Lee Davidson RIBA
- Muswell Hill
- Member since Jan 2010
- 80 feedback comments, 91% positive
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Kitchen extension plans Architecture
gvntr - 4th Jul, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Drawings for a rear extension pitched roof Architecture
tombrownme - 20th Jun, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Architect for Extension Architecture
bee_430 - 9th Jun, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Architect for kitchen extension Architecture
dantec_53 - 24th Apr, 2018 Waiting for feedback
garden shed renovation into room Architecture
sarita_49 - 18th Apr, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Lower Ground Front Garden Conversion Architecture
user_1qm1 - 10th Apr, 2018 Waiting for feedback
House extension and conversion in 2 flats Architecture
val_814 - 18th Mar, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Architectural Advice Architecture
Very pleased to have found Lee and benefited from his experience, advice and ideas. We are contemplating a number of different improvement ideas to our home and sought an expert advice on the feasibility, complexity and benefit of each. We paid Lee for an initial consultation. From his feedback, we have a much better understanding of how we will proceed. We have discounted some options (which is a good thing!) Lee suggested some new ideas that we will take forward. Overall we feel suitably informed and prepared to start the project with confidence.
I strongly recommend Lee if you are thinking about a redesign or extending your home. I certainly hope to engage Lee again in the next stages of the project. A gentle, enthusiastic and charming man.
nigel_23ko - 18th Mar, 2018 Positive feedback
Architect to submit plans for Change of Windows Architecture
ccclproperty - 15th Mar, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Sigoff on costs Architecture
Lee engaged immediately with the project and provided advise beyond remit for the project. Great guy. Professional and courtious.
rmswalsh - 12th Mar, 2018 Positive feedback
Structural work Architecture
I was very pleased with the professional manner in which Lee Davidson carried out his inspection of my home, checking every room internally and all external walls to my property. He showed excellent insight into the problem relating to the issues of internal cracks to walls in my house and identifying issues externally. He provided excellent advice on the way forward in resolving the problem. Lee spent a good amount of time in the actual inspection and taking pictures, but also spent a lot of time talking to me and explaining things. By the end of his visit I felt supported and confident that I was not dealing with this problem alone. He gave expert advice, which I am grateful for and provided me with professional drawings and information on the way forward and how to proceed. Overall, I was impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. He was polite and respectful and I would not hesitate to use his services again and to recommend him to others.
blossom_92 - 20th Feb, 2018 Positive feedback
Victorian Loft Extension Architecture
gps2018 - 14th Feb, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Inspecting a removed chimney breast Architecture
Lee simply didn’t turn up for our appointment, despite me contacting him hours before to double check. When he rang me after the slot he could not have cared less. Really disappointing.
niapj - 14th Feb, 2018 Negative feedback
Lee Davidson RIBA's reply:
Very keen to meet this lady however she attempted to confirm a provisional appointment slot we had discussed a few days earlier by contacting me by text message at 0730am 2.5 hours before the event, which I was not able to respond to quick enough on this occasion. I wish her all the best with her endeavours. Lee Davidson RIBA
retrospective plans for a log cabin Architecture
Excellent and very professional approach, drawings done perfectly and in timely fashion. I would happily use again if the need arises and would recommend.
royl_73 - 19th Dec, 2017 Positive feedback
cafe front conversion Architecture
Lee was excellent. Communication was very efficient. he did a site visit and produced the plans quickly. I took care of submission to the council and for listed buildings. When changes were needed he also responded very quickly and kept us informed. His charges were also very reasonable.
john_hodges - 25th Nov, 2017 Positive feedback
Internal redesign - building regs drawings Architecture
Lee was great throughout the process. He responded professionally and thoroughly to my job advert and answered all my subsequent questions promptly.
He was really helpful when we met and offered lots of advice on many aspects of our scheme, even those outside the scope of his instructions.
He was able to turn around the drawings very quickly and by the date he said he would. We were very happy with the scheme he came up with and
I would definitely work with him again in the future.
katiep85 - 1st Nov, 2017 Positive feedback
Extension advice and planning permission preparation Architecture
harriet_58 - 30th Sep, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Initial advice on ground floor extension Architecture
farah - 17th Sep, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Side Return Extension Architecture
Lee helped with drawings for our extension project. He is an experience architect and has provided us with some valuable advice.
leonliang - 11th Aug, 2017 Positive feedback
Rear and side extension design and planning Architecture
Lee is very creative and provided lots of useful approaches to our job that we hadn't considered. He drew up plans very quickly and with a collaborative approach. We are now awaiting a planning decision so many thanks to Lee for getting us there!
