WELCOME TO LCA DESIGN & BUILD
We are a family run architecture and design setup based in London. We plan and develop inspiring spaces for our clients that are practical and beautiful. As a practise, we strive to innovate and create sustainable homes. Our vision is for our projects to ultimately help create a greener environment for better well being. We welcome you to contact us if you would like to learn more about what we do.
HOW WE WORK
We will guide you through the RIBA work stages. This begins with research into your project and local area, to fully understand your requirements and impact upon neighbouring properties. This information then allows us to prepare a series of concept designs which is developed in 3-dimensional modelling. Once you are happy with a layout and the principles are established, we will develop the detail of this design ready for planning submission if required.
“Akin offered professional advice and made it easy to explore different ideas for what we wanted from our extension. We found him very knowledgeable and he made practical suggestions to keep costs within the budget. Communication was excellent, he was always on hand whether it be phone or email and we felt supported by Akin throughout the entire process. Thank you so much for your expertise and I would absolutely recommend his services to all. - Will Foster”
Depending on the design outcomes, we will guide you through the planning process and prepare the planning application on your behalf. This may include a mixture of 2D and 3D drawings of the proposal and a design and access statement to support the application. If additional reports are required, we will work with you to identify potential consultants that could prepare the additional documents.
“We are a first time buyer that got a very old house in Kingston that required complete transformation including opening up rooms and having a completely open plan. Akin was recommended to us by a friend and from the first call we felt very comfortable working with him. He put our minds at rest throughout the process and guided us on what needed to be done.
Akin was very good and easy to work with and always went above and beyond to give us detailed planning for our home. When we encountered challenges and had to do some revisions, he also assisted to get these done.
We are very happy with the final result of the project and Akin played a big role in getting this done. We will recommend him and work with him again in the future. – Kenny & Solveig.”
Once planning is granted, we will work on the technical aspect of the proposal which will include technical drawings that could be used for tendering (pricing), building control and construction. Depending on the scope of the project we will coordinate the design information amongst other consultants working on the job to reduce any issues that may arise on site.
"I just thought it would be nice if I told you how very grateful I am for your very professional and cheerful advice and help in your contribution to my planning problem. The drawings you produced were of a very high standard and very reasonably priced. Once I contacted you, my troubles in filling out the very complicated application forms just melted away. If I should need help with any planning problems in the future, I know just where to go to. - Gus DaCosta"