I engaged Ross’s services for drawing up the plans and obtaining planning permission for a two storey extension of an Edwardian house.
From the first meeting, Ross really understood what I wanted to achieve and he shared my vision for the project.
Ross was very pragmatic and a calming presence during some of the tricker aspects of planning application, including dealing with the neighbours’ objections.
Once the build started, Ross helped with any further clarification and questions we had to address.
The finished build is magnificent and we have created something that is respectful of the neighbourhood and highly functional, while getting the best of the setting and surrounding views.
Thank you Ross for all your help and expertise.
Ross was highly recommended by a colleague. After discussing our plans with a couple of Architects we selected Ross for our first project. His easy nature and professionalism shone through, backed up with detailed construction knowledge and services through to Party Wall surveying - a service not offered by most architects. Ross provided creative ideas and allowed us time to firm up our thinking plus make alterations. His range of experience and support throughout the process has been excellent and we would recommend him without hesitation.
“Ross was brilliant to deal with, he was always on hand to answer any questions we had and was extremely quick to respond and help us out. The process from concept through to planning was made easy and Ross went out of his way to keep us up to date throughout.”
"I work in construction and regularly work with architects. Ross offered a number of advantages over, lets say, more traditional architects. He was more responsive, he turned drawings around more quickly and iteratively and always interpreted the changes correctly, he let us lead the creative / design process and turned our requirements into the drawings.
"Cracking chap - patient (useful with us) and very easy to get on with. All this and being very well priced too."
"We used RB Design and are delighted with the results. Ross turned a dull 1950s bungalow into a mini grand design! He was there at times of need during the build to talk through aspects of the design with various contractors. He is calm, cheerful and has a great eye for detail."
"We interviewed 3 architects before placing our project with Ross, he listened carefully and delivered the perfect plans. We would have no hesitation in recommending RB Design, in fact, we already have!"
Mark Bresnahan and Jackie Hanford
"Ross has designed a beautiful loft plan for us. He was unendingly patient with our questions and always happy to interpret the technical language being used. We made several revisions to our plans and he was fantastic in this back and forth process. All this for a flat fee which did not change despite the numerous iterations of the plans. We would recommend him very highly."
Mr & Mrs Pratschke
'Having never undertaken any design or building work on a property before, my husband and I were extremely grateful to find a local builder we felt we could trust and use to undertake a major extension and refurbishment job on a new house.
The builder recommended Bowditch Design and we decided to meet Ross at the property. My husband and I immediately liked Ross and were impressed by his knowledge and suggestions about the property. We subsequently opted to use Ross and have found him hugely helpful, knowledgeable and highly efficient throughout the refurbishment/extension design process. Ross is extremely prompt in replying to emails and actioning tasks. His expertise has guided us through what could have been a stressful and worrying period. He is polite and a real pleasure to have worked with.
We would most certainly recommend Ross, and actually have done so already to a number of friends!'
Mr and Mrs Parry,
"I would absolutely recommend Ross. He gave some great advice and is very reasonable - we had someone else draw up our plans before Ross came along which was a disaster."
'We are delighted to recommend RB Design and have already passed on his details to other friends. Ross has done excellent work for us, tackling a slightly difficult listed rebuild with imagination and expertise. He has always been most helpful and available when inevitable complications arise as with all older buildings. He works with diligence and flair and we intend to continue using his design expertise in the future.'
Mr & Mrs Mohacek
"RB Design have conducted several commissions for me from initial design to detailed building plans. He has always been highly efficient both in timescale and cost, and if any of the inevitable issues arise during the construction stage he is again very prompt in finding effective solutions. He has a detailed knowledge of both the planning process and building regulations and is able to communicate such knowledge to his client in a comprehensible manner. I am pleased to recommend his services."
"After meeting several architects it was clear that Ross was our man. He calmly and simply answered all the questions we could throw at him, which was reassuring as we had never undertaken a significant building project before. The design process went smoothly, and he helped at every stage.
We would not hesitate to recommend him, in fact we already have done to neighbors."
Sam and Kelly Carrington
When my husband and I decided to build a two storey extension on the side and back of our home Ross was recommended to us by a friend of my husband who is in the construction business, Ross had previously drawn up plans for his extension. Ross was very knowledgeable and helpful from the initial discussions about what we wanted and the beginning of the drawings stage through to the granting of planning permission and the approval of the building plans. Ross did all the drawings work and applications to the local council which turned what seemed to be a very daunting process into a very easy time for us. I would definitely use Ross again and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to build an extension."