phild_12 - 26th Jul, 2017 Positive feedback
Architectural plans for a kitchen redesign Architecture
I brought Lee onboard to do a very simple remodel of a kitchen extension. I was also in the middle of a huge house rennovation and to my surprise, Lee turned out to be the only supplier who disappointed me. He is technically competent but is incredibly patronising and condescending to work with. In his own words architectural design is an “iterative process” and I had quite a few questions, as you would expect from someone embarking on a planning application for the first time, but rather than ease any concerns I seemed to frustrate him and his explanations were usually convoluted and
quite defensive. After getting designs, I specifically had to tell him to remove an ugly design addition that he had included because he was “preempting” a planning response, which he did begrudgingly, and although I was also unhappy with the way he had designed the glazing (the most important part of the whole design) I was told that it wasn’t important for the planning application. As it turned out, it would cost me an additional fee after planning approval though. In my opinion this was a really simple job which he over complicated and made unnecessarily unpleasant for me, his client. I did get planning permission approval but Lee’s designs weren’t what I actually wanted aesthetically (nor as it transpires technically achievable) and I am now working with someone who doesn’t treat me like an idiot to finalise the project.
neill_90 - 9th Jul, 2017 Negative feedback
Lee Davidson RIBA's reply:
Mr Robb, owner 5 bed house/ Crouch End, wanted to rebuild an existing single storey projection. Planning permission for these works was technically straighforward. Complexity in the project lay with the fact that on top of the existing single storey projection was an unofficial roof terrace, without planning approval. So it was necessary to prove the legality of the terrace by way of submitting an application for a Certificate of Lawfulness (Existing Use). Thankfully Haringey Council Approved this application which then paved the way to submitting the required Planning Application. Mr Robb was very keen to do 'all' quickly may have felt like the system of obtaining the necessary Planning approvals was somehow holding him back. My approach was agreed by Mr Robb in advance. After having received Planning Approval Mr Robb did then request to make some changes to what had been Approved meaning an additional application for a Minor Material Amendment was required. This was also Approved. Latterly the process was not aided when Mr Robb decided to signed up a male friend who was practicing as a Structural Engineer for a large central London office to do some private calculations for the structure whilst not being properly insured. I brought this to the attention of Mr Robb, who unfortunately felt perhaps understandably embarrassed. Had this not been made clear to Mr Robb, He would have been left exposed to future losses without adequate Insurances in place by that Engineer 'friend'.
Assistance with planning permission application Architecture
Lee has been very helpful throughout the process of making my planning application, including the pre-planning application and the various adjustments to our application resulting from that exercise.
amcveigh - 21st Jun, 2017 Positive feedback
Fitting partition walls in open plan studio Architecture
Lee is very generous with his time and expertise. Very helpful, knowledgeable and great communicator. He gave me many useful tips at the onset of my project.
laskus_76 - 23rd May, 2017 Positive feedback
Extension plans Architecture
simon_fyw - 30th Apr, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Design options to relocate bathroom Architecture
Lee provided us with lots of ideas and was very generous with his time in discussing the project during his consultation. He gave us options that we hadn't previously thought of. He also gave us a very honest appraisal of which of his services were required and saved us a good deal of money.
gliafamily - 14th Apr, 2017 Positive feedback
License to Alter and Building Control approval Architecture
Efficient and knowledgable, gave some really good insight and tips.
Would definitely recommend.
samandlucy - 6th Apr, 2017 Positive feedback
Convert terrace for additional floor space Architecture
It's been extremely valuable having Lee onboard my project from the initial stages. I liked his openness to have an initial discussion over the phone about what I wanted to achieve and clarify few things I wasn't sure about. Lee was transparent about charges/fees and timescales, and he dealt with the planning application calmly and methodically to get the approval.
I was strongly reassured and happily requested his services for the next stage of the project to produce detailed drawings for building regulations and liaison with structural engineer for the structural scheme.
Lee was always polite and professional, and readily offers clarity with queries or questions from adjoining neighbours as my flat is in a converted property along with 3 other flat owners.
The build work is ongoing at the moment to be completed in a couple weeks. Lee checked up on progress recently and I'm looking forward to sending him more pictures once it's done.
