about us

50 Degrees North is an award winning RIBA Chartered practice based in Richmond. We have a passion for residential architecture and love to create beautiful homes which function magnificently.

To every project we bring a huge wealth of experience and the results are well-considered, well-planned spaces which enhance and simplify the lives of our clients, bringing order and balance. Our strong environmental heritage underlies the thinking for all projects.

We are specialists in the design of:

  • New build homes
  • Whole house remodelling and refurbishment
  • Home extensions
  • Loft conversions

Our clients are homeowners, builders and developers and we have the expertise and capability to work at all scales from simple alterations though to small housing developments.

We have developed an accessible, client friendly approach to engaging an architect: be that full-service (from initial designs right through to build and snagging) or simply design through to planning permission and handover to your build team.

Our architects encourage collaboration and our designs are the outcome of this conversation: the perfect mix of client desire, married with architectural know-how.

Over the years we have assembled a core list of recommended builders, consultants and suppliers which our clients readily benefit from at every stage throughout their project.

We are based in Richmond and work throughout London, the Home Counties and sometimes further afield.

Please call us on 020 8744 2337 or email info@50degrees.co.uk if you would like to talk through your project and arrange an initial appointment at our studio.

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services

Our design process and service offering has been finely honed in response to the specific needs of residential clients.

We provide a full architectural service broken down into 5 clear stages. These stages are based on the 'RIBA Plan of Work 2013' - the definitive UK model for the building design and construction process. We tailor the content and output of each stage to meet the requirements of individual projects.

Our service includes coordinating the input of our established network of consultants for example: Structural Engineers, Planning consultants, Arboricultural Specialists, Building Control Companies and Interior Designers.

In the main, we are able to quote on a fixed fee basis - we find that clients like the certainty this gives and helps to reduce possible anxiety about spiralling costs. Our quotes clearly explain what is and what isn't included in each of the work stages. We also give an indication of additional third party costs.

 

 

Our 5 stages of service are:

Stage 0: Getting Started

Initial meeting, Brief development, Quote

Stage 1:  Design

Brief development, Measured survey, Desktop research, Design and Planning Issue Drawings

Stage 2: Planning Permission

Planning Application Submission

Stage 3: Preparing to Build

Developed Design, Structural Calculations and Building Regulations Submission

Stage 4: Build Support

Working Drawings, Site visits, Interior Design

journal

50 Degrees North moves to Richmond!

written by: 50degrees on 12.10.18

Phew! So, last week we moved office. We said goodbye to historic Willoughby House in St Margarets, our home for the past 6 years, and hello to the equally notable St Johns Studios in the centre of Richmond. Having not moved house for a very long time, this is the closest we have come to […]

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BUILD IT ARTICLE – JULY’ 18

written by: 50degrees on 28.06.18

Built It magazine July 2018s Issue is about the ‘interior design journey’ in many ways, we hadn’t completed the exterior when the photoshoot was carried out, but its nearly complete now and we will shortly have a photo set of the landscape and external elements that ‘frame’ the house and give it the refined setting […]

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BUILD IT JULY 18 FRONT COVER


BUILD IT JULY ’18 FEATURE

written by: 50degrees on 29.05.18

We’re in it again, West Wittering Beach House is featured in the current (July 2018) issue of Build It, Margot the office dog is interested in the article (she wants to tear it to shreds no doubt). It’s a great article by our jounralist Friend Stephanie that looks in the concepts and key design elements […]

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Margot in the garden West Witt Beach House '18


RIBA JOURNAL: Roundhouse

written by: 50degrees on 15.02.18

Terrific to see our friends at Roundhouse featured in today’s RIBA Journal!  http://riba.msgfocus.com/q/17EEDKnhCzesvGJ6qbyPCR/wv   Our Sidney Road project is just one example of their beautiful bespoke designs; For this project we decided to create a crisp space fitting in a wonderful kitchen by Roundhouse and focus on several key design features to realise an award worthy scheme.   […]

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