Designer homes for less than you think
£150 per sq ft is widely regarded as an industry average cost for building and fitting out a new individually designed home. That’s in the region of £225,000 to build a spacious 4 bedroom, 1500 sq ft home…but it doesn’t have to cost that much.
Barrett+Barrett architects is consistently bringing new home builds in at much less. We are achieving an average of £120-130 per sq ft on the majority of our projects and have even managed a remarkable £90 per sq ft on a beautifully appointed 5 bedroom home in north Leeds. … READ MORE
Working for construction and commercial property lawyers Barton Legal on the extensive refurbishment of their new offices in Rawdon, Leeds has been an extremely fulfilling experience for Barrett+Barrett architects. We were able to really flex our creative muscles and demonstrate our extensive planning and highways expertise in designing what is regarded as the most talked about building in the area.
Commenting on the project client William Barton said: “Although the offices we acquired had become dated and a bit of an eyesore, in their day they had been rather leading edge. The NHS-blue frontage had been a landmark for many local … READ MORE
Architect Patrick Barrett used all his skill and creativity to build this stunning house for himself, and he did it without compromise. Sharon Dale reports.
Most architects dream of building their own home and when they do, the end result is always exciting.
The thrilling combination of precision, practicality and creative freedom is obvious in Patrick Barrett’s house in Leeds.
“I’ve done lots of enjoyable private commissions but with this I was able to do exactly what I wanted. The only restrictions were planning and budget,” says Patrick, who runs his own eponymous practice.
The contemporary, four-bedroom property has a separate garage with an … READ MORE