Ben Richards

Managing Director

“One of our core values is Understanding and Respecting People – everyone has their own different needs, and it is our job to design with your needs in mind”

Aura Homes started creating ideal homes in 2014.


Our focus is on maximising space, creating simple, light-filled spaces that are sustainable and energy efficient.


Having worked for Architects, Engineers and Property Developers, Ben Richards formed the company to use his skills and experience to create fantastic living spaces for homeowners, and maximise value to small developers. His vision for the company is that of amazing customer service, intelligent design and for every home-owner to have the space and functionality they need to thrive.

Ben studied for a Masters Degree in Architectural Engineering at Cardiff University and since then has gained valuable experience from many talented Architects, designers, engineers and other built-environment consultants. He is a member of the BRE Academy (Building Research Establishment) providing ‘Education for Excellence in the built environment’ and want’s to make an impact in reducing the environmental footprint of buildings in the UK.

Your property is one of your biggest assets and Ben understands the need to add value in every way possible – financially, and in the way you live in a space. He has learnt from the best having worked on large residential mixed-use development projects with one of the biggest luxury house builders in London, and uses his understanding of the whole development process to add value for his clients.

Our vision is to create your ideal home by:


  • Maximising space and tailoring it to your needs
  • Using natural light to create a sense of wellbeing and airiness
  • Creating clean, simple designs with splashes of interest and colour
  • Thinking Sustainably by creating energy efficient buildings

Our Core Values

Honesty and Integrity

It’s not what you do when people are watching, but what you do when they are not.

Innovation and creativity

The world is constantly evolving so we use every endeavour to keep up to date with technology and use it to our every advantage. We want our people to solve problems before they become problems!

Attention to Detail

Leave no stone unturned and think about the function of every space and detail – that’s what we drive in to all the creative team at Aura Homes.

Understanding and Respecting People

Everyone is different – Different needs – Different wants. It is our mission to understand your own circumstances, and find solutions that change your life for the better.


Energy prices are rising and our carbon footprint needs to be reduced. We’ve worked with energy specialists to understand the impacts our proposals have on the environment, and how we can reduce the running costs of your home.

Meet the team…..

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Ben Richards Director

Ben offers technical prowess with an accompanying flair for good design and detailing. He has a Masters Degree in Architectural Engineering, a wealth of experience in property development for schemes ranging from £100,000 to £1bn, and has been a BRE Accredited Professional for Sustainable Eco-design.

Sophie Rose - Architect

Shortlisted for the RIBA President’s silver medal in 2015, Sophie joined Aura Homes in 2017 and became a fully qualified Architect in 2018. She enjoys being creative with the interior architecture and is great at working with clients to make the most of their budget.

Gabby Harding - Architectural Assistant

Gabby completed her Part I Architecture degree in 2017 in New Zealand. She helps with the day-to-day admin and job-running. She is passionate about design and has wanted to be an architect since she was 7 years old.

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