Our architects design home extensions, loft conversions, basement conversions, residential refurbishments, bespoke new builds, and property conversions.
We have experience working with both the Lambeth borough council and the Wandsworth borough council, and are therefore well-placed to obtain planning permission for the home of your dreams in any part of Clapham.
Our studio is award-winning and design-led and we specialise in residential architecture with a high-end finish.
An integral part of our high-trust ethos is our transparent fee structure. The fee structures of many Clapham architecture firms can be difficult to understand and contain hidden costs. We’re different; we would like you to know what our service will cost as early as possible.
AURA Architecture’s fees are straightforward. We charge a flat fee of £75 per hour. If our full range of services are utilised, fees will be around 8-12% of your total construction costs.
View the full overview of fees here.
When selecting an architect in Clapham, be sure to choose one that knows the local area well.
Through working on local projects, we have gained plenty of experience working with both Wandsworth and Lambeth borough councils for Clapham properties. Most of Clapham is within the London Borough of Lambeth, but a portion (including Clapham Common) is part of the Borough of Wandsworth. If your home is within one of Lambeth’s 62 conservation areas, AURA has plenty of experience working within these constraints, while still helping you to achieve the home of your dreams.
1 – CONTACT: We invite you to initiate the process by creating your design brief online using our online enquiry form
2 – RESEARCH: Upon completion of the design brief, we will then conduct a desktop study. This will show what planning permissions and planning policies apply to your part of Clapham and your property in particular, and highlight any restrictions.
3 – CONSULTATION: After completing the desktop study, we will meet you for an in-person (or live video) consultation to understand your needs. Following this consultation, we will provide a written quotation.
4 – CONCEPT: If you’ve found us to your liking, and are committed to working with us, we will produce three distinct design concepts. Design concepts include floor plans, sketches, and optionally also 3D renderings, to help you visualise and choose a direction.
5 – PLANNING PERMISSION: Upon selection of a concept design, AURA will prepare a planning application for Lambeth Council if necessary. By acting as your agent we are able to ensure everything is submitted and processed in a timely fashion.
6 – BUILDING CONTROL: Following a successful planning application, AURA will then go on to produce all pertinent drawings for Building Regulations and submit them for compliance review.
With our excellent relationships with party wall surveyors, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, we can help you with competitive quotes and reliable service.
7 – DETAILED DESIGN: Once building control and planning permission are secured, AURA will produce a Specification of Works. This includes interior design and finishes along with all other tender documents.
8 – TENDER: An extremely important step is choosing a builder whom you trust and who can complete your project!
9 – SITE MONITORING: If you wish, providing a site monitoring service to ensure all is going to plan throughout the build process.
10 – ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME!
Take a look at one of our amazing projects here (opens in new tab) pictured below.
Watch the finishing touches of one of our Wimbledon projects happen here with a quick BEFORE and AFTER: