Category Archives: Planning

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

Chance for Childhood Project, Rwanda

The school in the mist. This year, architect Stephen Waldron was commissioned by Chance For Childhood, a UK charity funded by Comic Relief (among others), to design a new residential school for deaf children in Musanze, north Rwanda, East Africa – not far from where the famous mountain gorillas can be seen!  Stephen left south… Continue Reading

Auction property development

A growing area of work is to develop schemes on sites and properties bought at auction by private individuals looking to invest in property to create a more reliable and substantial pension fund. A recent commission is a 1-acre site in Tylorstown adjacent to the Rhondda river. A flat site, within the settlement boundary, and… Continue Reading