Choosing an architect…
There are an enormous number of architectural practices serving London and the Home Counties. But not all of them are RIBA recognised and some are glorified design studios rather than established architectural practices. These are the key things you should look out for when making your choice.
RIBA: It take seven years to gain a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) qualification – including two years working in a practice before a degree is awarded. But the expertise and experience gained ensures that you are in safe hands when you choose a RIBA recognised practice like ours. Not only have we spent the hard-graft hours perfecting our skills, we are bound by RIBA’s code of conduct which protects your rights in our working relationship.
Additional References: You can also find us on the following websites – some of which give independent reviews of our services. Please click the links below for further information:
Portfolio & Testimonials: Our website provides a snapshot of some of our work together with comments from customers who have been happy with our services in the past. We are always happy to show you our work in greater detail and put you in direct contact with these people if you wish. (If a practice doesn’t have a relevant portfolio or is unwilling to let you hear or see independent reviews, approach with caution!)
Local Knowledge: We are home improvement specialists, working in and around London for the last five years. That means we have excellent relationships with borough council planning departments and can also call on trusted suppliers if that’s part of our brief. Recent projects includes engagements in some 20 London boroughs alone.
Working Practices: We believe in a partnership approach to making the most of your space - one where the homes we create are as solid as the customer relationships they’re built on. That’s why trust and transparency are the cornerstones of our offer. We keep you informed every step of the way and guarantee that your project will have the personal attention of one of our partners from start to finish.