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The opportunity to build a house in or around London is a unique prospect packed with potential. But it requires an architect who understands your vision, your lifestyle and the local protocol. Scenario Architecture has been designing high-end, hard-working contemporary homes across London for more than a decade. One of the top small self-build architects in the city, Scenario has featured in Elle Decoration, Dezeen and Houzz, and its modern house design has been shortlisted for several prestigious architecture prizes – including the 2018 RIBA London Awards. When you build a house in London, Scenario is a skilled and proven partner.

We established our boutique firm in 2007 with a vision to develop a uniquely collaborative architecture, where clients who wish to build a house get a high-functioning first-class partner. Devising a liveable, modern house design is the product of a deep understanding of each homeowner’s unique lifestyle. That shows in our house design, and it’s made Scenario one of the best small self-build architects in London.

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If you plan to build a house in or around London, Scenario is here to help.

Most architecture projects in London require planning permission from the local council. With our successful record securing planning permission for self-build projects on behalf of our clients, we can claim home advantage across the capital.

We’ve created a brief illustrated overview to help you understand each stage of the self-build process.

 

TIP: Discover if your chosen architect has had success steering planning applications through your local council. Visit the “planning applications” page of your council’s website and enter the architect’s name in the search criteria.

 

To help you understand what it takes to obtain planning permission to build a house in London, we’ve created this helpful guide. Download it below.

This guide is suitable for anyone requiring consent from the local council to build a house or alter a home. It reviews the nuts and bolts of UK planning and strategies for successfully navigating it, based on our own extensive experience.

Working with Scenario Architecture to build a house London

Scenario is a boutique architecture studio focused on high-end self-build projects in and around London. Through our bespoke modern house design service, we tackle projects of every scale and complexity, from new-builds and full renovations down to interior alterations and refurbishments.

Our highly skilled team can walk you through the steps required to build a house. We collaborate closely with our clients from the initial drawings, detail design and planning through tender and construction to the project’s successful completion. On time and on budget.

We use innovative 3D design and visualisation tools as a standard for all projects. Our experience shows that real-time visualisations and virtual reality are efficient tools for choosing finishes, fixtures and fittings, and simulating natural light. And our expertise with 3D building information modelling (BIM) technology produces reliable construction information, so all our project data comes from an accurate, coordinated 3D model. Using this cutting-edge technology collaboratively with consultants and contractors saves our clients time and money.

A Chartered Institute of Building case study featuring a Scenario project demonstrates the great benefits of this advanced technology for domestic architecture.

Scenario Architecture is a RIBA Chartered Practice. We comply with the strict criteria of the Royal Institute of Chartered Architects, covering insurance, health and safety and quality-management systems.

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scenario-architecture-testimonial-brendan

We wanted to renovate our house in a conservation area in central London. Given this involved a complete demolition and new build with an extra floor on top, getting planning approval was always going to be tricky. Scenario did an amazing job on the new house ‘envelope’ and throughout the planning phase. We couldn’t have wished for better from them and having succeeded in gaining planning approval owe them a very big ‘thank you’.


scenario-architecture-testimonial-simon

Scenario designed a kitchen extension for us, and we are delighted with the results. The process was well organised, planned and delivered, and the whole team were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend them for their design, planning and project management skills.


scenario-architecture-testimonial-james

Worked with these guys on the internal development of our office. From start to finish they were great. They got what we wanted first time and really made working with them very easy. Their aftercare has been great too helping us deal with something that they were not involved with in the first place. Will highly recommend them to anyone.

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