Experienced Architects & House Extension Architects in Wimbledon SW1

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The APT Renovation Architectual team offer a complete design to always add value to the land of your property.

APT can advise you on the Right of Lights, Party Wall, Building Volume, extensions, conversions, general refurbishments and the state of the property as it stands. We discuss these matters at the stage of initial site visits. At APT Renovation we have decades of experience with west london residential builds, conservation areas, and densely populated urban fabric.

Our Projects team have extensive experience of the challenge of bringing APT's build work up to a contemporary services specification, along with current regulations for new build developments. We have been working on a series of projects spanning a total of 20 years. Our diversified portfolio from the design brief and planning application stages all the way through to tender and full construction phase until the full completion of the project and the client's reoccupation.

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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
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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.

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APT's Experienced Architects are able to take care of all architectural design, feasibility analysis, onsite project management, site surveys and 3D visualisation walkthroughs around Wimbledon and many other areas of London.

Our extensive portfolio to date includes residential projects such as loft conversions, basement conversion and  extensions.

We have worked and completed over 150 projects. Many of them in Wimbledon which mostly consist of kitchen house extensions and loft conversions.

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