Design Surgery: Online Architecture Consultation

The current pandemic has made the path forward for families who were planning to extend or build a home feel much less clear. However, spending more time at home has helped us all understand how important our domestic environment is, its significance to our wellbeing, and what we could improve. Despite the uncertainty, now is perhaps the best time to develop and submit planning applications and work towards tendering them.

Using software such as Zoom, Teams and Asana, we are able to work effectively as a team, manage projects and communicate efficiently with clients and consultants, while keeping everyone safe.

We thank everyone who has already signed up for a consultation and contributed towards the hundreds of Pounds raised for Masks for Heroes and New Horizon Youth Shelter. We have been overwhelmed by your support and generosity towards these important organisations.

We are continuing to offer 30-minute Zoom consultations in an effort to raise contributions for the New Horizon Youth Centre (please send us a screenshot of your donation once we have confirmed your slot; suggested minimum donation, £15).

 

 

The consultation includes the following:

1. Initial advice with Amos Goldreich on how to develop your brief, and how it will align with your budget and project timeline.

2. Expert advice on the possibilities available in terms of design and construction.

3. Explanation of the process of hiring and working with an architect.

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Amos has lots of experience carrying out beautiful and successful extensions and house remodelling throughout London. The practice’s projects have been published in numerous national and international publications, including The Sunday Times and The Evening Standard, most recently. He is a regular guest speaker at design event such as Grand Designs Live and UK Construction Week.

Amos is also involved in social projects. The practice has completed an award-winning shelter for victims of domestic violence, built on a shoestring and against all odds. Amos is part of a think tank which is pursuing solutions for London’s growing homelessness crisis.

“ We are a young, forward-thinking practice with strong and focused ambitions to change people’s lives in a positive way. We value people, progression and pragmatism. We offer adaptability of approach, appropriate, innovative and enduring design, sensitive to location. We are driven by client aspirations, working to targeted programmes and budgets. We listen to our clients. “

Who are these sessions suitable for?

These Sessions are suitable for people who are at the beginning of their project, who would like an understanding of the process, and want to explore their projects options. Our clients tend to be time poor, and don’t have the time to carry out their own research, and find these sessions to be exciting, inspiring, and insightful.

Common scenarios we can advise on

  1. We would like to convert our loft but are not sure if we can and if it will receive planning permission.
  2. We just bought a house which has not been touched for many years and needs complete modernisation and remodelling so that it fits our lifestyle and brief.
  3. Our kitchen is too small. We need more storage!
  4. We bought a plot of land and would like to build a house on it.
  5. We would like to completely remodel our house and add a basement, loft and side extension.

Can you advise me prior to purchasing my property?

Yes. We can advise on possible ways to improve the property by alteration, conversion or extension. This helps our clients understand the full potential of the property they are considering and informs their decision on whether the home is likely to meet all their requirements.

Is the consultation free?

We offer a 30min online consultation and in return ask that you donate £15 (or more, if you like) to Masks For NHS Heroes. Please send us a screenshot of your donation once we have confirmed your slot.

What is the next step after the session?

The next step will depend on your individual project. We offer a fee proposal to take your project from concept through to completion on site. The cost for this optional service is £150+VAT

What should we bring with us to the consultation?

Please bring as much information as possible about your house. This can included the following:

  1. Any existing plans e.g. estate agent plans are perfect.
  2. Photographs
  3. Your wish list of changes to your house
  4. Any questions you may have.