Process your brief

Our aim is to demystify the whole process of design, planning and construction, allowing you to understand what is happening and why.

We begin your project by asking you what you desire from your new space and how you want to live within it. From these conversations we create a unique personal brief for your project. This is then translated into a 3 dimensional form to help you understand and virtually walk through the new space.

The design can then be developed and refined. We work alongside each client and apply our experience and expertise to produce a variety of options and possibilities, to achieve the best possible end product within the available budget and timescales.

Our architectural practice has decades of experience to draw on; decades of beautiful spaces, satisfied clients and award winning design. Our experience shows itself in our project’s speed, quality and affordability, and in our consistent record in achieving planning approval.

What distinguishes our design is our creative approach to realising our client’s ideas. What distinguish our finished buildings are the beautiful spaces we create.

Process your design

inkarchitects aim to produce beautiful spaces, award-winning design and most importantly satisfied clients. We provide services across architectural and interior design.

Our clients, budgets and projects are diverse, encompassing residential, commercial and community projects, and ranging from interiors and conversions to large scale new build apartments and historic restorations.

We believe every project deserves our full attention, whatever the scale, and are always happy to discuss new ideas with potential clients.

 

Process your services

We offer a range of Architectural services, ranging from master planning and feasibility reports, to construction drawings and contract administration.

Click the relevant tab below for a brief description of the services we can provide.

Our feasibility studies provide detailed, site specific, guidance – to ensure our clients are fully informed about the opportunities and constraints of their site.  Our detailed knowledge of the planning system and construction will enable to you to maximise the design potential of your project.

3D designs allow us to communicate potential designs to our clients and for our clients to discuss the project with their financial partners. Our 3D designs give you a more complete picture of how the building will eventually look and work. Our expertise allow us to create models and examine new buildings from all perspectives.

We offer a full planning service, from residential remodelling, extensions and interior design to new build and commercial properties. From the start we will guide you through the planning application process, providing you with the necessary information and advice to help you decide how you want your project to unfold.

Over the years we have carried out master planning for schools, holiday villages, theatres and mosques, regeneration projects and mixed use schemes both in the UK and abroad.  Using our breadth of experience, we are able to find dynamic, creative solutions to complex design issues and through this bring to the forefront a design approach that is community focused as well as practical and economically viable.

Our master plans focus on building placement, design, infrastructure, and the environment. We understand the complex issues that need to be considered when designing a successful master plan and we can work with you from an initial feasibility study through to detailed design schemes and construction.

Depending on your requirements, we can work with you from the initial concept design through to specific choice of materials, lighting design and fixtures and fittings. Our service packages are tailored to suit your project. When reconfiguring living spaces, our key focus is on maximising light and space, and matching layout to living style, in order to amalgamate form and function. In addition to this, our bespoke joinery design service can provide you with unique space saving solutions tailored to your brief.

We can provide you with a technical analysis of existing and proposed construction projects to enable your project to comply with the Building Regulation Approved Documents.

Our landscape and garden designs have ranged from small gardens to large community schemes. We can provide hard landscaping and soft landscaping designs for your garden space. Our designs are client focused and the service can be tailored to suit your specific brief.  With the right design approach, the line between inside and out can be blurred, to extend interiors and bring light and life to living spaces.

If you require detailed design drawings for construction, we can provide: technical schedules and specifications, lighting designs, window and door schedules or interior design schedules.

We can provide as fine a detail as your project requires and will provide a tailored service proposal to match your requirements.

We have a great deal of experience with historic buildings and applications for Listed Building Consent. We will assist you with careful decision making so that the potential of the building can be optimised.

Our project management service – taking overall control of a project from first ideas through to finishing touches – ensures that your project should come in on time and on budget.  We can help inform your decisions and instruct contractors and subcontractors on your behalf.

We have considerable experience of working with conservation areas and the complex planning policies that cover them.

Please do not hesitate to (contact us) if you would like to enquire about a project located in a conservation area and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.

Our Tendering service provides a detailed analysis of construction costs, to ensure that the costs of your project are transparent, clear and competitive.

This process will ensure that your specification is fully met without any hidden costs and is ideal for those concerned about budgeting, or who wish to have more control over the specification of works during the construction process.

Where clients want complete control of their design, and of their budget as the project is constructed, we can provide a contract administration service.

Throughout the construction process we will visit to inspect the quality of the workmanship to ensure that it complies with the specification and design and that costs are controlled against the agreed tender so that the client has transparency in the way that their budget is being spent and they have control of the project costs.

We can provide an analysis of existing and new designs to understand and assess them against part M criteria for disabled access.

Process your team

Andrew Kiffin

RIBA ARB – Practice Director

inkarchitects was originally founded by Andrew Kiffin twenty-eight years ago in 1992 as Architect DAS.

Andrew is the Practice Director and creative lead on all our designs and his design philosophy can be seen throughout our work. Andrew graduated from the PCL Architecture School, now Westminster University, one of the foremost architectural colleges in the country. Before forming Architect DAS, Andrew worked for leading international Architectural Practices, helping to design the award-winning Glaxo-Smith-Klein building in 1990.  As an independent designer Andrew has won competitions, for community architecture and has been highly praised in the architectural and local media.

Monica Booker

Assistant Architect Part II

Monica graduated from the University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest in 2004 with a diploma in Architecture. Monica has a diverse background, including working as an Art Director on major films.

Monica works on the design projects with Andrew.

Vangelis Pipis

ARB/RIBA Part II Assistant Architect

Vangelis studied at the University of Greenwich School of Architecture, graduating in 2011.

He has worked for both large renowned international practices and smaller practices, on a wide variety of projects.

Projects

At inkarchitects, each new project is viewed as a unique opportunity to explore the creative possibilities and maximise the potential of the brief whilst meeting the wishes and budget of the client.

We start the design by listening to our clients, and working alongside them to visualise and realise their ideas. We then apply our experience and expertise to extend this vision, producing a variety of options and possibilities, to provide the best possible end product within the available budget and timescales.

As an architectural practice we have decades of experience to draw on; decades of beautiful spaces, satisfied clients and award winning design. Our experience shows itself in our project’s speed, quality and affordability, and in our consistent record in achieving planning approval.

What distinguishes our design is our creative approach to realising our client’s ideas. What distinguish our finished buildings is the beautiful spaces we create.