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July 24, 2023

Testimonial: Darren explains why he engaged with Ask an Architect

Why did you decide to use the ask an architect service?

I have not used architect services before, and so was not clear on the offerings/ process. The ‘ask an architect’ service provided an easy and clear way to explore initial ideas with an expert. It was a clear and delimited, low risk, offering  – allowing me to take initial steps versus being required to engage a specific architect for a more formal / fuller consideration.  It was relatively low cost and also benefitted charity.

What specific project were you looking for advice on?

Extension to a semi-detached house

Can you give a specific reason/s why the service you were provided was helpful?

The visit and conversation itself has helped clarify my thinking on what I am seeking, and also what some of the next steps might involve.  It also allowed me to engage with the Architect personally on a 1:1 basis and in doing so gain a better feeling for how working with them might evolve. 

What impact did using the ask an architect service have on your project?

The visit and conversation helped clarify my thinking on what I am seeking.  I am now content to proceed with the project and to engage the Architect to assist me further.

Why would you recommend the service to someone else?

The service was very helpful.  The ‘ask an architect’ service provided an easy way to explore initial ideas with an expert. It was a clear and delimited, low risk, offering and also benefitted charity.  The conversation helped clarify my thinking on what I am seeking and on the next steps in the process. 

Darren, Ask an Architect Consultee

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