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- Milton Keynes
- Member since Feb 2014
- 43 feedback comments, 95% positive
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Absolutely spot on
Had 6 persons turn up to quote but Mark was by far the best
Not the cheapest but definitely the best
The advice given was exactly what i wanted and it was obvious that Mark knew what he was talking about from the first visit (many did not)
All plans completed and looked excellent, My planning went straight thru without a hitch
Friendly and an A1 service happy to recommend
martin_1y2b - 10th Jun, 2018 Positive feedback
Plans required for a single storey lean to extension Architecture
ktb_38 - 30th Apr, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Kitchen extension, side return extension Architecture
stevenyork - 30th Apr, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Plans needed for single storey extension Architecture
blm75 - 19th Apr, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Draw extension plans Architecture
lozzy2002 - 13th Apr, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Planning Application Drawing - Dormer Windows Architecture
zoe_619 - 11th Apr, 2018 Waiting for feedback
small single storey extension Architecture
Mark has been brilliant, very thorough and knowledgeable with building regs too. He also has a fabulous list of contacts, and has saved me a fortune verses private contractor.
ruthc_16 - 28th Feb, 2018 Positive feedback
Single or double storey extension on a semi detached Architecture
mtowl - 4th Feb, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Extension and Refurbishment Architecture
robine_97 - 16th Jan, 2018 Waiting for feedback
lee_1u6k - 14th Dec, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Floor Plan Required Architecture
Mark provided an excellent service, and advice.
susan_clark_yoga - 8th Dec, 2017 Positive feedback
Plans to submit planning permission for fence Architecture
blaise_55 - 6th Dec, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Plans for 2 storey extension Architecture
jayben - 22nd Nov, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Redesign and extension Architecture
tlb_91 - 19th Nov, 2017 Waiting for feedback
garyd_99 - 14th Nov, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Single Storey Extension Design Architecture
Mark has been a pleasure to deal with & I would have no heaistation in recommending him.
He has supported us with drawings for an extension to our home but also put us in contact with structural engineers, building control & submitted planning on our behalf.
Throughout Mark has provided good advice and has been flexible around changes to our plans and resultant changes to the drawings. Importantly some of the additional support he provided was following his final payment showing that he genuinely cares about his customers.
Mark and those he put us in contact with have proven to be very good but importantly also good value - we saved a significant sum by hiring Mark and his recommended contacts rather than some other local firms we contacted.
There were a couple of times when things took a little longer than we would have liked but Mark was always easy to contact and kept us updated.
chrisnic - 2nd Nov, 2017 Positive feedback
Single storey extension, Aylesbury Architecture
lambandfrosch - 9th Oct, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Renovation of Ladies and Gents Toilets Architecture
pauline_637 - 3rd Oct, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Single storey ext & internal changes Architecture
jennalamb - 26th Sep, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Extension to side and rear of house Architecture
Pleasant man to deal with. Chose him above the rest as he took the time to call me to discuss my requirements instead of sending a generic "choose us we're brilliant" email
Mark kept me informed at every stage of the process and I could call him at any time to discuss alterations or just to request more information
The overall process of planning application was explained to me in language I understood
Overall I was extreemly happy with the service provided by Mark and if we procced with this project he would be the person I employ
Many thanks Mark
dave_1ltg - 26th Aug, 2017 Positive feedback
building a front elevation porch Architecture
Mark is a very professional guy and guide me through the whole process. Will be happy to recommend to anyone that need a relaible ,trusted and very competitive CAD designer.
bogdan_66 - 10th Jul, 2017 Positive feedback
Change of amentity land to garden plans Architecture
Mark was absolutely fantastic! We had a really tight deadline! He went above and beyond what he should have and he also stayed in contact all the way through. I would definitely recommend Mark if you want a both a thorough and friendly service! Thank you for all your hard work and if we ever need this type of work again we will definitely be using Mark!
