"Bryony and Nic at ellisclare accompanied us all the way from first plans and drawings to completion
of the ground-floor renovation of our Edwardian house. We had already lived here for many years,
and had a fair idea of what we wanted in the future.
Bryony and Nic listened patiently to our requirements and came up with a lovely design.
They arranged planning permission, and helped us choose a building firm. They meticulously
oversaw the building works, ensuring everything went to plan, and kept to schedule.
We have now lived in the completed build for a few months, and
it feels like being on holiday in our own house!"
Ima and Jim - Wimbledon
"We decided to commission Bryony and Nic for several reasons. We wanted to work with architects
who were young enough to have some fresh ideas and experienced enough to be thorough, reliable and professional. Having interviewed a number of practices we have been delighted with our choice.
We had been in our typical southwest London terraced house for twenty years; the
conservatory and loft conversion we inherited were looking tired, tatty and leaked. We needed ideas
for replacing the conservatory, remodelling the ground floor to better reflect how we wanted to use the space,
build out on the first floor so that we could enlarge the family bathroom and create a utility area, and re-extend
the attic so that we could incorporate a bath on the top floor without losing space in the main bedroom.
We found the scale of what we wanted to do rather overwhelming.
However Nic and Bryony have been superb throughout. The were creative with their ideas, and
utterly reliable with what they said they would do. Even the planning application went without a hitch.
As a result of their support we have ended up with a scheme we love."
Wendy and Simon - Wimbledon Park
"We are extremely pleased with the realised plans for our house
which have fulfilled all our objectives beautifully.
Nic and Bryony gave excellent advice and were supportive throughout."
Victoria and James - Twickenham
"We had been considering a loft extension but were unsure with the idea of putting a staircase
through the middle of our light, open first floor landing. Bryony and Nic came up with two other possible locations for the stair which did not encroach on the landing and worked with our limited head height.
They subsequently created a brilliant design for our oak porch and staircase which worked sensitively with our
100-year-old house and our modern, clean design preferences. Using the stairs is a daily joy.
We found Nic and Bryony a pleasure to work with, unfailingly responsive and with superb attention to detail.
Our builders were very complimentary about the quality and accuracy of their plans."
Sophie and Tim - St Albans
"Working with Nic and Bryony was a great experience.
From our first meeting they put us at ease, listening to our thoughts and ideas for what we wanted to achieve. They have managed our expectations fantastically in terms of what our budget would allow and the limitations on the planning application, they turned our rough ideas into some fantastic plans
which achieved planning approval without a hitch.
They were great when it came to working out what we should do with our proposed loft conversion,
allowing us to realise that our initial ideas were not so practical and offering a range of pragmatic options -
it was so nice to be supported in reaching our final plan, as opposed to being told what the architect thought was best. Most of all they gave such a huge amount of thought to our circumstances from
how we wanted to use spaces to even working out where the ridiculous Bali wardrobe would fit.
I would wholeheartedly recommend ellisclare to anyone thinking of embarking on a
house build or renovation project."
Natalie and Olly - Putney
"Nic and Bryony helped us through our nine month renovation project
from the planning stage, all the way through to completion.
We were extremely happy with the service they provided throughout
a relatively stress free project, which was partly down to them."
Richard and Johanna - South Park Gardens 1
" Bryony and Nic are very talented architects who helped us maximise the space
in our two bed flat and turned it into a gorgeous three bedroom home for our family. They brought fantastic ideas to the table where it was evident that our needs were being considered through the careful thought they put in into their solutions. They are extremely patient they were always very pleasant and accommodating. Plus they took all of the stress out of the planning application process which helped a great deal.
We give them our highest recommendation."
Mike and Kathryn - Earlsfield
"Working with Bryony and Nic was effortless. Building our first home meant that
we didn’t have any knowledge of what to do, but thanks to ellisclare, it was all made
easy, enjoyable and informative.
They had a perfect balance of letting you run with ideas, to then reigning them in where needed and making them work where possible. They were full of concepts and inspiration meaning that
our end result was so much more than we had imagined.
We couldn’t recommend them more highly. They are a fantastic duo that really work
well together and complement each other in their work."
Annabelle and Archie - Hampshire
"Nic and Bryony at ellisclare are very talented and inspiring architects.
They have some great ideas, while considering the requirements of every day living too. They gave us inspiration and a gentle push outside our comfort-zone to consider aspects of the
design which we wouldn't have thought of.
We are a somewhat indecisive couple, but Nic and Bryony were patient, supportive and
provided relevant advice in a way we could easily absorb and work with.
It was a pleasure working with them and couldn't recommend them more highly."
Peter and Dermot - Wimbledon
"Bryony and Nic spent time really discovering and understanding our needs and requirements,
both in terms of effectively utilising the space and sticking to our budgetary restraints. We wanted to turn our small two bedroom flat in Battersea into a larger three bedroom family home
by doing an L-shaped mansard loft conversion and refurbishment.
Initially we thought we had a good idea of what we wanted to do, but Bryony and Nic were able to guide us through the design process, using their flair and expertise to impartially suggest advantages and pitfalls of various design ideas that we would never have dreamt of. This all meant that the
proposed scheme was true to our initial ‘vision’ but far exceeded our expectations.
A loft extension and renovation project whilst heavily pregnant/with a new born could have
been very stressful, but Bryony and Nic’s professionalism and attention to detail were
incredibly reassuring and contributed to making this a much more
pleasant and stress-free experience than we ever envisaged!"
Sarah and Steven - Battersea
"We had been considering building an extension for a while. The reason we had not moved forward with a design and build contractor was that we felt that our voice wasn't being listened to. I decided to contact ellisclare and I am so pleased that we spent the time at this stage making sure our design was just right. Nic & Bryony provided great supportive advice and added ideas that we had not considered and we really enjoyed our meetings.
The plans have worked really well and all correspondence has been a pleasure."
Nicolas and Kelly - Wimbledon Park