'We engaged Beacham Architects to assist us in planning and designing a ground-floor extension to our family home.
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Mike in the design phase, during which he spent time listening to and understanding our goals and budget.
He then presented us with a range of options for making better use of our downstairs space and garden and worked closely with our builder to ensure that the chosen design was properly implemented.
Mike's assistance was also invaluable in the process of obtaining planning permission.
We are absolutely delighted with the results of the work, which has created a light and flexible kitchen and family area at the rear of our home, as well as incorporating the garden, which now feels like a further extension of our living space.'
Emily and Paul
'We are absolutely delighted with the results... created a light and flexible kitchen and family space...'
'...the garden now feels like a further extension of our living space...
'Our house was in need of modernisation! The kitchen wasn't big enough for us both to cook in, we didn't have enough bedrooms for the family we wanted and downstairs was not well used.
Mike was positive and professional when working through designs with us - he came up with excellent ideas for how we could change our house and was also sensitive to what we wanted.
Mike was constantly 'on call' during construction which was really reassuring. He came up with solutions to issues and helped us work through to a completed project.
Our new space downstairs is wonderful to be in, and we can now whip up a sunday roast with no problems in the kitchen!
The new space feels nice to be in, and we love the big windows making us feel a bit more spacious in the city.'
Felicity and Joe
"Our new space downstairs is wonderful...'
'... more spacious in the city.'
We purchased our renovation project, a Victorian property, in September 2015.
The house had been empty for over a year and was uninhabitable. The bedroom ceilings had collapsed, there were holes in the walls and creepers from the garden had worked their way through the patio door into the dining room. Leaking pipes and damp were a given.
We had a meeting with Mike from Beacham Architects during the early stages and soon felt very confident with appointing him as our Architect.
Mike was great to work with. We had never undertaken a complete renovation project before and required guidance throughout.
Mike initially prepared a tender document for us which we used when looking for prospective builders to undertake the build. Once we had chosen our builder, Mike helped with all aspects of the job, from advising on party wall issues, dealing with the council, water board and building control.
Mike’s experience and flare helped us achieve the design and layout that we were trying to convey. We were able to create some fantastic spaces and the downstairs extension became a clean, bright and well thought out family living space.
Mike was on hand throughout the build to ensure that the plans were implemented properly by our builders. He was also able to advise on structural issues along the way and make sure that all building regulations were being adhered to.
Beacham Architects worked very closely with us, recommending suppliers, sourcing materials and also accompanying us when visiting distributors to pick out suites, appliances and fixtures & fittings.
We are extremely pleased with our new home. The open plan kitchen, in particular, is fantastic and our boys spend many a happy hour in their own ‘snug / play room’ area. A warm, sociable space.
We would certainly employ Mike for any future projects that we undertake.
Stephen and Kate
"The open plan space is fantastic... a warm, sociable space.'
'We are extremely pleased with our new home...'