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We have used AYH to support our building projects twice: ten years ago for a side-return extension to our ground floor flat, and most recently a loft and side return extension to our family home, plus internal renovations. The architect we chose for our first project was excellent and we were very happy with how the build went but when we revisited the AYH site to contact him once more, saw he had retired. We browsed the site for a possible replacement and chose to meet with the Camden office to see if we'd hit it off in the same way. We had a good initial meeting with Andris so decided to go ahead and begin planning the work. We then mainly worked with Nick and found him very easy to work with and felt he had a good understanding of our aspirations and constraints. We found the AYH model to be as straightforward as we had the first time around, with the menu of services being explained at each key stage and us choosing which items to commission Nick and his colleagues for. The first time around we were more time-rich so did a few elements ourselves (like the planning application) and particularly liked how the structure allowed us to do that. This time around we were ten years older, renovating a whole house instead of a flat and with two young children, we used a fuller range of services but the process still suited us well; we could see what the costs were at each point and progress accordingly. We couldn't afford to move out while the work was done and at the strong suggestion of our builder, Nick provided Project Management for the build which is retrospect was invaluable and meant we managed to live at home throughout the 9 month build in reasonable harmony with the building team! Nick managed the project with a light touch and with an eye on our budget so I felt like we got very good value for money. We are really happy with the finished house and have subsequently recommended AYH, Nick and our builder Max to friends who have engaged them and been similarly happy with the results and I think that speaks volumes. We'll be back in touch again if we embark on more building work in another ten years!
We had just bought a new house and wanted to renovate it to suit our lifestyle and family requirements. We wanted to get ideas from an experienced professional to ensure all of our needs were met and the Architect Your Home service did exactly that. We got great ideas, a clear vision of the project as a whole and they worked with us to create what we wanted. It was so reassuring to have them on board.
It was great to know that at each stage there was the flexibility to decide to 'go it alone' & dispense with Architect Your Home's services, but we consistently found that the value outweighed the cost and the architect's involvement was invaluable - from planning, project management, through to completion.
I really liked the service, thank you Clara for such great designs and helping it all make sense to me.
I like the transparency of the services offered and the fact that are not committing yourself to the full package. We used AYH to get a superior design for our project but our budget dictated that we had to manage the rest, which suited us perfectly.
Architect Your Home is a very good, clear process that helped me understand what I could and couldn’t do to my house and how to go about getting my project off the ground
We very much enjoyed the time we spent with Francesca on the visit, all her useful suggestions and ideas made us really see what we could do– we look forward to progressing our project forward with her
We did indeed recommend your service to our friends. Our architect, Gudjon, who came to our house was very helpful and we followed virtually all the outcomes of our discussion with him. It was an excellent service. Thank you
Roger was fantastic! We were really pleased. This process is very stressful and Roger listened carefully to what we are trying to achieve and came up with a couple of ways we could redesign the house within our limited budget
I found your architect Clara really personable and easy to communicate with. I liked the idea of all the information regarding the stages of the project clearly noted in the literature, and being able to decide which part of the services offered to use
Not only does Chrysoula have a wonderful eye for design, she'll also get her sleeves rolled up and get stuck in shifting your furniture about to look its very best. She suggested simple tricks with existing furniture and lighting along with inexpensive touches to make our family home feel stylish yet welcoming. I had been considering moving house but Chrysoula made me fall in love with my home again
Very good meeting - extremely useful. It made me focus and I think Jonathan interpreted my woolly thoughts very well and also challenged me to think more creatively about the use of space.
My building works have now finished and I moved back in last week. Still some boxes to get through but getting there! Just to say Thank You for all your help and guidance, your advice has been fantastic. The space looks and feels so much bigger and brighter, I love it.
Tina was great, very skilful and with great ideas. She had very good interpersonal skills and great communicator of all aspects of the process, it was so reassuring to have her working on our project.
It was so wonderful to have Andrew actively develop the ideas in front of me so I could understand everything he was proposing. It made me feel involved and that I getting something that I really wanted.
The experience of working with Architect Your Home and in particular our architect, Ben, was like having a big brother working with you. I could ask for help at any point and he would be there.
The visit was very enlightening. Tom was very informative and explained the design and style of the house and ways to bring it up to date whilst being sympathetic to the original. I think an important visit
The property faces the cathedral so it has lovely views and I work as a volunteer at the Cathedral and so it was very important to me that the house was restored sensitively and with the respect the old thing deserved and Ben did all that and more.
We were absolutely delighted with the time that Ben spent with us to bring out the very best in our home – he listened to what we wanted and worked with us to achieve our aims whilst remaining sensitive to the age of the house thereby bringing out its maximum potential / worth.
We're over the moon, Gudjon thanks for your sensitive architectural plans, and guiding us through this with care to such a positive outcome.
I got brilliant ideas and invaluable advice.
We were very happy with the service we received from Roger. It was very professional and it was refreshing to have someone who actually listened to what we wanted.
The flexible service Architect Your Home provides produced the perfect solution for us and Tim was a delight to work with. Keep up the good work.
Good service with clear, upfront cost information. Nick provided everything I needed and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand!
Impressed by the friendly phone contact and no-pressure approach, it suited me perfectly.
Impressed by the initial friendly phone contact and no-pressure approach and then the ability to sit and chat through my ideas with the architect.
What I particularly like and find helpful is the section about your projects. It gives a good idea about what you can achieve and what the look can be like. This definitely inspired us and made us contact your service, which lived up to and exceeded our expectations.
Thanks for such an inspirational session. It did us both the power of good, now we feel confident and excited about doing our extension.
Andrew’s visit went really well. He was very approachable, informative and clear in his practical solutioneering. As a result we have a very clear idea of what we'll take forward. Excited.
I love the menu-based service it was so clear and meant I felt in control how much I used my Architect, who was so helpful and professional.