Richardson Architectural Design

  • Planning permission to build a crossover

  • Advise /plans basic extension

  • Annoted floor plans and Elevation

  • Groundfloor extension quote

  • Two Storey Extension

    Turned out to be one of the best choices we have ever made. She was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble, full of good advice, but at the same time able to integrate our own ideas into the finished design, and inspite of a negative response from the LDC planners we got consent first time. Highly recommended. Nick Cheyney Lewes

  • Planning Permission

  • draw and submit plans that may go to appeal

  • Sketch plans

  • Double Storey Side Ext and Double Storey Rear Ext

  • Extension, porch, driveway

  • Plans for extension

    I have just had my planning application my house extension approved. Heidi did a great job of listening my my requirements and ideas, offering sensible and imaginative advice. She was great at amending the initial plans in a timely manor. She handled the planning process very efficiently keeping me updated at every stage of the process. In summary I am very happy with the work that she has done and would not hesitate in recommending her services to others.

  • To create drawings for planning application

  • Extend Garage and convert

    Although not a large extension, Heidi did all the plans and spec and got through the planning application and building control approval without a hitch on a tight schedule. Recommended and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Drawings for a loft conversion

  • Loft conversion

  • Extensions

  • Planning for single storey extenstion

    Excellent service very happy with what Heidi put forward for planning. Thanks Kelly

  • Extension

  • Loft conversion plans

  • Architect or planner for rear extension

    What an amazingly professional person Heidi has turned out to be.

    Not only did she deliver in line with what she said she would, in a timely manner, but she also exceeded by taking a stand when the L.A. got things wrong, she made a number of revisions at no further cost and pushed our plans and wishes to their end.

    I have no problems whatsoever recommending her as a first choice, as indeed I already did to my neighbour.

    Perfectly happy to use her services again with confidence she will deliver.

    Thank you so much Heidi

    Best wishes

    Mohamed Serroukh

  • Listed building consent re roofing works

  • Small 3.3mx3.1m (10msq approx) rear extension

  • Rear single storey extension

    Heidi was extremely efficient, friendly, and professional throughout. She produced excellent drawings with a very quick turnaround, and guided our planning application through to successful approval. I would not hesitate to recommend Heidi's services.

  • Single storey extension to side and rear

  • Single storey extension

    Heidi has been a pleasure to work with, extremely professional and efficient. Everything was managed as Heidi informed us it would be, we haven't had to worry about anything. Heidi provided us with some really useful advice on our build, which we have taken on board.
    We would have no hesitation in recommending Heidi to others.

  • Loft conversion - Need plans to submit

  • extension drawings

    Heidi helped with our planning application for a double storey extension. She was always prompt and on time and supported us with the application throughout. Would highly recommend!!!

  • Extension to house

  • Plans for 3/4 Bedroom house for planning permission

    I cannot recommend Heidi enough. She understood my requests straightaway and created great plans that were passed first time. I was kept well informed of the process throughout. It speaks volumes that I recommended Heidi to my friends already!

  • Drawings

  • Loft convedsiob

    Drawings were quickly done for me. Good advice and alterations done super fast

  • Extension - Semidetached house in Hornchurch

    Very understanding and patient. Welcomes feedback and very client driven.

  • Replacement of flat to pitched roof drawings

  • Extension

  • Kitchen Extension and Downstairs Renovations

    Heidi has been great from the start. Not just in the quick production of the plans that were pretty much exactly what I'd asked for she was happy to make some changes after. Since then she has been a really useful source of guidance and information including answering a number of my simplistic questions.

    Even doing a basic job such as the one I'm planning has been a massive learning curve and if I knew how much work would go into it before work could even start then I might not have bothered but certainly Heidi had made the ride a bit smoother.

    I'd certainly recommend her to anyone thinking of doing something similar.

  • Extension and redesign of kitchen/Utility

    I was pleased with Heidi's down to earth approach to the project. She was efficient, timely to appointments and delivered the work when she said she would. Would highly recommend and have no negative comments to make.
    Well done!