I have no hesitation recommending Lee and would happily work with him again in future.
projectko - 17th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
Roof Terrace Loft Conversion Architecture
Lee was very helpful from the outset at the site visit and through the whole planning application. I would defiantly recommend him.
lucygibson - 9th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
Kitchen extension plan ASAP Architecture
Was ok, provided good suggestion on layout, had to chase my drawings, bit small drawings given they print on A3, but overall seemed to pass with the council.
mrpatel2014 - 26th Feb, 2017 Neutral feedback
nwoghiren - 9th Feb, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Building extension and loft extension Architecture
Lee was very helpful and very knowledgeable. He provided a lot of useful information and highly recommend
nitesh_55 - 7th Feb, 2017 Positive feedback
Need drawings for garage conversion to residential Architecture
andym123_42 - 6th Feb, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Quote on Upstairs extension for Coach House Architecture
zoechal - 30th Jan, 2017 Waiting for feedback
House split into flats, garage conversion Architecture
I have had couple of interactions with Lee Davidson. Over the phone and then email follow up, where he did research on what we discussed during our phone call and then he sent me the relevant information that I required.
I appreciate that it was prompt, I received emails within few hours of our telephone conversation.
During our phone call, he seems professional and knowledgable on the subject we discussed.
maria_612 - 19th Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
Plans for garage conversion and loft conversion Architecture
dawnd_73 - 18th Jan, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Planning Permission Drawings for Basement Conversion Architecture
Lee was extremely helpful and generated some really good ideas in relation to our building project. He spent a good amount of time with us and drew up excellent plans to submit for planning permission. Lee was very professional and oversaw the planning permission application on our behalf which was accepted within a reasonable timeframe. I would highly recommend Lee as we found him to be a very creative and adaptable architect.
amymck81 - 10th Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
Plans for a side return extension. Architecture
danpeters79 - 19th Oct, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Weatherboarded outbuilding/workshop Architecture
Lee came to assess our project and provided some honest and very useful advice... he made suggestions on how we could proceed and highlighted our limitations. Although we were not due to use his services as our project was going to exceed our budget, Lee kindly gave up his own time to research alternatives for us and let us know these by email. Really appreciated his help.
roola - 13th Oct, 2016 Positive feedback
Kitchen options Architecture
We hired Lee for advice on potential options open to us to improve and increase our kitchen space. He was extremely helpful explaining the options to us and the pros and cons of each. We now know what will be best for us and he has doubt saved us money in the long run. Throughly recommended.
andys_95 - 7th Oct, 2016 Positive feedback
internal configuration changes - glazebrook Architecture
Lee was speedy in response, arrived on time and spent time understanding our requirements before rapidly providing the plans we requested. Thoroughly recommend his services.
uninspireduser - 26th Sep, 2016 Positive feedback
structural engineer or surveyor required Architecture
ross86_57 - 3rd Sep, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Salisbury Road Architecture
We wanted to explore the idea of changing the circulation on the ground floor and had a consultation session with Lee about it. He was patient and friendly and gave us lots of practical advice and talked us through the process on how to get started.
user_28xj - 11th Aug, 2016 Positive feedback
Basement conversion and side rear extension Architecture
carolineb_77 - 16th Jul, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Loft Conversion Architecture
I hired Lee for planning permission on a loft conversion, it became apparent the task was overwhelming for him & skillset was not up to the standard required, this was echoed by the planning officer. He submitted drawings without consulting me, was very slow in his responses. More than once the planning officer told him his drawings were not good enough & missing important details. The planning officer spelt everything out that needed doing & despite this his drawings were still substandard. It took 6wks from initial contact to get the papers submitted. Our application was made valid three months from first contract and he forgot to submit the heritage statement. The planning officer had to refer him to the Residential Standards on a number of occasions as his drawings & proposed plans contravened them. I was surprised at his handling of this: I would expected that he would understand the Residential Standards & how to apply them but also that he would respond appropriately to the planning officers guidance & suggestions promptly in order to get my plans through, rather than arguing minutiae or ignoring the planning officers comments. The planning officer made numerous requests for him to provide scaled drawings & accurate dimensions to properly assess my application. This is a basic aspect of planning and certainly what i expected from him given his qualifications. I withdrew the application as it became apparent it would not be completed in time or to the standard required.
andyc_25 - 28th Jun, 2016 Negative feedback
Lee Davidson RIBA's reply:
Although a challenging context in the Blackheath Conservation Area, Case Officer Russell Brown and I successfully agreed an acceptable scheme with Mr Cullen. It is completely normal for a Case Officer to request additional info (drawings/reports etc) in order to agree scheme specifics.
Without prior notice, Mr Cullen decided to withdraw his Application 4 days before the Decision was due. I fear this may have been prompted by the time-pressured Case Officer. Unfortunately once an Application is withdrawn the Officer is no longer obliged to produce his report. I would therefore have advised against taking this approach; I believe Mr Cullen would have received consent. I therefore wish him every future success.
