appraisal

Our first visit and appraisal is free of charge

We believe that it is important that the Client ‘Feels’ he/she is going to work with the right Architect.  It is fundamental therefore to first set up a meeting either at our office or directly at the site, to discuss generally what is required without the need to formulate any commitment and without charging any fee.

If the Client is happy with us,  we will then proceed to send a quotation for the works to be carried out by our practice, if the quote is accepted this will lead to us being appointed for the job, but if the Client is not happy he/she is perfectly free to refuse to work with us even at this stage.

We base our fees on what is recommended by the Royal Institute of British Architects, and on a case to case basis, depending on the complexity of the job.

We try to keep control on our costs by reducing our expenses, for example we submit all Planning applications directly online as this helps save paper and printing costs.  Money is important, but you will find that it is not our driving principle, our most important objective is to produce, beautiful, energy efficient and clean spaces that increase the wellbeing of the users while generating positive feelings of serenity and happiness.

 

Some testimonials

‘Dear Stefania, Our project has now been completed and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you have done for us.  From the day that we first met I was very hopeful that we would have a good working relationship going forward but our expectations were exceeded. You have been so very efficient throughout all the various stages and guided us with a kind but professional hand. At no time did we feel unable to discuss things with you and you dealt with all our enquiries, even the trivial ones, quickly and efficiently.  We have been so fortunate to find an architect who is so approachable and client focused and yet met all our requirements for the very difficult project we presented.  A mix of old build conversion, new build, multi generational functionality with specific requirements for an elderly person and a pleasing aesthetic result was a difficult task but you managed to achieve all these things successfully .  I’m not sure how!  We are delighted with the end result and grateful to you for managing the project and keeping it on track whilst maintaining good working relationships with the contractors even when unexpected problems arose.  Thank you again Stefania , you made what is often a very stressful time very bearable indeed and we love our new home’
E-mail from Gill Lowey, St Albans
‘Thank you Stefania for our lovely house, we love everything about it’
Letter from Umberto and Franca Colombo, Milan
‘Thank you for the  super energy efficient extension you built for me.  My house looked tired and dated and your design has lifted the whole front aspect of the house.  The super insulated walls, floors and roof are giving me some peace and quite (can’t hear my noisy neighbours as much!) and it’s working wonders on my energy bills!’
E-mail from John Avrami, London
‘I must say a big ’Thank you’ for all the hard work you have put in for this house.  The spaciousness of this house gives me a lot of privacy and peace when I want to be away from my three children!’
Letter from Selina Tan, Singapore
‘Thank you for really listening to our needs and for giving so much of your time, my mum is very comfortable in her new surroundings and loves the view to the garden from the new bay window!’
E-mail from Angela Beens, London