In order to apply for planning permission on a house we wanted to buy we needed some professional help in order to put together a very detailed and complex planning application.Mr Howstan, Private Client, Derbyshire
We looked on the Internet at local agents and architects providing planning services and eventually came across Thinking Buildings website which immediately stood out from the rest as it not only projected a very professional array of design services but also a down to earth approach that immediately made us feel more comfortable about using a company for the first time.
This feeling was further reinforced for us when James returned our initial call very promptly and came to meet us later the same day (a Saturday) to discuss our requirements. He immediately grasped the services we were needing, gave us a very quick appraisal of how the planning application should proceed and set out a plan of action which he very quickly followed up 2 days later with a written proposal and costings. Everything was carried out in a very friendly and professional manner and he ensured we totally understood every aspect of what was required.
Throughout every step of the design process, the supporting documentation, liaison with the planning officials etc. James has kept us fully up to date and has attended meetings at our house at our convenience. The designs took us in a direction we had never thought of and the whole process was satisfying, rewarding and very exciting !
We will certainly be using Thinking Buildings for the next design phase of our building project and would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone needing design / architecture services in the future.