Best Wishes Lee Davidson
jet2380 - 17th Jun, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Various renovations Architecture
Lee visited us and gave us lots of good advice and new ideas and left us with a feeling we've got it all pretty much under control which was nice as we can't really afford an architect. But thanks to Lee's positive attitude we now feel confident to take this project on ourselves.
jennye - 5th Jun, 2016 Positive feedback
kate_edley - 3rd Jun, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Small extension Architecture
I needed drawings for a small extension and for them to be submitted to the planning department, I'd already had one refusal. Lee went through the procedure with me and had some brilliant ideas, he e-mailed me regularly and kept me updated throughout! I couldn't recommend him enough absolutely fantastic I received planning permission a couple of days ago! He is trustworthy and really thinks out of the box
If I need an architect again Lee will be my first port of call.
victora - 2nd Jun, 2016 Positive feedback
Lee has been great during this process, providing input, ideas and thoughts during the design process and handling interactions with the council planning department when required. Recommended.
plumsteadflat332 - 19th May, 2016 Positive feedback
Extension at the rear of the house Architecture
Very helpful discussion and ideas. I now know what's possible within my budget.
amanda_146 - 16th May, 2016 Positive feedback
Reconfigure bedroom layout & design new extension Architecture
carensr2611 - 18th Apr, 2016 Waiting for feedback
L Shaped rear extension -ground floor Architecture
Can't rate Lee highly enough, exactly what we were looking for, an architect with patience, experience and ideas for our project. He suggested things we would never have thought of and that advice is priceless. We had a consultation with Lee and it wasn't rushed and he really listened to what we wanted and even when I amended the plans just prior to submission Lee was fine with that. I am pleased to report that we now have planning permission thanks to Lee's patience and resilience with the planners. There are cheaper and there are more expensive Architects out there but Lee is a professional, worth the money. I am now recommending him to friends.
gary_d_49 - 18th Apr, 2016 Positive feedback
Flat conversion/extension Architecture
Lee was very cooperative throughout the process. It took some time but Lee handled well the interaction with the planning officer.
martin_101 - 5th Mar, 2016 Positive feedback
Planning & construction drawings for loft conversion Architecture
nick_evans_68 - 22nd Feb, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Lee was extremely helpful and successfully guided us through the planning permission stage.
nmsmall2012 - 17th Feb, 2016 Positive feedback
Floor plan drawing Architecture
bluescarf07 - 13th Feb, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Roof extension Architecture
Lee was very responsive and came round to look at the work we needed doing the day after contacting him, he spent a couple of hours quietly measuring up and taking notes. He also spoke at length with us about what we wanted to do and offered advice on what may or may not get through planning. He completed the drawings a week or so later and was more than happy to make any amendments we wanted. We are now getting ready to submit these drawings to the planners, which Lee is helping us to do. Lee is a lovely chap and if we get planning permission we will definitely ask him to help us with the actual job.
moomin_93 - 26th Jan, 2016 Positive feedback
Architecture Design for flat and loft conversion Architecture
hrayr - 16th Jan, 2016 Waiting for feedback
architects plans Architecture
Great communication and easy to work with and more important delivers on the deadline!
john_thoonen - 10th Dec, 2015 Positive feedback
Plans for loft conversion Architecture
Lee gave us informed information regarding our possible loft conversion. We are actively following his advice.
gibralter - 19th Nov, 2015 Positive feedback
Kitchen extension Architecture
Lee did a good job for us, providing Architectural and Detail Design drawings for a small (3m x 3m) extension to our kitchen.
The extension hasn't been built yet so too early to say if the Architecture works or not - but we assume so based on positive comments from our builder!
+ve points - Lee gave very professional advice and produced professional drawings including modifications as required. Lee's drawings went through permitted development check at the council without a hitch and within agreed timescale. Provided good contacts for Structural Engineering and Building Control. Lee worked well with the Structural Engineer.
-ve points - given that this is fairly small scale work - Lee was sometimes a bit slow to respond to requests and overall I feel his services are fairly pricey for this size of project.
: Would we use Lee again & recommend him - yes.
davidcn22 - 10th Nov, 2015 Positive feedback
Ground floor extension Architecture
Great and always went out of his way to help with any issues.
liam2000 - 3rd Nov, 2015 Positive feedback
Architect/Structural engineer for replacement dorma Architecture
A hearty recommendation for Lee- he came along at times that suited us and came up with some ideas for our Loft & Kitchen extension. The plans came in on time and Lee helped with an issue that came up with the local Planning Department very late on in the job. Thanks Lee!
