Trevor and his team were fantastic to work with. From the outset, we felt that he was on our side, working with our initial brief and suggesting ideas to improve on it. He found clever solutions to a number of tricky issues in our house and worked within our budget – recommending a number of suppliers who saved us money without compromising on quality.
Throughout the build he was very involved, managing our builders (his recommendation – they were excellent) and nudging us gently away from the occasional bad idea. His whole team were outstanding, providing interior design services, managing orders and always keeping us in the loop.
Most importantly, we trusted him completely and he was a pleasure to work with. We are so happy with our finished home and we would highly recommend him.
Trevor Brown and his team are fantastic. We hired them for an extension project to our North London flat, which they completed on time and within budget. Trevor Brown is a great professional, we loved his vision and the way he reshuffled our flat to make it feel much more spacious and practical. He perfectly understood our needs and tastes, and so did the rest of his team. Everyone at TBA is very friendly and helpful – it was a pleasure to communicate with them throughout the whole project. The building company they recommended was great too and managed to complete all the works sooner than expected. We absolutely love our ‘new’ flat and the beautiful spaces that TBA created for us. We would recommend Trevor Brown very highly to anyone who has a house project that requires a talented architect with vision.
We selected Trevor because of his enthusiasm and knowledge, and because he immediately understood our vision for the project.
As soon as we started work with him, we were struck by his energy, creativity and work ethic. Trevor explains his ideas very clearly and also really enjoys drawing, illustrating every detail and lots of different options for specific features. He has a great sense for how the parts of a building will come together and create a coherent overall result. He also has a great feel for materials and has lots of interesting ideas and sources.
Altogether, Trevor made the design phase a really enjoyable and positive experience. This was despite the fact that we were both working full time and often our meetings with him would finish near midnight. It also meant that we went into the project delivery phase with a very clear idea, and nearly all of the decisions worked out.
Trevor also has a strong eye for detail and a very professional approach. He ran an neat tender process between seven general contractors, providing a very comprehensive pack which really helped differentiate between them.
Through the build, Trevor provided detailed certificates and was present on site whenever needed, building a good relationship with the general contractor. He was on top of progress and particularly useful for the snagging process at the end, helping to deliver the really good finish we wanted.
We would not hesitate to recommend Trevor and will certainly use him for any future projects.
If you are looking for a basic plan or something different I would recommend Trevor Brown Architect.
We commenced work with Trevor in January 2015 and as soon as we met and conveyed our vision and wishes, we felt that he grasped it straight away, He understood the needs of a young working family in London and the way we wanted to live and more than anything he wanted to open up our house and maximise the light into our North facing house. My essential list included a utility room, downstairs toilet and cloakroom whilst opening up and offering a large kitchen/diner/living space. Trevor designed all the functional spaces to be positioned in the middle of the house (the darkest area) and whilst we were nervous about losing a room we trusted him and it has transformed the house as basically a dark unused room is now 3 very practical and beautiful areas. Trevor also understood my obsession for storage and magically worked this into every possible area of the brief, including a clever computer cupboard/office in the kitchen area.
Throughout every stage of the project Trevor was patient, a good listener and enthusiastic, however he also challenged and questioned some of our requests and stood firm on some design ideas which his expertise allowed. We felt that Trevor was much more than just an architect as he also helped tremendously with the interior design and sourcing the finishes from the radiators, work surfaces and bathroom tiles. We worked incredibly well together and it was great to have someone to bounce ideas off. Trevor also helped us recruit our builder who was brilliant and the two of them had a very positive relationship and he implemented and managed the building contract.
Trevor’s disposition is very calm and measured and so any small issues or problems that arose were dealt with in a constructive and managed way. Considering the size and budget of the build there was very little stress involved. Trevor was very considerate about our neighbours and helped us keep them informed with the party wall notices/planning and other legalities.
As both my husband and I work full-time, Trevor was willing to conduct some evening and early morning meetings which was incredibly helpful and all meetings were very productive with a clear agenda and subsequent action list. The budget was constantly kept in mind and reviewed and we were able to maintain the original budget.
Initial discussions started in January 2015, followed by design, planning and ongoing design and construction began in mid-October 2015 and we moved back in March 2016 with some finishing off continuing into April.
We are absolutely thrilled with our project and it has transformed the way we live and use our home. There are so many aspects that we would not have thought about had we not used Trevor, the use of space is so well balanced and the design details were a real partnership between client and architect, which is a joy. Trevor’s attention to detail and standards matched ours so it was a very successful working relationship. I would not hesitate in recommending Trevor and his services and can only thank him for enabling us to achieve and live in such a stunning house.