About Shape Architecture Wimbledon

Why Choose Shape Architecture as Architects in Wimbledon?

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

Free Initial Consultation and Competitive Fixed Fees

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 a fixed lump sum 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 Wimbledon architecture.

Our Fees are a Fixed Lump Sum

Our portfolio includes a large range of projects of various sizes

Side and Rear Extensions in Wimbledon

As architects in Wimbledon we have worked on very many extensions, from side and rear to wrap around extensions, 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 property, and create an enhanced visual and physical connection between the inside and outside.

 

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Shape Architecture Offer a Free Consultation at Your Property

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

Extensions to Listed Buildings

Working as architects in Wimbledon we have lots of experience both extending and refurbishing grade 2 listed buildings. One such project at a Grade II Listed property saw us make the rooms bigger and improve the quality of light and space throughout. Another project saw us making external extensions to a listed public house, creating a spacious and light-filled first floor flat above the pub as a result. We are able to obtain planning permissions to extend listed buildings in a contemporary manner, and also to open up the spaces to create simple and elegant light filled spaces.

Work in Conservation Areas

We have been successful in obtaining planning permissions for a wide variety of projects in Conservation Areas, ranging from new apartments to double basements and smaller extension and refurbishment projects, and we would be delighted to help you create your dream property in one such area as your architect. Wimbledon features many Conservation Areas, from Wimbledon Village, to Wimbledon Broadway.

Architects in Wimbledon

We have significant expertise in private residential projects across London, with many projects situated across many London boroughs. As Architects in Wimbledon, our projects emphasise light and space with contemporary styling. Our projects range from small side and rear extensions right up to large full house refurbishments and basement projects, and as your Wimbledon architects we will work with you to optimise the quality of your living space, and with our extensive portfolio of previous projects across London, we can illustrate a wide variety of design issues and how to deal with them.

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 Wimbledon 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.

Loft Conversions

We have designed and built many Loft Conversions in Wimbledon and, throughout London and understand how to form these projects effectively and efficiently as your architect. Wimbledon features a lot of loft conversions already, and there are plenty of places to look for inspiration. 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.

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Wimbledon Basement Extensions

Shape Architecture has now worked on over 30 basement projects throughout London and has considerable expertise in this sector. We have recently produced a brochure entitled ‘30 London Basements’ which describes each project through a mix of photographs, computer models and 2d floor plans. A key expertise in the successful design of a basement extension is bringing natural light into the basement and this is best achieved through a combination of various light sources, ranging from feature stairs, lightwells, roof lights and glass panels. We have a wide range of experience in all of these approaches.

Wimbledon 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.

Dorset Road, Wimbledon, London

A full house refurbishment saw a well situated 1950s dwelling in Wimbledon be brought forward into the 21st Century, A ground floor extension with clean minimal detailing and crittall doors at the rear proved a success in bringing light into the dinning area, but also adding a touch of character to the rear facade. The ground floor was opened up with the addition of structural steelwork which allowed a large open plan living/dining space. Upstairs, care was taken to incorporate a first floor library which catered to the client’s requirements and proved to be beautifully developed space.

Glazing being installed to project in Wimbledon

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Recommended Wimbledon Architects

A great deal of Shape Architecture’s work has been through the recommendations of our previous clients. We work hard to liaise clearly and frequently with the client so we can strive towards creating beautiful and functional living spaces, and this attention to detail and desire to create enjoyable places to live ensures that we can be proud of the number of projects we are approached for based on client recommendation, and we are delighted to be able to call ourselves a recommended architect in Wimbledon.

Shape Architecture have been involved in our residential basement conversion project from inception right through to the final stages. We have been very impressed by their continual professionalism and dedication to the project. They have been supportive to us, as clients, throughout the project and have always been responsive to what was needed at the different stages. The level of service received has been very personal and we have felt that we were a priority throughout. We would thoroughly recommend Shape Architecture to others

Mrs Emma Vassallo & Mr Hans Enssle, Clients

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