scottf_34 - 30th Oct, 2015 Positive feedback
Outline plans for house reordering Architecture
maggies_40 - 12th Sep, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Top floor flat reconfigure with planning required Architecture
Excellent. Lee went over and beyond in regards to helping us secure planning and a further amendment. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
shewry - 10th Sep, 2015 Positive feedback
Remodeling front of the house. Architecture
He rings me 9:45pm to tell me that he paid so much money to the website he wont be able to see his sick child in Germany. He is very rude and full of it keep clear.
jacksavas - 20th Aug, 2015 Negative feedback
Lee Davidson RIBA's reply:
Hi, It was a shame to receive this feedback comment. Mr Savas had asked me to call him as soon as possible to discuss his scheme, I am always happy to call after working hours if this is useful for the client. Unfortunately Mr Savas was not in favour of paying my £250 fee for the Initial 2 hour consultation. Unfortunately this is a necessary charge which does help deter those who seek free help and advice. I wish Mr Savas all the best with his project moving forward. Best wishes Lee Davidson RIBA
Drawings of an internal wall to be removed Architecture
christina_429 - 12th Aug, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Planning Permission - Replacement Windows Architecture
Lee dealt with our planning application quickly and smoothly and kept us up to date throughout the process. The end result was a planning application that effectively explained our proposal both in writing and through the supporting drawings. Having recently had the application approved by Southwark Council I would not hesitate to recommend Lee to others.
wodean - 6th Aug, 2015 Positive feedback
Produce design & drawings for planning approval Architecture
wendy-01 - 25th Jul, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Single storey extension design Architecture
jms1875 - 22nd Jul, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Loft Conversion 6m x 6m Loft Conversions
Lee was excellent in providing thorough detail at the start of our engagement, as well as through every step of the process. Quick to respond and clear communication throughout, I would definitely appoint Lee for future projects.
mazhuss - 7th Jul, 2015 Positive feedback
arh_56 - 22nd Jun, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Design for outside stairs/balcony Architecture
The drawings and plans were excellent. Unfortunately our planning permission process was slightly more long-winded than anticipated but got there in the end thanks to Lee's help and persistence with our local council.
richardhubbert - 16th Jun, 2015 Positive feedback
Assistance with designing a rear and side extension Architecture
laineer - 15th Jun, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Drawings and planning application for a garage Architecture
project36_31 - 10th Jun, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Side Return extension plans for planning permission Architecture
karen_sargent - 8th Jun, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Extension plans Architecture
Mr Davidson attended the property and seemed very helpful, knowledgeable and professional. We tasked him with drawing plans for a two-storey rear extension.
He demanded all his fees up front, and from this point forward the level of responsiveness and the quality of work significantly dropped, sometimes taking over a week to respond to queries.
The planning permission was subsequently turned down, with the planning office stating that the plans never stood a chance of approval, as they did not meet the standards laid out in the regulations, something that the architect should have been well aware of. The officer also commented on the substandard drawings which lacked details expected from an architect, and was surprised at how much we were charged for something so basic.
When we asked Mr. Davidson for some simple amendments to the drawings in order to meet regulations and be submitted again; he quoted us an extortionate hourly rate, given we had already paid him well upwards of a 4 figure sum. We refused, and decided to make the alterations ourselves, which sums up how simple the changes should have been for a trained architect. We received planning approval for the drawings we amended and submitted ourselves.
We would highly advise to avoid him at all cost if you don’t want to waste your time and money.
tbevan_12 - 31st May, 2015 Negative feedback
Side return/wrap around extension Architecture
nicky_217 - 29th May, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Opening up staircase Architecture
Even though Lee couldn't carry out the work for me on this occasion, he spent a lot of time educating me on the work that would be done and the whole process. He was also able to suggest a number of professionals that could assist me. I would definitely recommend Lee's services.
joel232 - 22nd May, 2015 Positive feedback
Kitchen Dinner family room development and extension Architecture
astrix - 29th Apr, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Roof Terrace Mansard Design Architecture
jeff60hook - 16th Apr, 2015 Waiting for feedback
georgep_16 - 9th Apr, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Lee is a very patient man, explained the work in details and will answer your questions in his knowledge.
I have left all the planning jobs in his hands and he has done it brilliantly.
He is very professional and the cost is very open and reasonable, we will definitely recommend him to my other friends.
westina - 30th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Plans required for Merton Council Prior Approval Architecture
Lee was very helpful in giving us advice for the work we were having done. He was very knowledgeable and gave us solid advice. I would definitely use him again and refer to anyone else.
eleni_27 - 30th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
We had a very pleasant experience with Lee and he was able to get us the planning permission even though the council tried to be funny. Highly recommended :)
paulm_87 - 24th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Some very useful information was offered by Lee and he has helped us have a good understanding of what is and isn't possible. Some rough designs were sketched on the day and now we are in a position to make decisions on what we want to do.
