Looking for architects in South West London or West London?

AURA Architecture are an award-winning residential architecture firm in South West London.

The team at our design-led studio create a high-end finish for property conversions (including loft conversions and basement conversions), home extensions, home refurbishments and bespoke new builds.

Take a look at one of our award winning projects in Wimbledon.

So if you’re looking for top architects in West London or South London, look no further.

Since 2014 AURA Homes has been helping Londoners make more of their homes.  We do this by designing and creating sustainable, light-filled living spaces that maximise the space and potential in their residential property.

Fees for Architects in South West London

Ours is the sort of comprehensive residential architecture service you’d expect from a West London architecture firm.  Unlike many architects and architecture specialists, our fees are transparent.


We charge a flat fee of £100 per hour and let you know what the overall cost of our service will be as early as possible.


Our full range of services (if used) will be approximately 8-12% of your total build costs.


A more comprehensive details of our fees are here

Our Process:

We have a 10-Step Home Design Guide that sets out what you can expect if you choose us as your residential architecture firm.


Download Your 10-Step Home Design Guide


The guide covers everything we offer and gives you our step-by-step process for homeowners looking for architects in South West and West London. In short, these are:


1. CONTACT:  Create your design brief online using our online enquiry form


2. RESEARCH: We will then carry out a desktop study of your home so that we understand planning permissions and planning policies for your area.


3. CONSULTATION: We will meet you for a consultation at your home to discuss your needs.  Following this, we will provide you with a written quote.


4. CONCEPT: After this, we will produce three concept designs.  This will include floor plans, sketches and, potentially 3D images so you can really visualise your new home.


5. PLANNING PERMISSION:  Acting as agents on your behalf, we then prepare the planning application (where necessary).  This ensures everything is submitted and processed on time.

6. BUILDING CONTROL: Once the planning application is approved we prepare all relevant drawings for Building Regulations.  This will allow them to check our plans for compliance.  We can also utilise our excellent relationships with Party Wall Surveyors, structural engineers, and mechanical and electrical engineers to get you competitive quotes and a reliable service.


7. DETAILED DESIGN:  To make sure you can design your ideal home and get the high-end finish you’ve dreamt of, we will produce a Specification of Works.  This will also include interior design, finishes and fittings, and all other tender documents.


8. TENDER:  We then offer to run a tender process for you, ensuring you get a range of competitive quotes from trusted suppliers.  We will also make sure the contracts cover all critical information.  This includes what is in scope, completion dates and what insurances are in place.


9. SITE MONITORING:  We monitor the build process by regularly visiting the site to check progress, and provide you progress reports so that you know everything remains on track.






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West London Architect Services:

Can’t see your area of London listed? AURA Architecture cover all of South West London, West London, and Surrey, and also have a regional base north of the M25 in St Albans.

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Whether you’re just starting to consider improving your residential property and want to discuss what is feasible and what is not, or whether you already have a good idea of what you require, but just need to hire an architect, please get in touch!

Our Online Reviews

Scott Robertson
Scott Robertson
June 20, 2023
Professional, reliable, great to work with. Highly recommended if you are renovating your house.
Carina Isabel Lopes De Carvalho
Carina Isabel Lopes De Carvalho
May 2, 2023
It is a company of excellence
Emily Stuart
Emily Stuart
January 25, 2022
I used Aura for a side return and rear extension, and a renovation of my first floor bathroom. I wanted something unique and characterful, with lots of natural light. Aura really went above and beyond my expectations, creating me a space that truly is more than I could have imagined. From the initial consultation, where I felt immediately at ease with the team, to the transparency in their costings, all the way through the design process and project management, Aura have been consistently professional, communicative and flexible. It certainly hasn’t been an easy time for anyone in the industry, but Aura’s solution-first attitude and their adaptability made it so easy to work with them through lockdowns, supply chain challenges, pingdemics and everything in between. It was a true pleasure to work with the team - they really do their utmost to make the process as straightforward, simple and enjoyable as possible. I’d not hesitate to recommend Aura. They team are the perfect balance of creative and practical, imagination and solutions, to make whatever dream you have come to life.
Rob Birkin
Rob Birkin
November 18, 2021
February 9, 2021
I chose to use Aura based on their reviews in June 2020. At first it was a really good experience and I was impressed with their professionalisim. I received my drawings and wasn't completely happy with them. The 4 options I was given were all basically the same thing. They never came to my property to see the space or get a feel for where the light was coming in etc. The bathroom on the drawing didn't make sense as it was so small. (See below). The snug was also like a meter so again didn't make sense. I tried to escalate this to Ben, and I was offered another call but I had lost confidence in them. My neighbour was also doing work on her flat which is a similar layout and in contrast her drawings were really well thoughtout. In the end I had to pay again to get my drawings redone. (Attachment P&S - one example of my new drawings below - the more detailed drawings). I asked Aura for a partial refund as I never actually received a final drawing from them (despite paying for them) and they refused. It was just a disappointing and expensive experience.
Anthony Egan
Anthony Egan
May 22, 2020
I recently contacted Aura Homes Ltd to discuss a small development project. The project was unusual and a lot of factors needed to be taken into account due to the location, site surroundings and practicality of the proposal. I originally discussed it with Ben Richards who I found to be helpful, knowledgable and very accommodating in that he listened intently to give a fair assessment of feasibility. Iris Kouneni was assigned to me and met with me to thoroughly discuss and understand what my intentions were. Like Ben, she digested my layman’s view and proceeded to give me her professional opinion. Iris and Ben were an absolute delight to work with, professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and communicative to mention just a few of their qualities. Unfortunately due to the COVID19 lockdown we have had to shelve the project. It's been a pleasure to work with Aura Homes Ltd, refreshingly honest and professional. I look forward to working together with them in the future.
Brendan Quinn
Brendan Quinn
May 20, 2020
Thanks for reading this review. Ben is one of my monthly sponsors of the Property Events that I have run and also of the National Development Summit earlier in 2020. In a business setting I really appreciate Ben's support, particularly during COVid19- Ben had the option of pulling out of my events as a sponsor- as I have had to pivot- moving them online. Ben has continued to support these events as a sponsor, when he could have easily turned his back and moved on. Also at the National Development Summit 2020, Ben could see the effort I had put in to make the event, a great event, and himself and his team also equally put in huge effort. When you organise events, you ideally want things to go smoothly in terms of presenters turning up on time/before time, and with slides which are hassle free, and this Ben has done so. I have been to Ben's office several times and the staff have been really friendly. Ben's knowledge of working at Berkeley Homes, puts his company at a very high level.
Louise Hancock
Louise Hancock
April 13, 2020
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. For bespoke projects, their research and recommendations (both in terms of quality and costs) is superb.
Harry Bucknell
Harry Bucknell
April 10, 2020
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. Always got back to me promptly which makes a real difference when stress levels are high. Thanks Aura!
Eugene Clarke
Eugene Clarke
April 9, 2020
The quality of work from Arua Architecture is to an excellent standard. We worked primarily with Ben and Gabby, they provide a friendly and professional service that minimised the worry and stresses associated with building projects. We hired Aura Architecture to assist us with our building project. We appointed them for the following work: - Regularisation on previous designs - Planning conditions discharge - Building regulation drawings - Detailed designs They came recommended from a Structural engineering company, and we were not disappointed.

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