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Postcode: WD6


Lior at trader provided an incredible all-round service to us on our recent flat renovation in Hampstead. We selected him from 4 alternative architects we interviewed because of his aesthetic and his "can-do" attitude which came through from our first meeting. After recently successfully finishing our full flat renovation including extension into the rear garden we can honestly say we never regretted out decision. Here are some of the highlights of working with Lior: * He is thorough and detail oriented. No detail was too small to provide us with assistance or walk through options (fixtures & fittings, paint colours etc) with us to integrate into the overall design. * He is sensitive to the period details of the property. Our flat is a Victorian row property which had been badly converted to flats in the 1970's. Lior's inspiration was to reintroduce as many of the original Victorian features that had been destroyed, while completing the goal to have a modern, bright airy space. We reinstalled the Victorian staircase and pre-distressed wood flooring as well as Victorian style outdoor lamp and door bell. * He provided several high quality alternatives for contractors that he had worked with before and selected one of them. They were professional, transparent about change orders (which all came from hidden existing conditions and changes requested by us) and respectfully made changes, improvements to their work when necessary. This was a complicated full gut-renovation including removal of walls and installation of RSJ's. *He is a super project manager. This was one of the most important aspects as we were based overseas whilst the work was underway and therefore we were unable to oversee the contractors. Lior was always on the ball with an eagle eye and was not afraid to require the contractor to repeat a job more than once to ensure the finishing was just perfect. *He is just a great person. Every meeting we had he met us with a smile and fresh coffee from the local cafe. We would consider him a friend at the end of this process. He is always polite but not afraid to push back where necessary, whether that related to the council planners, the contractors or other vendors. In summary, Lior provided a vision which we immediately responded to and we are extremely happy that the vision has now been realized in full even better than we could have expected at the start of the process. We are extremely happy in our transformed home. We would not hesitate recommending Lior to anyone.


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Postcode: NE7


We needed to convert our attached garage into living space for an elderly relative. We placed a proposal on an architectural services website and received replies from about a dozen parties, including architects, quantity surveyors, draughtsmen and structural engineers. Of these, trader stood out as instinctively grasping the key points of the proposal. Dr Mojtabavi visited the property for a consultation. He was punctual, extremely courteous and made thorough sketches and notes. The architectural drawings produced gave us a range of options, depending on budget, and all necessary paperwork was filed with the local planning department. Persepolis undertake to see this process through to completion, amending drawings if necessary to comply with any planning requests. We were so delighted with the plans and service that we contracted Persepolis to project manage our build. We were free to source our own builder, but a quote from Persepolis' preferred builder was both competitive, and able to be completed in the required timeframe, so we utilised this contractor. I would strongly recommend making use of Persepolis' project management, which took away a huge amount of hassle about arranging sub-contractors or organising supply of materials. Also, amendments or requests were routed through a single point of contact. The project was completed on time and with only trivial over runs on budget. The new space works beautifully within our home, and the design has been remarked on by neighbours and visitors. I would fully recommend this company to anyone requiring an architect. Furthermore, if you have a little room in your budget for project management, you will be able to save yourself a lot of time and effort chasing contractors.


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Postcode: TQ6


We could not find a garden shed we liked so asked him for help. The cost was minor. Eventually we started going ahead and asked for prices from builders. The 15 minutes talking with him about prices and options and alternatives was worth using him in the first place: common sense, useable advice. Highly recommended


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Postcode: N11


I sourced David through Which? Local to design my kitchen extension (the previous reviews were what influenced me). David lived up to the reviews - he was extremely helpful in talking me through the options of design using his experience and expertise, explaining in basic terms to me where necessary. David also recommended two builders that he works closely with - the one that I used was extremely good (they made a great team together). David was professional, reliable and always responded quickly to any queries I had along the way. The whole build programme went well and I am really pleased with the end result.


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Postcode: SW2


We engaged trader to design an extension to the kitchen at the rear of our house together with improvements to adjacent areas. Francesco listened carefully to our functional requirements and produced a design which was original, insightful and exceeded our expectations. He advised us on the engagement of specialist consultants and administered the building contract from start to finish. He kept us fully informed as to what we should expect and we had complete confidence in his abilities and commitment. Francesco is extremely pleasant to work with.and we would have no hesitation in recommending him to others


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Postcode: N16


Richard drew up the plans for a ground floor kitchen/diner extension. He also managed the whole project and liaised regularly with the builders. He listened carefully to our needs, made suggestions but never forced his opinions on us. His attention to detail was second to none, especially regarding accounts. We thought his fees were very reasonable. The builder he recommended was equally meticulous. The approach by both has resulted in an extension we are delighted with.


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Postcode: G76


We chose John Lamb as our architect primarily because he is a local business to us. We used his services for the design, planning submission, tendering and supervision of a large wheelchair accessible extension. John recommended builders to tender the contract for, he provided contract documents and made regular visits to oversee the work. A very professional whilst personal service, he responded quickly to any concerns we raised as the building work progressed. We now have a fabulous extension which is everything we could have hoped for.


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Postcode: SW2


We have recently had a carport turned into a Utility room and walk-in shower. Francesco designed and drew up the plans, obtained permissions, tendered the work, and supervised the project. Francesco was a pleasure to work with and extremely efficient, and we are delighted by the result


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Postcode: MK5


Michele helped with a significant adaptation and extension to an awkward 1970s house in order to accommodate two households. He was extremely helpful in enabling us to identify our key requirements; listening without imposing preconceived ideas. His design was original and creative and his plans and communications clear. He was extremely helpful in taking the burden of dealings with building control and structural engineers. We would have no hesitation in recommending his services.


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Postcode: M1


Glenn Ombler advised us and designed a kitchen extension for us, built in early 2013. We had a very good discussion with him about options, and he produced a well detailed specification for our choice. We used this specification for builders to quote against. Glenn also helped us with the planning application, structural engineer and building inspection requirements. We were very pleased with his customer friendly attitude and service and are delighted with our new kitchen!


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Postcode: N11


We found David via Which Local and all the previous positive reviews were spot on. As our architect for a ground floor rear extension, his work was outstanding and he always took the time to answer any questions we had as well as provide useful guidance and suggestions along the way. We never felt 'pressured' in any way and in fact went on to use his recommended Builder who was also brilliant. Highly recommended!


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: SK14


We asked Paul to help us with the renovation of an ex-Council police house semi with the brief to turn our dilapidated “sow’s ear” into a “silk purse” by adding extensions to the property and completely renovating the existing to make an energy efficient home. He produced ideas and drawings that really impressed us. Paul has seen the project through from its conception to the end. Briefly including: design, production of detailed drawings, applying for planning and building regulation approval, invitation to tender, tender analysis, drawing up the building contract, appointing our chosen builder monitoring the work, liaising with the builder through each and every stage, and much more! As well as Paul having extensive and detailed knowledge of buildings, building regulations and planning requirements, we consider him to be a magnificent architect in his designs. Having met with us a few times to ascertain what it was we wanted from the new home, he produced a design that almost took our breath away! We decided there and then to go with the external look he proposed, without him having to ‘tweak’ it in any way. He then spent many hours helping us to get the internal layout and proportions just right, before submission to planning. We cannot praise him enough. His work and work rate on our behalf has always been totally professional and extensive. He has gone the extra mile for us many, many times and our questions (we’ve had hundreds!) are always speedily answered. We would recommend to any potential client that they don’t just appoint Paul up to planning stage but for the whole project. We have, and Paul has guided us through many difficult and potentially problematic stages of the whole project, undoubtedly preserving our sanity in the process. His work can be summed up in one word; outstanding.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

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