Having recently completed the new build of our wonderful new house in Gwithian we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent service provided by ARK.
It was clear from our very first meeting that not only did you get what we were aiming to achieve as an outcome but that you would add value and creativity to the project and understand how we wanted to be involved with and enjoy the build process.
As client we had some reasonably set ideas in terms of how we wanted the space to operate but were delighted by the excellent input you provided in terms of the energy efficiency, new and innovative insulation products and methods that have all added to the end product. I was very impressed with how you were able to introduce new concepts and demonstrate why they were both appropriate and a good long-term solution. I was particularly pleased with the use of the Steico insulation and Wraptite breathable membranes to the first floor to ensure the house not only exceeded the required ‘U’ values but also unlike many other ‘timber frame’ solutions created a space that would not heat up and cool down to quickly. It also helped ensure that the building was watertight from an earlier stage and enabled us to progress inside. Your ability to swiftly respond to any queries or technical questions raised was superb and helped ensure we could make all the right decisions at the appropriate times so thanks again for that.
The knowledge ARK had of the local market and your ability to recommend first rate professionals and trades was greatly appreciated and really assisted a newcomer to building in Cornwall.
Overall we are delighted with the design and detail of the house and the extremely efficient and competitively priced services that ARK were able to provide, I would have no hesitation in recommending you on either this or other similar types of project.
Grahame Pettit, Dune House
Dune House, Gwithian Towans, Cornwall
We cannot recommend Lee from Ark enough. From our first meeting he has been totally helpful and professional. He listened attentively to what we wanted, carefully considered the whole brief and gave thoughtful suggestions. He is excellent, from a technical perspective as well as a design perspective. He has a great eye for detail and a very high-quality control. He was always available and very responsive and took a great personal interest in our project. No project ever goes 100% smoothly but with Lee involved he thought of very appropriate and unique solutions when challenges appeared which meant that timescales and budgets were protected.
As well as being brilliant as an architectural technologist, he is also a great guy to work with and very approachable. We would not hesitate to use Lee for future projects or recommend him to anyone who needs an architect for a big or small project.