Ben was professional, reliable, and supportive at all stages of our extension / renovation project. Ben designed a scheme which fulfilled our brief and suggested brilliant solutions which we would have never explored without his vision. We were successfully guided through the planning process and his fee proposal was clear and straightforward with no hidden extras. We have already recommended Ben to friends and family and would unreservedly recommend him to anyone embarking on a big build.

(Client for project on Moor Hall Drive)

Ben drew up and project managed the conversion of our loft into a bedroom and bathroom, along with a brilliant redesign of our ground floor, adding a stunning extension to the back of our house.

From our first contact with Ben, till the day work had finished, we couldn’t fault anything, from the insightful design, to the meticulous planning and gentle manner with which we were dealt with, all by Ben.

What started out as an idea to take our kitchen from being situated in the smallest room in the house, to the bright open area we now have, all this came into its own when the unforeseen happened. These last two Covid years spent in our home (a family of four adults), has only accentuated the success of Ben’s design!

We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Ben and wish him continued success in the future.

Ben was a pleasure to work with, very detailed specification & advice around alternatives, he helped us to save money & keep things on budget. Creative design work but considers the day to day impact of living in the space. We highly recommend working with him.

We bought a house during lockdown which ticked a lot of boxes for us as a family but was poorly configured and frankly a little ugly. We contacted Ben to design both spaces that worked for us and to give the house a facelift. Ben is brilliant to work with, really creative, patient with our millions of questions and has loads of advice and tips of how to use different materials and suppliers to keep things affordable. We’d recommend Ben unreservedly.

“Thank you for all your hard work at Hardwick Farm Barns. The finished product has been very well received and I am very pleased with the look we have achieved together as a team. Your early work on creating workable, usable, layouts within the confines of old barn structures has been particularly successful and has certainly added value.  The difficult-to-please Local authority conservation architect was much happier with your designs than those we inherited. Your drawings were very comprehensive and have been commented on by a number of contractors on site. Thanks again, I look forward to your attention to detail and contemporary design flair on our next project.”

Ben understood our needs exactly and produced drawings that completely met our objectives. Very little changed from his original plans to the final drawings for the build.
As well as preparing the drawings we engaged Ben to manage the project from builder selection through to final sign off. Throughout the process Ben was on hand to discuss any issues that arose from us, or the builder and we met regularly to review progress and agree any additions or amendments to the plans. Ben dealt with us, and the builder in a very professional and knowledgeable way and all issues were resolved promptly and with agreement from all parties. The build took the best part of 6 months and was completed on time and to budget despite the work commencing in late November.
We have been delighted with the work and the changes it has made to the way we live in the house. We have a light and spacious living area which although very modern fits in perfectly with the original traditional building in our view.”

“Great admiration and gratitude to Ben for his architectural excellence, thoroughness, honesty and respect. I have used him for two large projects and it has been superb from start to finish.

“Thank you for your contribution to this project. You were recommended to me as someone who was good at detail. Having met you, I felt you had the flair to give me the clean, crisp, contemporary design I was looking for at Normandy House. You have proved to be good at both. I have been disappointed by the inability of many architects to get the practical and construction detail right as well as providing good aesthetics, so it is pleasing to have been able to get what I wanted from you.”

“Meeting Ben was a revelation. His calm approach was empathetic to our design requirements, whilst blending his expertise to guide the concept to an aesthetically and functionally brilliant solution. Details we hadn’t even considered were expertly taken care of, as were our design ‘musts’, all of which were clearly presented for the tendering process, in a concise manner.
Finally, his support during the build process went ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty. I would throughly recommend Ben to anybody requiring architectural design and expertise for their project.”

“[Ben] Turned a ‘normal’ extension proposal into a real ‘wow’ outcome. His inventiveness, eye for detail and rigour ensured that the project was specced correctly and the builder was able to deliver a brilliant result… the transformation it has made to our house is immense.”

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