Eastleigh, Hampshire Architects and Building Designers

Eastleigh, Hampshire Architects are masters of building design and can make your dream house a reality. Perhaps you would like to find Eastleigh, Hampshire 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 Eastleigh, Hampshire 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 Eastleigh, Hampshire architects will also often help to obtain planning permission and building regulations approval. More
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OB Architecture is an award winning RIBA Chartered Architecture studio specialising in the design and... Read More
  • 01962 865344
  • Winchester SO23 9ES, Hampshire
Wiltshire | Chartered Architectural Practice | 30 Years of Excellence
As an award-winning, family-run practice of architects with extensive experience designing high end homes, we...
  • 01672 552371
AR Design Studio is an RIBA chartered, award-winning architectural practice based in Winchester, Hampshire,... Read More
  • 01962 864545
  • Winchester SO23 9HB, Hampshire
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West Hampshire | Green Architecture | Meticulous Design Quality
Sustainable, passionate, well-executed and meticulous design, we have maintained our stance of straightforward...
  • 01329 800462
Footprint Architects is a RIBA chartered practice with an extensive portfolio of projects across residential,... Read More
  • 01202 585526
  • Bournemouth BH1 3DH, Dorset
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Contemporary and Conservation Architecture | Hampshire
Our portfolio ranges from small domestic projects to residential master-plans. We're a boutique practice that...
  • 01590 700033
PAD studio are a small team of enthusiastic architects and designers who are passionate about design and the... Read More
  • 01590 670780
  • Lymington SO41 9AP, Hampshire
We believe that the way a home is designed shapes the way you live. Which is why we treat each project with the... Read More
  • 01256 830496
  • Hook RG27 9HA, Hampshire
With over 30 years of experience we offer many aspects of a consultancy service From 'Concept Design', to... Read More
  • 07481 344635
  • Liss GU33 6JQ, Hampshire
Architecture | Interior Design | Project Management Based near Chichester in West Sussex, Randell Design Group... Read More
  • 01243 214204
  • Chichester PO20 7FD, West Sussex
dwell design was set up in 2009 with its approach set out to bring sustainable, passionate, well-executed and... Read More
  • 01329 800462
  • Fareham PO16 7UY, Hampshire
LA Hally Architect is an Award Winning RIBA Chartered Practice, with a young, fresh and innovative approach to... Read More
  • 01962 843500
  • Winchester SO23 8SR, Hampshire
foundations architects & designers is a Farnham based practice specialising in residential projects, offering a... Read More
  • 01252 720838
  • Farnham GU97EB, Surrey
Owl Lighting is a residential lighting design consultancy with our own range of architectural lighting. As a... Read More
  • 01962 738689
  • Winchester SO24 9EJ, Hampshire
Snug Architects is a dynamic design studio based in Winchester, Hampshire. We are committed to working with you... Read More
  • 01962 868787
  • Totton, Southampton SO40 9DR, Hampshire
Alexander Design is an established, award winning RIBA chartered practice based in Winchester. Our... Read More
  • 01962 878833
  • Winchester SO23 0LD, Hampshire
Forest Architecture's portfolio is underpinned by a contemporary and pragmatic approach to design. Based in... Read More
  • 01590 700033
  • Lymington SO41 8BD, Hampshire
Noel Wright Architects Ltd is an award winning RIBA Chartered Practice based in Petersfield, Hampshire. We... Read More
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  • Petersfield GU32 3LA, Hampshire
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Eastleigh, Hampshire
OB Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Eastleigh, Hampshire
"I have instructed OB Architecture on three major projects and can thoroughly recommend them for their design skills and client interface. One was a luxury 5,000 sf house in Henley on Thames whose design has exceed all expectations. The second a block of 9 apartments and ground floor commercial in London SE1 and the third a 9 acre site in West Berkshire upon which I hope to secure permission for a country house. The latter is ongoing The house and London project were completed satisfactorily in no small measure to Olly Bray and colleagues' skill and dedication. The practice which is young, brings a fresh and new outlook. All great stuff"
- Trevor Jenkin
AR Design Studio Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Eastleigh, Hampshire
"Imaginative & forward thinking. Work well to satisfy clients' requirements without compromising on architectural detail. Always willing to explain and educate their clients, including them in the process. Invaluable for completion of our project. Generous with their time and advice. Would like to work with them again and recommend most highly."
