We are now about 98% finished and have been back in for several months. And it is great!
Whilst I was initially worried about the additional scale of the build and costings working with you has, without doubt, been one of the very best decisions we made. The house at the rear looks stunning and the additional space(s) that you've created are great. We are both totally in love with the new master bedroom, main living area and even the expanded hall way. So thank you. Thank you for your concise designs, insight into what we really wanted and your vision of what we'd end up with. It really has become something special.
KIT AND ALFIE MOON
UCHI provides a great service and exquisite designs. They really made us think about how we could best live in our house, use the space and what we would like the house to look and feel like. They provided beautiful designs and ideas. In addition they provided design advice for the interiors and have continued to provide help and support after the project finished.We highly recommend Paul and his team at Uchi. The plans for our extension are wonderfully responsive to our needs. Paul is design-led (but in a very practical way!) He has been quick to act on any changes and fine-tuning we required. He provided a thorough set of plans; greatly appreciated by us and also the builders who quoted.
He has been particularly understanding of the needs and stresses of family life in arranging meetings and making adjustments to the designs.
Paul and his team at UCHI were recommended to us and we quickly knew their ethos about creating the right space for the way we wanted to live was on the same level. UCHI came up with ideas that others did not and created a design (that we changed several times without any issue) that fitted the bill, all through proper collaboration. When we started the build and came across a significant hurdle, Paul was down at the site the same morning working on solutions to the problem. Needless to say we now have the space we wanted, with the cool architectural touches that UCHI brought.
We will be engaging UCHI again and fully recommend them.
We were very happy with Paul and the work that he did for us. Paul was our second architect and we were very grateful to him and his service. He understood our brief and requirements well and took time to go to the planners to understand completely what was possible in our area which has quite difficult planning regulations.
The end result is spectacular and after living in the house for over two months now we don't have one regret in terms of the design or finished product. Also, due to the time he took with the planners all the things that we were told were not possible in the area were approved without any problems.
We have only received positive comments from neighbours and friends and very happy with a house that is large enough now for the children as they grow without having to move.
We would consider ourselves to be both discerning and demanding clients. We are very meticulous and have high standards of both design and finishing. Our house is full of architecture books and we spend way too much time and money on our house compared to most people. So when we met Paul it was like meeting a like-mind. UCHI architecture worked with us to create the best possible use of space in our extension project. Tripling in size the ground floor square footage and adding a 4th (master) bedroom on the 1st floor this was both a technically and financially challenging project. We are delighted with the results.
I cannot recommend Uchi Architecture enough. As a structural engineer my work needs to be very focused & accurate, & I appreciate the quality & clarity of Uchi drawings. In taking-down loads you have to visualise in three dimensions which is not always an easy task. However the perspectives & 'cut-away' drawings that Uchi produce for their clients are of astonishing reality and make this process much simpler & accurate.
Also communication is of great importance & Paul & his team have very fast response times, meaning that queries & issues do not slow down the design time-line. All-in-all a highly competent & professional Architecture company that I would not hesitate to recommend to Clients & professionals alike10/10.
We would highly recommend Paul Davidson of UCHI Architecture. We are delighted with our new extension. He provided the full service from drawing up the plans to submitting and getting the planning application accepted, to project managing our rear flat roofed extension as works got underway. He was always contactable night & day and most importantly was present on site during critical times during the refurb. He listened to all our requirements and the end result surpassed our expectations. His attention to detail was superb and this can really be seen in the end result. He kept us fully informed at each stage of the process. I would have no hesitation using him again for another project, or recommending him.
We have used the UCHI team twice now for architectural design and to get us through the planning and tender stages. The team have been professional, reliable, easy to work with and above all they've had some great ideas on how we can use the space. I would definitely recommend them if you are exploring doing a build or renovation project.
Our experience of working with Uchi Architecture has been excellent. We wanted an architect who had a genuine interest in creating domestic spaces with an understanding of what our family needed now and for the future in a long term home. As well as listen and ask insightful questions Paul had an intuitive sense of what would work well for us. He created a number of options for us to consider and most importantly was mindful of our budget.
In retrospect we would have had him project manage the build, which was an option at the time that we did not take up. Even so Paul did keep an eye on the development and we are thoroughly pleased with the result.
Courteous and professional service. Understood our brief and used amazing design tools to present 3D renditions of the plans so we could get accurate visualisations of what our house would look like. Happy to recommend Paul to anyone.
UCHI provides a great service and exquisite designs. They really made us think about how we could best live in our house, use the space and what we would like the house to look and feel like. They provided beautiful designs and ideas. In addition they provided design advice for the interiors and have continued to provide help and support after the project finished.
Paul provided fantastic build design and interior layout and design ideas for our project. Many of these have become the outstanding features of our new living space (flooring, floor to ceiling sliding doors and windows and lighting). Paul listened to our input, was friendly, responsive and great to work with throughout the design, planning and tendering process. We have and would definitely recommend UCHI Architecture.