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

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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PLANNING FEES GOING UP

written by: 50degrees on 19.01.18

Some news from the government regarding planning fees. They are going up! Please use this link to see the new pricing structure which we will be using on all fresh applications – https://ecab.planningportal.co.uk/uploads/english_application_fees.pdf

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Houzz Feature: ‘How to Get Closure on Your Design Project’

written by: 50degrees on 16.01.18

We’ve been featured in the Houzz Lifestyle editorial  ‘How to Get Closure on Your Design Project’ The work is over, but you still can’t let go… Find out how to make peace with the end results of your renovation. Read the full article here: https://www.houzz.co.uk/ideabooks/98970352/list/how-to-get-closure-on-your-design-project        

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We’re Hiring for 2018!

written by: 50degrees on 19.12.17

Part II or Part III Architect We are expanding again and welcome applications from Architects who are experienced, motivated and friendly – responsibilities will include job running multiple projects, preparation and development of drawn and written documentation, liaising with clients, consultants, planners and builders. You will need to work pro-actively on a daily basis. The […]

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