Nice guy and I would definitely recommend him
iang_58 - 19th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Draw and apply for planning Architecture
Thank you very much for you assistance. At present we are not moving forward with the build as it was planned. Many Thanks Faye
mccarthy_10 - 27th Feb, 2015 Positive feedback
a_wishart - 21st Feb, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Rear extension Architecture
gnomiz - 14th Feb, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Design and create plans for garage conversion Architecture
alps_30 - 26th Jan, 2015 Waiting for feedback
cdtschmidt - 19th Jan, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Single story extension Architecture
kateost - 17th Jan, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Side 2 storey extension Architecture
jean-luc - 10th Jan, 2015 Waiting for feedback
celia_clarke - 7th Jan, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Barn conversation / change of use Architecture
bradpm - 6th Jan, 2015 Waiting for feedback
pnfb - 15th Dec, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Rear ground floor extension & re-layout Architecture
Lee was responsive and understood our needs in arriving at a new ground floor layout that was as we wanted. He came up with a solutions when required and recommended a very good and responsive structural engineer as well. Our works are complete and the space works just as we envisioned it would.
anto_84 - 31st Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Drawings & Planning Permission Chimney Removal Architecture
Lee proved some very compelling ideas and contact on how to process with my job further. I had limited idea on what I needed actually and he has given me nice advices on what will be the best way to complete it and helped to find a structural engineer to help. The task is still ongoing and it was probably slightly different from his core competence but would recommend him no problem.
pacome - 23rd Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Lee has been fantastic drawing up the plans (both planning and building regs) for our single storey rear kitchen/diner extension and bathroom redesign. Working in property, I've had plenty of experience with architects and cannot recommend Lee highly enough. He has sound practical and legal knowledge and was very competitive and transparent re fees throughout the process. He had a number of creative ideas which we had not previously considered which have really added value to our project as well as the value of our home, which is always an added benefit. Lee has been quick to respond to queries throughout and has assisted with additional issues which have arisen (such as dealing with a query raised by a neighbour) with very good advice all free of charge.
If I was to do any further works I wouldn't hesitate in using Lee and would highly recommend him to others.
dan_mcc - 6th Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Kitchen Dining Room Architecture
brownlee - 6th Oct, 2014 Waiting for feedback
House extension and remodelling Architecture
Lee has been great so far on this job. Very quick response and meeting was arranged quickly. Spent a lot of time with me on the first and explained the procedures. The fees are fare and I feel confident with his advice and expertise.
susanes - 5th Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
new build Architecture
If you want to throw time and money down the drain employ this joker who insists on having all his fees upfront and then gives you the run around until you go away and he fails in the duties charged to him. What an absolute waste of space this lunatic is. Be warned.
mr_arthurs - 3rd Oct, 2014 Negative feedback
Lee Davidson RIBA's reply:
I was appointed by Mr Arthurs to prepare scheme drawings for Pre Planning Application Advice with Enfield Council for a speculative 3 bed house.
Enfield Council provided extremely useful advice for Mr Arthurs regarding this scheme in order that he could proceed with a Full Planning Application. Mr Arthurs has consistently mistaken this advice for a refusal of a Planning application.
I have therefore referred Mr Arthurs to the RIBA website should he wish to source an alternative Architect to prepare a Full Planning Application.
I wish him all the best with his ventures.
Design of ground floor extension Architecture
clare_441 - 3rd Oct, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Summerlee Avenue, East Finchley N2 Architecture
atters88 - 1st Aug, 2014 Waiting for feedback
brimetti - 23rd Jul, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Extension to kitchen and add in downstairs bathroom Architecture
Been clear and efficient throughout and kept chasing re planning. Completed first stage, and now on to the main design stage, so early days but so far so good. Thanks.
lizbarnett - 21st Jul, 2014 Positive feedback
Floor plan guidance Architecture
Fantastic advice, generous with his time. Would highly recommend
basementflat_35 - 17th Jul, 2014 Positive feedback
Technical drawings required for 2 applications Architecture
Really easy to deal with so far, fair pricing and good quality of work. Looking forward to doing further projects for sure.
rsjkeeley - 4th Jul, 2014 Positive feedback
House Renovations Architecture
mccoll_26 - 24th May, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Kitchen side extension Architecture
schuldiwuldi - 26th Apr, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Architectural plans for extension to house Architecture
reenapatel001 - 7th Apr, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Draw plans for an extension and oversee planning app Architecture
Lee was hired to draw up some plans for an extension and a garage conversion. It was a long journey due to the councils slow archaic process but lee persevered and got the planning approved. His communication throughout was excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to use his services again. Highly recommended.
pinha5 - 19th Mar, 2014 Positive feedback
Plans for extension Architecture
Lee provided us with an excellent consultation. Arrived on time, was helpful and informative. Highly skilled, Highly recommended.
cowtango - 11th Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
mickgtmoore - 10th Feb, 2014 Waiting for feedback
My interactions with Lee were quite some time ago, but given our experiences, we would not utilise Lee's services again. Our plans were ultimately approved by the council, which was the desired outcome, but in our experience, Lee lacks the bedside manner we expected from a professional service provider - hence the neutral feedback.
