Residential Architects Chiswick

Need a Residential Architect in Chiswick?

Based in nearby Clapham and with many residential projects spanning across London and the home counties, AURA are well placed to serve Chiswick. 

We have an in-depth understanding of the local Chiswick area and are known for taking the time to listen to what you truly want in your home.  We are here to assist you with every step of your dream home journey.

See our Google Reviews to learn what other clients have to say about our services.  Our reviews score 4.9/5 on Google and 5/5 on Houzz.

Our services include creative home design, space optimisation, design and layout concepts, building control drawings, working with the Hounslow Council to obtain planning permission, accurate plan drawing, and the tendering process, and we can even locate a dependable local builder to create or transform your home.

Whether you require a loft or basement conversion, a single or double-story home extension, a full interior design and refurbishment or a new build project, we take time to ensure your house reflects your lifestyle and accommodates all of your needs.


Our architects specialise in the West London area and can work proactively with the councils to speed up any planning application needed for your project, removing the stress and admin from the process at the same time.

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Why Choose Us For Your Chiswick Architect Project?

The number one priority at AURA Architecture is to create the property development or changes of your dreams for you to enjoy for years to come.

These are the ‘rules’ that guide our work:

  • Maximising space by clever design.

  • Utilising natural light.

  • Visually pleasing architecture.

  • Within your allocated budget.

With larger than average gardens (for an inner London borough), the scope to extend is greater in Chiswick than in many other areas of London. But even so, you may be surprised how much extra living space our skilled architects can create – it’s courtesy of our numerous completed projects.


Whether you want to design a new residential property from scratch, tastefully extend a Victorian terrace property, or sympathetically refurbish your detached home, our consultative approach will always keep your priorities front of mind.


We also always work to maximise the value of your home when we undertake basement or loft conversions and other projects.


In 2019 we won dual Awards as the ‘Most Trusted Residential Architecture Practice – Greater London’ and ‘Best South West London Small Scale Extension & Home Transformation Project’. Then in 2023, we won ‘London’s Most Sustainable Residential Architect’!

AURA Architecture’s Vision and Values

Our Vision:

  • Design your home to fit your lifestyle, your needs are at the heart of our designs.

  • Maximise your space in creative and unexpected ways.

  • Improve your sense of well-being by maximising natural light penetration into every room of your home.

  • Simplify – today’s world is a complex place, your home should be a place you can recenter and recharge your mental energy.  We accomplish this by keeping our designs simple, with points of interest through contrast, colour, and texture.

  • Make your home sustainable and energy-efficient, reducing carbon emissions and running costs.

Our Values:

  • Attention to detail

  • Innovation and creativity

  • Honesty and integrity

  • Understanding and respecting people, and

  • Sustainability

Our Transparent, Fixed Fees

How much will this cost?  With many Chiswick architecture firms, you won’t know exactly until the project is complete.  AURA Architecture believes this needs to change.  We’ve made our architect fees transparent and charge a flat fee of £100 per hour.  Also, we provide a written quotation very early in the process to make you aware of the overall cost.  This fee transparency helps you avoid the risk of escalating costs once the build has started or even abandoned projects.

Full details of our architect fees can be viewed here

Our Architectural Process in Chiswick

Undertaking a home renovation can be a stressful experience.  In order to guide you confidently throughout, every project undertaken follows our 10 Step Home Design Process, which is based on the RIBA architect stages.

The process begins with our online enquiry form to create a design brief, through the build process, and all the way on to your home being completed for you to enjoy.

Our 10-step home design guide details each step of the way, and removes the ‘what’s next’ stress from the process.


First, we complete a desktop study which identifies any planning or building constraints imposed by the London Borough of Hounslow Council, who oversee the planning and building control in Chiswick.


Next, one of our experienced AURA team members will meet with you to review and discuss your needs.  After this meeting, we’ll provide you with a fully itemised written quote.  If you decide AURA is a good fit for you, we’ll then provide three design concepts to show how we can make your dream home a reality.


Then we work through the planning application submissions and approval process, along with building control documentation and approval ahead of the build commencing.


At this stage, we can also provide additional advice in relation to interior design, fine fittings, and finishes.


AURA Architecture can then manage the tender process, to assist you in locating a reputable and trustworthy builder, and manage the contracts involved, and monitor the entire project through to successful and stress-free completion.

Self Build Projects and Property Developer Architect Services

If you are a small or large scale property developer looking to maximise ROI on a Chiswick residential development, look no further.

As shown in this recent case study, AURA’s skilled and creative team of architects are able to add thousands or even millions of pounds to the net profit of your project.

Starting with design feasibility, we will take care of every facet of the process, giving you the peace of mind that the project value will be maximised, and every detail is taken care of.

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Case Studies On Our Residential Architect Projects

When choosing an architect for your property in Chiswick, be sure to check their projects to assess their experience with your style of property. Here are a few of ours:

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.