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External & Internal Refurbishments, Maidenhead
Private Pool House
Front & Rear Extensions

Established in 2015, by Chris Connor, Christopher James Architecture (CJA) is a CIAT Registered Architectural Practice based in Wokingham working in and around Thames Valley and wider South East


We follow the guidelines as set out in the RIBA work stages for small, medium and large design projects specialising in architectural and interior design. Take a look at our range of services we provide.


Every project is unique, so please do get in contact with us for a no-obligation discussion and/or to arrange a meeting to establish the feasibility of your proposal and see how we can help you.

We've worked with Chris on a number of projects now, most recently a new build development. His communication is the best we've seen in our 11 years of operation and his attention to detail is always a stand-out. We look forward to working with him many more times in future.

Debrecq Homes - Sebastian Brock

"We have worked with Chris on a fairly large extension & internal re-work of our home. We have never embarked on any work like this before, but Chris immediately put us ease with his knowledge and professionalism. From our very first meeting we found Chris to be down-to-earth, friendly, approachable and easy to work with. His design ideas were fantastic and he really understood what we wanted to achieve within our home. He also understood our budget restrictions and worked within them - providing a range of exciting designs which we could afford. He has guided us smoothly through the planning and building regs process and we are excited to be starting our build early next year. We are highly impressed with all the work that Chris has done for us over the past 2 years and would recommend him to anyone that is looking for a friendly, knowledgeable professional."

Ian and Kirsty Graves

"Chris Connor was appointed by the Licenced Trade Charity to undertake the architectural duties in relation to the extension, alteration and refurbishment of our sports changing facilities and maintenance workshop. He has performed these duties with a high level of professionalism and technical excellence, while at each stage maintaining a good level of communication. We hope to continue using Chris’ services in the future.."

Paul Passey MRICS - Projects Director

We used Chris to help us with our kitchen extension project and internal alterations. He was very professional and informative throughout the whole process. As this is the first time we have carried out any building works, we were unsure of the process and steps involved; Chris was very helpful in explaining everything to us, and his responses by email were always very quick. The architectural drawings produced by Chris were very detailed; something which builders have also praised and commented on. I would have no doubts in recommending Chris.

Will Moffart & Rachel Wilson

"Chris was recommended to me as a really nice guy who knew his stuff! This was indeed the case and Chris worked really hard for me on a tricky project which has involved demolition and rebuild of a Grade II listed mid terrace property. I have found him easy to communicate with, hardworking, he thinks through things and comes up with ideas and also listens to my comments and worked with me along a somewhat challenging path. He is knowledgeable, professional and met all the deadlines that were required. On many occasions he went above and beyond what others would have done. I would certainly use and recommend him again."

Carol Horner

Chris has been really helpful with an incredible attention to detail, a willingness to interpret our requirements and a first class service through design, planning and build.

James & Alex Mason

We worked remotely with Chris from abroad on a two-floor extension to a semi-detached house. He guided us through the design and regulatory processes flawlessly, listened patiently to our requests and produced a design with which we are extremely pleased. Furthermore, he has been very responsive, has advised us to take preemptive steps to avoid future complications and made suggestions to improve the design. We got planning permission within 7 months and he is now helping us with engaging contractor quotes. Extremely good value for money

Jonathan Gray

"Chris was recommended through a very reputable building contractor for his attention to detail, collaborative approach and professionalism. If you are not an expert in this field and you are embarking on a project these are exactly the types of skills you'll need to make the right decisions. Through the process of design, planning application's to tendering the work Chris was invaluable. Chris was also extremely timely with his responses which is key when you are in the middle of the project trying to get work completed and needing to make important decisions. Money well spent and worth the investment knowing you will have professional support throughout the duration of your project."

Warren Tempest

"Christopher James Architecture undertook architectural services on our behalf to transform our bungalow by adding a bathroom, enlarged entrance hall and two bedrooms within the existing roof space. Chris carefully considered what we wanted and prepare design proposals to achieve our aims plus critically, ensured it was within our intended budget. He worked with us throughout the build and supported us with meetings with our builder and building control. He ensured we understood the building regulations requirements for our conversion work and was quick to respond to any queries raised. All the builders we met commented on the quality of CJA’s drawings and specification for the design created. We were extremely pleased with his service and we would not hesitate in recommending him to others and would use him again."

Jamie & Aneta Miles

"I have worked personally with Chris, of CJA, on two private residential properties recently, one a Grade II listed building with all it’s associated vagaries, and have been thoroughly impressed with his complete professionalism, breadth of design and construction knowledge, and the amount of his personal time and effort to prepare and submit packages on behalf of the Clients. His communication on all aspects has been exemplary and is unfailing as the process continues through the design process, the Planning Application and/or Listed Building Consent and Building Control. Aside from being a hugely personable individual, Chris has the ability to make the Client feel incredibly comfortable with getting to a satisfactory conclusion. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anybody requiring residential or commercial planning and construction needs."

Ron Wilson