Formed – The partners you need on your home project.
We understand a home extension or alteration is likely to be the biggest spend our clients make after the cost of their house. And we know this can be daunting. That is why choosing the right architectural team to work with, is a critical part of the journey towards making your house a home.
Our flexible project process allows us to deliver eye-catching results on time and on budget. We hold our clients’ hands as much or as little as they need, all the while delivering value to the property through each stage.
Every project is different, and each of our projects starts with a real focus on you and your needs. Whether you love entertaining or lack storage, we work with you to find workable budget-friendly solutions.
We offer fixed fees for every stage of your project and you can use us as much or as little as you like. We will always highlight when utilising our services is a cost-effective way forward. If you have been through this process before, you can pick it up and manage the process yourself.
Homes should work around you and your family’s needs, and we look for practical solutions to address this. Ultimately, we want you to find comfort and joy in your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Every project that we undertake is unique, and we understand that this may be the first time that you may have thought you need to use an architect; our FAQs are based on questions that we often get asked, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
How do you charge for your projects?
As each project and therefore everyone’s needs are different, our fees are based on the needs of your project; we provide a flexible pricing structure that gives you a fixed fee for every stage of the project and you have the option to use us as little or as much as you need.
Why should I use an architect, I can get plans drawn cheaply elsewhere?
Our service is more than getting plans drawn, we want to understand the way you and your family live so as to design your home so that it works for you. A key part of our offering is the design exploration stage and we will present a number of ideas as to how various areas may work. Working with us as your architect through the course of your project is likely to save you money in the long run and leave you with a beautiful space that you can be proud of. Our long training and extensive experience since then, seeks to protect you and your home, and we can help with design and the delivery of your project, including managing builders and advising on suitable finishes to suit your budget requirements.
I live in a conservation area - can you get planning for me?
We have extensive experience in working in conservation areas, with a fantastic track record of getting planning first time. We seek to work with the local planning conservation team to design schemes that they can support and approve.
I have a very tight budget but need extra space - can you help?
We are always realistic about what is possible within your budget; this is discussed very early on in the process and we offer innovative solutions to see how you can get the space you need at a price that you can afford.
I have a cost from a builder, but they have said they need technical drawings - do you provide these?
Yes, we can help with techinical drawings. That said, if your builder has not reviewed any detailed plans to provide you a cost you will only have a budget price as they cannot price for something without knowing the detail from the outset.
Why should we use your services?
We want to make sure that you get the most out of your project at a price that works for you, in a way that is fun and stressfree. We are very experienced at making the most of space and offering tailored solutions to suit, including pushing the boundaries of what is possible at planning.
I'm struggling to get planning, can you help?
Yes, we are always happy to explore why someone may be struggling to get approval for planning, often fresh eye looking at things can offer solutions that the planners will support; we have a number of case studies where we have got planning for customers where their previous design team have struggled.