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Twyford, Berkshire Architects are masters of building design and can make your dream house a reality. Perhaps you would like to find Twyford, Berkshire 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 Twyford, Berkshire 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 Twyford, Berkshire architects will also often help to obtain planning permission and building regulations approval. More
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  • Weybridge KT13 9DZ, Surrey
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  • Reading RG1 3AR, Berkshire
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  • London TW1 1QU, Greater London
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Concept 8 Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Twyford, Berkshire
"I hired Concept8 for a complete renovation project of a 4,000sqf family home over 12 months in 2013-14. The Concept8 team was responsible for architectural design, organizing tenders, sourcing contractors & materials, monitoring the entire process onsite & dealing with all contractors from start to hand-over (and beyond). I found in Concept8 a team of dedicated professionals, able to listen to our needs, highly knowledgeable in their domain, well-connected with a large network of professionals in the construction business, without which my own personal project would not have been a success."
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Mailen Design SW
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"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
Goater Jones
Architects and Building Designers in Twyford, Berkshire
"Goater Jones were architects and project managers for our substantial conversion of a 2000 sq ft mansion block apartment. They came up with a coherent and practical scheme quickly, dealt with the bureaucracy and inertia of mansion block management, liaised with the builders and completed the job with a minimum of fuss and maximum efficiency. Highly recommended"
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Design Work Studios
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"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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Absolute Architecture & English Cross
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"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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Metre Squared Architecture
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""After reviewing a few architects I came across Metre Sq and met with Gilda to run some ideas past her on what we saw as our vision of what our extension should look like. Metre squared full hand holding approach from visionary plans to gaining local planning permission was excellent and they were always available for questions and details on timing and the overall process. I could not have asked for a better firm to help simplify and remove the stresses and strains of building work. I will highly recommend Metre square to friends and colleagues and cannot thank them enough for all the help provided.""
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Adam Design Ltd
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"Kathy Adam is brilliant as realising the potential in your design and build. Kathy flexibly worked with our desires for relatively limited space and designed a house that fulfilled our needs and more."
- Jessica Ronane
Lynn Palmer Architects Ltd
Architects and Building Designers in Twyford, Berkshire
"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."
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Thomas Alexander
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"Tom is a enthusiastic, dedicated and committed professional. He is efficient and thorough to work with. Tom always puts 100% into every detail of his work, whether that be his designs, client communication or guidance throughout each project."
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How do I choose the right Twyford, Berkshire 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 Twyford, Berkshire 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 Twyford 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 Twyford, Berkshire 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 Twyford, Berkshire 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 Twyford, Berkshire 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 Twyford, Berkshire 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 Twyford, Berkshire 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 Twyford, Berkshire 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 Twyford, Berkshire?

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