We had a good idea what it was we wanted from our extension, Thread helped us realize this and more. It was the little extras, which we hadn’t thought of, that truly made this extension what it is.
What we lacked in width, the architects made up for in height. Like utilizing the difference in level at the front and back of the house, creating a split level ground floor, which ads both interest and ceiling height. Or taking the ceiling all the way into the eaves in the upstairs master suite, adding 3 roof lights, creating both light and space in a room which could have easily have felt dark and narrow.
Our son loves the floor to ceiling windows in his play room, allowing him to watch the world go by outside while he plays. And the timber screen means that although we have full view out, the insight is limited so you never feel exposed.
We were a little bit worried about how the neighbours would receive our extension, as it is different from all other houses in our he area and although we loved the style, it was potentially not everyone’s cup of tea. But we needn’t have worried. The response we have got has been consistently positive and for the first couple of months, we couldn’t leave the house without someone commenting, asking questions or complimenting us on the extension. It has certainly been a talking point in the area, but thankfully for all the right reasons.
Firstly, we are over the moon with the design and the space created by the extension and the changes to the older part of the house.
In terms of the project – I think it’s fair to say that when we first starting thinking about having the extension we thought we could project manage it ourselves and would only commission an architect to work on the drawings and plans. However, as the project grew, we realised that we didn’t have the capacity (time-wise) or the experience in dealing with builders to manage the project properly. I think if we had not had Rachel and Andy to help us with the tender and the work on site, there is a possibility the build may have been slightly different to the one we saw in the design plans.
We have recommended Thread to many of our friends and we now always recommend keeping on the architects for the duration of any project!
John and Catherine Mills
We had a vision of what we wanted our extension to look like from the start. We did meet with another architect before contacting Thread and felt the other architect did not share our vision. So in using Thread, you have embraced our vision and delivered something far better than we imagined at the start. You helped us look at many options, raise questions that were necessary and over time you have delivered everything we wanted and more. We would recommend Thread Architects; you made us explore all options and expanded our vision, you’ve given us something that completely works for our family needs and a space that we are feeling the benefits of immediately.
Mr and Mrs King
The drawings … are super and we are both delighted that you have managed to make such an attractive and functional design from the sometimes divergent views we put forward during our discussions with you!
Mr and Mrs Machin
When we decided to extend, we knew that we wanted a contemporary look; we are fans of Grand Designs but will never have the budget to build our own home. Extending gave us the opportunity to create something a bit different even if it was only at a modest scale….We are very proud of our extension and the interest it has created on the street, both physically and from the neighbours!
Vicky and Richard Penn
Throughout the design and planning permission phases of the project Andy displayed total professionalism and dedication to obtaining the desired result for us, his clients…During the complex construction phase Andy was always available to resolve issues or to answer any reservations we raised as the project progressed.
Peter and Lot Clarke