toyah_31 - 8th Jun, 2017 Positive feedback
Mark has been very professional throughout the process of designing and completing drawings for our single storey extension. He has been very helpful not only in relation to the design, but also when it came to selecting builders, what to expect when it comes to contracts for the work to be done etc. This is the first time we have been through this process and we had absolutely no idea what we were doing! He has been very willing to give advice on many matters, far over and above what we would expect from any architect. He dealt with all of our permitted development application documents which will hopefully be given the okay any day now, and took the worry of the process away from us. I cannot recommend Mark more. He has been fantastic and has provided very detailed and professional drawings. We couldn't have asked any more of him. Especially towards the end when we were in a bit more of a rush for the drawings to be finished and Mark worked hard to get them finished for us. Thank you very much Mark for all of your help and advice.
rebeccagreene2806 - 25th May, 2017 Positive feedback
Extension to kitchen Architecture
We purchased a property in March and was looking to extend across the back of the house with a kitchen/diner. We posted the job on the website and contacted a couple of architects, one being Mark. He responded very quickly and arranged a appointment. He was very accommodating to weekend visits as we worked full time. After looking at quotes Mark costs were lower than other companies, so decided to go with him. He took time to take measurements, and we not rushed, and did the applications to the council and amended drawings free of charge. Mark had been with us throughout the beginning of the build and even provided builders details. Mark has provided a stress free service during our build, which is just what we needed. I would recommend Mark for a professional and friendly service.
sjsmith_30 - 16th May, 2017 Positive feedback
Single/double storey extension Architecture
bruce_57 - 12th May, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Mark has really helped us get our plans to the standard in which the council asked (they have been very difficult). he went above and beyond to make sure they get through the process first time.
will defiantly recommend and use him in the future should we need to.
Kirsty and Jamie
klea_49 - 11th Apr, 2017 Positive feedback
small extension project Architecture
mags_573 - 10th Apr, 2017 Waiting for feedback
kitchen extension Architecture
Used Mark Bly to complete drawings for a single storey extension, Mark completed the drawings promptly and co-ordinated building control, and the structural engineers. Overall he has done a great job and even recommended a builder who is also fab. This is my first experience of major building work and Mark has made it easy, keeping in touch even after he completed the drawings to make sure the build is completed to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend Mark Bly.
build33 - 17th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
Single storey extension to rear Architecture
sorin_84 - 17th Feb, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Driveway plan Architecture
Very pleased with the service. Looking forward to getting plans approved
nana_41 - 2nd Feb, 2017 Positive feedback
Need Architect for extension Architecture
kalyan_19 - 30th Jan, 2017 Waiting for feedback
drawings required for single storey extension Architecture
Mark It Out have provided us with an amazing design for our single story extension. Mark was very patient in dealing with us and all our requests! He took the time to explain and talk through various options, and come up with interesting and new ideas for the build. He was always easy to get hold of and quick to turn around some urgent work needed at the final stages of planning. We've enjoyed working with Mark and would recommend him to others.
helenaydemir - 22nd Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
lisa_b_88 - 18th Jan, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Prepare architectural drawings for small extension Architecture
tomasz_19 - 8th Dec, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Storage Unit Conversion To Office(s) Architecture
nikp_49 - 2nd Nov, 2016 Waiting for feedback
simple ole extension Architecture
rze74 - 24th Oct, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Single story rear extension Extensions
We hired Mark to provide us with plans for an extension and garage conversion. He got us up to the 2D stage eventually after taking weeks to respond to our calls and emails and only called is eventually when I said I would report him to trading standards as we had paid him and not received anything in return. Unfortunately we had to put the project on hold for a few months and when we were ready to commence we tried to contact Mark again but again received no response from him so we decided to cut our losses and hire an actual qualified architect who has completed our full plans within a week. Safe to say we will not hire Mark again.
chowarth_85 - 28th Sep, 2016 Negative feedback
Mark, has been very professional throughout. he was competitively priced. He explained the whole process and took me through it in lay mans terms. He showed me previous work and offered references. He even offered tradespersons details to quote. The drawings were of a very good standard and he is supporting me through the process. will use again
nick_188 - 19th Sep, 2016 Positive feedback
Extension design and planning Architecture
Great designs and a good price but took months to do a job that should have taken weeks and very hard to get hold of and doesnt return calls easily.
