Our aim is to create architecture that has substance, beauty and is sustainable; an architecture that is considerate to its environment and local context and built to last. We believe architecture should be timeless and this is reflected in the forms and palette of materials used.
Loft conversions, Kitchens, Sustainable design, Joinery design, Extensions, Planning applications, Re-planning / Internal alterations, New builds, Accessible design
I commissioned [Liam's studio] to design a new home on the site of my mother’s bungalow in Wimbledon Village and to help us secure planning permission in order to build our new home. I had an initial meeting with Head of Creative Design, Liam where we discussed ideas on a basic level, coming to the agreement that, because of the odd shape of the site – long and thin – a modern design would make best use of the available space. As a novelist and mother of three young children, I have very little time and after the initial brief I left the team at [Liam's Studio], led by Liam as Head of Creative Design, to design the building with no further input from myself. The design that they came back with was fantastic: a stunning, light modern white rendered house that made the best use of the limited site space available. My mother and I were happy to agree to proceed to planning with the initial design that they presented to us, with no alterations.
Because the site is in a conservation area, we were concerned that it might prove difficult to get the project through planning. However [Liam's studio] worked very closely with our Planning Officer at every stage of the process, so that when it came to the decision meeting, she was firmly on our side, and despite some objections from surrounding residents who didn’t like the modern design of the building, planning was awarded. I cannot speak highly enough of the team at [Liam's studio], and in particular Liam. He is highly professional, a pleasure to work with and delivered a result – both in terms of building design and ease of planning approval – far in excess of our expectations.
K. Medina. Wimbledon
I wanted to get planning permission to extend my mother’s existing old house at some date in the future, as it is a relatively small house located on a beautiful plot of land on the banks of the River Thames in Twickenham. I needed an architecture firm that could deal with the entire process as I do not live in London ; I found [Liam's studio] on the internet and had an excellent first meeting with Liam who I found very thoughtful and helpful with ideas and designs. Liam convinced me that rather than simply extending the existing house it would be far better to demolish the dwelling and build a more spacious but better designed modern property on site. Liam and his team came up with a number of excellent designs to maximise space, light, and modern efficiencies on the site which enabled us to increase the living space by 50% and actually reduce both the height of the building and the built up footprint on the site. Liam also helped me deal with the neighbours’ concerns and was very understanding of my mother's sensitivity over the whole project. I was pleased with the way Liam dealt with the planning permission process which was quite lengthy and complex, and involved a great number of external consultants who were required to convince the Richmond planning authorities of the benefits of the project. Designing a beautiful house is only a small part of the project, and it is vital to have an experienced team such as [Liam's studio] to take you through the planning process. Of course like all such projects, it took longer and was more costly than I envisaged, but I am very pleased with the end result which I think will make a unique family home for someone who wants to live in a large garden right on the banks of the River Thames.
Mr. Tatham. Twickenham