Sheffield, South Yorkshire Architects and Building Designers

Sheffield, South Yorkshire Architects are masters of building design and can make your dream house a reality. Perhaps you would like to find Sheffield, South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield, South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield, South Yorkshire architects will also often help to obtain planning permission and building regulations approval. More
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LSO Architects is owned and managed by Debbie Hoare , a Registered Architect and member of the RIBA and ARB. ... Read More
  • 0114 478 2461
  • Sheffield S87UA, South Yorkshire
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We offer a wide range of services covering all aspects of architecture, interiors and landscape design from...
  • 0114 478 2461
Edge Ad is a bespoke architectural design service specialising in large whole home renovations and one off new... Read More
  • 0114 478 2352
  • sheffield S17, South Yorkshire
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Edge Ad is a bespoke architectural design service specialising in large whole home renovations, one off builds,...
  • 0114 478 2352
We are a professionally registered architectural practice. We believe that well designed and expertly built... Read More
  • 07773 849386
  • Sheffield S7 2HA, South Yorkshire
Ecclesall Design provides inspirational designs for creative uses of space with a range of thoughtful options and... Read More
  • 0114 321 1787
  • Sheffield S11 8NX, South Yorkshire
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  • Sheffield S10 2HB, South Yorkshire
Orange design studio is a visionary architectural practice based in mirfield, west yorkshire. They focus on... Read More
  • 0191 917 9521
  • Mirfield WF14 8AA, West Yorkshire
Gagarin is an award-winning RIBA Chartered Architecture practice, specialising in housing, one-off houses and... Read More
  • 01422 300042
  • Halifax HX1 1QR, West Yorkshire
Fibre Architects is a successful and innovative, client-focused, design led architectural practice based in... Read More
  • 01484 544410
  • Huddersfield HD3 3AU, West Yorkshire
Progressive is an architecture practice based in a northern town. We are independent minded, creative and... Read More
  • 01484 599213
  • Slaithwaite HD7 5AL, West Yorkshire
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  • Ossett WF50NZ, West Yorkshire
A designer of homes, home extensions and home remodelling in the Manchester and North Cheshire area. Read More
  • 07770 820611
  • STOCKPORT SK7 2BT, Cheshire
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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LSO Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
"We used LSO architects approximately 3 years ago after we bought a 3 Bed Semi and wanted to significantly develop it. Debbie Hoare at LSO took my domestic ideas and developed them in a way a could never have imagined. I found her to be very professional and excellent at offering practical and workable solutions. We loved our home and are using LSO again on our next project. Highly recommended."
- mardascott
Edge Ad
Architects and Building Designers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
"Edge came up with a great idea for my kitchen extension. I would not have considered this particular design but we were delighted with the outcome. I was reassured by the professional advice but also consulted about all the options along the way. The project was well managed and I would recommend their services to others."
- A.C Hayes
Ikonografik Design Ltd.
Architects and Building Designers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
"Nathan listened and sought to understand our wishes from the initial meeting and then worked with us to produce a design that fully realised our goals. Our final plans incorporated many of Nathan's innovative eco-friendly suggestions and 3D images which enhanced our original vision. His preparation was very thorough and he produced highly detailed drawings, enabling us to go to builders with confidence. We would highly recommend Ikonografik Design."
- Alexander Wilson
Ecclesall Design
Architects and Building Designers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
"We desperately needed advice about planning and I called Sue, who was absolutely amazing with professional advice and support. She listed criteria and how and who to approach about our cornerns. Highly professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely use and recommend Ecclesall Designs to friends and family in the future."
- Kathi Chamberlain
Paul Testa Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
"We used this company to help us remodel a tired 1930's house with lots of small dark rooms into a stunning bright and airy modern home. Their vision was fantastic adding a full height front extension to bring the stairs out of the central footprint, creating extra space and bringing light to the previously dark front spaces. This created a full height entrance hall and helped give us two extra rooms in a previously small attic space. Internally they tied all the spaces together with clever design features giving us a house where every space is used and the house is quite literally a joy to live in! They persuaded us to invest in making the external envelope as air tight and well insulated as possible and fit an MVHR system. Initially we were very sceptical but are now delighted with the thermal performance of the house both in summer and winter. They were thoroughly professional throughout dealing positively and practically with the inevitable challenges along the way. Our contractor had never done anything like this before and they supported him technically when necessary. Their clever design and attention to detail added significantly to the value of the finished property and we could never have achieved this on our own."
- Stewart MacDonald
Orange Design Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
"From the way Orange Design first worked with us, understanding our needs, revising the drawings, making practical suggestions, obtaining all the necessary planning and building control permissions – through to the way they managed the tendering process on our behalf, approaching builders and then making frequent site visits during the build phase, it was all reassuring to know that we had a professional we could rely on and call on as the various needs arose."
- paul1161
Gagarin Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
"I have been involved with a number of projects with Gagarin Studio and can't recommend them highly enough. They are exceptionally talented at listening to our customers requirements and translating them into the perfect design. They are relaxed yet professional and fun to deal with."
- Project Home UK Ltd
Fibre Architects Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
"Our project involved creating a new dwelling within the grounds of a Listed building. Fibre worked closely with us and the planning department to produce a superb design solution which ultimate will be practical and cost-effective to build. They ticked all the boxes for us and for the planners, no mean feat."
- jamesharris0748
Progressive Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
"We hired Ian Whitworth of Progressive Architecture for the detailed architectural design of Woodcock House from planning approval through building regulations and the issue of construction and fabrication drawings. He made many significant improvements to the design and liaised with structural engineers and fabricators. He worked to a high professional standard in a timely manner. Ian was always helpful and courteous and was a pleasure to work with. He did an excellent job for us and we give him the highest recommendation."
- Michael O'Flynn
Transform Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
"The team at transform blowed my wife and I away. The attention to detail and forward thinking shown made them the obvious choice for our stable conversion. As an interior designer I found it hard to find an architect that understood our needs in the way we live and use our home. Transform are the only architects I know of that use a 3D model as standard, which is a tool you simply can not beat for building and renovating a project. We are on the final stage of planning now (green belt) and look forward life in the new extension. Simon Milner-Moore"
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How do I choose the right Sheffield, South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield, South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield, South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield, South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield, South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield, South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield, South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield, South Yorkshire 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 Sheffield, South Yorkshire?

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