House Extension Architects & Technical Drawing Services in Westminister SW1

Architect & project planning services in WESTMINISTER

  • 3D Visualisation & Immersive Design Drawings
  • Spatial Planning and Layouts
  • Interior Design
  • Feasibility Consultancy
  • Planning Application Drawings. (Drawings of Plans, Elevations & Sections.)
  • Retrospective Planning
  • Building Regulations & Drawing Submission for Building Control to the Local Council District
  • Consultancy for Commercial Development

APT Architecture is an experienced team of planning consultants and Architectural designers. With a wide breadth of experience working in Hammersmith, Fulham & Wandsworth area. The our inhouse architects keep up to date of changes in planning applications and building regulation in all of the West London Boroughs. Our chartered experts are here to provide friendly and helpful services assisting you from initial design ideas through to planning, building control and reality. Our success rate is nearly 100% from house remodelling and basement extensions through to loft and garage conversions, change of use applications, new builds and commercial planning.

We provide a full range of services in the WESTMINISTER area

We can help and give free advice in: Fulham, Hammersmith, Old Oak Common, Parsons Green, Sands End, Shepherd’s Bush, Walham Green, West Kensington, White City and the following postcodes KT2, SW6, W6 and W12. We cover all of West London from Wimbledon to old Oak Fulham Broadway. Fulham Reach Hammersmith Broadway Munster North End Palace Riverside Parson’s Green & Walham Ravenscourt Park Sands End Shepherd’s Bush Green Town Wormholt & White City Residential Sevice : For all of these areas we can speed track planning permissions and designs for single/double storey side/ rear extension, basement extension, loft conversion, dormer extension, rooftop terrace. House conversion into flats, window/door elevations. annex/maisonette/conservatory/garage conversion, interior/exterior design, garden design, new build development Commercial Service: planning permissions and designs for restaurant, bar, cafe, retail shops, stores, hotel. change of use, Planning applications, building regulation drawings.

Single & Double Storey Extension in WESTMINISTER

Single Storey Extension

side extension london

Single storey extensions, most often extend from the rear, side or wraparound (side & rear). They are a great way of gaining more space for the family, & work well with connecting the living room to an extended kitchen with bright airy window panneled doors that lead out towards the garden. These projects have become increasingly popular.

Double Storey Extension

single rear house extension london

The Double storey extension option is the most effective project per square foot you can undertake. These builds give you more bang for your buck than a single storey extension. You are also free to transform the look and feel of both upstairs and down. We have noticed many small and growing families approach APT to carry out this build.

Reviews
We contracted APT Renovation for our project which was a full house remodelling project involving an extension, a loft conversion & remodelling project on a maisonette renovation. The team were professional and the on site project manager Cole really cared about the standard of the build and did a good job. The biggest plus point was that they were very good at sourcing materials at near wholesale rates. This helped us keep the project below budget and only few days past the completion date. We are pleased with the end result and the quality of the finish. We will definitely recommend to friends & colleagues Extension, Basement & Loft. House Renovation
9.8 / 10


Architectural Styles of London

Every day many visitors come to London to enjoy the city's rich history and culture. How much do you know about London's architecture? In this article, we talk you through the famous architectural styles in London that you can see around you every day.



Gothic architecture; 1100 -1350 AD. Revival 1700 - 1860 AD

Charles Barry was one of Britain's most influential architects, who built the UK's most important 18th century building. Barry inspired the Gothic Revival which was a conscious movement that began in England to revive and build Gothic structures. The revival of gothic architecture peaked in the second half of the 18th century through to the mid 19th century.

Gothic architecture featured in London's most iconic building. The Houses of Parliament which was built in 1840.
Not only did he design the main hall structure, he also designed the Famous Elizabeth Tower (AKA Big Ben) which houses the great clock and bells including Big Ben. The less noted Victoria Tower was also architecturally desinged by Barry later in 1860

Charles Barry's big break came when he won a competition to design the new Royal Manchester Institution for the promotion of literature, science and arts (now the Manchester Art Gallery).

Houses of parliament
The Houses of Parliament


Baroque architecture; 1600-1750

Although this architectural style was originally inspired by Italian / Parisian Baroque masonery. The Baroque designs adorn some of the oldest most elaborate buildings. that we can see in London today.

Londons Architecture

Regent Street

Baroque utilises bold masses of curved shapes, strong lines, and limestone render tones. Above all, Baroque is romantic; decorative elements appeal almost naturally to the senses in a way few others can. Yet the appeal comes natural to us all, with its lavish use of curves and embellishment. There are many examples of Baroque architecture around England, most notably Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace.



Georgian architecture; 1714-1830

Throuout the Georgian Era, London grew rapidly to the further reaches of town. (Labelled as Greater London today). Georgian homes can be found up and down the country in unban, rural & central settings.
Georgian Terraced homes are frequently undertaken as remodelling projects by APT Renovation.

