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Looking For An Architecture Firm In Berkshire Or Reading?

AURA Architecture are an award-winning residential architecture firm based in Reading.  Our architects are well placed to serve Berkshire and know the area well; why not call us on 0118 309 0000 to discuss your exact needs?

Our team have managed many residential developments in Reading and the surrounding areas.  View our residential architecture projects gallery for both homeowner projects and property developer projects, many of which are in Berkshire.

We can help you with all the stages of renovating or extending your home, from optimising the design process through to site monitoring.

Our home designers cover all aspects of residential architecture, including extensions, loft conversions, basement conversions, kitchen extensions, home and garden offices, and full house refurbishments.

AURA Architecture is proud to have a team of Reading based architects and we have also been operating in the home counties since 2014 and are also leading architect advisors to property developers in and around Reading, assisting with upgrading housing development designs to maximise your return on investment.

Most Trusted Architects In Berkshire


We have vast experience working on home owner and property developers’ projects and have won the BUILD Magazine’s award for the Most Trusted Residential Architecture Practice for our Cromwell Road project.

Whether you need residential architects in Slough, Newbury, Windsor, Reading, Bracknell, Maidenhead or Theale,  you will find that we have Berkshire covered.

Our architects understand the needs of homeowners to add value to your property while simultaneously helping to create more space for growing families and adapting to work more from home, and our approach has earned extensive positive reviews on both Google and Houzz, see below.

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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.

Help And Advice To Select The Best Architect In Berkshire

Hiring an architect can be a daunting prospect, particularly if it is your first project and you are very limited for time. We want to make everything as easy and transparent as possible, as we know that some of the architecture jargon can get very confusing!

Because of this, AURA have created an easy to follow Blogs and FAQ’s Pages and also a Youtube Channel which we regularly update.

Architecture fees can be looked upon as an unnecessary cost rather than the value that they can bring, but a good architect will use their experience to fully understand your brief, while offering suggestions to give more options, and will deliver far more value than the cost of their fees.

Architects In Reading

Architecture Firm Costs


AURA have a transparent fixed fee structure, which can be viewed online here. This differs with many architects in Reading and Berkshire, who charge a percentage of the project costs.

The quotes that we provide are fully itemised, this means that you can make an informed decision on which architect that you chose. It also means that you can see how and where your budget is being allocated, maximising your budget to its full capacity will mean that you can get more of the things that you want in your home, however, we never like to see our clients go above the line.

Getting everything laid out from the start means that you will not be left with any unpleasant surprises. AURA is open and transparent and want to work with our clients to maximise the value of the property and meet their desires and needs.

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Architects In Reading


Whether you need a residential architect in Reading, Tilehurst, Theale, Calcot, Earley, Winnersh or Woodley, we have experts on our team that know your area intimately.

Reading planning and building control in these districts is managed by Reading Borough Council.  AURA will manage the whole planning application on your behalf, ensuring the design is likely to be approved quickly, and removing the stress and hassle from the process.

And our Reading architects will also advise whether or not planning permission is even needed for the project you have in mind (so much can be done under permitted development rules), and can find creative ways to obtain planning for even the most ambitious of extension plans.

The general prosperity in the Reading area plus the new Crossrail route opening means the value of properties is sure to rise, so investing in improvements to your home will pay off handsomely should you ever need to relocate.  Our extensive experience working with property developers means we are better placed than most architects to enhance the value of your home, at the same time as tailoring it to your specific needs.


Architect Services Across Berkshire


AURA assist with residential architecture projects across Berkshire.  We understand that planning restrictions vary widely across the region, and we will liaise with the council planning departments for Slough, West Berkshire, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM), Wokingham, Bracknell, or Reading, to gain approval for the home of your dreams.

Our home designers will work closely to understand your specific requirements, and will:

  • Maximise space both in dwellings and gardens
  • Utilise natural light in original ways
  • Ensure simplicity and understated elegance
  • Make your design sustainable and eco-friendly


See Your Design In 3D


View this example of our 3D virtual reality tours, and see for yourself how easy it is to visualise the end result.


Get Started With Your Architect Today


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. 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


AURA Architecture | Hyde End Road | Spencer’s Wood | Reading | RG7 1BU

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