- Alex Nicholls
Footprint Architects Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Eastleigh, Hampshire
"‘The initial design captured the essence of what we wanted immediately and needed very few refinements. The vision our architect demonstrated in working with a very difficult, steeply sloping garden was remarkable and the end result is elegant and refined, delivering way more than we had hoped. The entire project was expertly handled and a joy to be a part of.’"
- Peter Truckel
PAD studio
Architects and Building Designers in Eastleigh, Hampshire
"We attended a New Forest National Park Green Open Day showcasing sustainable buildings across the New Forest. We fell in love with two of the buildings and the architect of both buildings was PAD Studio. We have lived at Daisybank Cottage for 20 years and were passionate about renovating our Gardener’s Cottage which had coexisted with the main house since 1901. PAD helped us to stay true to the original structure, both in shape, form and materials. They sourced marley cladding similar to the original corrugated structure and ipe cladding similar to our forest surroundings. They opened our minds to new ideas and techniques whilst keeping us true to the original Arts & Crafts form of the original building. PAD guided us in the planning process, helped us with major decisions, externally and internally and travelled the journey with us, every step of the way. They have provided us with a gem, a small piece of paradise in the New Forest. Thank you. Cheryl & Ciaran Maher, Brockenhurst, The New Forest"
- cherylmaher
Architects and Building Designers in Eastleigh, Hampshire
"CADup Ltd are a friendly and professional company that I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. I have used CAD UP to produce technical detail drawings for my business since 2010 and have always been happy with the service they provide. The drawings are produced with meticulous detail and are presented clearly. Their costs are reasonable and go out of their way to meet deadlines. I would heartily recommend them to any one looking for architectural or detailed drawings."
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Hampshire Design Consultancy Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Eastleigh, Hampshire
"We have always received a brilliant, professional and timely service from this team. We are a property promoting company and the layouts provided for small or large scale developments are always, thoughtful and respectful of the planning requirements which of course differ from planning authority to planning authority. We have no doubt in our minds that users of their design services, will like us continue to come back time and time again"
- vortal
Randell Design Group
Architects and Building Designers in Eastleigh, Hampshire
"We hired Randell Design Group to design and produce all the working drawings for a new house in 2013. The designs they came up with were creative and exciting and work was all completed to a very high standard. We are delighted with the finished product and would have no hesitation in recommending Simon and his team to future clients."
- nickdc
dwell design
Architects and Building Designers in Eastleigh, Hampshire
"dwell design began working for us on the extension and refurbishment of our new home after the plan drawing company we had initially been recommended totally let us down. By comparison Anthony and the team were thorough, interested, passionate and knowledgeable with much appreciated attention to detail. I felt that Anthony took the time to understand what it was that we were looking for in our home and tailored the plans to suit what we really needed, coming up with a design that worked for us. The final result is all we had hoped for and more and would not have happened without all the hard work from the dwell team. They have all been a pleasure to work with."
- David Frank
LA Hally Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Eastleigh, Hampshire
"We have worked with LA Hally Architect from initial design stage, through planning control and are now close to completion of our double storey extension and internal refurbishment. We have been thoroughly impressed with Lesley, and also her team who are always fully briefed and able to deal with queries. LA Hally Architect came up with a design which strongly incorporated our key requirements, have responded efficiently to changes that we have made during the work, and have provided practical advice on all aspects of our project. We have been particularly impressed with the innovative ideas in relation to light and space that Lesley has brought to our project, yet at the same time she has kept our 'traditional and elegant' feel in mind. We would definitely recommend LA Hally Architect."
- catherinemoore78
foundations architects
Architects and Building Designers in Eastleigh, Hampshire
"Foundations Architects were highly professional, good value and diligent and supportive throughout the project. From the inception of the idea through tendering for building contractors and overseeing the work, we were very happy with the service. We would recommend."
- Nicholas Hughes
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How do I choose the right Eastleigh, Hampshire 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 Eastleigh, Hampshire 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 Eastleigh 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 Eastleigh, Hampshire 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 Eastleigh, Hampshire 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 Eastleigh, Hampshire 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 Eastleigh, Hampshire 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 Eastleigh, Hampshire 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 Eastleigh, Hampshire 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 Eastleigh, Hampshire?

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