A perfect match on Design for Me… for a bungalow conversion
The clients, Pascal & Laura, posted their project to Design for Me, looking for a talented designer/architect for a bungalow conversion into a larger two storey family house. The work comprised a full renovation and extension to their bungalow in Sevenoaks, Kent. They registered their project with just a few key details and we instantly matched them up with some fantastic designers.
Photography by Billy Bolton
Pascal & Laura’s project description
“De-bungalowing of a two bedroom 1950s bungalow in Ide Hill, close to Sevenoaks. The work will include ground floor renovation and extension, and a large loft conversion.”
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Through Design for Me, the clients narrowed down their search by speaking to three architectural studios, and ultimately found the perfect fit for their project in Hubert and Elin. Here’s what the client said:
“Based on their previous work and our introductory meetings, we felt their design aesthetic matched ours – clean lines achieved without sacrificing the warmth of a family dwelling; architectural centrepieces to draw the eye without imposing on the overall design; practicality; and a high quality finish. Almost as importantly, they were clearly energised by their work, and we knew we could rely on them to deliver the project…“
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A successful project all round
“We really enjoyed this project. An amazing location! The success of a project always relies on the combination/relationship of studio/client/team and Pascal and Laura really were fantastic clients. They even participated in the final photographs, which was the first time they saw their new property in the flesh!”
Pascal and Laura:
“Our initial assessments were proven correct, and more:
– They delivered a beautiful home, which is not just wonderfully built, but a place we truly want to live in.
– They listened and sought to understand our tastes, needs and desires. They then guided us through and executed on a design which achieved all these within our budget and the strictures of an AONB(Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
In respect of project implementation and management, they were exemplary with:
– the identification and selection of builders
– the permission process and dealings with local authorities
– the sourcing and choice of materials and fittings
– the supervision of all project elements and teams
– maintaining open consultation with us throughout the process, but in a balanced manner – they correctly identified which decisions needed to pass through us.
The last point was particularly important as we moved to the Netherlands just as the build started. We had no concerns about our inability to be on site and control the project – we knew we could trust them.
The project was delivered on time and on budget, and without any material issues or surprises thanks to their detailed planning.
Finally, we truly enjoyed working with them – they are creative, committed to their work, and to their clients.”
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