As an architect, the opportunity to transform a client’s ideas and aspirations into delightful homes is an exciting proposition and a privilege. I listen carefully to how you use your home and what you hope it will become, being mindful of your circumstances and ensuring your budget is not exceeded. Every project receives the same care and commitment regardless of size, whether it is a modest living extension, a complete transformation or a sensitive re-working of a heritage asset.
I look forward to working with you to create spaces you will love to live in.
Kitchens, Sustainable design, Joinery design, Extensions, Planning applications, Re-planning / Internal alterations, New builds
We were looking for a local RIBA architect with some pedigree to assist us with our remodel and extension. Images of completed and new projects initially drew us to the practice, and following initial discussions [Allister's practice] was commissioned. The design process was a well managed collaboration with sound advice and knowledge of the planning process ensuring an achievable modern design was presented.
Following initial hand drawn sketches, the 3D design process helped us understand what the finished house would look both inside and out. Planning is always difficult, particularly a 'contemporary' design in a rural location; it is doubtful we would have achieved full planning permission in the timeframe had we not followed Allister’s advice.
We are currently building the project and hope to finish in mid 2016 – we're sure it will be a success.
Mr & Mrs Roberts | total house refurbishment and extensions
Working on our extension with Allister was a pleasure from start to finish and we cannot recommend him highly enough. He listened to what we wanted and also came up with some much better ideas which we would never have thought of ourselves. We are so pleased with how its all turned out and very glad we followed Allister's suggestions for rearranging our downstairs layout. It has changed the way we use our living space and made life so much better that we can't imagine living any other way now.
Dr S Forsyth | single storey rear extension
Allister stood out amongst the five architects we invited to tender for our project, not only from his design style which invoked the toned-down modernist style we were looking for but also from his advanced preparation and ability to interpret how we lived on a daily basis and create a home which works for the way our family lives.
From preparatory work even before our first meeting, through detailed use of the local planning design guidelines and local research to achieve our goals in the face of a traditionalist planning officer, Allister’s attention to detail, enabled something unique within the market town we now live. Allister listened to our initial ideas for the home, interpreted this bringing his own experience and ideas to the design process, but ultimately was always prepared to listen to what we wanted as a client. The perfect balance of stopping us from doing anything stupid and taking our points of view in the process.
Mr & Mrs Minards | new self-build dwelling