I have worked with Claire on a number of development projects since 2014, and I have found her to be both proactive and pragmatic. During this time, it has usually been in the capacity of a planning surveyor to architect, but also, more recently, as a client to architect.
Whilst architecture is sometimes difficult to convey to the public, Claire has an ability to forward a vision in a simplistic and understanding manner. With her grasp of both drawing and presentation, it fully informs the client or third party allowing positive and meaningful progress.
Client and Director of Patrick Durr Associates
The relationship between a builder and architect is extremely important, and from our perspective as builders, the most valued characteristics in an architect is a considered, collaborative and most important of all, practical approach to design. Claire is exactly this kind of architect – she puts her clients and construction partners at ease and always finds the perfect balance between brilliant architectural flair and practical, clever design. We loved working with Claire, and very much hope to again.
Contractor and Director of BCS Builders
Claire has done such a wonderful job developing our loft conversion plans. We really felt listened to throughout the whole process, and valued Claire’s creativity, patience and attention to detail.
We can’t recommend Claire highly enough.
Sarah and Dr Nick Hamilton,
For us, investing in an architect was a big commitment, so we spoke to a few practices and, following our introductory call, we quickly appointed Claire to get us through planning.
From the very beginning, Claire was incredibly thorough and ensured we understood the process fully. We had a few ideas of what we wanted to achieve and Claire worked with us to bring them to life.
Jordan Webb and Robert Pryce,
I made contact with Claire as she had a proven track record having worked with other residents in my street. There were a few quite significant potential issues with my plans and there were certainly no guarantees that I would be given permission to complete the development I was hoping for, and certainly not in its entirety. Having only worked with one architect previously, I didn't have much to compare Claire's work with and my project was very much in her hands. I was very impressed with the clear, consistent and thorough support Claire provided from start to finish. The regular video calls helped to clarify every detail of my project and these were always backed up with emails following our conversation. I found this to be extremely reassuring. I knew that upon submission of my planning application, I couldn't have done any more to get a successful result. I was delighted to be granted planning permission for the entirety of my project and really hadn't expected such a successful result. Having benefited from Claire's advice and support throughout, it really felt like my project had become our project and most importantly, our success!