Georgian properties are more commonly seen in the Terrace format. If when you think of the famous pastel coloured Notting Hill home, these are quintessential London Georgian townhouses. We have found most of these styled homes to exist within the M25 mainly out towards the West & South West of London.

They focused on building London's great estates, such as the still privately-owned Grosvenor Estate and the Bedford Estate.

Grosvenor
Grosvenor Square, Mayfair


Back when the Georgians were building London, most georgian residences were built in the countryside with acres of green space. The facade of these homes properties were mostly red bricked, with tall windows and built in a symmetrical style.

Locationwise, you mainly find the best example of Georgian architecture can be found in & around the Mayfair and Park Lane & Bayswater.



Regency architecture; 1811-1820

Park Cresent
Park Crescent, Regent's Park

Regency architecture is defined as the era that transcended the Georgian period. Despite spanning only ten years, many of London's central residential buildings were erected at this time and unlike earlier examples of Georgian architecture, homes of this period are marked by a white stucco facade.

John Nash was the leading architect at this time. He was responsible for designing and laying out Regent Street and the great park of St James's.

John Nash is most noted for the redesign of Buckingham Palace for King George IV, However his plans became too elaborate for King George to afford them. He was later relieved of his duties as Head Architect for the famous palace.

Regency architecture has much been found by many architects to be far more intricate in design than the simpler Georgian style that preceded it.

Areas such as Victoria & Slone Square and the roads surrounding Regent's Park display many examples of London's grand Regency architecture.



Victorian architecture; 1837-1901

Following the Industrial Revolution and in light of the country's increased growth, the Victorian era is defined by it's revival of elaborate and intricate architectural styles. Buildings like The British Library and St Pancras Renaissance hotel are perfect examples of Victorian grandeur.

St Pancras
St Pancras International

Along with the prosperity of the industrial age came a surge population which resulted in house shortages. This led to mass house construction around the suburbs of London. It is most likely that if you have travelled around Greater London recently, you are likely to have passed a street of Victorian residences. Victorian homes were initially were built for the expanding middle classes, who were experiencing real wealth for the first time.

However, in reality, quite the contrary occured. Victorians homes were mostly populated with the lower class. Such as those working in the industial plants & factories and hence there after, properties of this era were infact constructed for the poorer Londoners.

This period also brought about a time for change when it came to living standards for London's residents. All across town people were able to live in properly constructed homes with good sanitation.

This change inturn made the east end of the city, areas like Aldgate, Whitechapel and Mile End turn into slums as more people move into the central areas of London for work.



Edwardian architecture; 1901-1910

Edwardian House
A detatched Edwardian styled home

With similar growth and construction rates as the Victorians. The Edwardian era was known for constructing even more of London's houses in the terraced style that worked well in the previous period.

The middle class house construction program was carried out more builds thoughout this era. The houses were larger with the famous Edwardian feature of high ceilings.

Edwardian houses are generally larger than their Victorian counterparts as they were constructed with a larger build footprint. Many fine examples of Edwardian architecture can be found in areas such as Balham, Fulham & Putney.



Art Deco Architecture; 1920s and '30s

South Gate Station
Southgate Underground Station

From Southgate Underground Station's spaceship-like design, to Balham's Du Cane Court supposedly spared from bombing in WWII as the German's planned to use it as military office if they were successful in the war. – Another example of Art Deco is Battersea Power station. Redevelopment plans are currently underway to turn the area into a residential neighbourhood with a unique blend of restaurants, shops, parks and cultural spaces.

The Art Deco style didn't feature in individual homes much in London, but were moreso prevalent in flats & appartment blocks. It is most fitting and appropriate that the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) is housed in a noteworthy Art Deco building.



Post-war architecture; 1950's onwards

Many parts of London were destroyed during the Second World War, which meant that a miriad of residential housing was needed to re-house the tens of thousands of civilians affected by the air raids. With swift efficiency, high rise blocks were introduced across London.

Trellick Tower, Kensal Town
Trellick Tower, Kensal Town

Some of the most famous examples of post war architecture is dotted along the South Bank of London and also across the other side of river around the Barbican. This whole area was destroyed during WW2 and rebuilt in the well known Brutalistic style.



Present day

Modern Day New Build House
New Build Fulham

Inspired by the modern technology, lack of land space & the evergrowing need of building upwards, developers continue to construct tall lavish homes.

Despite economical uncertainty and a growing population, countless new homes builds, renovations & extensions that defy development pressures continute to go up all around London in 2019.

Are you considering making any alterations to your home in South West London? Contact APT today to find out what we can do to increase the livable space within your home and contribute to the beautiful architecture seen daily around London.