What seemed like a simple extension has changed the way we use the house. We now have a family area in which cooking, homework and relaxation can all take place in the same space. We now spend more time together! DK Architects listened to how we wanted to use the space and adapted their designs to reflect our feedback.
They helped us find the ideal contractor for the work. Throughout the build, they were there to support us when we needed it, but stood back when we didn't. A perfect balance.
Extension to family home, Hove.
Thank you for making our house a home.
Alterations and additions to a family home in Brighton - 2012
DK Architects were a pleasure to work with. We were particularly impressed by the process before a drawing was even made. David Kemp took a very detailed brief of how we lived and intended to use the property in the future and alerted us to flexible nature of rooms as family life evolved children become teenagers, grandparents aged etc. This meant that years after our initial project we were still reaping the benefits of his foresight.
Alterations to Listed Family home, Lewes - 1998.
We are absolutely thrilled with the house – it really is better than we could ever have possibly have imagined and sometimes have to pinch ourselves to believe that it’s real.
Large country house extension in Salfords, Surrey - 2013.
Buying a house is as we all know is stressful, doing so with the requirement to gain planning in the national park more so. It was a risk and so choosing the right Architect to facilitate a successful bid was paramount. DK architects where our choice and a successful application resulted.
We have utmost respect for David and his team, from conception to completion our hands were held, expectations met and results achieved.
New house, South Downs National Park - current.
DK were a pleasure to do business with, coming up with many creative ideas that enhanced our plans and met our budget. They were also an advocate for local building companies, and the builder recommended by David completed a fantastic job.
Alterations to a house in Hove - 2007.
What we enjoyed about working with David and his practice was they took the time to come up with a design that would work well for the house as our family home and our budget.
They dealt with the maze of legislation and the contracts without fuss and we were confident that we would get a quick response to queries and were available to discuss anything that might arise. We liked the contemporary design. It was a very friendly service.
Loft conversion and other alterations, Hove - 2010.
I came to David Kemp with a particular idea about how I wanted our build to look and feel. David really listens and thinks about a project. Over a series of meetings, he was able to pin down my 'vision' and make it real. The room we now have is an exceptional living space, filled with light and space, though still in keeping with our Sussex-style house.
It's a triumph and has changed the way we live as a family; I put this down to DK really listening to our brief, and finding solutions to the tricky bits. Fitting a new build into an old house is a challenge, and one which David and his colleague Clive rose to brilliantly. They were always available to 'hold our hands' during the process, while not overplaying their role and becoming over-precious about their work. Impressive indeed.
Alterations to a family home, Hove - 2010
Our roof space conversion is a joy: it's the lightest and warmest part of the house and without exaggeration changed the way we felt about the whole building. From the front of the house it has given us new views of Brighton while from the back we can now look out at our roof-level garden. It's my work area and daily my spirits never fail to lift as I reach the top of the stairs and walk into the space.
Loft conversion to family home, Brighton - 2007
What I loved about David was his intelligent realism, practical sense of architecture and the fact that he listened. It was our dream not his vision. He also found another whole floor we never knew we had! We're very proud of our house + he helped make it our home.
Extension and alterations to family home, Brighton - 2006