Testimonials

Plans and support with planning application for new build house

“Simon and Debbie at IHD have provided fantastic support with a difficult planning application. During the course of the application numerous unforeseen issues have occurred that required a great amount of flexibility, patience and determination to overcome and IHD provided fantastic support throughout. We wouldn’t have achieved a successful outcome without their help.”

Mr J – Hythe

Architectural plans and submission for planning

“A highly efficient husband and wife team. Nice, simple, and slick operation. Plans were prepared within the time frame and documents submitted for consideration by the planning authority (National Park). Throughout the process we were updated and kept informed. Truly pleasant experience. We now need to convert the plans into reality!”

Mr D – Winchester

Extension design, planning, structural, energy and building control reports plus approvals

“We knew roughly what we wanted; a side extension/orangery. We employed the services of IHD because we liked the quality of the plans visible on their website. It was more than eye candy. It was a great choice. Right from the onset everything was explained clearly including the processes involved and costs. Simon and Debbie make a great team and drove the process from concept to design to planning and building control approval. I’m sure mileage will vary depending on the project, but we achieved approval first time at every step. I highly recommend IHD and would use them again in a heartbeat.”

Mr C – Southampton

Design plans and planning application for roof and first floor alterations

“We had other architects look at our project, but they didn’t convince us they knew what we wanted, they confused us and made us feel as if what we wanted to do wasn’t possible. Simon was very reassuring and helpful even before we asked him to do the work for us. He understood exactly what we wanted and how to go about doing it. Debbie submitted our plans to planning and dealt with minor issues along the way. Throughout the process we were kept fully informed. They were always very helpful and available to answer questions. I wouldn’t hesitate to use again or to recommend.”

Mr R – Rownhams

Design and submission of planning application for garden room

“Debbie and Simon provided very helpful and prompt advice, design work and submission to the local planning authority, helping us to ultimately gain consent on two slightly different schemes. They were very helpful in helping us to overcome several complications (including advice on how we could make savings on the build cost) and were always very easy to reach – communication was excellent and very friendly. I would definitely use them again and recommend them.”

Mrs E – Woodlands

Extension (planning permission)

“Simon and Debbie have been absolutely fantastic in their approach and professionalism. Simon visited the house, listened to / and took on board completely the objective for our extension. He took time to listen and made suggestions that we had not thought of before. The plans which were drawn up swiftly, were tweaked once by ourselves, and the changes were incorporated smoothly and speedily. Throughout the whole process, from start to finish, we have had regular updates. We cannot fault the service received and would not hesitate to use IHD again ourselves, and to recommend to others.”

Mrs M – Hythe

Internal modification to open plan living. Removing walls with one structural

“Simon came highly recommended by a family member. We found his enthusiasm was reassuring, from the start he had so many ideas that we had not even considered. He guided us through the whole process of building regulations and everything we needed to achieve before work could start. When the work started there were problems as you would expect from an older property. A phone call to Simon was all it took; a guiding hand is always there to help and advice. My wife and I cannot praise Simon and Debbie enough, a truly professional company.”

Mr W – Hythe

Building Regulations

“Upon selling our house some work which we had done years earlier got picked up by the buyers solicitor as requiring building regulations, we contacted IHD and were reassured that all would be ok, they assisted us in submitting the application and within 3 weeks it was all approved. All in all, we were very happy with their approach and their obvious strong relationship with the New Forest district council. Thanks Debbie and Simon.”

Mr C – Lymington