Architect Your Home

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Architect Your Home?

Architect Your Home is a design consultancy that specialises in providing customised architectural and interior design services. We empower clients to take control of their projects, offering flexibility in the design process.


  • How does Architect Your Home work?

Our process is simple and flexible. You choose the services you need, and we provide experienced architects and designers to work with you. You pay as you go, ensuring you have control over your project’s budget and timeline.


  • What services do you offer?

We offer a wide range of services, including architectural design, interior design, planning permission assistance, project management, and more. You can tailor our services to your specific needs.


  • Is Architect Your Home suitable for small-scale projects?

Unfortunately, no. We focus on expert, affordable architect services for extensions & renovations.


  • How do I get started with Architect Your Home?

It’s easy! Start by contacting us for an initial consultation. We will discuss your project, goals, and budget to create a customised plan that suits your needs.


  • How do I pay for your services?

We offer a pay-as-you-go model, so you only pay for the services you use. You’ll receive transparent pricing for each service, helping you manage your project budget effectively. If you wish to get an idea of how much your project might cost, try our Cost Calculator.


  • Can you help with obtaining planning permissions and permits?

Yes, we have experience in navigating the planning and permitting process. We can assist you in securing the necessary approvals for your project.


  • Do I need to hire separate contractors and builders, or can you help with that too?

We only offer architectural services. However, we can recommend trusted contractors and builders if needed.


  • How long does a typical project take with Architect Your Home?

Project timelines vary based on complexity and scope. During your initial consultation, we will provide you with an estimate of the expected timeline for your specific project.


  • Can you work remotely with clients in different locations?

Yes, we have experience working with clients both locally and remotely. We can adapt our communication and design processes to accommodate your location. We are also present in Islington, Westminster, Kensington, Chelsea, Wandsworth, Tower Hamlets, Harrow, Ealing, Hackney, Camden, Bromley, Surrey, Wimbledon, Richmond, Kew, Putney, Surbiton, Kingston, Uxbridge, Oxford and Stratford.


  • Are your architects and designers licensed and experienced?

Yes, our team consists of licensed and experienced architects and designers who are committed to delivering high-quality design solutions.


  • What sets Architect Your Home apart from other design firms?

Our flexible pay-as-you-go model, tailored services, and commitment to client collaboration make us unique. We prioritise your needs and provide transparency throughout the project.


  • How can I schedule an initial consultation?

You can easily schedule an initial consultation by contacting us through our website or by phone. We’ll be happy to discuss your project and get you started on your design journey.


  • What should I prepare for the initial consultation with Architect Your Home?

Before the consultation, gather any inspiration, sketches, or ideas you have for your project. Be ready to discuss your goals, budget, and any specific requirements you have in mind.


  • Can you work with my existing ideas and concepts, or do I need to start from scratch?

We are happy to work with your existing ideas and concepts. Whether you have a clear vision or need help shaping your ideas, our team will collaborate with you to bring your vision to life.


  • How do revisions and changes to the design process work?

We understand that projects can evolve. Revisions and changes can be made during the design process, and we will keep you informed of any adjustments to the project scope and budget.


  • What is the benefit of using an architect for my project?

Architects bring a unique perspective to design, considering functionality, aesthetics, and compliance with building codes. They can help optimise space and create efficient, beautiful designs.


  • Can you help with sustainable and eco-friendly design options?

Yes, we are experienced in sustainable and eco-friendly design practices. We can incorporate green building principles and materials into your project, promoting environmental responsibility.

  • Are there any hidden fees or costs I should be aware of?

We are committed to transparency in our pricing. We’ll provide you with a clear breakdown of all costs associated with your project, so there are no surprises along the way. If you wish to get an idea of how much your project might cost, try our Cost Calculator.


  • Can you assist with interior design and selecting furnishings for my project?

Absolutely! Our interior design services include selecting finishes, furnishings, and decor to ensure your space is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.


  • What happens if my project encounters unexpected challenges or delays?

We will work closely with you to address any challenges or delays that may arise during the project. Our goal is to find solutions and keep your project on track.


  • Do you have experience with historical or heritage properties?

Yes, our team has experience with historical and heritage properties. We can help preserve their unique character while updating them for modern living.


  • Can I see examples of your past projects and client testimonials?

Yes, we have a portfolio of our past projects and client testimonials available on our website. This can give you a sense of our design style and the satisfaction of our clients.


  • What regions do you serve?

We provide our services in Islington, Westminster, Kensington, Chelsea, Wandsworth, Tower Hamlets, Harrow, Ealing, Hackney, Camden, Bromley, Surrey, Wimbledon, Richmond, Kew, Putney, Surbiton, Kingston, Uxbridge, Oxford and Stratford. If you are unsure whether we can assist you in your area, please do not hesitate to reach out for clarification.


  • Is there a minimum or maximum project size that you work on?

 We don’t have strict size limitations. We are happy to work on projects of varying sizes.


  • How do I stay updated on the progress of my project?

We maintain open communication with our clients throughout the project. You’ll receive regular updates and have the opportunity to provide feedback at every stage.


  • Can I use my own contractors and builders, or do I have to use your recommendations?

You have the flexibility to choose your own contractors and builders if you prefer. We can work with your selected team or provide recommendations based on our network of trusted professionals.


  • Can you provide 3D visualisations or virtual tours of the proposed designs?

Yes, we can create 3D renderings and virtual tours to help you visualise your project before construction begins, giving you a clear understanding of the design concept.


  • What type of architectural styles do you specialise in?

Our team is versatile and can work with a wide range of architectural styles, from contemporary and modern to traditional and historical. We will adapt to your preferences.


  • Are your designs compliant with building codes and regulations?

Yes, we prioritise compliance with local building codes and regulations in all our designs. We ensure that your project meets the necessary legal requirements.


  • Can you help with accessibility and universal design principles?

Yes, we can incorporate accessibility and universal design principles into your project to make spaces more inclusive and accommodating for all individuals.


  • Do you offer a warranty or guarantee on your design work?

We stand behind the quality of our design work. While specific warranty terms may vary, we are committed to ensuring your satisfaction with the final design.


  • What is the typical timeline for obtaining planning permissions and permits?

The timeline for permits can vary depending on your location and the complexity of your project. 

We’ll provide estimates during the initial consultation and keep you informed throughout the process.


  • Can I make changes to the project after construction has started?

Changes during construction can be accommodated, but they may impact the project timeline and budget. We will work with you to assess the feasibility of any requested changes.


  • How do you handle client input and feedback during the design process?

We value your input and encourage open communication. Your feedback is essential in shaping the design to meet your vision and needs.


  • Are you insured and licensed as architects and designers?

Yes, our team members are licensed professionals, and we carry appropriate insurance to protect both you and our team throughout the design and construction process.


  • Can you assist with energy-efficient design options?

Yes, we specialise in energy-efficient designs to help you reduce your environmental impact and long-term operating costs.