Category Archives: Architect

The role of an architect for self-builders

Architects for self builders | Stephen Waldron Architects One of our regular client groups is ‘self-builders’.  These may be people who have deliberately bought a patch of land intending to build their own house.  Or they may have inherited some land.  Others have realised that they could build a house on part of their curtilage.

In each case we believe that our job it is not simply that of designing a wonderful house – there are many aspects to the services of an architect, including the real-life examples below: Continue Reading

What could be more soothing than an Architect?

Think about it. An extension.  A barn conversion. A garage conversion. An attic conversion. A new home office or the optimisation of your living space. These are all exciting projects that will by their very nature change the way that you live! So why do you need soothing? Continue Reading

Architects in the real world

Architects can often be seen to be creatively precious.  Yes – I did just write that! And in many cases this is utterly true. But there are instances, more often than not if the truth be told, when practicality has to take over and we don’t have time to get our ducks all in a… Continue Reading

How much does an architect cost?

The most common question I am asked on the initial call from a prospective client is: “How much will it cost for a set of drawings for planning?” It is entirely understandable that they’d like a guideline cost, but as with many things in life, there is much to consider. Continue Reading

Beating your budget

Many clients undertake an ambitious extension project or to build a new house only to find that it will cost way beyond their budget!  This may be often after gaining planning consent and many months, or even years, of design and expectation! It’s often at this point that they abandon their dream, and are left… Continue Reading

Managing Specialist Works

Here at Stephen Waldron Architects, we don’t just design buildings, we solve design-based construction, repair and maintenance problems that face owners of every type of property. Because of our  extensive experience that stretches across 40 years, we are able to put a repair into a strategic perspective. We solve the specific problem and help our… Continue Reading