  • Ground floor extension

    Heidi has been very helpful and efficient throughout the process from the first time we met to successfully submitting our plans. She was happy to hear our ideas as well as make suggestions herself and also made amendments when our requirements slightly changed, quickly and without any hassle. She kept us informed throughout and was quick to respond to any queries. We would be very happy to recommend her and would definitely use her again.

  • Two Storey Exstention ,Loft Conversion

    Heidi is very friendly and professional service ,defiantly recommend her service .

  • Side return extension

    Heidi was friendly, helpful and extremely responsive. She has been a great source of knowledge from our initial meeting right through to successfully obtaining full planning permission. I'd highly recommend her to others in the same position.

  • Estimate for drawings for single story extension

    Heidi did a fantastic job and we will certainly be using her for any future work. She was helpful, gave great suggestions regarding our build and responded very quickly to all our questions.
    Thank you very much. 5 Star service.

  • Apply for the full planning permission

    Just wasting time, she is got no professional manner! First of all, she is a sole trader which is not a problem to be a sole trader but introduces herself as a managing director perhaps to influence people or misleading clients as well. Because from a legal perspective is not allowed to be called with this title unless would have a separate entity such as a limited company. Second of all, she wanted the full-service fee in advance with no flexibility!!! Usually, this type of service fee should break it down and also supposed to be built up with some TRUST relationship with the new client especially once we are aware that the client has got an own property and accepted the terms and conditions of the agreements... eventually, I refused to go further and I do not recommend her at all

    Richardson Architectural Design's reply:

    Rami contacted me to provide drawings for his project.I arranged a visit for Friday then Rami cancelled and requested it to be rearranged for the next day. I was fully booked but managed to fit him in. He requested a reduction of the quote to match another quote which I did. At the visit I explained the terms and he agreed so I carried out a full survey of the site.Afterwards the paperwork was sent to Rami he then said he didn’t want to pay until the work had been completed. As he didn’t agree to the terms, I explained that I couldn’t proceed any further and wished him the best of luck with his project. Its surprising that Rami has left negative feedback as I met all his requests initially and have not charged for the site visit and survey.

  • extension

  • Replace rear lean-to with extension

  • Side return kitchen extension planning

    It was really great to work with Heidi, she was speedy, responsive and always available for any questions we had. We ended up changing the plans quite a few times over a long time period, including some very last minute changes and she was continually helpful and positive to work with.

    Heidi also kept us informed and up to date with the planning application process which was really helpful to beginners like us.

  • Planning drawings to add a window in conservation area

    We were happy with the work undertaken by Heidi. The drawings were to our specifications and Heidi was very prompt to respond to any questions we raised.

  • Kitchen Side return extenson + loft conversion

    Heidi is a fantastic young Architect, she has been great from the very first minutes. Initially, we hired Heidi to do our planing permission and she completed them very quickly and kept us informed promptly.

    We then decided to ask Heidi to managed our structural drawings and building control application which Heidi has just finished them and we are very happy with her works.

    I would have no hesitate to recommend Heidi to anyone and i certainly would ask Heidi to do our future works again.

  • Loft extension

    Efficient and professional.
    Planning applications went through first time.
    Highly recommended, would definitely hire for similar work in the future.

  • Require new commercial drawinsg

  • Rear extension quote

    After making the mistake of not using an architect previously, I asked for Heidi's help in getting a Certificate of Lawful development. This was a straightforward process, handled both professionaly and efficiently by Heidi.

    Heidi was very good for putting my mind at rest on several issues and always responded to my emails the same or following day. Very pleased and would recommend using her services.

  • Rearranging layout

  • Extension

    Richardson Architectural Design handled our planning application process for us and our neighbours, 2 floor extension each, and the level of service was outstanding. Very professional, always available to discuss and followed the job through until the end. Would highly recommend them and will using them again!!!

