Fees For AURA Architecture Services Fees For AURA Architecture Services

Transparency is key – we provide FIXED costs

We hate nasty surprises. This is why our fees are clear and transparent, and we carefully itemise your budget for each step of the process. Get started today!

Book a Home Design Consultation with an expert – £200+VAT*

Within this Home Design Consultation, we’ll discuss:

  • What your ideal home looks like
  • Design ideas and how to add value to your property
  • How to gain planning permission
  • Any site constraints to consider
  • Anticipated build costs – read our blog on build costs
  • How to hire the right builder for your project

Book a Home Design Consultation with an expert – £200+VAT*

*This fee is deducted from our charges should you proceed to the concept stage

Fee Guide – Architectural Design

Terraced/Semi - ground floor extensions with loft conversion

Terraced/Semi - ground floor extensions with loft conversion

Detached property - Full house renovations and various extensions

Detached property - Full house renovations and various extensions

New build

New build

Concept Design and Planning Permission
Aura Homes

Detached property - Full house renovations and various extensions

25 - 45 Hours
3D: 8 hrs
Aura Homes

Terraced/Semi - ground floor extensions with loft conversion

40 - 60 Hours
3D: 10 hrs
Aura Homes

Terraced/Semi - ground floor extensions with loft conversion

60+ Hours
3D: 20 hrs
Building Regulation Package/Construction Details
Aura Homes

Detached property - Full house renovations and various extensions

25 - 45 Hours
Aura Homes

Terraced/Semi - ground floor extensions with loft conversion

40 - 60 Hours
Aura Homes

Terraced/Semi - ground floor extensions with loft conversion

50+ Hours
Detailed Design
Aura Homes

Detached property - Full house renovations and various extensions

20 - 40 Hours
Aura Homes

Terraced/Semi - ground floor extensions with loft conversion

30 - 50 Hours
Aura Homes

Terraced/Semi - ground floor extensions with loft conversion

40+ Hours
Tender: Find the right builder
Aura Homes

Detached property - Full house renovations and various extensions

15+ Hours
Aura Homes

Terraced/Semi - ground floor extensions with loft conversion

20+ Hours
Aura Homes

Terraced/Semi - ground floor extensions with loft conversion

25+ Hours
Contract Administration and Site Monitoring
Aura Homes

Detached property - Full house renovations and various extensions

15+ Hours per month
Aura Homes

Terraced/Semi - ground floor extensions with loft conversion

20+ Hours per month
Aura Homes

Terraced/Semi - ground floor extensions with loft conversion

25+ Hours per month

Our charges are based on a flat rate of £85 +VAT/hour.

Our guide on how you can put together a budget cost for your home improvement works can be found here

 

What fees should you expect to pay to 3rd party consultants?

The fees below are indicative and for guidance only.

House Design London

Project action
Cost
Notes
Project action - Site Surveys
Cost - £450 to 1800+
Notes - May include Laser Measurement surveys and Topographical surveys (What are these?), CCTV Drainage surveys
Project action - Householder Planning Application Fee
Cost - £206
Notes - Payable to the Local Council
Project action - Certificate of Lawful Development Fee
Cost - £103
Notes - This is applicable when your project falls under your Permitted Development Rights. More information here.
Project action - Building Control Plans Check and Inspection Fees
Cost - £600 – £1500+
Notes -
Project action - Structural Engineering fees
Cost - £600 – £1800+
Notes - This will vary depending on the complexity of the design
Project action - Party Wall Surveyor (if needed)
Cost - £200 notice, £1,000+ (per award)
Notes - You will need to notify your neighbours of any relevant works being carried out under the Party Wall Act 1996. Visit our FAQs page for further info.
Project action - Thames Water Build-Over (if needed)
Cost - From £343
Notes - Most residential applications will be for pipes up to 160mm diameter where the £343 applies. There will be an additional 4 hours of work for us to generate the design/manage the application on your behalf. Details on TWBO's here.

Fee Guide – Interior Design

Most of our clients recoup our fees and more with the savings they make buying from our trusted trade suppliers. 

Discounts range from 5 – 48% off RRP.

Our Values

Prices (subject to conditions)

Included in detailed design
'Specify' Interiors Package
'Source' Interiors Package
2 bed
£1500+VAT
£2500+VAT
3 bed
£1900+VAT
£3000+VAT
4+ bed
£2250 +VAT
£3750 +VAT
Meetings at our office (additional meetings charged at hourly rate)
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2

We specify generic fittings so that your builder has a baseline to tender against – so there are no nasty surprises!

Bathroom, utility and kitchen elevations
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Floor/wall finishes
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Generic light fittings - specify
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Generic sockets - specify
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Generic doors and windows - specify intent
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Generic architraves/skirtings - specify
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Adding an interior design package to your project will bring your home to the next level of design. Choosing interior finishes that work can be difficult. With the assistance of our talented design team you can be confident that your finished home will look amazing.

Coloured key room elevations
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Mood board inspiration (pdf document)
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Tiling and floor finishes - Specify
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Sanitaryware - Specify
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Kitchen design intent- in liaison with supplier*
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Specialty light fittings - Specify
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Wallpaper/paint colours - Specify
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Radiators - Specify
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This is where you can make your project truly bespoke and detailed. With the maximum level of design input from our team of talented architects and interior designers, your final product will be extremely well thought out and to a high end finish.

2 x 3D images of key rooms
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Source furniture
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Source specialty objects (vintage etc)
INC.
Curtains/soft furnishings - Specify
INC.
Appliances - Specify
INC.
Audio visual design intent (home automation) in liaison with specialist engineer
INC.
Co-ordinate with stair designer
INC.
Design bespoke architraves/skirtings (where relevant)
INC.
Co-ordinate bespoke window/door elements
INC.
Basic landscaping design intent (courtyards and front entrances - not gardens)
INC.
Joinery Package
Quoted for separately once extent is known
*Visits to suppliers or to site
Charged at hourly rate of £85/hour (minimum £300 per visit) + travel expenses

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