Architects in Finchley
Architects in Finchley → Your local architects
We believe each client is special and has a story to tell. We listen to your needs and do what it takes to meet your expectations. Combining our energy, knowledge and talents to deliver fantastic client care and strive to develop relationships that make a positive difference to your lives.
Located in North London, XUL Architecture is a commercially minded, client centred architecture practice. We are efficient and responsive, and put particular focus on the client’s experience as well as in finding ingenious ways of bringing light into architecture.
For over 10 years we have been busy designing and taking our clients projects from their initial sketch through to their successful completion – including project management and interior design.
Architects in Finchley → Architecture driven by collaboration and lateral thinking
We believe in constant improvement and encourage change. Our lateral thinking allows us to creatively overcome challenges. Our motto is ‘there is always another way’! We always like to explore alternative design solutions as well as finding the right strategy to suit your needs.
We pride ourselves on having a unique outlook that combines our passion for enhancing our clients’ lives, with the ingenious use of abundant natural light; all whilst keeping the practicalities of the project and the realities of the budget in mind.
Architects in Finchley → 200+ Projects Completed
Our team is comprised of people from all parts of the world, giving us a rich breadth of experience, cultural background, depth of talent and diversity of thoughts. This is accompanied by the added value of having a can do attitude when in front of any challenge. And of course, you can be involved in this creative process as much as you want to be. Design is a dynamic and interactive process!
Architects in Finchley → Inspired by natural light for better living
Our extensive research is based around finding ways in which we can bring more natural light into architecture. This has a positive impact on spatial quality, sustainability, well-being, productivity and creativity.
Architects in Finchley → About XUL Architecture
Our clients are at the core of everything we do here. That’s why we have a dedicated team assigned to each project which will manage things on your behalf.
The RIBA Chartered team will include a Director as well as an experienced ARB Registered Architect and an Architectural Assistant/ Designer. All our staff are talented professionals with a vast amount of experience, covering a range of projects from large commercial buildings abroad, to award winning listed residential properties right here in London.
All projects are reviewed regularly by our Directors. We formally review every project in our Monday morning meetings and then go back over them as required throughout the week.
Our Office Manager is always available to help organise meetings, request quotes and provide support throughout your project.
We have invested greatly into putting a number of systems in place to make sure things run as smoothly as possible so we can spend time providing you with an exceptional service.
Architects in Finchley → What our clients say
Five star service *****
“A totally professional and very approachable team who are so easy to deal with. We had numerous meetings until everything we wanted was put down on paper. Would definitely use this firm again.”
Would 100% recommend
“We looked at four different architects because we were unsure of how much XUL had done in the Hampstead Garden Suburbs. Other practices were way behind in creativity and presentation. XUL saw things that others didn’t and saw the potential of the house. The turn-around time was also exceptional. If I had to do it all again, they would be my architects.”
—Julliette and Michael Overlander
Fantastic Architecture practice
“They get the balance right between listening to brief, stretching ideas and sticking to budget constraints. I would wholeheartedly recommend. They are a delight to deal with!”
A trustworthy and highly creative company
“We experienced XUL as a thoroughly dependable and trustworthy creative team which acted as a supportive partner throughout the project we worked on together. Sebastian got involved in every aspect of the process, and the external consultants he brought in were consistently excellent, contributing greatly to the results achieved. I recommend XUL for any architectural project you may be considering: you will get more than you imagine, including a fulfilling and enjoyable relationship with some deeply committed and creative people.”
Architects in Finchley → Thinking of Moving to Finchley?
The northwest of London lies a community that’s as far removed from the hustle and bustle you could hope for. A tranquil, quiet community of well-preserved homes from periods of all kinds, verdant, tree-lined streets, and lush, leafy woodlands on your doorstep. As picturesque and quaint as it may sound, Finchley is still one of the most suitably placed locations for city commuters, making it one of the most highly desired areas to live in London.
Ever a hub of cultural and academic activity, Finchley has supported thinkers of all kinds, including Charles Darwin, and has a diverse mix of residents, including young professionals, growing families, and older residents, lending the feeling of a rich and deep community.
The history of Finchley
At first a medieval village, Finchley’s origins are fairly modest, right up until the Great Northern Railway started connecting it to London and the rest of the country. From the early 1900s, rapid development saw it become more integrally linked with the city, but through careful planning and architectural preservation, it has still retained much of the Edwardian and Victorian character throughout the years.
Living in Finchley
Both renting and buying in Finchley can be quite the investment. As picturesque as it is, with such close connection to both the nearby woods and the city through excellent transport links, it has everything you could want. As such, the average rents are around £1,100 for a one-bedroom apartment alone, while property prices can range from $430k, $674k, and $858k for the average flat, terraced property, and semi-detached property respectively. There’s a wide diversity of different property types, with new trendy flats developed alongside well-preserved period homes, so while it’s a competitive market, it’s not too difficult to find exactly the kind of property you want.
What to see and do
Finchley, and East Finchley in particular, have remained the cultural hub of London for some time, attractive business owners, artistic visionaries, and academic luminaries over the centuries. As such, it’s full of independent shops, trendy restaurants and bars, and a thriving retail hub. This local creative spirit shows in full force in the East Finchley Community Festival, taking place in the always gorgeous Cherry Tree Wood. If you want to dip your toe into a bit of culture, the Phoenix Cinema is the city’s longest running picture house, with vintage style dipping from every corner.
Finchley has some of the best roads in London, period, in part due to the hard work of the Finchley Society. Parking is slightly better than the city proper, though it can still be difficult to find a place. It has excellent bus and train links to London, however, making it a very popular spot amongst those commuting into the city. Otherwise, it’s a beautiful and convenient spot for cycling around.
As a culture core, green haven, and historic gem amongst the communities of London, it’s no surprise that Finchley is so popular. If you can find and afford a place in this community, you’re bound to fall in love.