  • Splitting property into three flats + new build house

    Heidi has managed to get this huge planning application through and passed. We went back and forth with different ideas and Heidi was more than happy to help us every step of the way.
    I am now using her for my next project and plan to continue to use her when ever I need architectural design.
    I definitely recommend her services

  • Garage extention

    I am pleased with the arhitectural service and advice received. Thank you

  • Building of several boundary walls - brick

    This was my first property - so the entire process was a little new and daunting. Heidi came on board very early on and visited me at the site to take notes and measurements. A week later I was looking at the plans after a very fast turn around and everything looked exactly like I had briefed.

    We submitted a week later, and following this Heidi was in constant communication with both myself and the case officer. I cannot fault both her advice and professionalism and would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone going forward.

    All of my plans passed despite a very delicate situation with objecting neighbours, so I credit Heidi and the effort she put in.

  • Two additional scale drawings

    A very positive experience with Heidi where we needed some additional drawings on a quick turnaround. Prompt communication, good understanding of our needs, drawings as required and a successful outcome!

  • Planning - Change of Use - Ashford Kent

    Heidi is a consummate professional in her field. Her communication throughout the change of use application process was excellent and though a sometimes difficult journey she persevered and achieved consent. I thoroughly recommend her company and would have no hesitation in using her cost effective services in the future.

  • Extension Design

    Helpful, no fuss, quick and efficient service. Plans got approved first time. Recommended

  • Single Storey Rear Extension + Extension Above Garage.

    We hired Heidi to do the architectural drawings for a single storey rear extension and a side extension over the garage. Heidi provided a competitive quote with unlimited revisions until we were happy. Given that the planning process is fluid, we did not want to be restricted to 2-3 revisions as many other architects tend to do, before charging extra, so this helped with the decision to use her service.
    The initial design process was pretty straightforward with a site visit and a first draft sent to us based on what we had told her. Heidi was prompt and answered our queries as quickly and as thoroughly as she could. She saw us through the whole application process to the council and the final planning approval.
    In summary, we would not hesitate to recommend Heidi and have already done so on a number of occasions.

  • Extension drawings

    Very professional and quick efficient service got our drawings approved in no time at all very happy with the outcome would recommend them

  • Single rear and double side extension

  • plans for extension

    Heidi was very helpful all the way through the process. She gave us ideas and took note of what we wanted. She was very patient with us changing our plans many times and dealt with the council on our behalf to get the planning that we wanted.

    Would definitely use again and recommend.

  • Convert single dwelling into 1 x maisonette & 2 studios

    Disgusting. Complete non-professional service. Hence the cheap prices.
    This lady is NOT a very good communicator. She does not answer the phone but initially is prompt when she wants your business.
    I'm seriously gutted that I gave her my business.
    She was so confident about gaining planning permission so I went ahead. It got refused. Heavily. The council completely threw it out, it really was shambolic.
    Suffers from poor judgement which has cost me thousands in fees.
    Does not call back promptly and later no call back at all. Gone.

    She appears cheaper because she does planning drawings only. More than likely you will require Building Regulation drawings and Structural reports in addition to this. Her third party quotes for that are 4 figures.

    Never again.

    Richardson Architectural Design's reply:

    Dear Mr Rahman,
    The project was for conversion of a house into 2 self contained flats including two storey extension and external staircase. I can never guarantee approval from the Council as you cannot predict what the Council will say and in this case they unfortunately refused the scheme. Following the refusal, a revised scheme was submitted which was approved on 8/12/17. I did not charge any additional fees nor did the Council.
    You had also hired me to work on another site which I successfully obtained planning permission for two separate applications. One being an 8m rear extension approved 20/6/17 and a loft conversion with rear dormer and garage conversion approved 31/07/17.
    The initial plans are for planning purposes only and building regulation drawings would need to be done by a Structural Engineer as I had advised previously. Following the approval I offered to obtain a quote from a Structural Engineer that I use regularly to help out - I have no involvement in their quote.
    Following this, in June 2018 you asked me to work on 2 new sites for you however I couldn’t carry out the work until July. I then contacted you in July to see if you wanted to proceed with the works but I didn’t receive a response.
    It has come as a surprise that you have left negative feedback after successfully obtaining permission for all 3 projects you hired me for and requesting that I work on 2 new sites.
    I wish you all the best for your future.
    Kind Regards,
    Heidi Mangold

  • Loft conversion plans

  • Single Garage plans

    Heidi was good with keeping in touch & communication throughout the process & provided the drawings when promised. I was happy with the service.

