Residential Architects Ealing

AURA Architecture: Improving Homes and Lives in Ealing

We are award-winning residential architects.

As leading architects for Ealing, we can help you with the design process and planning submission all the way through to completion. AURA have worked on residential projects in the Ealing, Acton, Perivale, and Northolt area over a number of years and have our studio and team based in Clapham.

AURA Architecture have vast experience working on home-owner and property developer’s projects for loft and basement conversions and extensions.

Why not check out some of our work? Our recently updated Projects Page has plenty of examples of our previous work.

Our approach to projects has earned extensive positive reviews on both Google and Houzz that you can peruse here.

Architecture Costs in Ealing Area

We have a transparent fixed fee structure, which can be viewed here. This differs with many Ealing architects, who charge a percentage of the overall project costs.

AURA provide fully itemised quotes so that you can make an informed decision on which architect that you chose. You can see where your budget is being allocated thus maximising effectiveness.

With everything laid out from the start you won’t be left with any unpleasant surprises.

What type of work do we carry out for homeowners?

  • Kitchen and utility room extensions.
  • Layout alterations.
  • Interior design optimising.
  • Loft conversions and home offices.
  • Basement conversions.
  • New build dwellings.

And For Property Developers:

  • Feasibility studies and reports.
  • Development appraisals.
  • Drawings, designs and planning applications.
  • Use our experience to provide relevant advice to maximise profits
  • To find out more Click here.

Do I Need Planning Permission in Ealing?

There are extensions and home refurbishments that can be completed under the rules of ‘permitted development’, but the rules around this are complex.

Coming up with a design that meets your desires and the best use of available space whilst keeping planners at Ealing Council, London Borough of Hounslow or Hillingdon Council happy may well require some top architect talent.

We have often found it wise to put in a planning application to the even if your project is within the scope of permitted development and our in-depth knowledge of the local area can help to deliver your dreams.

Our in-depth planning blog article is handy for more information on this subject, or if you’re short of time to do your own research, simply contact us to discuss the best approach.

Ealing is a densely populated area, so we focus on maximising the space and finding ingenious ways to use natural light to create a sense of airiness. You can see an article with ideas and inspirations on basement conversions in London elsewhere on this website that illustrates this. Our awards – ‘Most Trusted Residential Architecture Firm‘ in 2019 Home & Garden Awards by Build Magazine confirm our status as a trusted advisor to meet all your needs.

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
Georgina
Georgina
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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