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46843 Architects in East London

4D Studio Architects and Interior Designers
4D Studio are leading residential architects and interior designers based in London. We create beautiful homes of the highest
AFAB architecture
"Un fragmento del mundo es ya el mundo entero" Juan Luis Trillo de Leyva AFAB es una oficina española fundada en 2017 y
Urbanist Architecture
Urbanist Architecture - RIBA Chartered Practice We love good design and truly believe it can work wonders for you.  That's
Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects
Bradley Van Der Straeten is a chartered architecture practice based in North London. We produce buildings and alterations
GOAStudio | London residential architecture
At GOAStudio | London residential architecture we assist home owners to create their perfect homes. An RIBA residential
Space Group Architects
We have a considered approach that encourages creative dialogue with both other design experts and the client. Where possible
Fraher and Findlay
Fraher Architects was founded in 2009 by Joe and Lizzie, delivering small scale and award winning residential projects throughout
ÜberRaum Architects
ÜberRaum Architects is an award-winning British-German practice based in London. Founded by Markus and Daniela Seifermann
Atmos Studio
atmos is a multidisciplinary art + architecture + design practice that works across scales and media, from small-scale product-design
Clear Architects
Clear Architects specialise in bespoke residential projects with build budgets in excess of £350,000.  The practice prides
Nic  Antony Architects Ltd
Nic Antony Architects Ltd are an established Chartered RIBA practice with offices in the Docklands (Central London) and
deDraft Ltd
deDraft are a young architectural and interiors studio based in North London.   Founded in 2010 by practice director Grant
Collective Works
Collective Works is a network-based design studio offering architecture, graphic design & consultancy services.The practice
Des Ewing Residential Architects
We strive to produce elegant homes which our clients love to live in. They are created using skilled design, sustainable
TLA Studio
TLA Studio was founded in 1995 by partners Carolyn Trevor and Patrick Lahiff. The company has grown to become a 20 strong
R+L Architect
R+L Architect are an RIBA chartered and ARB registered architects based in East London. We design quality homes, extensions
Satish Jassal Architects
- Passion for good design, able to unlock the potential of any site. -High success rate in gaining planning permissions
E2 Architecture + Interiors
E2 excel at identifying the optimum design opportunities to deliver the best results for your project. We call it high performance
Neil Dusheiko Architects
Neil Dusheiko Architects is an established architectural design studio based in Shoreditch, London. Neil Dusheiko set up
Trombe Ltd
The Architecture of Glass London based Architect Led, specialist contractor in the design and build of high end residential

Many prospective homeowners shy away from hiring an architect as they have a misconception that they would have to pay exorbitant fees. However, the end-to-end services that an architectural design firm offers more than makes up for the marginal increase in the construction cost as it takes away a lot of the emotional stress that a person goes through in trying to source the right materials or find the perfect contractor for each small job. Starting with drawing professional plans for sanction by the municipality, an architect can guide you through the entire process of building a house, including advising you on the design style, the most suitable materials for the climate in the region and the interior architecture. Additionally, since they are in regular contact with suppliers and skilled labour, they can negotiate on your behalf to get the best prices, lowering the overall costs in the process. A local architect can also help to design a house that is most suited to the humid subtropical climate that East London experiences.

How do I calculate how much my house will cost?

The overall cost of your house will depend on numerous factors like the whether it will have classic or modern architecture, the types of materials used, the size of the house, the number of floors and the terrain, among other factors. In general, building a standalone house in the Eastern Cape province, where East London is situated, costs around R 5,017 for a single family house and R 5,324 for a townhouse. If you have a rough idea of how big your house will be, you can use these figures as a ballpark to estimate the cost of your house. A better approach is to mention your budget and preferences to an architect so that he can present a sketch of the house that can be designed to suit your requirements.

Is there an architectural style that I should use for my East London house?

Not every type of structure or design is suitable for the warm and humid climate in East London, which has a very short dry spell. Unless your house is designed efficiently to withstand the humid weather conditions throughout the year, you could end up incurring high electricity costs in trying to keep the house cool. A local architect can advise you on the best features to use while designing the house. These could include a range of factors such as the orientation of the house, the size of the windows to maximise ventilation, the provision of maximum shade through vegetation or professional landscaping to reduce direct sun, the use of reflective outer surfaces and ventilated double roofs. Incorporating all or at least a few of these features into the design style of your house, whether it's Scandinavian or colonial, will help to make it comfortable to live in throughout the year.

How do I find a suitable architect in East London?

While it is easy to find the contact information of hundreds of architects online, you need to make the correct decision on the right person or firm to hire. There are a few points to consider before you choose. Firstly, ensure that the professional is registered with the South African Institute of Architects. You can do this by asking for his registration number and verifying it in the directory listing of the association. This will help you in case you encounter any unprofessional behaviour by the architect as you can file a compliant with the Institute, which will pursue the matter and take punitive action against him.

Secondly, you need to assess the architect's portfolio to see the quality of his work as this will give you an idea of what to expect from your house when it is completed. Last but not the least, you should interact with the professional to ensure that you are comfortable with his temperament and work ethic. This will greatly minimize the stress of building your house and making decisions regarding the design, material and style. After all, you want to work with a person who takes your needs and preferences into account rather than focusing on showcasing his design ideas, even if they don't suit you.

On the homify platform, you will find a list of professionals in our East London architect directory. Browse through to see photographs of homes designed by the local architects and send a query using the online contact form to take the first step towards building your house. 

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