Transforming spaces into places
PLACES THAT ARE CAREFULLY DESIGNED
TO MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS
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We are passionate about creating places and our clients are at the centre of everything we do. Each and every project is unique and we take the time to get to know you and to understand your requirements from the outset. We care about the environment and always design to the latest regulations and specify local/recycled materials wherever possible. We approach every project, small or large, with the same meticulous attention to detail. Feel free to contact us to discuss your project, we'd be happy to hear from you.
We take great pride in providing a friendly, personal and professional level of service and many of our new clients are by referral . Read what some of our clients have said about us on our testimonials page.
Sheena Kerai is a RIBA Chartered Architect and she is the sole Director of Artis Architects Ltd which was formed in 2012. Sheena obtained a BSc in Architectural Studies and a Masters degree in Architecture from Cardiff University, and completed her architectural training with a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture from Westminster University.
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Whether your project is an extension, refurbishment or new build, we are able to tailor our services to suit your requirements. We offer a range of architectural services beginning with some initial research that includes in-depth discussions to understand your requirements and develop a design brief with you. Our fees vary depending on the scale and complexity of your project and we are able to provide you with a fee proposal as part of this initial research stage.
If our fee is acceptable, we will carry out a survey of the site, or arrange for a survey to be carried out by a surveyor if necessary. This will be followed by the preparation of feasibility sketch proposals which will explore the potential variations for the final design.
Once we have a sketch design that you are happy with, we move on to detailed design drawings which are submitted for planning approval. Once approved, we move on to the technical design drawings and submission for Building Regulations Approval.
For smaller projects, the technical design drawings are sufficient for you to obtain quotations for the building work. However, for larger or more complex projects, we can also prepare schedules, construction drawings and specifications. We can assist with the preparation of tender documents and provide contract administration services for larger projects.
We generally work within a 10 mile radius of our base in Rickmansworth, however we do sometimes work beyond this so please do get in touch to find out if we can help you.
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What our clients have said about working with us...
"After being sorely let down by another local architect we asked Artis Architects to step in and take on the architectural design for a kitchen and WC single storey extension at the rear of our house. From the start Sheena proved very professional listening attentively to our requirement, answering questions and providing constructive suggestions. She produced three initial drawings very promptly including a wild card outside the brief which we decided to take forward. Final drawings were produced progressively as we developed the detailed plans.
Sheena also handled the approvals and liaised with the Engineer for the structural specifications, with aplomb. During the building she was quick to answer further questions as they arose.
We have been very happy with Artis Architects who are a pleasure to work with. Sheena is very professional and patient, communicates clearly and produces results promptly. We are very pleased with the end result and would not hesitate to recommend Artis Architects."
Richard, Rickmansworth WD3
"Artis architects interpreted our requirements beautifully. The layout has been carefully thought out and they have incorporated all the aspects we were looking for whilst adding some striking design features. Their attention to detail has been very impressive and we are convinced that without their help and experience we would not have managed to get the result we have achieved. They took control of all the approvals and also liaised with the Engineer for the structural specifications.
We couldn't be happier with the end result and for their help throughout our renovation."
Chris, New Malden KT3
"We used Artis Architects to help us with our refurbishment and single storey extension and they have been a pleasure to work with. It only took one meeting to realize that Sheena’s capacity and talent far exceeded the other architects interviewed. We were impressed with Sheena’s attention to detail, and her passion for great design that lead to our successful project. We would not hesitate to recommend Artis Architects."
Jackie, London NW9
"We used Artis Architects to redesign the ground floor of our house. We were amazed by the work done and are very pleased with the spacious modern design. Sheena is very professional and listened to what our needs were and came up with helpful suggestions that we would have not considered. That is a testament to her knowledge and expertise when it comes to her design skills."
Hasmita, Harrow HA2
"I have been very happy with Sheena, she is very professional . She communicates effectively and timely she always makes the effort to explain things properly and was very patient with us. I feel she went above and beyond to support us."
Manji, Harrow HA3
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