You are about to embark on a great journey, to improve your living and lifestyle.
Our Chartered Architects will be at your side to guide you and help you chose wisely.

Like a road trip with changing landscapes, the project will go through several stages with specific purposes.

Project phases

There are 3 main phases in any project:

  • Preparation
  • Design
  • Construction

The first one is mostly about understanding what should, can and cannot be done.
The second is where the Architect's expertise is best employed and the project is designed based on the information gathered.
The last one is when things are actually built following the design or adjusting to unforeseen circumstances.


At the beginning we understand who you are and what you need, what are your desires and the practical constraints on the land or the property.

Together we decide what services are right for you and what should be the outcome for your project.

A clear brief and scope of work is agreed and they will be our foundation to work on.

RIBA Stages 0 - 1


With your inputs we create a bespoke design, honed step by step to the right level of detail.

A concept becomes a scheme, solutions are shortlisted and specialist consultants are heard until a final proposal is approved by you and the Planning Authority (when required).

We create an "instruction booklet", the technical package with details and specifications to build your project right.

The most suitable vetted builders from our pool are invited to bid for the project, we help you review and choose the best offer.

RIBA Stages 2 - 3 - 4


From the beginning until the end of site works and beyond, we help you prepare, inspect the site and deal with the contractors.

Any site queries are solved promptly, everything is tracked to ensure you are on top of things, hassle free.

In the end you have received all the documents, tests, certificates, and any defects are fixed for a full service of unexpected quality.

RIBA Stages 5 - 6

RIBA Stages

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has developed over the years a blueprint to deliver any project and is called RIBA Plan of Work.

From a cabin to an airport, the Plan of Work can be zoomed in or out and tailored to the project's requirements.
The most important thing it defines are the RIBA Stages and their associated tasks.

Working with this bluerpint allows us to control the quality of the services we provide and deliverables we issue, respecting the highest industry standards.

To make it layman-friendly, we have translated it into the roadmap below.

a roadmap showing what happens throughout stages 0-6 of an architecture project. Meet your Architect, define your needs, approve the project ideas, prepare for planning, receive a full construction package, get builders to quote, start and complete construction, make good the final details.

Let's tailor the journey around you

You may be a first time home renovator, a DIY enthousiast, a serial developer, a contractor, a self builder.
Or an association of self-builders.

A house or a plot may look like the one next to it which has already been transformed, but there could be hidden differences.

Never two projects are the same.

This is why we tailor our services around specific needs, resources and the level of risk.

Make our expertise yours and save both time and money.

Let's chat.

Based on 11 reviews
George Ramsay
George Ramsay
November 1, 2022
I'm an engineer that works with Tholos Architects on a regular basis. It is always a pleasure working with Rick & Giovanni - They always go that step further to ensure that the projects are coordinated and that every detail has been considered. This means that there are usually much fewer issues on site, which makes my job much less stressful!
Nahro Hussein
Nahro Hussein
October 30, 2022
Very good honest hardworking reliable team that can be trusted troughout the building project from start to finish ! Iā€™m highly recommended this staff can take u throughout your feature home dream thanks for there responsibility and trust
Steven King
Steven King
October 27, 2022
We engaged Tholos just over a year ago to design a large loft and rear extension on our old period house. We loved the enthusiasm with which the team proposed workable solutions that would not impact the character of the building. The team subsequently produced very comprehensive building regulation documentation that allowed us to start work on our dream project. They also assisted us in overcoming hurdles for acquiring our party wall agreement. During the build Tholos were consistently on hand to provide advice and pointers. Great service that went above and beyond.
Rob Morris
Rob Morris
March 22, 2022
Very professional and efficient service. Rick understood my needs very quickly and has delivered plans as promised ahead of his own estimate of time required. Highly recommended.
Ivan Ermolov
Ivan Ermolov
February 14, 2022
We worked with Tholos Architects to carry out a complex project of house extension and renovation in Central London for one of our clients. Throughout the whole process, Rick and his team were very detailed and professional, keeping us and the client regularly updated. They did an impressive job, taking into the account all the details. Team's talent was truly shown, adding maximum space and creative design as well as foresee many potential problems or fix them timely. The project was completed on time and without any issues. Great service, professionalism and collaboration. Would highly recommend these guys!
November 30, 2020
I was looking for architects near me and I decided to work with Tholos Architects. I have the best experience possible with Tholos Architects in every aspect of my dealings with them. Tholos Architects has an excellent customer services, prompt response to queries regarding my project and very very friendly set of people. Tholos Architects delivers! And Tholos Architects after-sales services is also incredibly excellent. They will NEVER fail you because they are always there. I will use Tholos Architects again.
Roberta Caruso
Roberta Caruso
November 27, 2020
We were looking for an architect to design a dormer loft conversion and were worried because of previous bad experiences. What we wanted was a person who designed it but also that would follow the work all the way through. Details are very important to us. Luckily we were introduced to Tholos architects who understood exactly how we wanted the project to look like; most importantly, they gave advise regarding many aspects of the the construction, in order to save us energy in the future. Instead of hiding the inevitable building obstacles, they were able to use them to make something unique and gorgeous (like our built in beautiful round shower), as well as useful. They dealt with the work very professionally and kept to budget. Definitely above standard loft conversion's quality, this company delivers top quality service.
Iain Shipley
Iain Shipley
November 27, 2020
I was in need of an architecture firm to fully manage the design, planning and build processes for my garage conversion, loft conversion and internal layout redesign of my Wapping town house. After a careful review of local architect firms, I chose Tholos. Riccardo, Giovanni and the team have proven to be experts in their field, providing excellent design ideas, whilst working with the planning authorities and building regulations to ensure compliance. Their patience with me as a newbie has been much appreciated, and I therefore highly recommend their services.

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