We believe in celebrating the unique beauty of each place and its local knowledge while creating buildings that conserve natural resources and actively contribute to local ecosystems.
If you're having difficulty envisioning your ideal home and are unsure of how to begin the process, you're not alone.
Are you struggling with understanding spatial design, or understanding how to make the best of your existing site?
Does the language of it all confuse you, are you unsure of the time and costs associated with bringing your ideas to life?
Solving these problems requires creativity, technical knowledge, and a deep understanding of the needs and constraints of the project, the site and the you.
Leaders in architectural, conservation and landscape design
Welcome to Habitat Architects, where we design with a mindful approach towards the environment, creating regenerative habitats that blend with their surroundings. We have over 40 years of experience in architectural design, conservation and adaptation, and landscape design. Our team of skilled architects, technologists and designers are committed to delivering quality results exceeding our client’s expectations. From the initial design phase to construction, we aim to work collaboratively with our clients and their construction team, listening to their needs and developing solutions that fit their vision.
Reduce Construction Costs
Through our highly detailed approach to architectural drawings and documentation, we aim to mitigate on-site errors and reduce construction waste. This is done by working closely with yourself, consultants and most importantly, the contractor.
In a world where convenience is everything, we have you covered.
As a practice specialising in architectural design and detailing, conservation and adaptation, and landscape design, we cover your whole project from designing your amazing beautiful home to a stunning garden, all designed with performance as a standard practice.
Here To Help
We understand this is new to most clients, so we offer support and guidance throughout the process. From your initial consultation with us to choosing somebody to build your dream home all the way to moving in, we are here to help.
We find it can be challenging for people to visualise plans on paper, and bringing a piece of paper to life in your imagination can be tricky, but don't worry, we have you covered.
We offer a fully immersive Virtual Reality Design Consultation to help you out. This helps to make some of those all-important decisions before work gets underway on-site, saving you time and money.
latest 3D design software
practical and pragmatic team
local solutions, global resources
helpful and supportive approach
creative, fun and bold
experienced and enthusiastic
How much does an initial consultation cost?We don't charge for our initial consultations, however, if considerable travel is required, a fee will be agreed before the meeting.
How much will it cost me to work with you?This all depends on the size and scale of the project, the constraints of the site, and your ultimate goals. Once we have carried out an initial consultation and got to fully understand what will be required, we will be able to offer you a Fee Proposal for your project. Our minimum fee of engagement is £3000 and can go up from there, dependant upon the scale and complexity of your project.
How long does it take to get my drawings?This depend on the size, scale and complexity of the job. After an initial consultation, we will provide a detailed Fee Proposal, this will highlight timescales and estimated submission dates.
Do I need drawings for my project?A question we have heard all too often For the success of any architectural or landscape project, a lack of drawings will always lead to unforeseen expenses and poor choices. Don't get me wrong, yes you can do these things without drawings (sometimes). But the reasons for having them always outweigh the reasons to not have them.
Can you tell me if I need planning permission?Yes, if you fill out our New Client Intake form, we will give you a call to discuss your project further and advise you on whether or not you require planning permission.
Do you do planning drawings and submit planning applications?Yes, we provide a full service, from start to finish. We also work with many consultants on a regular basis for sites that require more than the usual level of information. We provide all of the architectural, heritage and landscape documentation as well as highly comprehensive planning statement to support your application.
What are Planning Drawings?Planning drawings will demonstrate your design intent to the Local Planning Authority and will be put into the public domain prior to a decision being made on whether or not to grant or refuse planning permission. The drawings usually lack all technical information as these drawings are not intended for construction use. The drawings are derived from initial survey drawings, these are usually done by a qualified Surveyor or your designer. The planning drawings will be the first set of drawings you will usually need in a project and are sometimes referred to as the Concept Design Drawings.
What are Building Regulations Drawings?The Building Regulations Drawings demonstrate that the proposed design meets all of the necessary current building standards that are in place. These drawings will include detailed information about how the building is to be put together and how the proposed materials will meet regulations such as fireproofing, water tightness, insulation, overheating etc.
What are Construction Drawings?Construction drawings remove all of the on-site decisions and allow for a greater level of control over the final product. Detailed floor plans, elevations - both external and internal, detailed sections with accompanying blown up details, all of these will be included within a full set of Construction Drawings, you would also find specifications and window and door schedules, all of this information will help to cost and build the project.
Do you do commercial or residential design and architecture?We focus more on residential architecture, however we have existing commercial clients and if the project aligns with our values and beliefs, we'd love to hear about it.
What are your specialities?We specialise in designing buildings from a detail first approach. We believe that in order for a building to perform at its best, it has to be conceived from a place of performance, then carefully integrated into its surrounding environment, whilst ensuring that we leave a positive impact on the existing site.
Can you design me a Passivhaus?Yes, we are members of the Passivhaus Trust and work very closely with certified Passivhaus consultants to ensure our inhouse Passivhaus specialist are working inline with current guidance.
Can you help me workout the build cost of my project?Yes, we work with a range of consultants and will discuss all of the option you have for building your project within your initial consultation.
Do you work with listed buildings?Yes, we are very well versed in working with building of all grades.
Is it true that I can't do anything to my listed home?Absolutely not, we can advise and help guide you through the process of making changes to your home. Yes, they are restrictions in place and constraints you must work within, but you would be surprised what changes you can make, as long as they are done in a tasteful and sympathetic way.
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Fill in our New Client Intake form, and we will contact you to discuss your project further.
If you're bouncing around ideas, ready to start your project or anything in between - get in touch to schedule a free 30-minute consultation
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01200 420 866
07950 754 564
Studio 2, Primrose Studios,
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm