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Buckinghamshire Architects For Residential Projects
Personalised Buckingham Architectural Service
Our architects in Buckingham and the surrounding areas are known for designing projects that show an understanding of the client’s ideas and wish list and ensuring that every aspect of the project is planned, managed and built for you.
Our client’s brief is often to create simple, naturally light-filled living spaces, that are energy-efficient, sustainable, and provide optimal living space. We can work with your preferred builder, or help further by selecting the main contractor and managing the entire process on your behalf.
From our London location, we are well-placed for renovation, extensions and new-build projects across the Home Counties through South West England, bringing a wealth of design creativity to our personal service.
Discovering what you want to achieve from your home alteration/extension and understanding the needs of local planning authorities is key to delivering long-term value.
Taking a client-first approach, our designers think about every aspect of a property when we prepare planning designs, making sure that we utilise the space and original features creatively to create the home that you want.
AURA Architecture Director, Ben Richards, is a qualified architectural engineer with a passion for designing amazing spaces which support healthy, sustainable living. With over 15 years of study and work in the field, he has the experience and network to deliver your project on spec, on time and within budget.
Residential Architecture Projects In Buckinghamshire
Development Design Guide For Buckinghamshire Homeowners
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To ensure the interior and finish of your space have the high-end finish that we plan, we create a full Specification of Works covering interior design, finer finishes and fittings to keep all parties aligned throughout the project.
Our cutting-edge 3D design service allows you to ‘walk through’ the architect’s plans, giving you a real feel of what the finished home will look like from all angles.
The work’s tender process can often get complex and time-consuming, so many of our clients take advantage of our full-service package where we obtain a range of competitive quotes from trusted suppliers for all the various building trades and check that contracts cover all critical information.
Furthermore, we monitor the build process, resolving any issues that arise and reporting back to you regularly.
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Planning Permission in Buckinghamshire
Planning permission for new houses or extensions in Buckinghamshire is currently handled by four local district councils.
For example, if you live in or near:
- Buckingham, Winslow, Aylesbury, or Wendover, your planning authority will be Aylesbury Vale
- Princes Risborough, High Wycombe & West Wycombe, Marlow, or Stokenchurch, your planning authority will be Wycombe District
- Amersham, Chalfont, or Chiltern Hills, your planning authority will be Chiltern District
- Beaconsfield, Burnham, or Gerrards Cross, your planning authority will be South Bucks District
Using the National Planning Portal, any architect can apply for permission from anywhere in the country. However, there is much to be said for using a team that is already familiar with applications in Buckinghamshire, particularly in the Chilterns ANOB.
Firstly, they know what to expect in performance, and can tell if a delay is typical or points to some problem. Secondly, they get to know the favourite concerns or solutions that are raised or accepted by the team – this can help you make choices at the start of the project, rather than waiting until a problem comes up, and time is wasted.
At AURA the creative design skill for your ideal home is blended with practical knowledge of how local planning authorities think, saving you valuable time and money.
During 2021 and 2022, Buckinghamshire issued the largest number of Planning Enforcement notices outside of London. For tips on when planning permission for your residential extension is needed, see our blog “What Is Planning Permission And What Is Permitted Development?”
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