Where do you turn for advice and help when your home is suffering subsidence?
Several years previously to this happening I had met Keith Johns, when his firm was commissioned, by the County Council, to enlarge the building I worked in. He was the only person my husband and I could think of with knowledge of building matters, so we turned to him for help.
The support and guidance we received was reassuring. At that point we didn’t realise what an exceptional person we had found. The design Keith came up with was tailored to our particular family needs and way of life. The insurance claim was sorted, plans for a rebuild were sent to the planning authority, a builder engaged and Keith Johns and his team oversaw the whole project.
We were consulted at every stage and kept informed with regular progress meetings, some on site and some at the office. So efficient were the team that the time taken from the demolition of the condemned house to us moving into our beautiful new home was only 10 months.
Everyone’s family circumstances are different. So when my husband inherited a remote Fen bungalow from a 90-year-old close relative and was told it had to be replaced, we went straight back to KJ Architects to take advantage of their private residential architectural services. Once again Keith and his team went into action and what could have been a stressful situation for the family was sorted out professionally and creatively.
The design KJ Architects produced for this rural setting, with its stunning views from every window, has been called unique and exceptional by many who see it. The modern, high quality design and the wood clad build has low running costs, making it a desirable property. The members of our family now living there say they never want to move.
Richard and Brenda Doe.