the_baron - 1st Sep, 2016 Neutral feedback
Planning drawings for a double garage Architecture
Mark it out, provided planning drawings for a cart lodge and checked planning application paperwork. however local planning (in a conservation area) were difficult, upshot was to count garage area as parking (which was needed) local planning forced the building size up from 5.4m sq to 7m x 6m
Mark it out altered the drawings and resubmitted, in all not a smooth planning experience but at least Mark It Out stay'ed with it and got it through. Its Good to have someone on your side.
jem14f - 26th Jul, 2016 Positive feedback
We hired Mark to redraw our flat layout after some internal alterations. Mark was professional and very competitively priced. He was accommodating to our work schedule and has been in contact throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend Mark and would use him again on a future project.
nickcook_58 - 21st Jul, 2016 Positive feedback
Extension to rear of property. Architecture
We decided to go with Mark-It-Out after reading his positive feedback on Mybuilder and have not been disappointed. Mark is friendly, approachable and clearly very experienced. It is the first extension that we have ever embarked on and he put us at ease, explaining the process in a straightforward way, We are very happy with the plans that Mark put together for us, and very pleased that we chose Mark for the work.
goggy_24 - 20th Jul, 2016 Positive feedback
Conservatory fitted to existing extension Architecture
We are very happy with Marks architectural services.
He spent a long time at our property getting measurements for both existing and proposed floor plans and submitting a planning application for us.
He kept us updated with the progress of our planning application through to the end and liased with the planning office on our behalf. Mark was professional, thorough and very knowledgable and we wouldn't hesitate to use his services again in the future.
chezza_63 - 24th Jun, 2016 Positive feedback
Design and planning for a roof terrace/balcony Architecture
Mark failed to show up for 2 consecutive appointments, with no notice. His first excuse was his garage delaying his car servicing. The second was traffic - meaning he would be more than 2 hours! late, and he was not willing to attend. After that he didn't even have the common courtesy to reply to messages to follow up on the time he proposed to reschedule (on one occasion he actually answered the phone and then didn't speak!)
I'm particularly angry as I've wasted weeks on this - and as I explained to Mark at the outset the speed of the job was a priority. And by the fact I've really messed my neighbours about in the process; he needed access to the ground floor flat garden for the calculation, and I also arranged access to the balcony adjacent to mine - which has been a logistical nightmare; they were reasonably patient the first time I had finally agreed a time for them to be in on a Saturday morning that was then cancelled at short notice; now they don't even reply to messages on the subject.
At the risk of hyperbole, I've never experienced shoddy experience of what is meant to be a professional service
douglas_70 - 22nd Jun, 2016 Negative feedback
mark it out's reply:
We are sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with our service. Due to unforeseen personal circumstances we were unable to attend the appointment. The second appointment out of business hours was agreed to fit with the client’s needs. However due to an accident on the M25 this would have meant we would have arrived in darkness and would not be able to take measurements outside. On both occasions we contacted our client by phone to advise of the situation and try to make a new appointment. However due to the clients work pattern and holidays we were unable to agree on dates to reschedule. We have tried to contact our client on Tuesday this week by phone but have received no response until this feedback comment was posted tonight.
Openings through party wall Architecture
matt_finch_54 - 21st Jun, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Seeking planning permission for 2m high fence Architecture
I am very happy with the service delivered by Mark. I sought his advice regarding the feasibility of a future project and his assistance with a planing application for an small one to be done in a near future.
Mark came to my house and took the time to hear my ideas and understand my vision. He provide good advice on the my big future plans. It include ideas and opinion on feasbility.
Then, we focus on my small project that required a planing application. He took measures and from that point successfully handles all the planing application process until approval.
I want to point out he keep me well informed at every step. He also did a great job dealing with a somewhat difficult planing officer.
He delivers good quality plans, documents and remains on top of the process.
Based on my experience, I do not hesitate to recommend him. In deed he is on top of my list when the time comes to start a more ambitious project.
arturo_27 - 29th May, 2016 Positive feedback
Kitchen/Dining room side extension Architecture
knolls - 9th May, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Having met Mark, who spent some time walking around the site with me, I was impressed by his aura of professionalism and intelligent suggestions which have clearly been informed by actual experience in the field of planning applications.
