Architects In Wandsworth

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Wandsworth Residential Architects

AURA Architecture have worked on many residential extensions and refurbishment projects across the London borough of Wandsworth, designing and delivering high-end homes here since 2014.


Our project portfolio includes period terraced homes, larger detached properties, complete housing developments for property developers, and many period properties.


If you live in a conservation area, or wish to push the boundaries with an ambitious large-scale extension, our experience in working with the Wandsworth council planning team will help you to achieve your goals, and save you valuable time in the process.

10 Key Considerations When Choosing An Architecture Firm In Wandsworth

Choosing an architecture firm for your home improvement project is never an easy task.


There’s plenty of choice, the difficult bit is selecting a Wandsworth architect that:


1)  Is creative enough to put forward inspirational home design ideas that you wouldn’t have thought of yourself

2)  At the same time is consultative enough to listen carefully to what you want, and then creating an extension or home refurbishment that caters for these requirements

3)  Has experiences in working with the council to obtain planning permission for the home of your dreams – or even find a way to extend your home without needing planning permission at all

4)  Follows the RIBA Architect stages for your assurance that every aspect is carefully considered in a structured manner

5)  Monitors the project tenaciously, keeping tabs on contractors, build costs, and timescales, so that you don’t have to.

6)  Designs your home with energy-efficiency and sustainability in mind

7)  Utilises natural light as an unbeatable way to create airiness and a sense of well-being within your home

8)  Has a fixed fee structure, because percentage-based fees can motivate architects to include costly and unnecessary architectural features, simply to inflate the project value (and their associated fees)

9)  Is based in or nearby Wandsworth, allowing you to meet with the architects and designers face to face initially, and allowing regular site visits to monitor your project as it progresses.

10)  Has plenty of good reviews, giving you some honest 3rd party feedback on their architect services in Wandsworth

Residential Architecture Projects In Wandsworth

We Cover All Areas Of Wandsworth

AURA Architects and Home Designers can cover the whole of the Wandsworth London Borough, including Balham, Clapham Junction, Battersea, Putney, Putney Heath, Putney Vale, Tooting, Wandsworth Town, Earlsfield, Furzedown, Nine Elms, Roehampton, Southfields, Streatham Park, Tooting, Tooting Bec, Upper Tooting, and West Hill.


The different areas of Wandsworth are diverse in character, so a different architectural approach is required in each area to conform to local guidelines and obtain planning, especially if you live in one of the many Wandsworth conservation areas.


For our team focusing specifically on the Putney area of Wandsworth, see our Putney Architects page.


Or for Earlsfield or Balham architect specialists, see our Earlsfield architects and Balham architects pages.

Other nearby London boroughs that we cover include:

– Kensington and Chelsea architect services

– Hammersmith and Fulham architect services

– Richmond upon Thames architect services

– Clapham Architect services

Wandsworth Planning

We have done a lot of home extension projects within the London Borough of Wandsworth, including these recent projects in Earlsfield and Balham.


As a team of architects based nearby in Clapham, South West London, AURA are well placed to serve the Wandsworth borough.  We have a good working relationship with the Wandsworth council planning team, and know the ins and outs of their planning policy.


Wandsworth has 46 separate conservation areas, see the Wandsworth conservation areas map for further details.  These conservation areas cover approx 50% of Wandsworth, so it is not straightforward trying to authorise even small extensions under Permitted Development rules.


Whether you’re planning a large extension, or an internal project like a loft conversion or basement conversion, or home refurbishment, conforming to building control regulations in Wandsworth is essential – AURA Architecture understands these in detail and have you covered.


Speak to an architect at AURA Architecture today, for expert advice on permitted development, planning, and local restrictions in your area of Wandsworth.  We get great satisfaction from helping homeowners create the extension or refurbishment of their dreams, without being held up by the local planning authorities.

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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