Outcomes exceeding expectations

Celebrating 13 Years of Going Above and Beyond

This January D84 architects is proud to celebrate its 13th year working in Hampshire, Surrey, London and West Sussex. An unlucky number for some, we are feeling this is going to be a good one.

Despite being a small practice, since 2010 we have delivered over 800 projects for our clients. These have ranged from simple loft conversions and kitchen extensions for homeowners, whole-house re-modelling to create dream homes, right up to our work for commercial clients such as Portsmouth University and many builders and property developers.

The thing we think makes us special is the friendly and professional service our clients receive plus, when it’s needed, honesty about what is and isn’t going to work. We are not a practice that will just tell clients what they want to hear, but instead will work through problems and develop options that can address these. Here are some recent comments made by our clients that tell us we’re doing a good job:

From a Commercial Client

“This is the 4th time we’ve used D84 Architects. The fact I keep coming back is proof in itself. They provide a professional service, quality drawings and documentation. Having used other architects previously I felt the level of detail, and supplementary construction notes highlighting building control regulations & best practice very useful. From the outset I’m made fully aware of the total cost, and the payment plan so there’s no surprises at the end of the day.

I would highly recommend D84 from novices to the professional trades.”

From a Local Homeowner

We employed D84 to design a 3 storey extension for our semi-detached house and to remodel the interior.

Keith listened and discussed our requirements and, despite some challenges, produced a design that fully met with our specifications. The result was an attractive design, which highlighted the amazing views from the house, and fully utilised the available living space.

Keith had an excellent understanding of the likely constraints of planning permission and aimed to ensure that the process was completed with minimal problems. The outcome exceeded our expectations, and we would highly recommend his work.”

I asked practice Director Keith Russell what he felt most proud of about the company he set up 13 years ago. He said the fact that the practice had doubled in size during that time and was continuing to grow made him feel grateful he’d made the decision to step out on his own. Many small businesses don’t survive the first five year but D84 did, and also survived the pandemic despite business more or less grinding to a halt. He was equally proud of the relationships he’d developed with his clients over the years including many in our hometown of Portsmouth.

As to the future, well we certainly hope the practice continues to grow and we hope if you’re reading this blog and have a project to discuss you might get in touch and be one of the clients that helps us get there – next celebratory blog in 2036!

Posted on 19th January, 2024

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