Residential Architects Wokingham

Looking For An Architecture Firm In Wokingham?

Architects Wokingham

An award-winning residential architecture firm, AURA Architecture are well placed to assist homeowners in Wokingham designing and obtaining planning permission for the home of their dreams.

We provide you with the needed extra space, tailored to your living space to match your lifestyle, and do all of this in a manner that enhances the value of your property.

We have managed many residential developments in the Wokingham area. You can view our residential architecture projects gallery for both homeowner projects and property developer projects.

We understand that you most likely lead a busy life, and can help you with all the stages of renovating or extending your home, from optimising the design process through to site monitoring.

Our home designers cover all aspects of residential architecture, including extensions, loft conversionsbasement conversionskitchen extensions, home and garden offices, and full house refurbishments.

Trusted Architects In Wokingham

We have vast experience working on home owner and property developers’ projects and have won the BUILD Magazine’s award for the Most Trusted Residential Architecture Practice for our Cromwell Road project in London.

Whether you need residential architects in Wokingham, Bracknell or Camberley our architects understand the need to add value to your property while simultaneously helping to create more space for growing families and adapting to work more from home, and our approach has earned positive reviews on both Google and Houzz, see below. We strive to enshrine our designs sympathetic to local landmarks like the Luckley House School.

Residential Architecture Projects In The Wokingham Area

Why not check out some of our work?

Help And Advice To Select The Best Wokingham Architect

Hiring an architect can be a daunting prospect, particularly if it is your first project and you are very limited for time. We want to make everything as easy and transparent as possible, as we know that some of the architecture jargon can get very confusing!

Because of this, we have created an easy to follow Blogs and FAQ’s Pages and also a Youtube Channel which we regularly update.

Architecture fees can be looked upon as an unnecessary cost rather than the value that they can bring, but a good architect will use their experience to fully understand your brief, while offering suggestions to give more options, and will deliver far more value than the cost of their fees.

Architects Wokingham

Architecture Firm Costs

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

The quotes that we provide are fully itemised, this means that you can make an informed decision on which architect Wokingham that you chose. It also means that you can see how and where your budget is being allocated. Maximising your budget to its full capacity will mean that you can get more that you want for your home.

Getting everything laid out from the start means that you will not be left with any unpleasant surprises. AURA is open and transparent and want to work with our clients to maximise the value of the property and meet their desires and needs.

Architects In Wokingham

Whether you need a residential architect in Wokingham or Bracknell, we have experts on our team that know your area intimately.

Planning and building control in the area is managed by the Wokingham Town Council or Wokingham Borough Council  AURA will manage the whole planning application on your behalf, ensuring the design is likely to be approved quickly, and removing the stress and hassle from the process.

Our architects will also advise whether or not planning permission is even needed for the project you have in mind (so much can be done under permitted development rules), and can find creative ways to obtain planning for even the most ambitious of extension plans.

The general prosperity in the Berkshire area and the new Crossrail route opening means the value of properties is sure to rise, so investing in improvements to your home will pay off handsomely should you ever need to relocate.  Our extensive experience working with property developers means we are better placed than most architects to enhance the value of your home, at the same time as tailoring it to your specific needs.

Our home designers will work closely with you to understand your specific requirements, and will always strive to:

  • Maximise space both in dwellings and gardens
  • Utilise natural light in original ways
  • Ensure simplicity and understated elegance
  • Make your design sustainable and eco-friendly

See Your Design In 3D

View this example of our 3D virtual reality tours, and see for yourself how easy it is to visualise the end result.

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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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