Chartered Practice Architects – Warren Hagues: ‘Our job is to help clients explore potential and make informed decisions’

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Q. Who are your clients?
Local home owners, landlords and people who inherit property. We’ve done work at schools
and work for developers, as well as residential, refurbishments, new builds and working on listed buildings or in conservation areas. We also do commercial work.

Our job is to help clients explore potential and make informed decisions”

Q. Specifically, what type of work?
Mainly refurbishment and extension work. Clients move into property with ideas to extend, modernise, renovate and to change the layout to fit in with their lifestyle. Our job is to help clients explore potential and make informed decisions so they get the most out of their property, be it for the family or for rental.

Q. Explain the process involved?
Clients come to us via referrals and some walk in off the street. We take a brief to ascertain what they want, arrange a meeting preferably at the property where we can see it in context. Photographs and drawings are never as good as a site visit.

We help the client develop the brief and discuss potential issues that need solving. We’ll produce a series of options. There’s always an amount of mixing and matching. Not everybody understands sketches and drawings, so we may do an imaginary walk-through in their property.

Chartered Practice Architects
159 Askew Road, W12 9AU
0208 743 9535
warrenhagues@cparchitects.com
www.cparchitects.com