Old Basing, Hampshire Architects and Building Designers

Old Basing, Hampshire Architects are masters of building design and can make your dream house a reality. Perhaps you would like to find Old Basing, 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 Old Basing, 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 Old Basing, Hampshire architects will also often help to obtain planning permission and building regulations approval. More
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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
Specialising in New Builds & Extensions
Experienced Architects Specialising in Extensions | Hampshire & LDN
We offer a complete service to our property clients from inception of a building project through to construction...
  • 020 3871 8835
This is your home, your future. You’ve got ideas and you see real potential. You just need help getting there.... Read More
  • 01268 833486
  • Newbury RG14 6JT, Berkshire
Best of Houzz Award Winners 2017-2019!
Residential Architecture Professionals: Surrey | Hampshire | Berkshire
We use our knowledge and experience to provide a truly bespoke service to all of our clients and create...
  • 01256 830496
Mailen Design is an award winning practice set up in 2010. Our London and Oxfordshire based studio is... Read More
  • 07989 596360
  • Didcot OX11 7JZ, Oxfordshire
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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
OB Architecture is an award winning RIBA Chartered Architecture studio specialising in the design and... Read More
  • 01962 865344
  • Winchester SO23 9ES, Hampshire
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RIBA Award-Winning Architectural Practice Designing Homes & Extensions
In order to exceed the aspirations and expectations of our clients, we strive for a close personal involvement in...
  • 01243 219351
Inspiration Chartered Architects Ltd is an award-winning RIBA Chartered Architectural and Interior Design... Read More
  • 01252 968044
  • Newbury RG20 8DD, Berkshire
Wiltshire based, Family-Run Architects Specialising in Luxury Homes
As an award-winning, family-run practice of architects with extensive experience designing high end homes, we...
  • 01672 552371
foundations architects & designers is a Farnham based practice specialising in residential projects, offering a... Read More
  • 01252 720838
  • Farnham GU97EB, Surrey
Design Work Studios are a small architectural studio with passion and drive, working on a wide variety of... Read More
  • 07447 973870
  • Reading RG1 3AR, Berkshire
AR Design Studio is an RIBA chartered, award-winning architectural practice based in Winchester, Hampshire,... Read More
  • 01962 864545
  • Winchester SO23 9HB, Hampshire
Johnny Grey Studios design and architect kitchens, interiors and outdoor rooms undertaking around 15 projects a... Read More
  • 01730 821424
  • Petersfield GU31 5DH, Hampshire
We are a complementary team of RIBA Chartered architects with a combined experience of 32 years. We are... Read More
  • 01428 652018
  • Haslemere GU27 3EL, Surrey
With over 30 years of experience we offer many aspects of a consultancy service From 'Concept Design', to... Read More
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  • Liss GU33 6JQ, Hampshire
We specialise in creating visual tranquility. With over 35 years of experience, we have quietly been bringing... Read More
  • 07855 793742
  • Henley on Thames RG9 2DH
Our award-winning Chartered Architectural practice aims to alleviate the stress of new builds, extensions and... Read More
  • 01235 760693
  • Wantage OX12 7AR, Oxfordshire
Lewis Visuals are a youthful multi-award winning Architectural Practice based in Farnham, providing expert... Read More
  • 01252 714985
  • Farnham GU9 7RX, Surrey
Adapt Architecture combines experience and authority with enthusiasm and contemporary ideas. Based in Surrey, our... Read More
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  • Farnham GU9 0BD, Surrey
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Old Basing, Hampshire
CAD UP
Architects and Building Designers in Old Basing, 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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Absolute Architecture & English Cross
Architects and Building Designers in Old Basing, Hampshire
"Absolute Architecture was a joy to work with. Kate Cooper and her team worked with a tiny, decrepit home, large garden and stables from 1908 and turned the property into a show piece. They were sympathetic to the original design and area while making the home user friendly and comfortable for contemporary residents. They were knowledgeable about the many local laws and guidelines and used the best local craftsmen for the renovation and addition, all in a timely, warm manner. We are so proud of our lovely home; it came out truly beautiful. Thank you Kate!"
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Mailen Design SW
Architects and Building Designers in Old Basing, Hampshire
"We've worked with Ben and team over the last 7 years on a number of commercial projects, all restaurant builds for Chilango. Over that time, he's grown his practice, but always maintained the same high quality work, and client-first attitude. A keeper."
- Dan Houghton
OB Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Old Basing, 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
INSPIRATION Chartered Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Old Basing, Hampshire
"We found Inspiration through AECB as we wanted to build an environmentally sound house in the garden of the listed thatched cottage where we had lived for 30+ years. Inspiration understood our brief brilliantly and ten years later we are very happy (warm and dry) in our EPC 'A' rated house that costs much less to heat than we receive from our Pv. Would have had five stars apart from their recommendation of a builder........ The quality of the build was excellent - the final builder's bill not so good."
- Roch Garrard
foundations architects
Architects and Building Designers in Old Basing, 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
Design Work Studios
Architects and Building Designers in Old Basing, Hampshire
"Pete & Danny have now worked with our clients on a number of occasions. Every time it has been the same outcome, clients come away inspired with new ideas and extremely happy. We can't recommend Design Work Studios enough. Looking forward to the next project!"
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AR Design Studio Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Old Basing, 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
Johnny Grey Studios.
Architects and Building Designers in Old Basing, Hampshire
"In designing our new kitchen there were two major hurdles – a narrow L shaped room opening into an about to be built orangery; and a husband who wanted high gloss white and handless units. We invested considerable hours in kitchen design shops but felt that what we were getting would look like a laboratory or a dental practitioner. We decided that the designs were too linear and we needed some curves and a friend recommended Johnny Grey. We met with Johnny Grey and suddenly we could see some light at the end of the kitchen design tunnel. He listened to our needs and wishes and produced a set of designs which unquestionably surpassed anything else we had previously come up with or had envisaged. He recommended a series of zones for our kitchen – reception/home office ; high tech prep area; cooking /informal dining. He combined different English woods with concrete; marble with corian and stainless steel ; and they work superbly together . We love our new kitchen / informal dining area and it continues to bring us pleasure after 18 months. It unquestionably has the WOW factor and is admired by all our friends. It also has fantastic storage capacity and all the modern gadgets. We were very involved at all stages and it was a pleasure to work with Johnny and his team. We visited the company making the units and were very impressed with the standard of craftsmanship. All of his team are first class artisans"
- vivien61
ArchitectureLIVE
Architects and Building Designers in Old Basing, Hampshire
"Architecture Live planned and designed the complete extension and renovation of our 1960's house in West Sussex. At every stage they listened to our needs and requirements as a family and took those on board - while always adding new ideas and the flair to lift our project out of the ordinary. Their advice on energy efficiency and no-nonsense approach to eco initiatives was also refreshing and extremely valuable. Three years on we still absolutely love living in our house - which is both perfectly functional and extremely beautiful. We have an on-going relationship with the team as we are still completely further phases of our project, and find that their ideas and energy continue to impress. Highly recommend."
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How do I choose the right Old Basing, 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 Old Basing, 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 Old Basing 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 Old Basing, 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 Old Basing, 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 Old Basing, 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 Old Basing, 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 Old Basing, 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 Old Basing, 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 Old Basing, Hampshire?


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