David Cawdell

“Ben and his team came highly recommended and they have well and truly lived up to that recommendation.  Many thanks for your help and professionalism is this matter.”

Kind regards
David Cawdell

Katie Marshall & Liam Doran

“We just wanted to reach out to you and your team to express our gratitude. It has been such an easy, straightforward and hassle-free process to design our extension all the way through to building control. We had no idea how to submit plans to building control but Ben and Jamie-Lee made the journey incredibly easy for us. We might have been lucky with planning but we found the experience an exciting one, especially on the day permission was granted.

There wasn’t going to be an extension if we couldn’t have four bedrooms and two bathrooms from what was originally a two bed end of terrace period cottage. I wanted to work with an Architect who would be sympathetic to the original cottage and include everything required to make the project feasible. By working alongside Ben we were able to meet all objectives and the planning permission was granted a few weeks later. 

We loved using the mobile app that Domestic Designs uploads their plans to because it made explaining what we were doing to friends, family and builders so much easier. It was good to remind ourselves of the plans and check everything looks and feels correct before committing to the build.

Domestic Designs were recommended to us and we’ve been recommending them to our friends and family too, in fact one of our colleagues has used Domestic Designs this year to plan their extension and it’s great to hear they have also had a great experience.

Thank you for your hand-holding and patience, we love what you created for us and wish you all every success for the future.”

Yours Sincerely
Katie Marshall & Liam Doran

Angela & Paul Shipley

“Dear Ben, We are writing to express our appreciation for being our architect for our extension project. You were highly recommended by our builder and you have delivered in everything that you set out to do.

This was the first building project for us so we were unsure of the process, but from our initial meeting and throughout the whole journey you guided us.

You always kept us informed, you remained professional and allowed us to feel free to ask any questions. If we had an ‘idea’ you allowed us to visualise the impact of that ‘idea’, for us then to realise if it was a good one or not – under your guidance!

We are now in the final stages and we are looking forward to the plans becoming a reality this year.

Thank you so much for everything, we would definitely recommend you to others, which we have already done!”

Yours Sincerely
Angela and Paul Shipley

John Daly

“Ben was one of four architects recommended to me, by friends and colleagues.

Ben stood out from the rest due to his enthusiasm and experience in the local area.

Throughout the whole process Ben has been transparent in all activities, so that there has been no surprises. He has also been totally professional, responding straight away to any request, nothing has been too much trouble.

The planning consent was tricky due to us living in a conservation area, but I am convinced that I would not have achieved the level of planning consent without the good relationships that Ben has within the planning circle and the various related services.

I hope my decision on choice of builder is as good as it was for architect. Regardless, I am confident that Ben will remain supportive throughout the build process.”
John Daly

Fred & Pat Saunders

“A friend recommended Ben to us and from his first visit we felt comfortable with his professional approach regarding the survey and design.

Being in the building trade myself I was impressed with his knowledge. He was available throughout his involvement which gave us confidence that we could contact him if any problems arose, fortunately this did not happen.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ben for his great design and would highly recommend him.”
Fred & Pat Saunders

David Cohen

“I was very impressed with the service I received from Ben. A real rarity within the property sector.

I found that he was easy to deal with, quick to respond and update on progress, whilst at the same time combining a high degree of professionalism with a very commercial attitude.

I would be happy to use Ben again or recommend him to others for any extensions or alterations they might be considering.”
David Cohen

Helen and Kevin Exley

“From initial meeting to completion of the build, Ben has provided an attentive, friendly and professional service.

This is a guy who is committed to helping his customers achieve everything they set out to – and more.

We’ve really felt that Ben has been on our side in what could otherwise have been a painful process.

Highly recommended.”
Helen and Kevin Exley

Mr and Mrs Carvey

“We just wanted to thank you for the work you did for us in connection with the extension to our property.

Your design was just what we had asked for and you were always available to answer any questions for us whenever we had any queries.

The whole planning process was made to seem straightforward with your assistance and expertise and we are delighted with the result now that the build is finished.”
Mr and Mrs Carvey

Mr and Mrs Hall

“Just a quick few words to show our appreciation in providing an outstanding architectural design and production of working drawings.

Your continued advice throughout the design and build stage of both loft conversion and rear extension has been exemplary. Our builders often made comment that the drawings were easy to understand and the extensive notes and information contained left them with no doubt of the construction methods that should be deployed. Even the building inspector passed comment that it was simple to sign off work as the detail was so precise.

If we had more space to extend, or ever have the idea to move and develop further we will certainly call upon your professionalism.”

Mike and Claire

Pauline Nightingale

“Dear Ben, thank you for your vision and expertise with my garage conversion into living space.

I am so pleased with the overall effect and the use of the light. I know it will be a well used space giving much pleasure.

I would not hesitate to recommend your services to all. Many thanks again.”


Mr and Mrs Russell

“We can wholeheartedly recommend Ben and the team at Domestic Designs.  They are focused on delivering high quality service and finding the best solution to meet your needs.

Not only did they spend a lot of time working with us to design the best possible layout for our house according to what we wanted, they went above and beyond to advise us on other structural issues not related to our main project.

By going the extra mile you know you can rely on their support before, during and after your project.”

Mr and Mrs Russell, Berkhamsted

Mr and Mrs Hughes

“Choosing Ben and his team as our Architects was undoubtedly the best decision we made on our building project. Ben took on board our thoughts when coming up with his initial design but then also offered some alternatives during our first review. The design was a collaborative process and having the plans easily accessible online gave us plenty of time to fully digest before the final design was signed off and put forward for planning approval. We had a rather unusual double storey front extension so Ben and Jamie-Lee’s knowledge of what would or wouldn’t get passed saved us a lot of time.

What really stands Domestic Designs out is that they supported us through the whole project, this was especially helpful as we didn’t have the greatest builders. Having them alongside us to challenge where we didn’t have the technical knowledge is something we will always be grateful for.

Everybody talks about choosing the right builder when you undertake a project but for me, having the right Architect is so much more important and by choosing Domestic Designs you won’t go wrong.”

Mr and Mrs Hughes, Milton Keynes

Mr and Mrs Drury

“This is the third time I’ve used Ben and his team for my personal projects. From concept to design there is a great understanding from what is realistically achievable within the realms of planning. I’ve always been pleased with the approachable form from Ben and his team and wouldn’t hesitate and indeed have recommended them for projects for various friends and clients.”

Mr and Mrs Drury, Harpenden