Winswell, Devon Architects and Building Designers

Winswell, Devon Architects are masters of building design and can make your dream house a reality. Perhaps you would like to find Winswell, Devon 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 Winswell, Devon 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 Winswell, Devon architects will also often help to obtain planning permission and building regulations approval. More
Get Quotes on These Services
  • Custom Build Homes
  • Building Design
  • New Home Construction
  • Architectural Design
  • Home Renovation
  • Green Building
  • Sustainable Design
  • Eco Homes
  • Accessible Design
  • House Extensions
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Space Planning
  • See All Services
  • 3D Rendering
  • Custom Build Homes
  • House Plans
  • Site Planning
  • Accessible Design
  • Decking Design
  • House Restoration
  • Site Preparation
  • Architectural Design
  • Drafting
  • Kitchen Design
  • Space Planning
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Eco Homes
  • Kitchen Renovation
  • Staircase Design
  • Basement Conversion
  • Floor Plans
  • New Home Construction
  • Structural Engineering
  • Basement Design
  • Garage Design
  • Pantry Design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Bathroom Design
  • Garden Plans
  • Prefab Home Extensions
  • Swimming Pool Construction
  • Boot Room Design
  • Green Building
  • Project Management
  • Tiny House Building
  • Building Conservation
  • Home Renovation
  • Roof Decking Installation
  • Utility Room Design
  • Building Design
  • House Extensions
Private Architecture & Design Practice - Established 2011 and based in Devon EX39 with projects throughout the... Read More
  • 07790 901998
  • Bideford EX39 1BJ, Devon
Chartered Architectural Practice Taking Innovative Approach | Cornwall
We use both our extensive experience and expertise in the field of architecture, combined with the latest home...
  • 01727 260428
Award Winning Architectural Design And Historic Building Conservation Read More
  • 01805 603455
  • Winkleigh EX19 8AD, Devon
Visit Our Website!
Professional & Contemporary Architectural Services | Devon
Small architecture practice that designs beautiful buildings with a modernist’s eye and and an environmentalist’s...
  • 01392 537166
Award-winning UK Architects based in Bude, North Cornwall designing and developing homes in Cornwall, Devon and... Read More
  • 01288 355557
  • Bude EX23 8LT, Cornwall
Arrange Your Design Consultation!
South West England's Innovative Architectural Practice | RIBA
In Ex Design specialise in all areas of architecture and interior design from concept to completion. With their...
  • 01395 202026
Trewin Design Architects are multi-award winning Devon Architects with a fast growing regional reputation for the... Read More
  • 01409 253013
  • Holsworthy EX22 6DR, Devon
Innovative Architectural Design For Distinguished Devonshire Homes
We are a young, dynamic team of architects delivering fresh, innovative design solutions for both classical and...
  • 01548 853458
There's no substitute for experience and a proven track-record. From the smallest domestic extension to... Read More
  • 01822 610710
  • Tavistock PL19 8QA, Devon
Devon's Full Service Architectural Interior Design Firm
We are award winning Architects and Interior Designers based in Ashburton in Devon. We offer a friendly and...
  • 01364 700521
I undertake a wide range of projects including new contemporary dwellings, extensions and conversions, frequently... Read More
  • 01647 272839
  • Exeter EX6 6HN, Devon
My name is Lawrence Duck, your local RIBA chartered architect with a growing portfolio of architectural projects... Read More
  • 07425 152671
  • Exeter EX37 9TT, Devon
RIBA Chartered Architects. Read More
  • 01237 423965
  • Bideford Ex395he, Devon
We are an RIBA chartered architectural practice based in Devon. With studios near Exeter and in Plymouth our work... Read More
  • 01363 898964
  • Exeter EX17 4ED, Devon
The practice was founded in North Devon by Jonathan in 1986. John Alexander joined the practice in 2000. The... Read More
  • 01271 850416
  • Barnstaple EX31 4JU, Devon
Having worked for over 30 years within the industry for several highly esteemed practices I am now embarking on... Read More
  • 01409 281362
  • Beaworthy EX21 5QY, Devon
A small rural based architectural practice specialising in residential design. A client focused and affordable... Read More
  • 01566 781891
  • Launceston PL15 8SA, Cornwall
Comfortable, affordable and exciting homes for those with a vision from a Certified Passive House Designer. I... Read More
  • 01363 776062
  • Crediton EX17 2DT, Devon
  • 01271 850488
  • Barnstaple EX314JS, Devon
Metters and Wellby Ltd are an award winning architects firm based in the beautiful North Cornwall coastal town of... Read More
  • 01288 352661
  • Bude EX23 8BH, Cornwall
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Winswell, Devon
JB Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Winswell, Devon
"James designed and oversaw a major four-unit residentail conversion for the rental market in Central London. This involved significant planning and listed buiding issues and he negotiated a potentially sensitive and difficult design process with aplomb. His interaction with the various contractors was also spot on. The resulting apartments have attracted very strong rents which is testament to their design and the finish quality which James was able to help provide."
- henrylb
Building Conservation Services
Architects and Building Designers in Winswell, Devon
"We needed an extension annexe for my daughter & husband to blend in with the original late 18th century farm building. An added problem was the steep slope of the ground and limited space. Sam came up with a superb design that so perfectly matched the old building that the new extension looks like it was part of the original building, while the interior is bright and modern. Highly delighted. Helen Hollick Chittlehamholt"
- Helen Hollick
The Bazeley Partnership
Architects and Building Designers in Winswell, Devon
"Bazeley's eye for detail is faultless. They seem to have a knack of transforming spaces into real design pieces, and this has been recognised by the numerous awards they have received over the years. They have also recently signed up to the Architect in the House scheme - http://www.architectinthehouse.org.uk/ - which supports the Shelter charity for the homeless, showing their dedication not only to their immediate work, but also to the wider community."
- Coastal Group
Trewin Design Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Winswell, Devon
"Trewin Design can provide the complete service from 3D design imagery through to technical compliance packs including all your SAP calculations. The practice carries out single bespoke builds through to residential estate design and they know where to bring in those contemporary designs and when to blend in with local architecture. Having just commenced our 44 plot contemporary scheme in North Devon with Trewin Design on board we cant wait to see their designs become reality."
- Pearce Homes
Scarratt & Martyn
Architects and Building Designers in Winswell, Devon
"Employed to design a house and garage in Devon. We asked for the design to have WOW factor and we certainly got that. Subsequently employed to oversee building works and issue architects certificate upon completion. The project was totally successful, 'Scarratt & Martyn' were a joy to work with and we are working with them currently on a new project."
- rgcjhammock
Annie Martin Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Winswell, Devon
"We bought a plain, dated, house in Chagford in 2014, with the intention of carrying out major alterations to fully exploit the great situation and outlook, and to create a light-filled energy efficient contemporary home. Although I have a long background in building and design, we decided that we wanted to work with a younger architect who could bring current expertise in planning, design, and technical advice. From a short list of three, we appointed Annie Martin, mainly because of her proven design skills and experience in dealing with planning within the National Park, but also because of her grasp of our brief ; we felt that we could work well together. Annie took on the initial design concepts, the planning and building regulation applications, and bringing in the specialist advice on structural and energy issues, on time and budget; this allowed us to complete the virtual rebuild of the house in a five month period. She is very well informed on technical matters and understands the practicalities of the building process - with an unusual talent for freehand sketch details about how things go together. We are now enjoying living in a very special home, much admired, and Annie's work was central to achieving this. We have no hesitation in recommending Annie ; if we ever decide to do another project, we would seek her involvement from the outset. Martin Procter"
- martinprocter42
Lawrence Duck Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Winswell, Devon
"I had a great result from working with Lawrence on my basement flat extension and outhouse building project. Lawrence understood the brief fully and undertook detailed plans that were clear and representative. The whole experience was very collaborative, especially on the design and planning process. Lawrence handled all of the planning application and saved me a lot of time and worry about this. The result is a highly attractive, modern, yet complimentary extension and outhouse and I could not recommend him more."
- Theo
List your business here for free - Learn More

