We wanted to create a truly functional, multi-generational living space whilst respecting the charm of our period home. As a daily commuter in to the heart of Chelsea I had seen examples of adding extra floors to buildings sympathetically whilst respecting the character of the property and felt this was exactly what our home required. However I found it difficult to find design companies who truly heard me, shared my vision and listened to my needs and requirements. David Scott and the team at Studio4 were the only people who brought my vision for changing our roof line to life with a design to provide full height upstairs living accommodation and adding an extra floor sympathetically to our property and keeping it within the style of the period. Their designs and drawings were exactly what I had envisioned in my minds' eye and they were super responsive in actioning these. We are very excited to be working with them to bring this project to fruition.
We hired Christopher to help us with the planning application and design of a side and rear extension to our 3 bed semi in Harrogate. He was always available, keen to help and listened to our ideas. We changed our minds many times during the process and Christopher dealt with our requests and demands in a professional and understanding way. He also provided us with engineering design and guidance on Party Wall issues, which we hadn't even thought about. We would thoroughly recommend his services.
Our experience so far with Studio4 has been far beyond our expectations. To begin with, we had a free consultation with David which knocked the socks off all of the free consultations we had with other designers. He listened to our house extension ideas keenly and then got really hands on – measuring various dimensions with his laser beam, thinking out loud, suggesting all sorts of ideas that we would never have thought of and conveying oodles of enthusiasm for our project and experience in the field. David and Christopher are both highly competent, extremely personable and full of passion for design - we're thoroughly appreciating having them on board!