363 Architects and Building Designers in Cardiff, UK

It is often said when you're building a house, you’re building a dream. An architect or master of building design can make your dream house a reality. Architects can help you design and redesign spaces of your home or focus on helping you build your own house from the ground up. Architectural firms have extensive knowledge of architectural design and building materials, and a strong appreciation of ergonomics – warmth, light, and flow within a property. As you search through architects and building designers in Cardiff, UK, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Architect & Building Designer in Cardiff, Cardiff, UK
  • +44 29 2111 1069
  • Cardiff CF24 3RX, Cardiff
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All clients benefit from Dennis’s personal attention to their project. He personally guides each scheme through...
  • +44 1446 500720
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Architect & Building Designer in Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil, UK
  • +44 1685 387952
  • Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DE, Merthyr Tydfil
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We strive to design inventive, innovative buildings, pushing the boundaries of convention to create unique living...
  • +44 7540 565481
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Architect & Building Designer in Cardiff, Cardiff, UK
  • +44 7540 565481
  • Cardiff CF23 7HG, Cardiff
Dennis Hellyar Architects is an RIBA Chartered Practice providing Architectural Services in the South Wales and... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, UK
  • +44 1446 500720
  • Barry CF62 5QN, Vale Of Glamorgan
GLEN THOMAS ARCHITECTURE consciously pushes against the boundaries of conventional creative design. It is a... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Cardiff, UK
  • +44 7711 383313
  • Cardiff CF23
Bristol architects specializing in contemporary and sustainable residential design, often in historic settings. Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Bristol, Bristol, UK
  • +44 117 914 8317
  • Bristol BS6 5PT, Bristol
Le Guilcher Architecture are based in Penarth, near Cardiff serving South Wales whose focus is on providing... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, UK
  • +44 29 2070 3944
  • Penarth CF64 3PB, Vale Of Glamorgan
Alasdair Robertson works in the West Somerset area, and is active on projects throughout the South West of... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Taunton, UK
  • +44 7765 664876
  • Taunton TA4 3TN
We are young design led architecture practice based in the heart of Bristol with a fresh and original approach to... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Bristol, Bristol, UK
  • +44 117 363 4033
  • Bristol BS7 8AE, Bristol
We are an experienced RIBA architectural practice with a growing team run by three partners with a strong design... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Bristol, Bristol, UK
  • +44 117 370 7380
  • Bristol BS2 8QW, Bristol
Andy Paterson Architects was founded in 1998. We're an elite team of two well-known industry professionals; Andy... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Bristol, Somerset, UK
  • +44 7855 301568
  • Bristol BS39 6JS, Somerset
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Architect & Building Designer in Bristol, Somerset, UK
  • +44 1275 859110
  • Bristol BS48 1AW, Somerset
Fit Architects is a chartered architectural practice based in Bristol with a growing reputation for unlocking the... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Bristol, Bristol, UK
  • +44 117 944 1588
  • Bristol BS7 9DY, Bristol
Simon Corbett is a design-led architect based in Winscombe, North Somerset. Simon has over 25 years'... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Winscombe, Somerset, UK
  • +44 7969 607913
  • Winscombe BS25 1PH, Somerset
Goodchild Interiors are a straight forward architectural and interior design practice. With over 25 years of... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Bristol, Bristol, UK
  • +44 117 239 3486
  • Bristol BS8 4LU, Bristol
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Architects & Building Designers in Cardiff, UK
"Steven was excellent in every regard. Stevens designs and drawings for our extension build were extremely detailed and made best use of the space available. Steven guided us through the whole successful planning application process and was always on hand to dicuss the project with our team of tradesman. Absolute professional and so friendly as well. Highly recommend."
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R. Hughes Designs
Architects & Building Designers in Cardiff, UK
"Super professional, honest and to the point. Easy to communicate with and quick to respond to any questions i had. Great design & really happy with the product. Look forward to any future projects we work on together in the future."
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dennis hellyar Architects
Architects & Building Designers in Cardiff, UK
"I cannot recommend Dennis Hellyar architects highly enough. This was a bereft and unloved property in poor condition in need of considerable attention. DHA reviewed, and saw potential with an imaginative, bold scheme (perhaps too bold for some). Their enthusiasm and imagination carried all before it, and now we are the proud owners of an exciting and remarkable space at the heart of the city. Being new to renovations, we were heavily reliant on the team put together by DHA and I now believe our confidence in them was well placed. DHA was the fulcrum of the team, keeping a weather eye on progress, quality and costs. Above all their attention to detail proved the key to a quality result. The firm has an enormous wealth of experience covering domestic and commercial work and it was evident this was brought to bear in the job. In particular, DHA went the extra mile to make this work."
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Glen Thomas Architecture
Architects & Building Designers in Cardiff, UK
"Glen Thomas architecture provides an excellent design and architectural service. In recent years we have used Glen on numerous occasions and he never fails to understand the brief. I'm always pleased by his innovative design and understanding, which always leads to a first class finish. . We are currently in the process of building three of Glens designs, which cater to a modern way of living but still retain just enough of a traditional style. However if modern is what you are looking for, they've got that covered too. I always highly recommend Glen Thomas architecture."
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DHV Architects
Architects & Building Designers in Cardiff, UK
"DHV Architects have designed a single storey rear extension, double storey side extension and internal remodelling to a 1930s semi-detached property. The design marries design and function, and is well considered for the sloping site. Communication has been excellent and the fees very reasonable."
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LE GUILCHER ARCHITECTURE
Architects & Building Designers in Cardiff, UK
"We required an architect that had a sensitive and respectful touch when dealing with a property of over 300 years. The requirement was to design a two and single story extension in a sympathetic yet current way. Modernity of space was essential. The incorporation of several levels to provide increased head height and tie in with the existing building was to be a giant three dimensional jig saw puzzle. Christian took this on with both hands and I was confident that he would provide us with a cohesive and balanced result. So it proved. Obviously there were tweaks along the way, largely to satisfy the planning authority. Christian dealt with these imposed changes in a most professional manner and through him the end result is highly successful. Even allowing for the modifications the final plans were on time and right on budget. I am indebted to him and the person who put his name forward."
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Alasdair Robertson Architecture
Architects & Building Designers in Cardiff, UK
"Mr Robertson was worth every penny! He was instrumental in guiding us through many hoops when it came to renovating our listed cottage. He was able to give us good ideas and took the heat out of all the overwhelming paperwork that was essential for the job. He liaised with Exmoor Park and was able to deal with any hiccups in a calm and professional way. He was always polite and explained things to us in layman terms when necessary. Mr Robertson worked to our finances and was always "on the case" as it were. Without him, the cottage would not look as stunning as it is today."
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Cryer & Coe
Architects & Building Designers in Cardiff, UK
"Fantastic, professional service. Very helpful and responsive. We hired Cryer & Coe for the design of our loft room and are very happy with the outcome."
- Ben Mogridge
3bd architects
Architects & Building Designers in Cardiff, UK
"3bd's unconventional roof design saved us £000's in construction costs and created a much larger room than we could have expected with traditional building techniques. Our builders had no problems understanding the drawings and as a result everything went smoothly Professional, approachable and exceeded my expectations - Would definitely recommend."
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How do I find the best Cardiff, UK architect for my home design or renovation project?


