Kensington Architects | Your Dream Home Made Real | AURA Architecture

A Team of Creative Residential Architects, Passionate About Improving The Homes and Lives of People Living In Kensington

Every Architect in Kensington and the surrounding areas seems to claim to be the ‘best Architect in Kensington’, probably because this affluent area with average property prices over £1.3million attracts the best Architect talent.

So why should you choose AURA Architecture’s small but expert team of architects and designers to manage YOUR home improvement Project in Kensington?

Like most architects, AURA follow the Riba stages and can manage your project right through to completion and beyond.

But here’s where AURA Architecture provide a truly unique service to the residents of Kensington:

  • Trust – awarded ‘Most Trusted Residential Architecture Firm‘ in 2019 Home & Garden Awards by Build Magazine
  • Trust – our fixed fee structure allows us to really focus on what’s best for you.  We believe that charging a percentage of the total project cost incentives architects to add in costly features and select costly contractors to increase their fees, so we steer clear of this approach.
  • Design focused around YOU – thanks to our fixed fee policy, we can focus on creating the perfect home to suit YOUR needs.  We are an inventive team of architects, well able to maximise space in surprising ways, and know the ins and outs of working with the planning teams at Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) to gain planning permission for what you want to achieve as you extend and refurbish your home.
  • Helpful, problem solving approach – AURA Architecture can help you with all aspects of residential architecture, from concept design, planning permission advice, detailed design and even finding you a trusted and reliable builder to carry out your home improvement works.  Our comprehensive Home Design Consultation with an expert provides incredible value at just £200+VAT and will cover everything you need to consider before you commence your project.
  • Technology – Using 3D modelling and Virtual Reality software will help you save costly changes mid project.  See what your new property will look like before it’s built!

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Our architectural services are all underpinned by our vision and values, which we believe are everything and more than you would expect from a Kensington architect

Our vision is to:

  • Maximise your Kensington property’s space, ensuring that it’s customised to your requirements
  • Fully utilise natural light to create airiness and improve your sense of wellbeing
  • Create clean and simple designs, with dashes of colour and textures that create added interest
  • Create energy efficient and cost efficient properties with our sustainable approach

The five values at the heart of every project in Kensington, are:

  • Attention to detail
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Understanding and respecting people, and
  • Sustainability

How our vision and values flow through into our Kensington architecture process…

The team at our design-led studio provide you with a residential architecture service that helps you realise your visions.  We do this by creating high-end finishes for property extensions, conversions, basements and new builds.

Whether it’s loft conversions, basement conversions, home extensions or home refurbishments we take time to ensure that your home is all that you want it to be.

Unlike many architects and architecture specialists, we set out to make sure our fees are transparent. We charge a flat fee of £75 per hour and let you know what the overall cost of our service will be as early as possible.  This way you are not faced with the prospect of escalating costs or abandoned projects.

Full details of our fees are on our website here


Our 10-step home design process, unique among Kensington Architects:

For all the work we undertake, we follow the process in our 10 Step Home Design Guide.  This begins when you first contact us and ends when the work is completed and your home is ready for you to enjoy.

It sets out how you start off the process by creating a design brief using
our online enquiry form


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It will then explain the steps we take, such as: carrying out a study of your home to understand any relevant planning permissions and planning policies that may apply.

One of the AURA Architecture team will discuss your needs in a meeting.  Then provide you with a written quote.  If we’re successful create three concept designs that show how we can bring your plans to life.

It also covers the work we undertake in ensuring planning applications are submitted and approved. 

How building regulations are complied with before work commences. As well as additional services we provide such as interior design, finer finishes and fittings.

AURA Architecture will also help you find the right contractor, and manage contracts for completion of the work.

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For any enquiries about the guide, or the specialist residential architectural services we offer to people looking for an architect in Kensington,

call us on 0203 189 1619

or complete our online enquiry form below


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