I wish Lee all the best.
alexrd160 - 10th Feb, 2014 Neutral feedback
Hired Lee for extension consultation.
dw4518_46 - 4th Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
Remodelling a bedroom & ensuite to create 2 bedrooms Architecture
Really enjoyed working with Lee-he came to our home on a Saturday at a time to suit us to discuss our ideas, and had the plans drawn up quicker than his original timeline estimate, which was great. Lee then submitted & liaised with the local authority on our behalf too. Would have no hesitation in recommending Lee & would definitely use again.
smithl28 - 3rd Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
rear house extension and loft conversion Architecture
Lee spent a great deal of time with us working through the details of our back extension. He was very patient and had lots of good suggestions. He was completely transparent about the fees we would be charged and made it clear what our options were. He helped out too with suggesting other contractors/professionals we needed at different times to take the project forward. Things got pretty pushed at towards the end after the council appeared to have forgotten about our planning permission, but Lee moved everything forward for us and we were good to go as planned. I am sure things got quite aggravating for him at times, but he was able to keep things on track, and we were very grateful for his thoroughness.
smoosmall - 12th Nov, 2013 Positive feedback
sricard - 27th Oct, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Design extension to 1930s house, Richmond Borough Architecture
Lee designed a ground floor, part first floor extension for our house and submitted the application to the council, liaising with the planning officer as required during the process. He made some great suggestions and was very helpful as we made decisions about what we wanted. I would highly recommend him to others.
glasshouses - 24th Oct, 2013 Positive feedback
colin_w - 14th Oct, 2013 Waiting for feedback
End terrace house extension Architecture
We hired Lee to provide an initial consultation on an end terrace house extension. Lee spent over 3 hours with my wife and walked through the whole process. He was very thorough and provided us with several ideas to consider. As a follow up he provided an estimation of the cost of the project and the process/timeline.
Although we are not going to go ahead with the extension - we would definitely use him on any future projects. Highly recommended.
tdubz - 25th Sep, 2013 Positive feedback
Plans for single storey extension Architecture
cfr - 23rd Sep, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Garage Conversion Plans Architecture
bsang - 9th Sep, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Loft conversion & garden room/kitchen revision Architecture
kjjds - 5th Sep, 2013 Waiting for feedback
gaz82 - 2nd Sep, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Extension to rear of property , possible wrap around Architecture
christina_16 - 28th Jul, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Loft Conversion Architecture
We hired Lee to advise on a loft conversion but he gave us better ideas on how to improve the look of the house by doing an extension. We were very impressed with his in-depth and diverse knowledge and experience .
We would recommend Lee to friends and family.
corcarl - 28th Jul, 2013 Positive feedback
Rear extension plus internal remodelling Architecture
Discussions with Lee were great. He clarified the process, pricing and approach and was very flexible. A good guy to deal with.
neil_t_84 - 27th Jul, 2013 Positive feedback
Residential 2 story extension / loft development Architecture
robin_12 - 17th Jul, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Extension ideas, feasibility. drawings, etc. Architecture
Lovely chap with some nice ideas, and a reasonable initial quote. Problem was, when he got home, he decided the actually wanted to charge more than seven times what quoted!
kc1_71 - 11th Jul, 2013 Negative feedback
Extension to basement flat Architecture
gserradinho - 14th May, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Planning permission for conversion town house Architecture
From the very moment I hired Lee the communication was brilliant. Lee called me and spent a while explaining the process and the next steps. Lee then came over at an agreed date and spent a few hours at the property advising on the best way of doing our conversion. I already had some ideas of what I wanted to do but Lees experience meant that I changed my original plans to what Lee suggested as it was a much better layout. At that point I instructed Lee to complete the plans which were done exactly to my requirements and in good time. Lee continued to update me throughout the application process regularly and kept in touch with the planning officer dealing with our application.
