Architecture for London launches new service to avoid builder pitfalls

Architecture for London launches a new builder service that aims to bring a new professional standard of builders in London

Online PR News – 11-January-2012 – – A new service launched by Architecture for London ( this month aims to remove the pitfalls commonly experienced when finding and dealing with builders. This integrated design and build service has been created specifically for residential projects to provide the reassurance of an architect led, complete design and construction solution. The approach offers a single point of contact with an experienced and friendly team, and helps to avoid common problems faced by homeowners when employing builders, such lack of communication and unprofessional service.

AfL's construction team, led by a degree level educated site manager, assist the client and project architect from the outset, advising on cost and time efficient approaches to construction helping to ensure the project comes in on time and on budget.

Ben Ridley, Director of AfL says:
“When embarking on a loft conversion, kitchen extension or home renovation, homeowners are usually faced with the challenge of sourcing a suitable builder and then keeping their fingers crossed that everything will go according to plan. All too often homeowners who work with a number of companies find themselves stuck in the middle of disputes between various parties or facing problems due to lack of integration in the project team. Such an approach is not always in the interests of clients who are naturally cautious about making one of the biggest investments of their lives."

“Homeowners are entitled to expect the same level professional service throughout the whole process, from the design stage to completion on site. Through the AfL design and build approach we want to provide a complete service that works together to serve the interests of the homeowner. Our aim is to help ensure projects are stress free for our clients and finished on time, on budget and to the highest possible standard.”


About Architecture for London

AfL are specialists in alterations to properties in London, providing flexible and approachable architectural services to homeowners looking to extend or renovate. Our extensive knowledge of London housing stock and local authority policy enables us to realise the full potential of our clients’ properties.
Because we understand that all projects are different AfL has designed a flexible system that can be tailored to the needs of the customer. The service starts with a 2 hour consultation which costs £150 and offers preliminary design options, advice on planning and building regulations and other consents needed.