about-edite

About [EDITE]

We are an architect firm bursting with creativity and expertise. We are located in Buckinghamshire, and we serve Home Counties and the London/ Greater London area.

|EDITE| was born out of a sense that the big things, like planning a development or changing your home, could be done simpler, more effectively and by consequence better.

Want to know more about us?

The value of good design is not to be sniffed at! When planning a development, the money being spent it is often a substantial amount. [EDITE] will always give you our honest opinion with regard to where to spend the money and the best design decisions. We aim to resolve existing issues within the plans, to simplify the design to work with as much of the existing structure. How you and your family will use your home, now and in the future. The process of building is complicated; The Planning Process and negotiation of the Local Policy, the Construction Process, design and specification. We have the skill and know-how to design you a beautiful home, plan a development and lead you through all aspects of an increasingly complex construction process.

Why should I use an Architect?

Service providers that use the terms ‘architectural designer’ or general ‘architectural service’ is not clearly defined by law and therefore minimises the protection you have. The use of the title Architect is considered a quality mark for the standard of service, care and persons qualification to do the things that architects do. It is protected by law and may only be used by registered persons, the register for which is overseen by the Architects Registration Board (arb). A professional Architect will be expected to:- Hold appropriate degree level qualifications and be registered with ARB, hold an appropriate level of Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) cover and maintains CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training. The ARB and RIBA websites offer further guidance on the benefits of using a Registered Architect.

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To Inspire…Space, Light and Order. Those are the things that everyone needs just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.

Le Corbusier
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Our Services

The majority of our clients require our input on their residential needs. So, whether you fancy changing your home, or are planning a Commercial housing project, we’ve listed the typical services we offer. Call or email for more info…



START TO FINISH SERVICES

 

PRE-PURCHASE + PROPERTY CONSULTATION

​FEASIBILITY

CONCEPT + DESIGN

PLANNING + PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

​CONSTRUCTION DRAWING

FULL SPECIFICATION​

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

TENDER PROCESS

FULL CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

SITE INSPECTIONS + CERTIFICATION

DEFECTS + PRACTICAL COMPLETION

DEFECTS LIABILITY PERIOD

FINAL CERTIFICATE

WE  PROJECTS

 

‘DOMESTIC’ – FOR YOUR OWN HOME

​’COMMERCIAL’ – RESIDENTIAL/ OFFICE

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

NEW BUILD + SPECIAL CERTIFICATION – CfSH + PASSIVHAUS etc.

EXTENSIONS​

ANNEX EXTENSIONS

LOFT CONVERSIONS

REFURBISHMENT

RE-MODELLING

OFFICE – RESIDENTIAL CONVERSION

GREENBELT

CONSERVATION AREA

LISTED BUILDING

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  There is no project too big or too small 

 

We run projects according to RIBA Plan of Work offering a complete “concept to completion” service.

Call Us on 0208 1337 446, Email Us and we will work with you to accommodate your Needs and Project Brief to see your build through to Completion.

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What our Clients say…

Don’t take our word for it!
See some testimonials from our happy clients!

 

  • Perfect Service!

    Paul + Deb Littley, Watford
  •   I would recommend Sarah to anyone I know. The services are informative and helpful.

    Manafra Bhatti, Watford
  •   We’re so pleased with the designs.
    PERFECT – thank you!

    Jessica, Elstree
  • Thank you, I am very pleased with the drawings and you delivered in record time! Much appreciated!

    Nick Chopping, St Albans
  • Perfect Service!

    Paul + Deb Littley, Watford
  •   I would recommend Sarah to anyone I know. The services are informative and helpful.

    Manafra Bhatti, Watford
  •   We’re so pleased with the designs.
    PERFECT – thank you!

    Jessica, Elstree
  • Thank you, I am very pleased with the drawings and you delivered in record time! Much appreciated!

    Nick Chopping, St Albans
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our-philosophy-is

Passion leads to design, design leads to performance, performance leads to success!

THE EDITE TEAM

Environmental Sustainability

‘For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.’

|EDITE| believes that the environment is fragile, much like Newtons law…OK ok, so we may be taking the physics out of context but the sentiment is there! As all professionals in the construction industry, we have to hold our hands up and recognise that making things affects the planet and its resources. As such, the future. No one really knows what’s going to happen, but you can be sure that as the struggle for energy continues, fuel prices will rise, so why not make sensible decisions now, to make sure that you’re not paying later?

Social Sustainability

The issue of “Social Sustainability” combines design of the physical with design of the social world. It is the infrastructure designed to support social + cultural life, social amenities and systems for citizen engagement and space for people and places to evolve. |EDITE| believes that buildings have an impact on everyone, be it the user, the neighbour or the person that walks past on their way to work. We like to create beautiful buildings and beautiful spaces.There are the usual environmental impacts of the construction industry, but at |EDITE| we are committed to improving the physical environments of those around us. To this extent, each year, we put aside funds to allow us to choose a public or community project to help the community get started. It’s simple, we want to help.

Office Strategy

|EDITE| strives to reduce waste as a result of the work we do, but is also well aware that resources such as paper are a necessary requirement for production of drawings and specification. When we start a project with you, we will set up a remote server that you will have access to. This means that along with e-mail, we can minimise the paper copies that we will need to produce, you can simply mark up the drawings, scan them and upload them onto the server. (This doesn’t mean you’ll get nothing, this is just our pledge to minimise waste!). We are currently looking into ways to further reduce this impact of using paper including donating funds to replenish tree stocks in the Amazon. If you have any information or suggestions with regard to minimising impact, do let us know!

Professional

|EDITE| takes its Duty of Care, Architects Registration Board (arb) and the RIBA Code of Conduct seriously. Unlike other designers that cannot trade under the title of “architect”, we represent a quality standard and are regulated as such. As a result of this you can be assured that the practices and projects we undertake are ethically grounded.

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Our Team

At |EDITE| We believe in a diverse range of personnel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table. With over 10 years experience in the building industry we strike the perfect balance between fresh thinking and building specification know-how without stumbling over the new regulations.

Get in touch with us to discuss your project!

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Get Connected

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It can be difficult to decide between all the other architects out there. At EDITE we provide a client focused service and collaborate with you on your project. If you want to speak to an architect about your project or idea, the very best way to get in touch with us is via the form below. We aim to respond to all queries within 24 hours.

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