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Over two thirds of our work comes from existing client referrals and recommendations. 👇
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We are Darren Oldfield Architects, an award-winning architectural practice established in 2013 and based in West Dulwich, London. 
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We work with a variety of clients including private homeowners, developers and small businesses. Our work is mainly in the residential sector, with construction budgets ranging from £250,000 to over £3,000,000. 
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We believe that good architecture is collaborative, and shaped by positive relationships between clients, consultants and contractors. 
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If you are considering a build or renovation next year, take a look at some of our work via the website, then drop us an email. Link in our bio here 👉 @darrenoldfieldarchitects 
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From ordinary to extraordinary!
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We have recently begun work on this mid-terrace house in Herne Hill, expanding the footprint with rear, side and loft extensions. 
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To create visual consistency we will clad the newly built sections in a pre-patinated copper that complements the warm brick tones of the original building.
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The use of warm natural materials also extends to the interior. The vaulted roof of the side extension, which features a 4m high skylight, is supported by exposed timber rafters.
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Curious to look at this project in more depth? Head to our post from the 7th of June which features the proposed plans. Just tap here to go to our profile page ▷ @darrenoldfieldarchitects
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Our Summer newsletter is live! Grab a coffee and catch up with our latest projects and announcements, including: 

📸 a peak at our latest photoshoot - Peckham House, with its stark black exteriors and light, colourful interiors

🏡 our newest commissions - a detached late Victorian villa in Wandsworth and our first project in Essex, a stunning Arts and Crafts period home. 

🔨 Find out which Darren Oldfield designed property is up for sale on @Themodernhouse 
 
👷🏼‍♀️ we've also shared some exciting news about our team! 

Simply click on the link in our bio here to read in full 👉 @darrenoldfieldarchitects and look for Summer Newsletter. 

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Why include a green roof in your property development? 
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🌱 They increase biodiversity
🌱 They insulate, cooling the property in the summer and keeping it warmer in the winter. 
🌱 They reduce strain on sewerage systems and reduce flood risk. 
🌱 They are a joy to look at and increase in beauty over time. 
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Beauty is itself a sustainable feature of architecture. The more aesthetically pleasing a building is, the longer it will last since humans are often motivated to maintain beautiful things! 
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Got a question about green roofs? Drop it in the comments below. 👇

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We love a challenge! And for this client, we were tasked with turning a brown house into a beautiful house. ✨​​​​​​​​
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Completed in 2018, we added a series of extensions to this property in Carshalton, originally built 20 years previously in 1998. ​​​​​​​​
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We created a much bigger kitchen dining space, conservatory garden room, and attic guest bedroom suite.​​​​​​​​
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To see the photos of the completed project, head to the 'Completed Projects' section of our website and look for Pine Walk, Carshalton. Just tap here to be taken to the website link in our bio 👉 @darrenoldfieldarchitects ​​​​​​​​
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B R I S E  S O L E I L ☀️​​​​​​​​
A first for us! Whenever possible we use our design expertise to minimise the risk of overheating by looking at the orientation, window position and size. However, on this project, south-facing sun exposure was unavoidable, so we added a brise soleil.​​​​​​​​
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A brise soleil is a bit like a sun visor for a building. In this project, we have used a series of bespoke, angled, galvanised and powder-coated steel panels positioned above the window to control the amount of sunlight and solar heat entering the room. It is an effective way to shade a room, ultimately making it much more comfortable for our clients to relax in.​​​​​​​​
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Save this post for later if you have a sun-soaked south-facing room which needs cooling down in the summer sun. A brise soleil could be the answer. 😎​​​​​​​​
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📸 courtesy of @VitrumGreen who we are working with to manufacture this brise soleil.​​​​​​​​
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Embarking on your first building project can be a daunting prospect, which is why we make our working process very clear to our clients, so that you can make informed decisions along the way and know what's to come. Here is our 5 step approach:
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1. Brief and Survey - We meet with you to discuss your needs and intentions for the project, your budget and the timescale. We arrange a measured survey of the property which allows us to create detailed plans and develop designs.
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2. Sketch Design - We present one or two hand-sketched designs to you. Once you are happy with the design we would advise you to get estimates for the work from a builder or quantity surveyor.
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3. Planning - We develop an agreed initial design for submission to the local planning department. We prepare 3D visualisations to ensure all aspects of the designs can be clearly and easily understood. 
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4. Working Drawings - Once planning consent is secured we prepare all the necessary construction information for a contractor to carry out the work. This includes working with a wider team of consultants such as structural engineers and interior designers to ensure all build components fit together correctly. Once the drawings are complete they are issued to contractors for pricing.
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5. Site Supervision - We assist whilst the project is on-site. This includes contract administration and site inspections. We meet with you and your contractor to ensure that our drawings are being implemented correctly, the workmanship is of good quality and to deal with any surprises that pop up along the way.
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To see examples of our work, head to our website. Link in bio 👉 @darrenoldfieldarchitects. 📸 @guylockwoodphotography
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Here's what you need to know about renovating a listed building. 👇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Listed buildings have special architectural or historical interest. The listing process gives these buildings extra protection in the planning system to help them retain their original features and preserve them for future generations. This can make them desirable homes and properties, but they also come with special responsibilities for owners when it comes to making changes, renovations or other improvements.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Working on a listed building can be challenging but also rewarding. With an experienced architect and team of specialists to guide you, it can result in a truly spectacular property!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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COVID 19

We remain open for business during normal working hours (9:00am-6:00pm) and are working from our COVID-secure offices. Work continues on site with all appropriate safety measures for our projects currently under construction, and we retain social distancing precautions when we visit. We are happy to arrange consultations via videoconference for new and existing clients, or in person with appropriate precautions.

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