Extension and remodelling in Otford
Jill Bettsworth - February 24, 2016 from Otford, Kent
Our client had out grown their house as their children were growing up. They also wanted additional space to pursue their hobbies and for everyday living. We worked with them to understand how they needed their home to work. We redesigned their existing space to create an open downstairs area as well as a new extension, which consisted of a one storey art studio and a two storey extension providing an extra bedroom and bathroom.
We used Sevenoaks Plans in February 2015 for planning our 2 storey extension. David is professional, trustworthy and friendly, and very committed to helping with the whole process. He was always on hand to answer any queries promptly. We had quite a complicated and frustrating experience of gaining planning permission - with both objections and a refusal initially. During this time, David was very helpful and proactive in liaising with the Council and structural engineers to move the project forward. We are now in the process of building and there have been no issues with the plans he provided and he continues to be involved in checking how it is going. We found his price very competitive on initial comparison and the LLL discount was helpful too.
Interior remodelling of a Grade II listed building in a conservation area
Mr Andrew Crane from Wrotham
Our client wanted their Grade II listed building, situated in a conservations area, remodelling. They wanted their downstairs living space redesigned to create an open, modernised area, which worked better for them as a family. We worked with them to understand how they used the space, their vision for the new area and designed a fresh, light, open space. As the house was situated in a conservation area, we worked with the local conservation officer to ensure the new designed was in keeping with the beautiful surrounding area.
I selected Sevenoaks Plans via a positive recommendation. The design brief was tough: to design and gain planning for a refurbishment in the Sevenoaks Green Belt. I specifically requested an open plan, family-friendly, light and airy house that would enhance our woodland site.They gave me substantial support throughout the planning process, which ultimately resulted in a positive outcome. More importantly, they were accessible and flexible when the situation became complicated. It’s clear Sevenoaks Plans listen carefully to their clients’ wishes. Always a pleasure to work with, I would without hesitation recommend Sevenoaks Plans as an exceptional Architectural Design Practice.
Ground Floor Extension and Porch
Ailsa Winstanley - March 1, 2016 from Sevenoaks
Our clients wanted to extend her hallway to create a larger downstairs area including a new enclosed porch larger enough to keep shoes and wellies and with enough light to grow plants.
I used Sevenoaks Plans for a ground floor extension to our hall along with a new porch. We have extended several times in the past, but this time I have felt especially supported by the help and consideration of David at Sevenoaks Plans. At every point of the planning David has been able to help put us in touch with other professionals as required, including a party wall surveyor and builders, which has been really helpful and essential pre build. If you are busy working and want to feel supported with a planned build I would fully endorse David Dennis at Sevenoaks Plans.
Mrs Carter from Sevenoaks
My client was looking to expand their kitchen into their existing garage and create a luxurious kitchen diner for their expanding family. Following issues with the local development company from over 10 years ago these hurdles were overcome and the plans and building control drawings have all been passed through planning awaiting for the builder to start very soon
The drawings and planning application work through to building control was completed by Sevenoaks Plans for my garage conversion. The process was straightforward, quick and hassle free. The service has been friendly and prompt. Would recommend.
Mr David Pearce from Sevenoaks
David asked for the woodburner to be relocated to an external wall and for the Bathroom to be enlarged. Sevenoaks Plans surveyed the property and sent David several design options taking the greenbelt area into consideration and any issues the local planning authority may have. After discussions a dormer was designed above the bathroom giving the extra headroom required. A local engineer who Sevenoaks Plans work with constantly was asked to provide structural calculations for the chimney relocation. Planning was not an issue neither was building regulations.
Sevenoaks Plans provided us with excellent advice and guidance in designing our renovation. His knowledge in the field of architecture, planning and building is apparent and we felt assured by his expertise and design flare. We would not hesitate to use the services of Sevenoaks Plans in the future...thank you.
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