AURA are leading London architects and understand both the culture and the historical heritage of Notting Hill. We want to discuss your desires for a better home and make them a reality for you while adding value to the property.
Because of our long experience, our team knows how to extend and revitalise the colourful Victorian houses, and how to work with the Kensington and Chelsea planning and building control departments, to obtain planning permission for the home of your dreams.
Being an award-winning residential architecture firm with a focus on the area as well as Bayswater and West London in general, we undertake basement conversions, extensions, loft conversions, refurbishments, kitchen extensions, and more.
We are equally able to blend modern features to existing period homes, or design brand new developments to fit in with surrounding properties.
It may be that you have enjoyed working from home in recent months and are considering a home office in the garden or basement?
This is something we have undertaken for many clients before and would be pleased to share our considerable experience and advice with you to assist with your needs.
Have a look at our video introduction by Ben Richards here to learn more about AURA Architects.
Without a doubt, more space is normally the number 1 requirement from our Notting Hill clients.
Speak to AURA Architecture to discover opportunities for mezzanine space optimisation, basement conversions, loft conversions, infill extensions, and more ingenious ways to make the most of what space you do have, however limited that may be.
Increasing levels of natural light within your home will improve your sense of wellbeing, and reduce your energy consumption at the same time.
Talk to us about light wells, energy-efficient skylights, glass walls, and more. Even your basement can have both natural light and living greenery as shown here.
As every good home designer knows, less is often more.
Clean, uncluttered, uncomplicated designs allow subtle features and splashes of colour to come to the fore, and provide a calm, energising, and distraction-free environment for you to live and socialise in.
Another thing that makes AURA Architecture a great choice for the vibrant community of Notting Hill is our commitment to sustainability in all of our designs.
With AURA, sustainability is built into our designs from the start, not an afterthought.
When choosing an architect for your property, be sure to check their projects to assess their experience with your style of property. Here are a few of ours:
Our Core Values, as outlined on our About page, won us this cherished award as an architect that you can trust:
A practical, stylish, and client-centred project in nearby Wimbledon not only improved the client’s living environment and the value of their home, it also won an award as an outstanding kitchen extension and home renovation.
The client said:
“AURA listened to our needs as a family and made some great suggestions that we hadn’t considered. One feature in particular that they suggested was the guest en-suite which we had always wanted but had discounted as not being feasible. It really is a great use of space and is perfect for our nanny and guests when they stay the night (and mean guests don’t need to share a bathroom with the children!). It will also have added value to our house price which although wasn’t the aim, is a huge bonus.”
View the full details of this project here.
Getting planning permission for your project is important. An architect that cannot obtain planning permission for the project is not going fulfill your desires, and you may waste months (and incur extra fees), with repeat submissions to the council.
We have a Kensington and Chelsea architect team who can find creative ways to obtain planning within the Notting Hill district and have a good track record of success.
From drawing up plans to liaising with planning officers and creating designs that comply with local conservation area restrictions, our architects will manage everything for you, streamlining and fast-tracking the planning process along the way. Of course, your project may not need planning permission at all. Speak to our experts to see what can be done under the rules of permitted development.