I will definitely use Lee again and would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for architectural services. An absolute pleasure to deal with. Many thanks.
sp345 - 6th May, 2013 Positive feedback
Loft Conversion/Flat layout Architecture
sfernandes - 6th May, 2013 Waiting for feedback
planning permission for balcony & garage conversion Architecture
brick0 - 4th May, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Loft Conversion Plans Architecture
Lee was very prompt and professional, he provide due with multiple options for our loft conversion before drawing up plans.
hamilton_60 - 27th Apr, 2013 Positive feedback
Re-design of a Victorian house in Leytonstone Architecture
We hired Lee to advise on a side return extension. He was responsive and helpful with his advice. He produced a set of pre-planning drawings. Unfortunately, we decided not to proceed but he was helpful all the same.
jack_358 - 25th Apr, 2013 Positive feedback
House extension unsure of size Architecture
susiebirkett74 - 22nd Mar, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Need some drawings for a terrace extension Architecture
philip_51 - 18th Mar, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Sleeping platform Architecture
Lee, was very knowledgeable when dealing with the particular design problem he was faced with. His plans were excellent, work fairly priced, an easy professional.
mybuilder_49 - 10th Mar, 2013 Positive feedback
Gave a great consultation with good insight as to what we could and couldnt acheive for our budget.
laurawebb84 - 28th Feb, 2013 Positive feedback
Reconfiguring ground floor of 1930's Semi Detached Architecture
Lee was very professional and insightful and we are very pleased with the advice he provided and we plan to retain his services in the near future. Highly recommended.
shelster - 20th Feb, 2013 Positive feedback
Handrail scale drawing Architecture
Lee was very helpful. Got the job done very quickly and efficiently. Highly recommended.
dagmar_39 - 17th Jan, 2013 Positive feedback
Extension and room conversion plans Architecture
jimt_63 - 16th Jan, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Large chunk of paster blown out, need investigation Architecture
peter_517 - 14th Nov, 2012 Waiting for feedback
Designs & plans for house extension wanted Architecture
mariap_96 - 13th Nov, 2012 Waiting for feedback
Reconfiguring a Victorian house Architecture
Lee prepared initial drawings for us. We did not proceed with finalising the drawings. They were functional but not very imaginative.
sfitness - 2nd Nov, 2012 Neutral feedback
Planning permission Architecture
I can't recommend Lee enough. Lee has been great at recommending how we might layout the extension we are planning. Making suggestions to our original ideas, taking into account how the light will fall in the room. And other considerations that we had not even considered. Gain planning consent from the council has not been as straight forward as we had hoped. Lee has kept is up to date and pulled together alternative designs that have enabled us to gain planning permission without compromising the design. We hope to continue to make use of Lee's services through to completion.
cmarks - 29th Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
House extension Architecture
jidejohn - 14th Oct, 2012 Waiting for feedback
review before purchase Architecture
Lee was very knowledgeable and helpful. It would have helped on my side to gather more information prior to the meeting (conservation area, etc), but Lee provided all information, suggestions, focus on the most salient points.
I have recommended him to a friend.
jerome_37 - 4th Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Garage extension. Architecture
Very approachable made the whole process of my planning application very simple and straight forward.
His online quote was reasonable so I knew what I was getting into before agreeing to the job. He then came out for a site visit and we discussed the project. Plans where drawn which when approved by me he submitted to the relevant authorities.
The professionalism definitely helped in winning my application so thanks very much. Would recommend and use him again.
henry_15 - 2nd Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Drawing internal changes Architecture
ramish - 7th Jun, 2012 Waiting for feedback
Architectural Technician Architecture
Lee was efficient, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He carried out the job quickly and was available for questions throughout the process. His rate was very reasonable as well.
barneym - 12th Apr, 2012 Positive feedback
Planning for rear roof terrace sliding doors Architecture
kashifkhanuk - 9th Apr, 2012 Waiting for feedback
Garage extension and stairs relocation Architecture
dr__red - 20th Feb, 2012 Waiting for feedback
Assess development potential of my flat Architecture
Really pleased with the service Lee offered - which was to advise upon and draw up some basic plans in support of a planning application for a loft conversion (which was successfully approved). Lee took great care to explain the details. He was polite, punctual, and readily stepped up to communicate directly with other professionals involved in the process where ever appropriate. Would definitely hire again.
helennwilson - 11th Feb, 2012 Positive feedback
Extension+interior deco update Extensions
Came across Lee's contact last November (2010) and things are moving forward with a great pace.
Few great things to mention:
-Easy to communicate
-Quick to respond
-Reliable and experience
-Able to take feedback from client and transform to realistic plan and proposals
-Working closely with local planning authority to ensure all are planned and proceed as quick as possible.
Would strongly recommend him for any architectural services.
chee - 1st Feb, 2011 Positive feedback