Our ideas for the conversion were underway before contacting James to complete the drawings. However, James was able to both appreciate the function of the room and get behind the key features important to us, as we had a vision of the finished conversion. He worked with our ideas and advised compromises by constantly offering alternative ideas and choices, so the final drawings were the result of a true creative process.
His knowledge of both materials and legislation helped the drawing time consultations be shorter than anticipated. James was also able to advise of recent changes in law or in some cases consulted and got back to us after finding out, which was refreshing.
Regards to the actual drawings, James kept us constantly in the loop as changes were made and would send copies to us via email to look through and discuss, keeping communication open. He is able to explain technical aspects of illustrations in laymans terms.
James was also efficient about explaining the whole process of undertaking building work to your property, from applications to building control to organising consultant companies’ calculations and breaking down costs associated with these.
I would recommend working with James Hutton, he is conscientious and passionate about buildings and the building process.Mr and Mrs Hilditch, Private Client