Design and Build

Located in Battersea, London, Extension Architecture is a dynamic and award-winning architectural service offering design and build service across London. Find out more our team of highly skilled extension builders and get a quote or call us on 0203 409 4215

London Design and Build Company

Our design and build service offers a single-point solution for clients seeking both conceptualisation and construction for their projects. The London design and build market demands a high level of expertise, and our team is well-equipped to meet these standards.   

In a design and build contract, we take on the dual role of both designing the structure and executing the construction, providing an efficient approach to any project. Our team of experienced London architects and skilled contractors will work closely with you to understand your unique requirements, ensuring that our finished design not only meets your aesthetic preferences but also adheres to practical considerations and guidelines set by your local city or town council.  

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The London Design and Build Process

Step 1: Initial Consultation  

Your journey with us begins with an initial consultation where our team engages in a thorough discussion with the client to understand their project requirements, goals, and vision. This collaborative session serves as a foundation for the entire process, allowing us to gather essential information about your preferences, budget constraints, and any specific design considerations.  

Step 2: Design Development  

Following the initial consultation, a team of our local architects will begin the design development phase. Through a series of consultations and feedback sessions, we refine the design to align with your vision. Once the design is finalised and approved, we move forward to the detailed planning stage, ensuring compliance with regulations and obtaining necessary permits.  

Step 3: Construction and Project Management  

With the design in place, our skilled design and build contractors take charge of the construction phase. Our project management team oversees every aspect of the construction process, ensuring timelines are met, and potential challenges are addressed proactively.  

Benefits of Choosing a Design and Build Company

Cost Efficiency and PredictabilityDesign and build companies often provide a more predictable cost structure. You receive a comprehensive understanding of the project costs upfront, reducing the likelihood of unexpected expenses during the construction phase.  
Faster Project Delivery – The collaboration between design and construction teams from the outset allows for a more seamless transition from the design phase to construction. This integrated process often results in a faster project delivery compared to traditional methods, where the design and construction phases are sequential.  
Improved Communication – Since the design and construction teams work closely together, there is a natural flow of information, leading to better coordination and problem-solving. This cohesive communication ensures that any adjustments or modifications can be made swiftly, avoiding potential disruptions. 

What To Consider When Starting a Project 

Initiating a construction project demands careful consideration to avoid common pitfalls. Most importantly, potential clients should be vigilant regarding false pricing tactics employed by some companies. It is crucial to look for transparency in cost structures and opt for design and build firms that offer comprehensive and upfront pricing models.  

It’s always a good idea to look at reviews and case studies, too. These can provide valuable insights into a company’s track record and project outcomes.  

How Extension Architect Can Help as A Design and Build Company

We have a variety of case studies, offering a glimpse into our diverse portfolio and showcasing successful projects across various scales and styles. We pride ourselves on being a one-stop solution for all design and build needs, consolidating the entire process under one roof for your convenience.  

From concept to construction, we navigate the intricacies of each project, prioritising clear communication, innovative design solutions, and a commitment to excellence. For new builds, extensions, and more, contact us today.  

Design and Build FAQs

What is the role of structural engineers in a design and build project?  

Structural engineers collaborate closely with the design and build team, working on the structural aspects of the project to meet safety standards and compliance. Their expertise is essential in developing sound structural solutions that align with the architectural vision and design specifications. 

How does a design and build contract differ from traditional construction contracts?  

A design and build contract combines the design and construction phases under a single agreement with a design and build company. This approach is different to traditional contracts, where clients might hire separate entities for design and construction. The design and build model fosters better communication, cost control, and a more cohesive project timeline, as the entire process is managed by one team. 

How do I find a reputable design and build company in London?  

A reputable design and build company in London should show a strong portfolio of successful projects, positive client testimonials, and have a team of experienced design and build contractors. Look for companies like Extension Architecture, where we have a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality results in projects across London. 

How can I ensure effective communication with my design and build team?  

Regular project updates, clear documentation, and a designated point of contact within the design and build team contribute to a smoother process. At Extension Architecture, we offer all of this, ensuring that the project you want completed is a collaborative effort.  

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