Adding value, space and wow factor to your land or property
Ajay Kara, Amersham
We hired Alex D Architects to draw up plans and building regulations for an extension and basement. Alex and the team are great. They came up with a really innovative design that will give us loads of additional space and hopefully look very cool too! Very open to listening to our ideas and feedback, and responding to our many questions. Ours isn't a straightforward job but Alex has been really clear about where we have options and may have to adapt once building work gets underway and the foundations are all exposed etc. We really valued this openness and transparency. We trust Alex and the team 100% which is the most important thing for us.
Suzy Foster and Andrew Jaminson, Maidenhead
Alex really put thought into the project while listening and taking into consideration our views. He managed to get the space we required while dealing with a more than normal complicated roof structure . We planned a two story extension on one side of the back of our house . This involved creating two new bedrooms with en suites and more open plan living space downstairs. There was various internal changes including repositioning the stairs location and extending one of the bedrooms in the void left by the old stairs location. He and his colleague have a very professional and personable manner and nothing was too much bother. Alex worked closely with the planning officer and obtained their thoughts and views along the way. We would highly recommend Alex.
John McCarthy , Amersham
Can’t recommend Alex and his team highly enough. He’s done 2 separate projects for us, both with problems (due to planning, not them), and he’s not rested until these issues have been sorted, going well beyond the call of duty.
Don’t hesitate to use them.
John Dillon, Brighton
Alex helped us reconfigure the ground floor of our house, turning a warren of hallways and little rooms into a mix of open plan living areas and right-size accommodation. He also advised on planning and permitted development strategies. It's been collaborative and the final drawings give us the best possible layout in a way that's going to cost less to build. Recommended
Tristan Honeywell, Marlow
I contacted Alex after being very disappointed with a previous firm to complete drawings for my home extension. Alex was very easy to work with, listening to what I wanted and coming back with drawings and variations which we could discuss and iterate for a final design. All the way through, Alex has managed the planning and provided advice on the process, giving us a sense of assurance for our first time as home builders. Very happy to recommend Alex and his firm.
Parm Dhanoa, Maidenhead
This was my first experience working with an Architect where planning approval was required. We have a 2 storey dormer bungalow that we plan to add a large 2 storey rear extension to. I had quite a specific design already roughly drawn by myself but needed a professional to do it correctly and advise what could and could not be possible in order to gain planning consent without any major issues. Alex arrived on time for an initial consultation and after this meeting I decided he was the man for the job. Some days later our house was set upon by Alex and 2 other members of his team who spent 2 hours fully surveying the property to produce a plan which formed the basis for addition of the extension. The initial designs were emailed to me a few weeks later as agreed and feedback was via email followed by a phone call. The plans were updated quickly, approved by me and then Alex submitted to planning. About 8 weeks later I got a mail from Alex with a copy of the approval letter from the council; job done!
I found Alex very helpful, easy to get along with and of course knowledgeable about what we could get through planning. All in all the process was surprisingly straightforward and I have no qualms about recommending Alex D Architects to anyone.
Vince Green, Burnham Beeches
We hired Alex as architect to design a single storey extension to our house and to apply for planning consent, which was necessary because we are in Green Belt and an AONB. He understood our brief perfectly first time, understood the level of risk of a planning refusal and recommended a traditional design to match the existing house which would be the one most likely to get planning consent without an appeal. It worked; he got us a quick planning consent. That was a surprise to us because we had to go to appeal to get consent for a smaller, much less prominent building extension 15 years ago.
Alex designs much larger schemes than ours and could have been forgiven for giving us less attention than his higher-paying clients. That was not the case; we had thorough and attentive service throughout and will be asking him to provide another service for us - to prepare a short specification for us to use to get prices from builders. Good value for money and thoroughly recommended; he and his small team are a pleasure to work with.
Robert May, Princes Risborough
Alex is a talented architect who brought imagination and thought to our design. Alex drafted plans for a side extension for us with an innovative solution to bring light into an inner room with a skylight and niche. He very effectively took us through the process to the point of applying for planning permission, politely reminding us to progress as we prevaricated and delayed ourselves. I would highly recommend him for his courteous and professional manner too.
Katrina Gotch, London
We're delighted to have chosen Alex for our project- his professionalism, attention to detail, and innovative & modern designs have far exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend him.
Magenta Styles, Chalgrove
Alex was excellent to work with. Professional, responded quickly and came up with some very good creative suggestions. Our plans ended up much better than we had originally envisaged.
Kevin Cavanagh, Hazlemere
We hired Alex D to help us with a re-configuration of our downstairs living area and garage conversion. We have no real negatives - the key positives were:
- Alex listens carefully to the brief: he gave us a scheme which met our requirements (i.e. in line with our budget and which worked for our proposed use). However he was pro-active at suggesting some changes which proved to be inspired and which involved minimal additional cost. He made a number of observations when pitching that no other architects spotted.
- Alex is a top-class professional who was able to work well with all the other people involved (e.g. structural engineers, builders etc). Everything was delivered on time and executed flawlessly. All of the other professionals were very impressed by him.
- Alex is a very personable guy who is very approachable and down to earth. He was very responsive as the project continued and always available.
- He is very practical - I think his talents were very under-utilised on our project but he did not try to over-complicate anything and on a few occasions gave us some very good advice to help control costs.
In short, we were extremely impressed, would use him again and have recommended Alex D to our friends.
Colm Walsh and Emily Serra, Beaconsfield
An entirely positive experience. Patience and commitment to the brief was considered with excellent communication throughout. Alex gained my trust on our meeting. A very genial guy. He also delivered. With excellent service throughout. Very happy to have found and used Alex.
James Crowther, Henley-on-Thames
Alex transformed my kitchen space from something ordinary and poorly planned to a fantastic family space that we all can now enjoy everyday. He though of every detail to make the most of the space and made sure I didn't over spend too. Would absolutely recommend him for large renovations to a smaller extension and re-design like mine.
Helena Joyce, Brighton
Hired to design and deal with the local Planning Dept. The challenge was to interpret my ideas for a significant house extension - convert garage and build to the rear. I was worried that, like choosing any professional (Solicitor, Accountant etc), you find too late that the relationship is not working and then it is difficult and costly to unwind the situation. However Alex has been knowledgeable and flexible – I fail to see how anyone could have a problem with him. He 'translated' my scribbles and made useful suggestions including a major change that will save money and yet achieve the same objective. Planning Permission has now been given the green light and I look forward to continuing to work with Alex during the project.
Stephen Ekberry, Marlow