He made a special effort to get the drawings done quickly, which he did by the agreed time in less than 2 days. They are well executed, highlight relevant information and the layout and presentation is smart. He is happy to provided free minor revisions if required later on.
grotto - 6th May, 2016 Positive feedback
Architect for kitchen redesign in conservation area Architecture
Mark was very personable on initial meeting, and provided an estimate for the job once visiting the property to get a clear idea of the work entailed. He is very attentive to detail, and takes his time to complete the tasks accurately. We faced a few delays in the initial production of the plans required for planning permission, as Mark was facing significant demands on his time from multiple projects. The plans were completed to a high standard, and he was also able to provide us with recommendations of other tradesman. Mark worked tirelessly to ensure we gained our planning permission in rather difficult circumstances, and went above and beyond including liaising with other agents. The job took considerably more hours than originally quoted, however Mark stuck to the initial quote. I would look to hire Mark again for any future projects.
laura_sturgeon - 4th May, 2016 Positive feedback
Building Regulations Drawings Architecture
mrs_u - 12th Apr, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Side extension Architecture
Mark is a reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable architect. Mark draughted the plans and helped with the entire planning process. Mark also,went the extra mile and visited the local planning department to discuss the proposals. Following planning permission Mark also helped with finding the right builder and even visited several times during the build. In summary if you are looking for a skilled professional architect you need not look any further Mark is your man. I have no reservation in recommending Mark.
abdul_rahim - 6th Apr, 2016 Positive feedback
House extension Architecture
Mark did a brilliant job. We have managed to get the planning permission. We started the project end of March. Draft planning drawing was emailed in couple of weeks time. Mark suggested couple of ideas but we didn't made any alterations in the plan as we discussed on the very first day. Planning application with drawings was submitted by Mark on 24 April. So in one month time planning application was up and running. As per the feedback from council we had to make couple of adjustment in the drawings. Mark turned this around quickly. Best part is Mark didn't charged for this amendment he had to make. Finally we got planning permission by 3rd week of June. I would like to thanks Mark for the brilliant job he did for us.
rajtripathi - 1st Apr, 2016 Positive feedback
Drawings for building control Architecture
mario_70 - 31st Mar, 2016 Waiting for feedback
mkv_21 - 1st Mar, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Walnut Tree 2016 Architecture
familyv - 17th Feb, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Plans for existing fire escape Architecture
Great job great guy!! Hire with confidence he is a genuine guy, following through from start to finish I cant recommend him higher fantastic service. Make him your first choice he is easy to talk to and nothing is too much trouble .....
plans - 12th Feb, 2016 Positive feedback
Converting garage to habitable space Architecture
Mark did a great job as the architect for a garage conversion to a bedroom in East London. He did a good job on detailed plans and got the approval past the council first time despite there being some special conditions in place on the property.
Mark was a positive and calming influence throughout and was very helpful, advising on areas outside his immediate remit which was useful for me as I'd never undertaken anything like this before. His can-do attitude was borne out by the results, I'll happily use him again next time we have a project to do.
saturday79 - 22nd Jan, 2016 Positive feedback
double story extension Architecture
sb4100 - 7th Jan, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Kitchen Diner Extension Woburn Sands Extensions
dcroft - 2nd Jan, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Technical drawings needed in Yateley Hampshire Architecture
Mark from mark it out
Was great sorting our planning
Permission was always available to
Answer any questions we might of had
I would not hesitate on recommending mark
To anyone else we were very pleased with the end result.
carebear4061 - 17th Dec, 2015 Positive feedback
extra eves space Architecture
Mark is a pleasure to work with - receptive, hard working and always open to suggestion.
He has done good work is drawing up plans for the extension and insulation of my flat. His prices are very reasonable and he has put in a lot of hours to ensure i have got plans which meet my needs.
