Aura Architecture are specialists in high end residential architecture. Since 2014 we’ve been designing home extensions and refurbishments, loft conversions, basement conversions, and bespoke new builds for customers across Surrey.
Our design-led studio creates simple, light-filled spaces, that are energy efficient, sustainable, and maximise your space.
We think about every aspect of a space when we prepare designs, making sure that we use the space you have to create the space you want.
Take a look at one of our Award Winning kitchen extension projects here (opens in new tab) pictured below.
Our AWARD WINNING scheme was featured in a BUILD Magazine. Our Director, Ben talks briefly about it here….
Our Residential Architectural services design guide takes you through the architectural design process from start to finish. It sets out all the stages from initial design through to completion and shows you how we can help at each step of the way.
The first step is to contact us using our online enquiry form where you can create a design brief online.
We then look at local policies and planning history and meet with you to explain any constraints you may need to be aware of.
After that, we provide a written fee proposal and help you budget for other costs.
So that you can see how the project will look on completion, we produce three concept designs for you to choose from. These include floor plans, sketches, and can also include 3D images with our Premium service.
You may require a planning application, to confirm that designs comply with all local planning regulation. We can complete this for you.
We also prepare all documents and drawings needed to show that the project complies with national Building Regulations.
To ensure the interior and finish of your space has a high end finish that fully realises your plans, we provide a full Specification of Works covering interior design, finer finishes and fittings.
We also handle the tender process ensuring there is a range of competitive quotes from trusted suppliers for all work, and that contracts cover all critical information.
We monitor the build process, resolving any issues that arise and reporting back to you regularly.
At the end of this, the final stage is for you to ENJOY the space we’ve helped you create!
Unlike many architects and architectural designers, our fee structure is transparent.
We charge a flat fee of £75 per hour for our services and advise that our full range of services (if used) will be around 8-12% of your total build costs.
Typical architects charge between 11-15% of the construction value.
More comprehensive details of our fees are available here
If you’d like to speak to us about our Residential Architecture services and how they compared with other architects in Surrey: