Local Watford RIBA Architect designing residential buildings

Recent projects include extensions, conversions and change of use applications obtaining planning and building control permission.

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Welcome to ES Architecture

ES Architecture is an Architects practice based in Watford Hertfordshire performing projects across Watford, London and the Home Counties. We are a small practice providing a very personable Architect’s service.

Edward Seaman the Architect at ES Architecture has gained experience working in a Design and Build Architects practice in Harrow who specialise in residential and commercial projects. Edward started his Architectural career by working as a Site Foreman where he gained a detailed understanding of construction processes on site. Edward is friendly and approachable and is happy to assist you with any inquiry. If we are unable to help within our service we will use our expertise to guide you to the appropriate specialist. The practice was set up in 2014 and our work has currently included Residential projects, Rear and Side Extensions, Loft Conversions and Change of Use applications. The practice has worked with different London councils to gain the relevant permissions required for our clients. Examples of some of our projects are available on our online portfolio.

ES Architecture’s philosophy is to design buildings which meet our client’s needs and desires and keep this at the forefront of the design process. We aim to design sympathetically to the existing building or site maximising the use of available space and natural light. When working with existing structures we take pride in retaining the existing character whenever practically possible. When extending, we can take two paths, the first to match into the existing structure or to design something much more contemporary using new technologies where feasible.

When designing, we are very conscious of our client’s budget although we are not contractors. From our experience of tendering projects we know that the price can change massively based on the choice of contractor, location and site access as well as other variables. We can produce feasibility studies calculating cost on a metre-squared basis. Despite using these calculations it may not be possible to obtain a builders quote to match. We do find that providing detailed construction drawings and specifications to meet building control submission also helps you to obtain the most accurate and comparative quotes from local contractors.

ES Architecture provides a free consultation to visit your property and discuss requirements. This allows us to determine the extent of the work required and what we could do to help in the process before providing a fixed quote. An estimate can also be made available by phone. This consultation gives you the client the opportunity to meet Edward the Architect and decide for yourself whether he is the right Architect to guide you through your project.