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The Home Architect

Glasgow, Glasgow City, South Lanarkshire


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‘21 Certificate of Excellence, 2021


The Home Architect was established to provide clients with quality design solutions for all projects Home related. We spend time working and listening to our clients and provide a professional service with the aim of delivering planning and building consents required for their project.

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31 July 2019

Fist class service by colin
All plans completed and submitted
Then passed in less than4 weeks
Very professional device and I would highly recommend

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30 July 2019

Colin is very helpful and also very knowledgeable nothing was a problem Colin has been very clear and precise about the process with dealing with all aspects of the job in hand including dealing with planning application.

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24 July 2019

Garage Conversions

Thought that he was very efficient and professional , he answered our add immediately, if we decide that we need an architect we would definately contact him.
Kind Regards

4 June 2019

Colin did a great job with our garden extension. His ideas were modern and well thought through. He was well versed in his trade and very polite. It took around three months to achieve the permissions from the local authority, however that’s fast from what we understood. I’d recommend this guy to anyone as he helped us to get the best room in our house More...


Any garage can be converted it’s more a matter of how much work and a what cost. Most modern homes require Are capable of being converted especially those with an integral garage. We would come evaluate your property and give an opinion fairly fast

An integral garage is typically a space that is not quite large enough for a car, and is often used to store sundry items, but little did you realise you could already have the perfect solution for extending your home, without always requiring planning consent.

There are several key factors to consider when approaching a garage conversion:

Floors, walls and ceilings that are exposed to an external surface will require to have insulation upgraded.
It is always best to level the floor with that of the remainder of the ground floor of your house.
Sometimes the structural lintel over your garage door can be raised to increase glazing area.

Our Top Tips On Garage Conversions:

Most garage conversions don’t require a planning application, and only require a building warrant application. However, this should not be assumed and clarification should be sought from the local planning department.
Avoid full height glazed openings. Planning departments typically do not like these openings and prefer smaller windows.
The planning department will class ALL garage conversions as an apartment (bedroom), which may require you to find an additional car parking space on your property.
Be aware that a garage conversion (single) has a starting price of £5000. Be very suspect of builders offering works for less.
Allow for 2-3months to get all approvals in place.

Initially there must be a consideration of the Structural implications. Can the existing structure take the new additional loading? This would involve bringing a structural engineer onboard to assess and warrant the changes proposed.

The existing head heights should be considered in line with building standards requirements and will I achieve sufficient access by staircase. What will the impact of a new staircase be.

How will I ventilate and lighten the new attic so as to achieve a habitable space? Will I install a dormer or a velux type window?

We would make up mood boards for our clients to review and comment upon. We would source products and recommendations for our client and in turn we would source procurement of these products upon receipt of payment from our client

We are modern in our design views but are always happy to oblige the more direct approach and appeal our clients may have

Providing people with a completed project that suits their requirements and meets with their aspirations. There is nothing better than formulating a proposal in your mind and seeing it finally becoming a reality

I was keen to establish my own business to offer a bespoke design service to private clients. To add the personal touch combined with high quality design. Don't get me wrong, we do a lot of small projects that include hard line black and which drafting, but these often lead to future work for us as our clients are very happy with our professionalism

We are a fully qualified and reasonably priced Architecture service that is registered with the 'Architects Registration Board'. We also have full Indemnity cover and keep our ear to the ground with current trends in design