With some basic ideas in mind but no idea how to start pulling them all together into a coherent plan, we appointed Howard to help us with a complete remodeling and extension of our 1930s house. Howard understood from the outset what we were trying to achieve and helped steer us through the process of creating a home which worked for our family.
From initial design creation, through detailed drawings and planning, selection of main contractor and then during the build phase with last minute changes and updates, Howard's input was invaluable. He has a great understanding of space and flow and our completed house works fantastically for our family: large open plan communal areas for family time and entertaining, quiet areas for downtime, office space for home working and all important bedroom/bathroom/play/study areas for our teenage children!
I can wholeheartedly recommend Howard and would gladly work with him again.Dave and Jo St Albans
Howard designed our single story major structural renovation and extension, plus annex. We had struggled previously to find an architect with creative ideas who could give us options and Howard did exactly that. His insight into how our space could be enhanced to suit our lifestyle was very valuable and he challenged us to question our preconceptions and be open to new ideas.
As home renovation novices, Howard has 'held our hand' throughout the renovation process and remained available to contribute advice and wisdom, which has been enormously helpful in getting the home we wanted while reducing the stress levels along the way.
We are delighted with Howard's involvement in our project and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others.James and Nicole - St Albans
We have been talking about extending our house for a few years and Howard has taken those thoughts and ideas and made them real for us. Howard came recommended by other residents living in the Conservation area we live in. He has been both knowledgeable and practical in his approach, he understood that we wanted to ensure the house remained in keeping with the environment around it, however internally we wanted to transform it into one fit for 21st century family living. After a few meetings to understand our requirements Howard drew up some options to remodel and improve our house layout. We worked through a number of iterations with Howard's guidance and are delighted with the final plan. Howard was able to steer us towards trusted and proven builders as well as help with the necessary planning permission. We now have a great team established and the project is in full swing.John and Sarah - Harpenden
We have used Howard to redesign our last two houses and would have no hesitation in using him again. He listens to your needs, has an innate way to visualise the potential of a space and always introduces a wow factor. Howard, thank you for working with us, addressing our needs and making the houses we developed homes.Sally and Paul - Harpenden
We appointed Howard Pease in July 2017 to carry out architectural design services for the complete refurbishment and multiple extensions to our very dated 1960's house. Our house is located in the Metropolitan Greenbelt and had already been significantly extended. Howard Pease helped us through what was a particularly challenging planning process in order for us to achieve the space and contemporary look that we desired. Howard used his extensive knowledge and experience of the planning process to successfully and creatively navigate a way around the various obstacles that presented themselves along the way. This was without compromising design, function or aesthetics.Claudia - Wheathampstead
Being from a design background I had strong ideas about the look and feel of the house and use of materials as well as providing enough space for our family.
Howard listened carefully to our brief, provided creative input and came up with a design that met our functional and aesthetic requirements. We worked in what was a very enjoyable collaborate approach. As the end of the project approaches we are extremely happy with what has been achieved and how the house has been transformed, particularly given the difficult project planning constraints. We therefore can thoroughly recommend Howard and would certainly use him again if we ever take on another project.
As both my wife and I have full time jobs, the thought of building a house whilst exciting always came with the worry that we'd not have the time to manage the process. Howard was excellent as he project managed our build from start to finish, gaining planning, selecting and managing the contractor and helping us with interior features. His ability and flexibility to get involved with all parts of our project, was so useful and definitely took the stress away from us.Andrew and Shona - Harpenden
As Howard has built numerous houses within our area, from a design prospective we knew he was strong however what really impressed us was his appreciation that it was our home. At no point did we feel Howard getting precious about his work and we found him able listen and come up with solutions we both liked.
I suppose the best compliment we can give Howard is that 2 years after finishing, we still love our new home and can honestly say there is very little we'd change.
We worked with Howard on a total refurbishment, remodelling and extension of an un-modernised, period property in Harpenden. From the outset, Howard was imaginative and collaborative as we explored various design iterations and concepts for the house. Once the final design was agreed, Howard guided us in the tender process and gave continual oversight during the build. He consistently suggested practical solutions to questions of both design and construction. The end result is a stunning family home which combines modern, practical living spaces with retained period style.Marc and Lisa - Harpenden
Having purchased a plot of land in the green belt and the conservation area that was just an overgrown area of woodland, the prospect of being able to build any sort of house seemed remote when I started my project. Two years later, with the help of Howard, I now have a beautiful four bedroomed house that sits comfortably on the site. The two of us worked closely together to evolve a design that has met all my hopes of how I wanted my house to both look and function. Howard's enthusiasm and creativity, as well as his detailed knowledge of what the planning department would be looking for was invaluable.Catherine - Wheathampstead
Howard brought imagination and expertise to the redesign of our house as well as supporting us through the building programme. His ideas enhanced and improved upon our initial project plans and transformed our 1970s house into a modern, light-filled, beautiful living space.Les - Harpenden
We had a vision of what we wanted our house to look like and turning that vision into a reality required knowledge, expertise and effort, and that is what Howard has brought to the table. Howard is a hard-working professional in his field and has been a good partner to work with in our new build journey.Ian - Harpenden
Howard created a design for us that was far more elegant and creative than our initial ideas. During the construction stage Howard also monitored the works for us, liaising with the builder where necessary. Our home has now been transformed with great space and light.Chris - Harpenden
We would highly recommend Howard, he is an exceptionally talented and experienced architect. He guided us through the planning process which was granted without problem or delay. Howard continued to be instrumental during the construction of our house at our regular monthly design meetings.Joanna and Adam - St Albans