AURA Architecture are based in nearby Clapham, and serve the Kingston area with a dedicated team of residential architects. Find out what makes us unique compared to other architects in Kingston, and how we improve the homes and lives of people living in Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton, New Malden, and the surrounding areas.
AURA Architecture is an award-winning architecture firm based locally in Clapham, South West London.
We use more simple designs with defined detailing, that you won't spend a fortune on. We create interest with splashes of colour and contrasting textures.
We endeavour to think sustainably in everything we do, and aim to create energy-efficient buildings that save you, the homeowner, money.
Using 3D modelling and VR technology will help you save costly changes on site. See what your new property will look like before it's built!
1 – A Simple, 3 Step Online Brief, we will then contact you to discuss everything in more detail
2 – A Desktop Research Study, and a Meeting To Discuss
3 – A Choice of Designs – You will usually provide 3 options to choose from
4 – Managing the Planning Application – We will act as an agent to help you through the process and liaise with the planning officers at The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames Borough Council.
5 – Working with the Right People – We have a good relationship with 3rd parties in Kingston that will help you with your project. This includes structural Engineers, Party Wall Surveyors, and Mechanical/Electrical engineers.
6 – Maintaining Standards and working with Building Control – Again acting as an agent through the approval process of your plans
7 – Looking after the Final Touches – The Specification of works will detail all the internal finishes, wall coverings, floor coverings, bespoke joinery, and electrical and heating layouts amongst other finishing touches.
8 – Help you find the Right Builder – We have a good relationship with many builders in Kingston and will create a Tender Package for you. We recommend sending the package to 3 or 4 contractors to find you a competitive and comprehensive price.
9 – We also offer a Site Monitoring service which relieves the pressure off you to keep an eye on your builders. We usually monitor once a week (unless agreed otherwise).
10 – Enjoy your New Home!
We often hear from our clients that speaking to architects is daunting and confusing, as they often use industry terminology, making the process unnecessarily complicated and hard to grasp.
Our Director, Ben Richards, when he set up the company back in 2017, set to solve this issue for homeowners wanting to make improvements to their home.
That is why we share our Fees on our website, create Blogs and FAQ articles to share industry insights, and have created the 10 Step AURA Process which is explained via Youtube or can be Downloaded for Free to read anytime.