How do I choose the right Winswell, Devon 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 Winswell, Devon 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 Winswell 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 Winswell, Devon 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 Winswell, Devon 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 Winswell, Devon 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 Winswell, Devon 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 Winswell, Devon 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 Winswell, Devon 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 Winswell, Devon?


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

Find architects in Winswell, Devon on Houzz in the Find a Pro section today. Start by browsing the architects and Winswell, Devon architectural design firms near you and assess their reviews, latest projects and contact details.

Discover a whole list of most popular professional types here
Professional Categories in Winswell
Winswell Appliance Retailers and Repairers · Winswell Architects and Building Designers · Winswell Artists and Craftsmen · Winswell Bathroom Designers and Fitters · Winswell Basement Designers · Winswell Bedroom and Bathroom Accessories Suppliers · Winswell Building Suppliers · Winswell Cabinet Makers · Winswell Carpenters and Joiners · Winswell Flooring or Carpet Fitters · Winswell Cladding and Exterior Contractors · Winswell Decking, Patio and Shed Specialists · Winswell Design and Build Companies · Winswell Door Manufacturers and Suppliers · Winswell Driveway Pavers · Winswell Electricians · Winswell Environmental Services · Winswell Estate Agents and Letting Agents · Winswell Fencing and Gate Professionals · Winswell Fireplace Installers · more... Winswell Furniture and Home Accessories Suppliers · Winswell Garage Door Manufacturers and Suppliers · Winswell Garden and Landscape Suppliers · Winswell Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers · Winswell Builders · Winswell Bloggers and Events · Winswell Conservatory Builders and Garden Room Specialists · Winswell Blind, Shutter and Curtain Makers · Winswell General Building Contractors · Winswell Home Cinema Installers and Technology Design Professionals · Winswell Home Stagers · Winswell Home Storage Designers and Professional Organisers · Winswell Interior Designers · Winswell Interior Stylists · Winswell Kids' Room and Nursery Designers · Winswell Kitchen and Bathroom Fixtures Professionals · Winswell Kitchen Designers and Fitters · Winswell Landscape Architects and Garden Designers · Winswell Landscape Contractors and Gardeners · Winswell Lawn and Sprinkler Services · Winswell Lighting Professionals · Winswell Loft Conversion Specialists · Winswell Outdoor Audio/Visual · Winswell Paint and Wall Covering Professionals · Winswell Painters and Decorators · Winswell Period Property and Restoration Specialists · Winswell Photographers · Winswell Playgrounds & Climbing Frames · Winswell Plumbers · Winswell Removal Companies · Winswell Roofers and Gutter Specialists · Winswell Schools, Organisations and Associations · Winswell Septic Tanks and Waste Management Services · Winswell Skip Hire and Rubbish Removal Professionals · Winswell Solar Panel Installers · Winswell Specialist Contractors · Winswell Sports Courts · Winswell Sports Courts and Outdoor Play Specialists · Winswell Staircase Manufacturers and Balustrade Professionals · Winswell Stonemasons, Paving and Concrete Professionals · Winswell Swimming Pool Builders and Hot Tub Suppliers · Winswell Tilers and Worktop Professionals · Winswell Tree Services · Winswell Upholsterers and Furniture Restorers · Winswell Glaziers and Window Specialists · Winswell Wine Cellar Designers and Suppliers · Winswell Blacksmiths and Wrought Iron Workers

Professional Areas