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Why MP Architects?

It is often said that appointing an architect can be a lengthy and expensive process but at MP Architects we challenge this misconception, providing a high-quality, chartered service tailored to suit every brief and budget. Our core principles, listed below, ensure that your project can be delivered successfully and efficiently, with clear timelines and costs from the beginning. There is no project too big or too small, so get in touch today to book a free consultation.

Client Relationships

Client satisfaction is at the heart of what we do. Many of our projects are procured from repeat clients or recommendations and we work hard to maintain our strong reputation in the local community. We include Principal Designer service

Full Design and Principal Designer Service

Our RIBA Chartered team provides a comprehensive design service from conception to completion, providing every drawing, form or specialist consultant you  need to realise your design vision.

Fixed Price Process

We issue fixed, stage-by-stage fee quotes to every enquiry which ensures that you have a clear understanding of our costs from the start of your project with no 'run-away' fees or surprise invoices.

Efficient Turnaround

We aim to provide personalised fee quotes within 24 hours of receiving your enquiry. Once instructed, we work carefully and efficiently to deliver your drawings in a timely manner - typically 1-2 weeks per project stage.

Eco-friendly Design

Planning the future of your home with the future of the planet in mind. We have worked on a number of projects aiming to include eco-friendly solutions such as solar panels, air/ground source heat pumps, passivhaus insulation and rainwater re-use.

Professional Network

We pride ourselves on having a strong a network of construction professionals including structural engineers, planning consultants and reliable builders who we can connect you with to provide excellent service and competitive quotes. 

Don't just take our word for it!
New-Build Home in Ascot by MP Architects in Newbury
Mark and Sally of Winkfield
We have worked with Michael on a number of projects over the past 10 years and in that time forged a strong working professional relationship alongside a personal friendship. We are currently working together on a new build at Ascot taking inspiration from the French Classical design. The attention to detail Michael has shown in the design of the Ascot house is second to none. A truly compassionate Architect who is willing to go the extra mile to ensure everything runs smoothly throughout the design/build process.
House Extension in Newbury by MP Architects
Nicki of Newbury
We appointed Michael to plan a 2-storey extension on our property. We had a fairly clear plan of what we wanted but Michael had definitely suggested things within that which we would not have previously thought about. All planning permissions etc have gone through really smoothly and we have had no involvement. Michael has been great in taking it at our pace. He has been really flexible with how we progress throughout the project and we have total trust that he will support us in whatever way we require. 
Building Regulation Drawings in Burghclere
Helen of Shaw
Michael designed a large two storey extension for our family home which we absolutely love. He drew up a range of plans to choose from and then was very accommodating, paying great attention to detail, on the final plan. He was also very knowledgeable of the process of submitting planning to West Berkshire and was very quick to respond to any queries throughout this period. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael; he is very dedicated to his work and he is a lovely, professional and helpful person to work with.

Our Work Stages

Starting a building project can be a complex and challenging undertaking. Obtaining planning permission, achieving building regulation approval with our principal designer input and appointing a reliable builder are the most important aspects of any successful project and our team can help you through every RIBA stage as outlined below. We work on a stage-by-stage basis so you can progress your project at your own pace without having to commit to every work stage from the beginning.

Stage 0 - Initial Fee Quote and Site Visit

We start every project by issuing an initial fee quote which is subject to us making a visit to your home so that we can fully understand your brief and explain the service we offer in more detail. At this stage, we can also answer any questions you may have about our quote or the process as a whole. All of our visits are made free-of-charge, with no obligations. After we visit, we will issue a formal fee quote with our terms of appointment for your consideration

Stage 1 - Measured Survey

Once appointed, the first step in the process will be a measured survey of your home. Using a mixture of physical and digital techniques, we create an accurate set of existing plans and elevations to work from when creating design proposals. We also take note of any potential considerations when creating your designs such as ecology, drainage, boundaries, party walls etc and can recommend a number of established consultants to assist where needed if necessary

Stage 2 - Design Proposals

Now for the fun part! Once we have prepared the survey drawings, it is time to start designing. Our quote allows for at least 2-3 initial design proposals (often more!) which we issue to you electronically, followed by another visit to your property with paper copies and pen in hand, ready to make any amendments you would like to see. Already have some ideas in mind? We'd love to hear them! Our design process is completely interactive and we welcome your input at every stage

Stage 3 - Planning Submission

After your design has been finalised, we prepare and submit either a planning application or a certificate of lawfulness (if PD rule applies) to your local authority. This also includes the preparation of Design and Access/Heritage statements if they are required

Stage 4 - Building Regulations

If your application is approved without conditions, we can proceed to prepare a set of drawings as the principal designer for local authority building control approval. At this stage we can also obtain quotes for any consultants that may be needed such as structural engineers, SAP assessors etc

Stage 5-7 - Specification and Tendering

We work with a number of local, reliable contractors to provide quotes for the construction stage of your project. We will assist you with the tendering process and can provide an optional contract administration service to guide you through the duration of the build

Our Services

We offer a range of residential and commercial services covering house extensions, new-build homes, barn conversions, commercial units and change-of-use applications including conversions of office buildings to residential units.
Traditional House Extensions in Newbury Berkshire
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About Us

We have over 20 years experience with new build projects, house extensions, attic conversions, alterations to existing buildings, residential development and works to listed buildings. Based in Newbury, our team of chartered architects has delivered projects across Berkshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, successfully transforming our clients' homes with stunning designs.

Our highly professional service focuses on your vision and needs without compromise.

Enquire now for a free, no-obligation consultation and enlist the help of our talented team of architects and designers as you journey towards your dream home.

Our Projects

Take a look at some of the projects our Newbury-based architecture practice has delivered. Visit the 'Our Projects' page below and see what can be achieved when you enlist the help of our expert architectural design team with your extension, new-build or conversion project!

Modern House Extension in Newbury, Berkshire Detached House Extension in Newbury, Berkshire New Build House in Newbury, Berkshire Traditional House Extension in Newbury, Berkshire Family Home Extension in Newbury, Berkshire Open Plan House Extension in Newbury, Berkshire

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