Run by directors Annika Hatchwell and Brian Daws, INSPIRATION takes the best of traditional and contemporary styles and fuses them into clear, design-led solutions which add meaning and clarity to every project. Building the relationship between client and architect is the cornerstone of our approach to architecture and business.
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Products & Services
New Build Houses
A new build house is the perfect opportunity to create a beautiful building tailored perfectly to the owners’ lifestyle. Having completed a number one-off house projects from concept to realisation we have the vision and experience to realise your dream home from start to finish. We can also finish off your house in detail with our interior design expertise.
Remodelling, Extending and Refurbishment
Many of our projects are not complete new builds. Very often extension work is also combined with remodelling the interior of an existing building to make the best possible use of existing space. We also have extensive experience working with historic and listed buildings and understand the unique challenges that these present whilst still achieving spectacular results.
We like to think holistically about building design. The design of the building affects the furniture layout but, equally, the desired furniture layout should affect the form of the building – it is all part of one inseparable whole. We think about what the resulting interior feels like right from the very beginning of the building design even if we have not been commissioned for interior design. We have considerable experience in delivering interior design schemes however and so can finish your project off to the last detail.
- I would recommend this business
My wife and I wanted to write review regarding our experience with Inspiration Architects in relation to our future home. We both agree that the service, understanding and responses exceeded our expectations greatly. When we received the final proposal/drawings/examples we know we had made the right decision in engaging your services. In fact we were blown away. Whilst building a home is a daunting task it is great to know that we have professionals such as yourselves to help. Your assistance in the process has been much appreciated.
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We asked Inspiration to design a new house for us on a site with some beautiful views in Hampshire. We were aware of Inspiration’s reputation for these sorts of projects. We wanted our house to be contemporary in design and with outstanding sustainability credentials. This was beautifully achieved in the house we now enjoy which is truly unique and stunning in its design as well as having superb energy performance levels which far exceeded even our hopes and expectations.
The ‘upside down’ nature of the internal spaces and the way the house cleverly hugs the shape of the land means we can take full advantage of the surrounding beautiful views from all our living spaces, and the way the pool relates to the house is so imaginative. Inspiration provided the design and the service we needed to achieve our dreams. We would not hesitate to recommend them.
We found Inspiration through AECB as we wanted to build an environmentally sound house in the garden of the listed thatched cottage where we had lived for 30+ years. Inspiration understood our brief brilliantly and years later we are very happy (warm and dry) in our EPC 'A' rated house that costs much less to heat than we receive from our PV panels. The design as well as the quality of the build was excellent.
My wife and I wanted to write a review regarding our experience with Inspiration Architects in relation to our future home.
We both agree that the service, understanding and responses exceeded our expectations greatly. When we received the final proposal/drawings/examples we knew we had made the right decision in engaging your services. In fact we were blown away.
Whilst building a home is a daunting task it is great to know that we have professionals such as yourselves waiting in the wings to assist when required.
Your assistance in the process to date has been much appreciated. Your help has given us the foundation to build our dream.
We found the Inspiration team through a recommendation when we began to plan for the extension and modernisation of our home. From the beginning we found them friendly and professional, with that important balance of sound advice mixed with a willingness to work with our vision for the completed project. There were a number of challenging aspects to our job (riverside location, flood plain consent, raft and pile foundations and sewer re-location) the complexity of which they handled with minimum involvement from us. They also advised us on sourcing structural engineers and building contractors. Our decision to work with Inspiration was an important factor in the successful completion of our project.
I have been working as a consultant alongside Inspiration for a number of years now and have always been an admirer of their work. It clearly is inspiring! I particularly like their one-off home designs which display an unusual level of creativity in their look and form but also in the way they function. Sometimes quirky and always a statement, this practice likes to create something truly unique for each individual client.
From Our Website
Offering bespoke design, and a service uniquely crafted to your requirements from initial ideas to work on site, INSPIRATION is your first choice for architects in Berkshire and beyond. Working in a soft contemporary style that works beautifully for both period listed buildings and new cutting edge designs, we will make your dreams become a reality. Above all else, we believe that the design process should excite you and help you achieve your vision. By working closely with you from the initial brief to the finished construction, we will ensure that all ideas and designs are carefully tailored to your dream.
Inspiration Architects is owned and run by Annika Hatchwell and Brian Daws, a husband and wife team who founded Inspiration in 1999. We care deeply about the quality of work we produce, and pride ourselves in being able to spend time offering our clients a personalised service tailored to your exact needs. A qualified building technologist before also qualifying as an architect, Brian has extensive experience of high end design on construction projects. Brian has designed and delivered many luxury private residential projects as well as numerous commercial developments.
Many of our clients have not been involved in a building project before and knowing so little of what to expect can be intimidating. This should not be a worry as we expect this to be the case and it is for the architect to guide the client carefully at each stage and to make every step quite clear. Below are the main stages that a typical project will go through. We are a bespoke architectural firm - a 'boutique' firm if you like, we are small and specialise in tailoring designs to the exact requirements of our clients.