Ruta at Vita Architecture says about us:
Team that is an absolute pleasure to deal with. Professional, helpful and responsive, with a direct approach to projects. Look forward to continue working together in the future.
houseUP’s Building Process for Hampstead Homes
Site visits are key to really understand all the aspects of the projects, especially your goals. Thanks to our knowledge of the Hampstead area and North West London in general, we can immediately identify all the crucial points to sort out for your project.
Very often we are able to offer you a visit to one of our active construction sites in the Hampstead and the larger Camden area.
INTRODUCING YOUR DESIGNER SPECIALISED IN HAMPSTEAD PROJECTS
For all our projects in Hampstead and neighbouring areas like Belsize Park, Highgate and Golders Green, we assign a specialist designer with local experience.
All our partner architects are RIBA architects and have a track record for successful planning permissions and project design with the Camden council.
After your meeting with a Hampstead based project designer, we will create a design proposal for you, according to your goals and your needs for your property improvement.
The design proposal will include the planning permission with the Camden planning authority, if needed. It’s highly likely that your property is located in one of the 40 conservation area that cover more than 50% of Camden council, like Hampstead, Fitzjohns, Belsize Park or Frognal.
Our specialist conservation architects and heritage consultants can help with the trickiest planning applications, including ones for listed buildings.
CHOOSING FINISHES, MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS
Our partner architects and interior designers will support you in selecting the best materials and finishings for your property in Hampstead, finding the optimal style that combines your taste and the local architectural accents and vernacular.
PREPARATION AND CONSTRUCTION
The pre-construction process crucial for a successful project. Planning permission with the Camden planning authorities is one of many activities, that might include other steps like creating a design and access statement, basement impact assessment etc.
According to the type of property and its location, you might also need one or more party wall agreements in place with your neighbours. If you have a flat, you might need a license to alter from the management of the building or the freeholder, for example.
All the preparation process is handled by our in house team with experience in Hampstead and neighbouring areas.
For each project in the Camden area, including Belsize Park, Primrose Hill and Hampstead, we assign local teams of specialist contractors and an expert project manager, who will bring the project to completion in a hassle free process.
COMPLETION, RETENTION PERIOD AND GUARANTEES
All our projects are carried out at the highest quality standard. At completion, we go over every single detail to make sure even the smallest bit is perfect.
Our completion package includes all the certificates like building control certificate, gas certificate, electrical certificate, plus all the guarantees for crucial parts of the works, like the roof construction and the waterproofing of the basement.
Our retention period starts at completion and covers a few months before the final payments are made to us.
In North West London we partner with the best architect firms and interior designers specialised in conservation areas and listed buildings.
Our partner architects in Hampstead are all RIBA Chartered and have years of experience with the local authorities, planning and building control officers in Camden council.
Areas we cover
houseUP focuses in West and North West London, covering HampsteadHighgate, Primrose Hill and all the Camden council. We carry out all types of property refurbishments, including extensions, roof developments, house refurbishments, basements and full property renovations.