LonelyLeap: film production HQ
“Stephen Waldron Architects came alongside us as a small but rapidly growing film production company. He understood our needs and the critical timing key to successful seamless transition for the company between locations. At the same time our budget was ridiculously tight!
We couldn’t afford to wait for complex and lengthy local authority negotiations over means of scape and disabled access to this first floor studio space that our agents had warned us of and his negotiations had to be right first time.
With a competitive fee, they were able to produce creative, effective and flexible solutions to all our many problems coming in fast succession. The result is a team here that love the sense of space; our clients often comment on how different our offices feel to visit.
We will definitely be working with Stephen Waldron Architects again and highly recommend him.
Simon Kreitem, Director
Alastair and Stella, Cranleigh
“The garage conversion that Stephen undertook for us has been a complete success and enabled us to make use of what was a dead storage space. Stephen quickly understood our needs and provided designs ideas for us to evaluate. Whenever we needed input on the design and build he was quick to respond and this meant we could rely on him to keep the project on time and budget.
We are delighted with the result and everyone comments on what a great space it is. We generally used it as a home office and studio but it has also been used for parties. Stephen helped us to solve a number of problems and we still have a good storage area because an extension was created without spoiling the aesthetic of what is an attractive tile hung building.
The designs had been well thought through and we didn’t encounter any major problems in the planning process. The garage conversion has added significantly to the quality and value of our home. We would be happy to recommend Stephen Waldron Architects.”
Life Property Group: mixed use project
Your work is always to a high standard and we truly appreciate the level of customer service we receive, and the professionalism in which everything is dealt with.
Thank you for your kind referral to a client of yours who wanted to sell their property at New Road, Skewen.
You helped in the communications and negotiations in addition to the design and planning work, and were a great support in getting the project through to completion. It was a project with many hidden challenges and obstacles to overcome. The planning process was going smoothly;y until the Head of Planning decided otherwise. But you worked hard to challenge this thorough an Appeal, which was successful.
The property is now finished and fully let (2 flats, 1 commercial unit) and will be a successful property for us moving forward.
Your work is always to a high standard and we truly appreciate the level of customer service we receive, and the professionalism in which everything is dealt with. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to family, friends, and others with complete confidence that you will do the best by everyone involved.
MD, LIfe Property Group
Alan and Pam Cram
Within an hour of Stephen’s initial visit, he was able to show us a rough sketch of the completed conversion. Where we only saw a detached garage full of junk, Stephen saw a sun-room, shower room, utility room and bike shed, connected to the main house!
This is a reflection of Stephen’s creativity and imagination. Stephen’s attention to detail and breadth of experience were invaluable in not only employing a reliable builder but in producing a finished product of the highest quality. Our requests for, as far as possible, “environmentally friendly” products to be used were readily taken up by Stephen, and suitable suppliers found. Throughout the building process, Stephen monitored progress by regular phone-calls, e-mails and site visits. The “aftercare” that Stephen provided was also second-to-none: the final payment only being made 3 months after the completion date.
I am writing to thank you for preparing the plans and writing a detailed building specification for my garage conversion. You understood my requirements, you were happy to make changes, and you provided me with extra copies upon request.
￼Your attention to detail and recommendations, based upon your vast experience, were very helpful , and I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone requiring your services.
Paul & Emily Adlington
Stephen Waldron approached our rather small roof extension project with enthusiasm and care. He treated our house and our opinions respectfully, always listening to our many questions and answering or helping us answer them.
Not only were we happy with the design process but we were also grateful for Stephen’s extensive knowledge of materials, new technologies and his great experience of local planning procedures and building regulations.
I especially appreciated his allowance for ‘good light’, his meticulous efforts to fit our staircase in and his final bill – which came in under budget. I can’t complain about that!
We now enjoy our views daily.”