An architect is a person who plans, designs and supervises building construction. Architecture practices involve delivering facilities related to the design of buildings and the area within the site surrounding the buildings that have or use human occupation as their main function.
House Extension Architect
When you are either expanding your house, or transforming an existing space, such as a loft, is the most obvious time to hire an architect.
If you feel that your project is very easy and straightforward, and maybe you have found that you do not need permission to design, you might ask: do I need an architect at all? For homeowners, particularly those doing modest kitchen extensions or interior alteration work on a budget, this is a very common dilemma. The brief reply is: it might not be necessary. Although, I certainly wouldn’t suggest completely missing the project’s design/drawing process. A good design expert will help you find the best option for your brief; they can advise you on where to spend your budget and where to save; others will be able to direct you through planning, building regulations, approval from freeholders and problems with the party wall; they will also help you select a contractor, get the right price and supervise the work of the builder if necessary.
Architects might well have higher fees, but in comparison with other forms of design practitioners, you can balance this against the value they might bring due to their rigorous technical and professional training. You can be confident that they will undoubtedly be able to provide ‘complete architectural services’ from concept design to comprehensive construction sketches and specifications, but also that during the construction process, they will handle the contract between you and your contractor. Services beyond the planning stage could not be provided by other design experts.
Basement Conversions Architect
At Elite Builders, we have carried out basement conversion projects adding space and value to homes throughout London and the UK.
We have produced many award-winning projects for both architecture and interior design; our most recent works include new built contemporary homes, basement excavation, substantial residential extensions, new swimming pools and remodelling projects.
A basement conversion can add value to your house, with our knowledge and experience we can advise on how best to approach your conversion. Skilled in recognizing the potential for improvement, value and expansion of existing homes, be it by constructing an extension, house renovation or basement excavation. We have a proven track record in delivering award winning basement projects, interiors and architecture.
Structural Works Architect
We are a London building company that carries out all types of structural works, such as basements, removing load bearing walls, propping and underpinning. If you require structural engineer’s drawings we are able to refer you to known and trusted engineers that we have worked with in the past.
Our structural architects design buildings and other structures, taking into consideration safety, functionality and aesthetics. Duties include meeting with clients, estimating material costs and preparing sketches and contractor documents.
We are still working and quoting throughout this period using safe social distancing advice. We can quote from existing surveys or from photos or virtual guided tour if preferred. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.