|Problem areas||Pain points, fears and frustrations||Our solutions||Working with Urbanist Architecture|
|Planning your dream building project can be a difficult, confusing and lengthy process to manage.||Last-minute and unexpected complications that aren’t explained at the outset can lead to prolonged timeframes and additional financial strain. You may feel overwhelmed by the scale of the work involved and worry that you lack understanding of planning, designing and building requirements. You may feel that you are having to deal with construction industry processes that are out of your control.||Working with firms with less expertise and experience can lead to catastrophic errors. At Urbanist Architecture, you will work with a team that plans thoroughly for every eventuality and has a strong grasp of the latest technologies, contemporary design practice, sustainability standards, and planning policies.|| You will work with architects who have the skills and knowledge your project needs. |
We bring together a world-class team and strategies proven to consistently work to make the process of designing your extension, conversion, refurbishment or new-build house painless for you.
|Understanding the final costs of planning and building your dream project can be daunting.||You may feel anxious about hidden costs, which are not always made clear at the outset. You may want to protect yourself from getting a big shock when your final bill arrives.||Some firms give you tempting initial quotes only to reveal new charges and extra fees at each stage of the process. We don’t. We are transparent about what we will and won’t charge you for. That’s why, we quote an itemised, project-specific rate that shows you exactly what we're going to deliver with absolutely no guesswork.|| You will work with architects who offer a clear fee structure so you know what you're paying for.|
When you hire Urbanist Architecture, you can count on a project-specific flat rate. No hidden fees. Instead, we quote you based on your actual needs, with a clear proposal that shows you where your investment is going.
|Finding a professional who takes your wishes and priorities seriously is difficult.||You’ve had a bad experience of dealing with architects before – they seemed to feel that their vision was more important than yours. You felt patronised. Once your project was underway, your queries were answered by a different member of staff each time you called or emailed||Unlike other architecture firms, we aren’t a mega-corporation. We are smaller, so close interaction is at the heart of what we do. We dedicate ourselves to a smaller number of clients and work side by side with you to achieve precise attention to detail. To do so, however, we only take on a limited number of projects at a time.|| You will work with architects who
are approachable and easy to talk to.|
Building a relationship with you is at the heart of the way we do business, and since we are a small firm, you will never be left talking to a junior member of staff you don’t know. We won’t force our taste on you. You will have a dedicated project manager throughout the course of your project so that you will not need to repeat the facts again and again.
|Choosing who to trust with your dream building project can be confusing and stressful.||You feel confused by bad advice and conflicting recommendations. You are worried about being trapped into paying for services you are not sure that you need.||As a small independent organisation, we are not a subsidiary of a large corporation nor affiliated with any businesses. We will not try to sell you the services or products of contractors, suppliers or finance companies.|| You will work with architects who keep your interests in focus with unbiased advice.|
We put your interests above all else to give the peace of mind while we help you. You will get practical and independent advice at every stage. You will also receive weekly project updates and ongoing progress reports with precise and detailed feedback to ensure successful results.
|Your home and lifestyle no longer suit your living requirements and taste.||You may feel stressed and frustrated by not having enough space and comfort in your home. You may want to capture space and light in your home but don’t know where to get started.||Most architecture firms either draw up standard designs or impose their design styles to your projects. We don’t. We use rigorous analysis, thorough site appraisals and expert insight to unlock your home’s potential and create places and spaces that are enjoyable for you to live in.|| You will work with architects who create a design based on your wants and needs. |
We will transform your space into a bespoke place suited to your tastes and needs. Your home will have a personalised and individual touch.
|You have big ambitions for transforming your home, but don’t know what can realistically be done on your budget.||In the UK, it seems the norm for construction projects to go beyond budget. You are worried about making a start and running out of money part way through. You may want to avoid any nasty surprises and keep your finances in check.||Based on years of design and construction experience, we will assess whether your expectations are realistic, explain to you the cost implications of all your choices and help you avoid any possible issues that may arise on-site.|| You will work with architects who are knowledgeable about the cost consequences of your design choices.|
That way, you can draw up a total construction budget as early as possible, build with a minimum of stress, complete your project on time and avoid budget blowouts.
Urbanist Architecture is a London-based RIBA chartered architecture and planning practice with offices in Greenwich and Belgravia. We are on a mission to unlock the hidden potential of your site and deliver you a successful transformational change.