We lived in a very boring looking house in a very nice area.  Reading + West have transformed it into a contemporary house we feel proud of, both inside and out.  They brought focus to the overall look, as well as attention to detail.  Everything they did is interesting, and we can bore people about it for ages.  The four pieces of steel in the bespoke front door, the secret compartment in the hall furniture or the extra window in the roof to maximise the view.  It didn’t break the bank either.

Roddy and Alison Kemp

“Danehurst Developments Limited has worked with Reading + West Architects on several projects since 2006. We have found each project to be a very enjoyable experience. Critical for us in working with Reading + West Architects is their modern eye to design coupled with a very personable approach towards their clients. This results in a trusting relationship enabling us as clients to work very productively with Reading + West Architects in delivering our ambitions.

Of equal importance is the dialogue they achieve with local planners, their approach to negotiating and developing comprehensive design responses to the satisfaction of local planners.

The team at Reading + West Architects are solid in performance, solid in design and we wholeheartedly recommend their services.”

Bob Bratland and Richard Rose, Directors, Danehurst Developments Limited

“Reading + West are a highly professional, friendly and experienced architectural practice. From the initial meeting to completion of the project my experience has always been that of a company who listen and accommodate their clients needs. Ian West is an architect who understands the complexities of planning especially in conservation areas. Ian was always available to listen to any fears or questions we had and could advise on many alternative ways of achieving what we wanted. We are very happy with our refurbishment and extension and would not hesitate to recommend his services.”

Kew client

“We instructed Reading and West architects to design the layout and construction of our new basement and outdoor area leading into the garden. The work was undertaken with care and professionalism and Ian West brought exciting new ideas and finishes to the project. The work came within our budget and the after care service was second to none. Overall our dealings with Reading and West was a pleasure from start to finishing and we would not hesitate to recommend Ian and his team to anyone.”

Neville and Hina Moss 

“We initially chose to work with Reading + West because Ian quickly understood the brief and was very helpful and patient in shaping our ideas. The patience, attentiveness and inspiration continued throughout the project from beginning to end and was very reassuring when we were confronted by unforeseen challenges. Most beneficial was that he also acted a good counsel and a sound mediator with the building team particularly when we needed to make changes or when a drawing needed to be re-worked. Lastly but importantly, Ian kept a good lid on the overall building costs and was instrumental in bringing the project within its original budget.”

Sonia Moss

“We had been looking for some time to extend our kitchen into the garden in our London townhouse but were unsure what we needed to look for in an architect or how to proceed once we had appointed one. Reading + West guided us through the whole process and made it effortless and pleasurable. They listed to what we wanted and came up with a range of solutions that opened our eyes to the possibilities. We are planning a further project and are looking forward to working with them in the future. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Chris Parks

“We appointed Reading + West Architects to help us remodel and extend the ground floor of our Twentieth Century house. They designed a beautiful kitchen extension with a dining area that connects the house seamlessly to the garden. We found their ideas were very imaginative and they were able to show us materials and finishes that we had not considered. They were professional throughout the design and build of the project and we would not hesitate to recommend this firm.”

Nigel & Lisa Lambourn

“We had wanted a new kitchen/ diner extension for some time but were uncertain as to what exactly would be the right one. Ian West offered us various design options and was brilliant at adapting the one we chose to fit our requirements. He dealt with all the planning and party wall notices too and then project managed until it was complete. His design brought light and space that was not there before and we would have no hesitation in recommending this firm.”

Annabel Clark

Well how do we ever thank you? You have created a home which is beyond anything we could have dreamed of. We wake up every morning and discuss how lucky we are to live here. We are grateful every day and thank you for all your effort and hard work.”

Charlotte Hoyle

“We commissioned Reading + West to collaborate with New York architects Messana O’Rorke on the design of a kitchen/ dining room extension. Reading + West also undertook the renovation of the existing house which had previously been bedsits, and oversaw the planning submission and build of the entire project. Ian west has a mastery of construction detail and is always professional and level headed. He also has a wonderful sense of proportion and design, so the collaboration with Messana O’Rorke architects worked well. We would recommend Ian without hesitation, and we have done so already.”

Jo Bernstein

“I have worked with Ian West on a number of residential refurbishment and extension projects. He has creative flair and develops interesting and exciting architectural design ideas. This is backed up with a rigorous approach to detailing and executing projects, which comes from his extensive experience as an architect working in this field.”

Tim Lucas (Price & Myers)

“We have worked with Reading + West Architects for many years supplying high quality ironmongery and homeware. Their design approach is imaginative and considered providing stylish contemporary homes and architecture. They are very focused on the detail and how things go together and this passion allied with their creativity always delivers wonderful buildings.”

James Thorley (ItFitz)
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