertfordshire
"Having worked with SKK in the past on various projects for Ralph Lauren, Warner Music and Superdry, we employed them to undertake the design of a new urban gym in Canary Wharf. The brief was to create a fitness environment different to anything seen in the UK while suiting the new site and potential client base. As usual, SKK excelled in all areas. The client was impressed with the SKK team from start to finish and has a design that will work for this space and their future roll outs."
- Martin Burke
Nic Antony Architects Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Buntingford, Hertfordshire
"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
Method Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Buntingford, Hertfordshire
"We had a great experience working with Isaak and the team at Method Studio. They were very keen to understand our thought process and what we wanted to achieve, and were creative with the design, coming up with many great ideas. In addition, Isaak was very helpful from a technical and operational perspective – providing sound advice and guiding us through the planning, building regs and tendering process. A great result that we are very happy with!"
- Sachin Gocoldas
Nicola Chambers - Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Buntingford, Hertfordshire
"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
SS4 Architects Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Buntingford, Hertfordshire
"We’ve used SS4 Architects twice for side return extensions as well as full interior advice, and both times were thrilled with the service. Rosie is full of such brilliant ideas and vision and has totally transformed our house from something of a dump into a beautiful family home. She is also a real pleasure to have on side during the build process - so calm and reassuring, v good at managing contractors and great at problem solving. Highly recommend!"
- olivia_w_boyd
WB Design Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Buntingford, Hertfordshire
"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
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How do I choose the right Buntingford, Hertfordshire 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 Buntingford, Hertfordshire 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 Buntingford 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 Buntingford, Hertfordshire 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 Buntingford, Hertfordshire 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 Buntingford, Hertfordshire 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 Buntingford, Hertfordshire 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 Buntingford, Hertfordshire 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 Buntingford, Hertfordshire 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 Buntingford, Hertfordshire?

  • How long have you been an architect in Buntingford, Hertfordshire? Are you part of ARB and RIBA? Are you part of any other associations of architectural design in Buntingford, Hertfordshire?
  • 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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