High End Residential Architects In Yorkshire


We’re high end residential architects based in North Yorkshire who work with you and with your ideas to deliver your dream home.

Brief Us


Together We Plan Your Home Project Design


As experienced home architects in Yorkshire, we listen and learn about your hopes, lifestyle and aspirations. Our experience becomes your experience. You share our knowledge. Together, we make a plan.

Our Process

Our Residential Architect Services


Award-Winning Home Architectural Services In Yorkshire


High End Residential Architects From Planning to Completion


Once we understand your brief, you can see and feel the plans take shape. The ideas we discussed and the concepts we created will be shaped and made solid. You will be given answers and solutions; we involve you; we work on creating the innovative, imaginative, design-led solutions you want. And we remain active until completion.

With all the agreed-upon details, you can watch your project come alive. Once your designs are approved, we work for you with everyone involved, both on-site and off-planning departments: contractors, engineers, and builders. They all want clarity. They all want consistency. Our reputation means that you know your project is in safe hands. With our award-winning track record as residential architects, the whole team working for you is responsible, accountable, and professional. We deliver.

Still not sure? Read our guide on how to find an architect.

Our Process

High End Home Design Architects In North Yorkshire & Leeds


We’re high-end residential architects who specialise in designing life-changing homes, which includes bespoke new build houses as well as property transformations such as full house refurbishments, extensions and conversions. Everything will be handled by your personal project manager and our team.

You can rely on us to sort out planning departments and building regulations; we will help you to select fixtures and finishes; we manage your engineers and builders. We will even carry out inspections of the builders work and report back to you.


Why Choose us?


  • Creative Ideas

    We pride ourselves on our creativity, attention to detail and our ability to think ‘outside the box’.

  • Professional

    Trust us to provide you with a professional, smooth and efficient project from start to finish.

  • Experienced

    Our experienced team have expertise in all areas required to help deliver the perfect project.

  • Sustainability

    Our passion is to create efficient buildings designed to the highest environmental standards.

  • Understanding

    We listen to your ideas and learn about your requirements. Together we make a plan.

  • Problem Solvers

    We give answers and solutions to your problems to help you achieve the project you desire.

  • We Deliver

    Your project is in save hands with us and we always deliver on time and on budget.

  • Award Winning

    As award-winning architects, we pride ourselves on our work and the results show.


  • Townscape Architects understood the brief, they problem solved it, and then they delivered a great design. What really pleased me when using Townscape Architects is that they really understood what I wanted and they are great value for money. I would certainly use them again and I have recommended them to my friends.


    Rachel Deniz
    Home owner

  • The reason that I always use Townscape Architects is because the service they offer is second to none. There is always somebody dedicated to your project, and they are always there to help you through the project from start to finish.


    J Shaw
    Townscape

  • We selected Townscape Architects due to their creativity. What has really stood out is the quality of Townscapes work, bringing out the quality of the building. We are thrilled to have worked with townscape, and we have forged a relationship that will enable us to work together for years to come. They have always been able to bring new ideas to the table and we look forward to starting our next project with them.


    Jonathan Parkinson
    Caring For Life

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Please send details of your project with location, contact details and site photographs using the link below.

BRIEF US

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Bring your plans to life


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Residential project FAQs


  • How do I write a brief for my project?

    Before you meet your architect, try and be as clear as you can about what you want to achieve.

    Make some notes: what will the space be used for, what styles do you like, what don’t you like, when do you want the work to start and finish, how much do you want to spend. Your architect will help you develop the brief.

    At Townscape, we use those initial meetings to listen carefully to you and what you want. We will produce a draft brief, addressing not only design aesthetics, but also the function of the building.

    Timings and budgets for your project will be identified at an early stage and only after you have approved initial sketches will the ideas be developed further.

  • How much do architects charge?

    There are a range of ways that architects charge for work including a fee as a percentage of build cost, lump sum fixed fee or hourly rate charges.

    At Townscape we will provide a fee tailored to your needs and the nature of the project. This means our fees are competitive and that you always know exactly what you are paying for, and how much it costs. Our aim is to make sure that the value we add, and the potential savings we can make for you, make us the best investment you ever make.

  • What are the services that architects provide?

    There are a range of ways that architects charge for work including a fee as a percentage of build cost, lump sum fixed fee or hourly rate charges.

    At Townscape we will provide a fee tailored to your needs and the nature of the project. This means our fees are competitive and that you always know exactly what you are paying for, and how much it costs. Our aim is to make sure that the value we add, and the potential savings we can make for you, make us the best investment you ever make.

  • What is planning permission?

    You may need planning permission if you wish to build something new, change the appearance of your building, or change the use of your building.

    There are different rules for conservation areas and listed buildings. We can guide you through the planning process. Further details and information on planning permission can be found at www.planningportal.gov.uk

  • How long does it take to get a decision on my planning application?

    Your local planning authority will make a decision on your planning application, usually within 8 weeks.

  • How much do my local authority charge for a planning application?

    All local authorities in England charge the same for planning applications. For domestic extensions the planning fee is currently £172. For new build houses the planning fee is £385.

    For change of use applications the fee varied and depends on floor area. Further information can be found here.

  • What is permitted development?

    You can undertake some property alterations and small extensions to your property without the need for planning approval. These works are known as Permitted Development.

    The works that can be undertaken under Permitted Development will depend on the location and size of the works.

    Further details can be found here.

     

  • What are building regulations?

    Building regulations are different to planning approval. For significant works you are likely to need both planning and building regulation approval. Building regulations are often required if you intend to alter, build or extend a property.

    Building works must be undertaken in accordance with the technical guidance included within the building regulations. Further details can be found here.

  • How do I appoint an architect?

    When you have selected your preferred architect you will receive a written appointment document.

    Our appointment documents will set out your brief, a schedule of the fees and services to be undertaken and our terms and conditions.

  • Do all architects offer project management services?

    Not all architects offer project management services. We offer a full range of architectural services to ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of your project, including project management.

    This can also include tendering your project to ensure the best prices are obtained, and setting up the contract between you and the builder.

  • Do architects check the quality of builders work?

    We do. We offer a construction phase service where we will visit site regularly to inspect that the works are being undertaken in accordance with the drawings, specifications and that high levels of workmanship are achieved.

  • What do I have to do in the process?

    Some architects may expect you to manage the project yourself, or find your own contractors, or submit your own planning applications.

    When you work with us, all you need do is take part in the progress meetings, when we can update you on how the project is going, and answer any questions you may have. Of course, if you want to be more involved, that’s fine too. You can be as involved as you want to be, but we won’t expect you to do our job for us.

  • Can an architect give advice on build costs?

    At Townscape we use our experience and expertise to be able to give estimates of construction costs from the outset.

  • Who will run my project?

    Some architects will give you a general support team. At Townscape you will have a named individual member of our team who will be your familiar face and permanent point of contact throughout the project.

  • Send us your Brief

    Townscape Architects add the most value to the process where these is a challenge to overcome. We strive to provide the best architectural solutions in order to exceed our clients expectations.

    To find out more, please send details of your project with location, contact details and site photographs using the button below.

    BRIEF US
  • Download our Residential Brochure

    Download a brochure to find out how Townscape Architects can help with the design and delivery of your residential project. The guide explains how we understand, solve and then deliver.

    The guide contains the answers to many FAQ’s and more about how to kick-start the process of creating your dream home.

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Harrogate
01423 505 924
Temple House,
Raglan Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1LE
York
01904 217190
152-154 Holgate Road,
York , Y024 4DQ