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Personal Architectural service in Bristol

AURA award-winning architects deliver architectural design services to discerning homeowners from Bristol and Avon, whether kitchen extensions, renovation works on large properties or new builds.  We are a Bristol based architect with an additional team of interior and landscape designers who have experience in remodelling heritage and period-built architecture, from Georgian Bath-stone townhouse villas to ‘Bristol Byzantine’  Almondsbury brick style houses.  Whether your property is an old building in want of a refreshing refurb or a newer house that needs extending, our Bristol architects design light-filled, sustainable living environments that make the most of your space and your budget.  We want to discuss your desires for a quality home and make them a reality for you, send us your brief or read on for guidance and inspiration for your new home project.

Our designers specialise in energy-efficient, simple designs, that maximise the use of natural light, enhance your life-style, and captialise on the existing site’s attributes to add long-term value.  Projects undertaken include loft or basement conversions, office/garden outbuildings, extensions, refurbishments, conversions to residential, living space transformations and new builds across Avon, in particular Bristol, Keynsham, Clifton, Bath, Filton, Emmersons Green, Wedmore, and between.

Kitchen Extension plans

AURA Architectural services are personal and flexible; depending on your preferred choice of engagement, we can take it from your initial ideas and draw concept designs for your approval, followed by a full set of architect’s plans and submission of the planning application on your behalf.  With our additional service level we can also manage the entire project through to completion, including help with selecting the right builders and handling communications with suppliers saving you vast amounts of time and frustraion.

We have vast experience working with homeowners and on property developers’ projects in the Home Counties and have earned BUILD Magazine’s accolade for the Most Trusted Residential Architecture Practice for our Cromwell Road project.  Our customer reviews on Google (4.9/5 average rating) and Houzz (5/5 rating) tell a story of their own.

Having worked on both rural and city architecture reflecting heritage and modern history, our team are used to taking a sensitive approach to designs to reflect the area’s heritage and aspect.  Sympathetic and creative designing, along with a deep understanding of the client’s lifestyle can breathe new life into your home for enjoyment now and future value.


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7 Prescott Place, London

4.8 18 reviews

  • Avatar Jennifer VP ★★★★★ a year ago
    Overall great design and exceptional value for money. As a first time consumer of architectural services on what was a large project I can not emphasise enough the value add that we got from Ben, Sophie and the wider Aura team. The effort … More and detail put into the design and specification of works along with significant assistance in project management was commendable. As the project evolved it was crystal clear that we saved a significant amount of time and money as a result of having a comprehensive package and most importantly we got what we wanted on budget. Expectations were exceeded in terms of meeting deadlines. Accommodating design changes and assistance with the planning process was also first rate. I would highly recommend the team and look forward to working with them on the next project.
  • Avatar Harry Bucknell ★★★★★ a year ago
    Couldn't recommend Ben and his team more. We were in a really tricky position with our building project and Ben navigated us safely out of it. Superb guidance, great technical knowledge and what I really valued the most was the communication. … More Always got back to me promptly which makes a real difference when stress levels are high. Thanks Aura!
  • Avatar Louise Hancock ★★★★★ a year ago
    Aura Homes is a highly professional firm of architects that always have the clients best interests at hart. The quality of their plans and drawings is superb and their turn-around when making amendments well within expected timelines. … More For bespoke projects, their research and recommendations (both in terms of quality and costs) is superb.

Finding a Residential Architect in Bristol


Working with an architect can be a formidable sounding idea, particularly if it’s the first time you have ventured on such a project.  We want to ensure that your dealings with us are as simple and as clear as possible – we understand that the architecture lingo can get a little confusing!

With this in mind, we have created informative blogs, a helpful FAQ page, and a YouTube channel which is frequently updated.

When you are considering a house extension, conversion or new build, engaging a personal Architecture firm can seem like an unnecessary extra expense at first, especially if you don’t have previous experience of working with a good architect.  Our many happy clients are testimony to the value AURA brings; a good architect will use their knowledge to fully grasp your design wishes while presenting recommendations to open up ideas you never thought possible.  Working full-time in property development circles, they are usually the first to know about new energy-saving technologies and materials that you can incorporate into your home remodelling project.  Additionally, an established firm has extensive networks of trusted builders, suppliers and other professionals to call on, meaning your overall investment will bring you the best outcome.  Taking a client-first approach in all we do, AURA Architecture is your bridge from initial idea to delivery of your amazing new living space.

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Cost of an Architecture Firm in Avon


We have a transparent, fixed fee structure, which differs from many architects in Oxfordshire who will generally charge a percentage of the project costs.

All our quotes are fully itemised, allowing you to make an informed decision on which architect you decide to use and to which level of engagement to involve them in.  It also means that you can see how and where your budget is allocated so you know the value added.

Boosting your budget to its full capacity will allow you to achieve more of the items you want in your new home, however we never like to see our clients go above their realistic budget!  We will use our experience and creativity to guide you, and as we work on a fixed fee basis rather than a percentage of project cost, we are as keen as you are to avoid wasted expenditure.

We thoroughly endorse getting all elements clearly laid out from the start of the project to ensure that you will not be left with any unpleasant surprises.  We are open and transparent and work closely with our clients to maximise the value of their homes while meeting their personal design tastes and lifestyle desires.

Using 3D imagery is a great way to help visualise your new home. This is one of our projects in London.

We Provide Fixed Costs


We loathe unpleasant surprises which is why our fees are clear and transparent, and we carefully detail your budget for each step of the process.

NOTE: We do not currently work on projects with a contract value that is less than £150,000.

Book a Home Design Consultation with our experts – £200+VAT*

Within this consultation, we will discuss:

  • What your dream home looks like.
  • Your design ideas and how to add value to your property.
  • How to gain planning permission.
  • Any site constraints that will need consideration.
  • Anticipated building costs – here’s a useful blog on build costs.
  • How to hire the right builder for your project.

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

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Adding Value to Homes in Bristol, Bath and surrounding locations

House prices in Bristol have soared over the past few years, causing residents to consider ways to better use their home space and protect their residential dwelling asset.

Extensions and renovations are a good way to add value to your home while simultaneously helping to create more space for growing families and adapting to work more from home.

Within our property development and refurbishment projects we prioritise:

  • Maximising space both in dwellings and gardens.
  • Utilising natural light in original ways.
  • Simplicity and understated elegance.
  • Sustainable design and operation for the long-term.

AURA specialise in residential refurbishments, extensions, loft conversions, basement conversions and bespoke new homes with a high-end finish.

Get Started with your Architect


We provide a full architectural consultation. The combined experience of our team can take care of the whole designing and building process from start to finish including submission for planning permission and building control compliance to:


We are here to assist you with every step of your journey to your dream home.

Call us on 0118 309 0000 or complete our online enquiry form

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