Chartered Practice Architects: A Design for Life

Chartered Practice Architects: A Design for Life

Delivering bespoke solutions for every client

While I’m talking to architects Warren Hagues and Matt Hedges, the snow is falling on Askew Road. Naturally, the weather is the first topic of conversation. ‘It’s a good reminder that proper insulation is so important,’ smiles Warren.

‘Under all those reclaimed pine floors in Victorian properties, you’ve often got nothing but fresh air and dirt – no insulation whatsoever. During the tendering process, we never forget that; it’s not exactly a glamorous use of the client’s budget, but it’s essential.’

Warren and Matt are specialists in West London’s housing stock. Their practice was founded in 1992 (Matt joined in 1999 and Warren in 2004) and the two have been co-owners since 2012. ‘Most of our projects are local, within walking distance of the office,’ confirms Matt. ‘We focus mostly on extensions and refurbishments and we often work on listed buildings and within Conservation Areas.

‘We know the issues – whether it’s drainage conditions or a shared party wall – and our designs are not one-size fits all. We don’t pick from a limited repertoire of options; as architects, we look at every project from a broad perspective and come up with flexible, tailored solutions that tick all the boxes and, of course, meet the budget.’

Chartered Practice Architects
159 Askew Road, W12 9AU

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