When we decided to build our extension we needed to find an architect who could be sensitive to the original traditional build of our house. We wanted to use reclaimed materials and to match as closely with the original build. We also needed advice on the best layout of the room created.
We approached James and had a lengthy discussion about our requirements. James listened to what we said and gave us sound advice on materials, layout, and most important to us a timescale in which the project should be able to be achieved. He agreed to draw up plans and then to discuss the finer details once this was done. James designed the extension in such a way that we could re- use some fixtures and fittings which were already in place, and made the optimum use of the space created.
James was very professional but friendly and approachable and obviously had a sound knowledge of his profession. Once the plans were drawn James was amenable to making some slight alterations and again his advice was very well placed particularly around the planning application. This process was completed in a very timely manner and the plans duly submitted.
It was a very positive experience working with James as he was always accessible and responded to our calls very quickly. I would recommend James to anyone who wants an architect who listens and gives good constructive advice and is able to talk through the finer details of a project in such a way that it is easily understood by the client. James showed an excellent eye for details and the extension does not look like an ‘add on’, it is essentially a good match to the rest of the house.
Our project was completed within the timeframe that James had said it could be, it was good to have had a realistic quote as our expectations were met.

Mr & Mrs J Foster , Private Client, Derby