He is always available on a phone for questions and feedback.
andrewchiswick - 17th Oct, 2015 Positive feedback
Scaled elevation drawing of a shop sign Architecture
Mark did the drawings/design of our business premises as we needed to submit those to the council. We had made few alterations and planning requested those to be submitted to them in drawings. Mark was in touch with the council through out his job. I would highly recommend Mark.
user_rr2 - 24th Sep, 2015 Positive feedback
Kitchen extension with balcony above Architecture
Mark was very helpful and completed the plans to my satisfaction. He sorted out planning permission and structural calculations via his contacts and I'm very happy with the results.
timbailey - 23rd Sep, 2015 Positive feedback
Plans drawn up Architecture
inga_49 - 10th Sep, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Design/drawings/planning for a garden room in Olney Architecture
Mark was very helpful from start to finish, going well beyond his role. I would recommend him to anyone. Our garden room is fantastic.
andyinolney - 11th Aug, 2015 Positive feedback
plans for ground floor extension Extensions
I hired Mark to complete the plans for an extension.
He was on time and punctual.
Very efficient and I would recommend to use him.
I am a builder by trade and have seen many poor drawings in my time.
His work is very clear and simple to understand.
twiggs - 1st Jul, 2015 Positive feedback
Room on the top of the garage Extensions
robert_974 - 23rd Jun, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Porch/Extension working plans (Twickenham) Architecture
Mark was helpful, professional and considerate thoughout the project. This wasn't a complex build but the local planning regulations (Richmond, conservation areas) made it a little tricky. All worked out well in the end though. I would use Mark again.
joryall - 11th Jun, 2015 Positive feedback
Single Storey extention Architecture
Mark Worked with us on our project to design and build a kitchen extension. The work is still taking place but have been happy with the attentive service that mark has provided. We had some planning issues at the beginning that mark followed up and dealt with. Things have run smoothly and we would not hesitate to recommend mark to others
baxter_86 - 2nd Jun, 2015 Positive feedback
new bathroom downstairs + kitchen (knocking thtough) Architecture
Mark Bly was an excellent choice on my part. He offered very professional advice and yet most importantly was prepared to listen to what I wanted. He supported me and advised through the entire building work. I can confidently recommend his services to any prospective building/design work anyone is hoping to consider. Mrs Tucker, Watford Herts.
project2015_23 - 17th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Architectural drawings requires for conservatory Architecture
Mark was very professional and the drawings were excellent and returned in a timely fashion, needless to say planning permission was granted. Would highly recommend.
mcdogger - 28th Jan, 2015 Positive feedback
Planning permission submission for single story ext. Architecture
martin27s - 9th Dec, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Drawings for Planning permission application Architecture
Although Mark was not especially local to us, he was willing to travel. He took the time to visit for a consultation and was very happy to come back after we hired him. His work is of a high standard and he obtained planning permission for us with a minimum of fuss. He took our ideas into account and helped with his own complimentary suggestions.
michael_spaull - 19th Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
Discharge of conditions on planning application Architecture
Mark is a true professional who deals with situations effectively and fast when they crop up.his communication at all stages throughout the job was excellent and I always knew and was appraised of what was going on. I will definitely hire again in the near future and reccomend highly
staceydocherty - 31st Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Technical drawings required Architecture
Could not ask for a better service. Mark was great with communication, visits and price. Our project was difficult in the respect that we had already got planning permission but Mark was happy to take it on half way through to completion of his role and he gave us every bit of advice he could.
donna_327 - 4th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Single storey extension to our house Architecture
Mark is a friendly chap who made the whole process easy. No issues with planning. Highly recommend him.
ydp - 10th Jul, 2014 Positive feedback
rosalina_96 - 9th Apr, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Architecture
Mark did some architectural designs for me, really good, had to appeal to local authority and he dealt with it all very quickly, he gave really good advice. I have been really impressed so have used him on two other projects. I wouldn\'t hesitate to recommend him at all. Pricing is reasonable, no hidden extras, you know what is going to happen, when it\'s going to happen and how it\'s going to happen.
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Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Architecture
We have used mark from markitout on numerous occasions where he has measured, done drawings and gained planning permission for our clients for conservatories, orangeries and garage conversions. We have found mark to be on time efficient and trustworthy and will be using him for all our planning applications in the future. We are also members of my builder.com so from our references you will see we are a trustworthy company.
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