  • Drawings for kitchen extension

  • Potential loft conversion

    Heidi was more than helpful and made suggestions that we had not thought of. We chose her because of the feedback she had with other jobs. We were more than satisfied with her work. She was so friendly and was always there at the end of a phone if there had been a problem. No hesitation in recommending her.

  • Permitted development for 1 bed Granny Annexe

  • Double story wrap around extension

    For my rear and side extension I had very specific requirements that Heidi more than fulfilled. I needed to move quickly and Heidi was able to juggle her schedule to come over within the week. Upon visiting my property she was incredibly knowledgeable about the local council planning laws (in this case Bromley Council) which helped me determine exactly what I could do to achieve approval for the full planning process. There was no doubts or back and forth that you might get with other architects. Ultimately this resulted in a quick application which was approved first time to my delight. We are now able to move onto the Building Regulation phase and construction. Heidi was able to recommend good value reputable companies for these areas which has helped me speed through my overall extension. Thank you Heidi for the work that you did and the sterling communication throughout.

  • Extension: rear + garage. Sutton Council approval

    Heidi did a good job. She produced drawing with all required specifications. Also she managed all approval process liaising with council planning department. All planning approval disputes from neighbour's and planning officer were challenged successfully. I recommend her services for anyone planning to develop their houses.

  • Bungalow extension and loft conversion

    Heidi provided a good service, planning achieved with no problems

  • Planning permission application

    Heidi was very helpful throughout, offering to come and take pictures to help with drawing whilst I was at work to speed the job up. she kept chasing the council throughout our application and helped us process some very annoying conditions from the council. I would highly recommend Heidi.

  • cafe extraction flue design

  • Single story extension linking house to annexe

    Heidi has been superb throughout this process. I live in a 162 year old grade 2 listed house which i wanted to link to my annexe. She visited very promptly and listened to what my partner and i wanted. She produced drawings in a very quick timeframe and completed all the subsequent 'tweaks' that we wanted - providing several options to our brief.
    Heidi responded to all correspondence very quickly and kept me informed throughout the entire process.
    In summary, I cannot recommend Heidi enough. She didn't push any preconceived ideas on us, kept us fully informed of the process and was a very nice lady to boot. If you need plans creating i would recommend Heidi without question. A big thank-you to her.

  • Single Story Extension Plans

    Heidi did a great job with our plans and helped see us through the full approval process. From the initial email she explained everything thoroughly and all work was done on budget.

  • single story rear extension and planning

  • Single storey rear extension

    A truly genuine, helpful, conscientious professional. How refreshing.

    Heidi meant it when she said that she would make as many changes as required until planning was granted, impressive. Answered all my many questions, quick to respond and keen to get the job done. Despite the council putting every obstacle in her way, she did exactly what she said would for a very reasonable price.

    I will not be looking for another architect any time soon, I cannot recommend her highly enough.

  • Planning permission front dormers loft conversion

  • Rear and Side Extension

    Heidi provided a professional service. She submitted the drawings for our extension to the local council and they were approved first time. I was very happy with her work and would highly recommend her.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Heidi did her job professionally and effectively. She was always willing to offer her assistence. I strongly recommend her.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    I needed an extension done on my kitchen so I contacted Richardson Architectural Design and Heidi gave me a quote of the job required. I had previously contacted other companies and I ultimately chose Heidi as she stood out because she understood exactly what I was looking for. She's very professional and I had a very pleasant experience with her. The communication was excellent and she did the job swiftly, I am a very happy customer. I would definitely recommend her to others!

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