Peter & Michelle Barber (house owners Blackpool)
We were put in touch with Chris Sinkinson of Homeplan Designs by a friend. We had been talking about having an extension but never really had ideas or any clue of the process involved. Chris arrived for the first meeting on time and clearly and precisely explained the process and listened to our remit. We wanted to create an extension that looked like it had been designed as part of the house from the outset, not just a block stuck on the end. Chris did a survey that day and within one week had the initial draft of plans for us to review. I must admit I was impressed with the speed of service and initial ideas which he presented. His approach is very much based on 3D modelling, so it is very easy to visualise the design.
Chris also has many years experience in the field and works closely with the town planners to give us, the customer, real and practical advice on what is acceptable to them or not. This is verified by our own experience. Our plans were quite extensive compared to what had already been developed on similar houses in the street, but Chris was confident there wouldn’t be a major problem, which turned out to be true. The whole process took no more than 6 weeks.
Any other requests for advice or tweaks to the design from our side have been dealt with quickly and efficiently and I would have no objection in recommending Homeplan Designs to anyone considering a building project.
Martin Avis (Orangeries 4 You)
I am pleased to testify how thrilled I am to have been recently introduced to Chris Sinkinson of Homeplan Designs.
Already in such a short space of time he has well and truly exceeded my expectations in delivering superior plans and designs significantly better than previously appointed architects in the past.
Knowing that Chris will be able to realise the vision and dreams of both myself and client is extremely reassuring. Undoubtedly, such detailed plans are only made available through Homeplan’s adoption of one of the most advanced architectural design modelling programmes currently available.
Thank you Chris for your marvellous 3D design visuals not to mention the impressive virtual tour downloads you provided for my client, in a few words, ‘they blew us away!’
Chris has been able to design spaces incorporating large expansive glazed areas, only a short while ago considered impossible and make it a reality. Through Chris I have been connected with highly skilled professionals such as private building inspectors and SAP energy rating surveyors to help my business deliver the unthinkable. This combined with the assurances that each build on completion will have all the legal and regulated permissions, certifications and guarantees necessary.
Having Chris present during the initial client home visits, is already speaking volumes in converting extremely worthy tenders from a more discerning clientele never before realised by my business. His expertise and knowledge, combined with his natural ability to create a positive rapport with clients is not only a pleasure to watch, but all contributes to ensuring a successful outcome is achieved .
Thank you again for another 300 mile return trip to Birmingham today to see my client!
All in all, I strongly recommend Homeplan Designs to anyone looking for the highest level of architectural skills and professionalism.
Thanks a million!
Martin Avis, Orangeries4you
Chris Devenney Builder, The Building & Maintenance Company – Part of Abbey Homes Ltd
As a local residential and commercial building contractor I have come across many architects over my 20 years in business. Chris Sinkinson of Homeplan Designs is the most professional Architectural Consultant I have used.
He provides all his clients with full coloured specification drawings with 3D perspective views, which are always easy to Quote from, as all the relevant information is always available. (Unlike many other Architects)
All the drawings have been completed on time, to a very high standard and within a good budget.
Chris has a fantastic office set-up. This means any design work, from a small house extension or remodel, to a large 50 bedroom Nursing home extension can be completed efficiently. I have found Chris to be extremely hard working and reliable and this has been reinforced by clients of Chris’s who I have met.
I would recommend Homeplan Designs Architectural Consultants to any prospective client and I am looking forward to continuing our business relationship over the coming years.
Jackie and David Stott
My husband and I have used Chris Sinkinson for our own property which was a complete re-furbishment of a two bedroomed bungalow incorporating a roof lift and extension.
His plans were detailed and yet easy to work to, and because of this we have recommended him to others.
We would not hesitate to commend his work as not only is he professional but friendly, helpful and fast.
David Ireland, North Park Drive, Blackpool
I decided to use Chris Sinkinson’s Homeplan Designs Architectural Service. This was an excellent decision. He was always there to assist me and to answer my questions. Comprehensive and accurate plans with advice on planning and building control allowed me to get my plans passed speedily. Thank you for your work. Highly recommended.