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Residential Architects in Bristol
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AURA Architecture delivers architectural design services to discerning homeowners from Bristol and the surrounding areas – 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.
Why AURA Architecture?
Whether your property is an old building wanting a refreshing refurb or a newer home that needs extending, our team of Bristol architects designs light-filled, sustainable living environments that make the most of your space and 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 more guidance and inspiration for your new home project.
Our designers specialise in energy-efficient and simple designs that maximise the use of natural light, enhance your lifestyle, and capitalise 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 Bristol, Keynsham, Clifton, Filton, Emmersons Green, Wedmore, and between.
Our Bristol Architect Services
Our 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 complete 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 selecting the right builders and handling communications with suppliers saving you vast amounts of time and frustration.
We have vast experience working with homeowners and on property developers’ projects in West Country. We have earned the 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 Bristol’s heritage and modern history, our team are used to taking a sensitive approach to remodelling homes to reflect the area’s heritage and the property’s 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 addition.
Finding Architects In Bristol
Working with an architect can be a formidable sounding idea, particularly if it’s the first time you have ventured into 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! There are so many architects in Bristol, each with their own strengths and ethos so choosing the best architectural firm for your new home or house extension is not easy either.
When considering a house extension, conversion or new build, engaging a personal, Bristol architecture firm can seem like an unnecessary extra expense at first, especially if you don’t have previous experience 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, architects are usually the first to know about new energy-saving technologies and materials you can incorporate into your home remodelling project. Additionally, an established architect 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 the initial idea to the delivery of your amazing new sustainable living space.
Bristol Architect Firm Costs
We have a transparent, fixed fee structure, which differs from many architects in Bristol 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. 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.
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.
START HERE Adding Value To Homes In Bristol
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 assets.
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.
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Get Started With Your Bristol Architect
Combined with the experience of our team, we can provide a full architectural consultation and take care of the whole design and building process from start to finish. This includes submission for planning permission as well as building control compliance.
We are here to assist you with every step of your journey to your dream home.
Extending or refurbishing your home… ….Is often the most expensive and stressful thing you will ever do! That’s why you need a commercial architectural