About Shape Architecture Balham

Why Choose Shape Architecture as Architects in Balham?

Shape Architecture is a Chartered RIBA Practice and has completed many private residential projects throughout London of all types and sizes, ranging from extensions and loft conversions to pod rooms and basement conversions.

Side and Rear Extensions in Balham

Shape Architecture have have worked on very many extensions, from side and rear to wrap around extensions in Balham, either as projects in their own right or as a part of larger projects. These extension projects have the opportunity to add valuable additional floor space to your Balham extension, and allow an enhanced living environment. Shape Architecture have significant experience of the various permutations of these extensions, and have a good knowledge of how best to realise the potential of an extension both internally and externally.

Architects in Balham

With expertise in private residential projects, within Balham as well as with many projects situated across many London boroughs, Shape Architecture are keen to assist you in realising your project. Shape Architecture have a wealth of variety in their portfolio from small side and rear extensions right up to large full house refurbishments and basement projects. As Balham architects, Shape Architecture will work with you to optimise the quality of your living space.

Loft Conversions

Shape Architecture have designed and built many Loft Conversions throughout London and understand how to form these projects effectively and efficiently as your architect. These projects can be a great way to add space to the top of your property, and through a combination or selection of dormer extensions, mansard conversions, and hip-to-gable extensions a significant amount of living space can be created, perfect for a master bedroom and an en suite bathroom. Juliette balconies are also a great way to add natural light to a loft conversion, as well as creating a striking feature.

Basements in Balham

Shape Architecture has experience building basements across London in many different types of locations ranging from Conservation Areas to Mews and Cul-de-Sacs, and we have obtained planning permission for both single and double basement extensions. Given the technical complexity of a basement conversion it is important to engage consultants with a proven expertise, and we work closely with all consultants to ensure the success of our architecture. Balham basements offer many possibilities for your property, from the addition of utility and storage space to the creation of a new master bedroom or separate self-contained living arrangements.

Architecture in Balham: Basements Filled with Light

As Balham architects, Shape Architecture have much expertise in Basement Extension Projects. With these developments, Light is the key issue in providing comfortable and desirable living spaces. installation of light wells at either the front, rear, or in the middle of the property, are often combined with glazed elements to utilise as much natural light as possible. These elements provide interesting features and can be developed further with the introduction of glazed bridges and feature staircases. Often, voids are left to allow light from upper levels to seep down into the basement, with the inclusion of rooflights above aiding in providing open and light spaces. Conversely staircases can sit below the footprint of the existing and allow for larger open rooms below, giving a sense of space and light through increased floor area and volume. In all cases Shape architecture will devise a series of options which can be refined to meet your requirements.

Full House Refurbishment in Balham
What is a Pod Room Extension?

Pod Room extensions prove a popular choice for those looking to develop a loft-space into a new room for their dwelling. A pod room extension is often found on Victorian terraced properties; situated on the top of a back addition and typically extending half of its depth. A new  timber-frame structure, accessible often from a stair landing between the first floor and loft level can be utilised as an additional bedroom, study or bathroom. This development is undertaken either as part of a larger project such as a full house refurbishment, basement project or as a smaller projects in its own right. When used in conjunction with a loft extension these pod rooms in Balham can add a significant amount of space, either for walk-in wardrobes or en suite bathrooms. Rooflights and dormer windows bring light into the space, and access can be provided into the low-level storage under the eaves. Shape Architecture have undertaken a large amount of these developments and are happy to assist in your project.

Contact Us

Shape Architecture Offer a Free Consultation at Your Property

Telephone: +44 (0) 203 7706360
Email: london@shapearchitecture.co.uk

Architect in Balham: New Apartment Buildings

Shape Architecture have designed and built a number of new apartment buildings in London. These have often been in prominent locations such as our project for nine new flats in Herne Hill, which sat on a corner site between a Victorian terrace on one side and a large post war social housing building on the other.

Architecture in Balham: New Houses

Shape Architecture have also designed a number of new houses across London in a variety of locations ranging from tight urban settings with a history of refused planning permissions to new Eco Houses in green settings.

Recommended Balham Architects

A great deal of Shape Architecture’s work has been through the recommendations of our previous clients. working hard to liaise clearly and frequently with clients striving towards creating beautiful and functional living spaces. Attention to detail and desire to create enjoyable places to live ensures that a pride for the projects developed in Balham, London

We are always happy to meet with a client for an initial free consultation.

Contemporary Balham Architecture

Shape Architecture seek to produce a high quality contemporary finish in its projects. In private residential projects and as architects in Balham and Greater London, Shape Architecture prides itself on exquisite and meticulous detailing, as well as extensively catering for clients’ requirements. As well as being beautifully detailed, design works are inventive. In one extension project, many of the brick elevations in the kitchen were left exposed, with sockets and switches for appliances placed directly into the brickwork. This was especially striking when combined with high gloss white units and an abundance of natural light. Alongside this, a breakfast bar and a blackboard paint wall was introduced to make the space an area for all the family, a highly successful design that our clients were delighted with, and that exemplifies the attention to detail exhibited in our projects working as Balham architects.

Balham Architects
Balham Architects: Architectural Visualisations and Light Studies

Shape Architecture will work with you at all times to tailor the design for you to suit your needs. We always explore designs in three dimensions, using 3D modelling to help explain proposals and concepts. From this modelling we can create visualisations that not only give you insightful perspective views of your design but also can be used to create light studies, showing the way light interacts within your building, and allowing us to elevate the levels of light in your property. We use 3D modelling techniques for the vast majority of our projects in order to communicate effectively and clearly with both clients and contractors. These models are useful for the design process in many ways, providing an excellent opportunity to produce interesting images through which the client can engage with the project. This in turn is important for our client relationship. Such images can quickly and clearly give an impression of the proposed design that drawings and words alone cannot always convey, and they are a good way of understanding the use of space and sense of light in a scheme, both factors that are important to Shape Architecture’s design philosophy.

Free Initial Consultation and Competitive Fixed Fees

If you are considering a residential project like a new basement or extension then we will happily make a visit to discuss your project with you and run through our portfolio of projects.  There is no charge for this initial visit.

Our professional fees are competitive, offered as a fixed lump sum, and are clearly broken down into each stage of the project. Our fees are fixed and will not vary unless the scope of the project changes markedly. In our appointment letter we will confirm the breakdown of the fees in respect of each key stage, from survey and planning to technical information, tender creation, and on-site work. We always tailor our service to meet our clients requirements, and we understand Balham architecture.

Our Fees are a Fixed Lump Sum

Our portfolio includes a large range of projects of various sizes

Alderbrook Road, Balham, London

The addition of side and rear extensions, commonly known as a ‘wrap around extension’ dramatically changed the living space within this Balham Project.

A contemporary extension offered the opportunity to open up existing rooms and fill them with light. Previous arrangements of smaller rooms were transformed into spacious light filled and efficient spaces. A significant feature of the project is the range of roof lights that were incorporated into the new sedum roof, Sunlight is subsequently drawn into the interior and greatly improves the quality of the space. Even with a minimal colour palette the use of exposed brick and interesting spacial arrangement adds a feeling of warmth. The addition of sliding/folding doors onto the garden adds significant amount of light and provides an excellent physical and visual connection between inside and outside.

Extension in Balham, London

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