When building or renovating your home, you don't simply hire an architect or building designer — you build a relationship with them. Be sure you chose a home architect who will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. Architecture is an incredibly technical profession and one where getting things wrong can literally put lives at risk, so ensure you hire a professional with a valid license or an architectural firm to maintain high quality and standards. Your next consideration will be architectural style. Some residential architects specialise in designing traditional homes or farmhouses, others in designing modern replicas of traditional homes. While a few have a knack for imagining bolder, more futuristic architectural design in Cardiff, UK that incorporates the latest technology.

Once you have frozen on the architect or building designer, chat through your goals, projected budget, scope of work, schedule and any other specific requirements you might have. Ask them to walk you through the process, including the number of architectural design consultations, site visits and what they will be delivering and when, e.g. feasibility study, a technical drawing, tender package and/or planning application drawings. Also, get a sense of whether they are a good listener, collaborator, and problem solver. Finally, be sure to find out what the architect needs from you,deeds, rights of way, deposit, staged payments and so on.

How much does hiring an architect in Cardiff, UK cost?


Home construction and renovation often have a preset budget and hence it is important to understand how much architects charge. While there is no set payment structure, independent architects may charge differently from architectural firms. Architects sometimes choose to calculate their fees on the basis of a per square foot rate. In rare cases, especially with smaller projects, Cardiff, UK architects may choose to ask their clients for a fixed fee. Make sure the total figure and payment schedule is agreed as part of your contract, particularly if you are trying to accurately estimate the cost of building a house.


Questions to ask prospective Cardiff, UK architects:


  • What types of renderings (3D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • Who will be working on my project? (This is very important if you hire an architectural firm)
  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Can you handle my special requests?
  • What is your experience with similar projects/ architectural design and style?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include? (It's best that the services are until construction is completed.)
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (This is important in case the architect's personal style will interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a general contractor and other subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • Are there any complications you foresee with this project?
  • What will I need to provide?

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Be sure to reach out to multiple professionals, especially for larger projects and don't settle for the first bid you hear. Find the professional for your next project on Houzz.
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