Residential Architects

A Boutique Architectural Practice Specialising in Richmond

Emma Griffin Garden Design Richmond Hill

Richmond Architects

As a dedicated team of residential architects we are as passionate about the homes that we design as we are about the people who live in them.

We have been designing and building homes in Richmond for over 30 years, undertaking major renovations of period properties as well as creating iconic contemporary spaces from scratch.

At the core of everything we do is a true belief that a home should reflect the dreams and aspirations of the people who live in them. Our ability to listen and translate our clients’ visions has earned us an enviable reputation in Richmond, not just with the people who commission us, but with contractors, designers and local planners alike.

Richmond Planning

Richmond is one of the most challenging areas in London when it comes to getting planning permission. There are no less than 85 conservation areas, each with a unique set of regulations. To navigate through the intricacies of Richmond's planning restrictions successfully, it's crucial to collaborate with an architect well-versed in the local landscape.

We have been working closely with planning departments in Richmond for over 30 years. This depth of local knowledge has given us an enviable track record in obtaining planning permission for developments in Richmond. We are incredibly proud of our 99% planning approval success rate.

Richmond Hill listed restoration

Richmond Property

With our extensive experience of working as architects in Richmond, we have gained a deep understanding of the local property market. Our team possesses a comprehensive knowledge of nearly every street and estate agent in the borough, providing us with unparalleled insights into the dynamics of Richmond property trends. Trust us to help guide you through the Richmond property market with our expert knowledge and unparalleled insight.

Richmond People

At Dyer Grimes, we strongly advocate for sourcing local suppliers for construction work. We maintain a "little black book" of trusted local craftsmen and suppliers in Richmond, so our clients can have the peace of mind of working with businesses and individuals who have been personally vetted by us. We believe that our dedication to supporting the local community and working with reputable, vetted suppliers is a crucial part of delivering high-quality results for our clients.

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Emma Griffin Garden Design Richmond Hill

Do you have a project in mind?

Book a free consultation with one of our Directors to discuss your plans and to see if we would be a good fit working together.

With our deep understanding of the local market and extensive experience in architectural design, we are well-equipped to handle your project from start to finish.

Whether you're seeking a new build, renovation, or extension, our team will deliver exceptional results.

“John stood head and shoulders above the rest and was the obvious choice given his reputation for winning difficult planning approvals.” 

Cheryl, Kingston

“We got planning approval from Richmond Council in six weeks, much quicker than expected. John is a very talented and capable architect.”

Charlotte, Sheen

“You need a strong alignment between client and architect and John is exceptional at that partnership.”

Deborah & Lloyd, Teddington

“John’s expertise, flexibility and empathy led us to the beautiful home we have today.”

Nikki, Oxted

Pre-Design Service

We understand that building a new home or enhancing an existing property can be both exhilarating and intimidating. Whether you're a seasoned renovator or taking on a project for the first time, the first step can often be the most difficult. You may find yourself wondering what your initial "back of an envelope" design will look like in reality, how much it will cost, and whether it will even receive planning permission. That's why we offer a pre-design service to alleviate some of those initial anxieties and help you make an informed decision. Our goal is to determine the viability of your project and provide you with the guidance you need to move forward with confidence.


A few questions that your pre-design report will answer:

  • What are the best internal layouts to suit our space and style?
  • Will a professional architect be needed all the way through the project?
  • What other specialties and skills will the project require?
  • What would the exterior of our completed house look like?

Find out how a pre-design will work for you