What Our Clients Say
Trevor Brown was a pleasure to work with. We started with a humble idea of replacing a structurally unsound kitchen with something a bit nicer, and he transformed the project into a fabulous piece of architecture. Trevor is knowledgeable, and has an ambitious attitude to even simple projects. By paying attention to both the structure and the details of the kitchen, Trevor created a space which is a beautiful space and also very functional. Trevor is a busy man, but he replied to emails, and answered the phone when we had queries. He worked well with the construction team and they were able to take a pragmatic approach to solving problems along the way. We exceeded the original budget, but that was at least in part because we chose more expensive options when Trevor offered us choices.
We hired Trevor Brown for the design and project delivery stages of our conversion of a Victorian semi. In total he worked with us for over a year, and helped to deliver a very successful project despite some difficult moments.
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.
Trevor was recommended to me by a colleague to which I was most grateful. Trevor is very professional with brilliant architectural design ideas. Everyone who has seen my renovation have commented on the plan layout and additional features. Throughout the project, Trevor was available for advice when needed.
If you are looking for a basic plan or something different I would recommend Trevor Brown Architect.
We hired Trevor to design an extension and remodel our downstairs living area. He is a pleasure to work with as he clearly loves his work and that passion showed through in his design, dedication and professionalism at every stage of the project. He was extremely thorough in exploring the options and flexible enough to incorporate all the elements we wanted while giving us inspiration to think beyond the standard box. We are absolutely delighted with the result and I would thoroughly recommend Trevor.
We hired Trevor as our architect to oversee our whole project from concept, planning, detailed design and project management – it was the best decision we made! The main focus of the project was a side return and ground floor extension with a reconfiguration of the downstairs living space and also the upstairs bathrooms to offer an en-suite to our back bedroom and a new gorgeous family bathroom.
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.