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Lloyd Richards MCIAT
01872 302 378
2 Wheal Jane Meadows
N/A miles from your postcode
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LLOYDS Architecture specialises in domestic alteration and extension projects.
With more than 45 years living and working in Cornwall, this sole trader practice has carefully guided a host of Clients through every stage of their project.
The Practice has a core network of trusted specialist consultants that it works with to build a design team suitable for each specific project.
Based on 39 reviews
Lloyd has provided us with exceptional service for our house extension. His service is of the highest quality and he recommended things to us that we hadn't even thought about. His knowledge and advice has been indispensable and has made our project become a much higher standard that we originally imagined.
We are so glad we found Lloyd to help us with our project and would definitely recommend him to anyone. (Reviewed September 2023)
Lloyd provided us with the most honest and professional advice promptly at the outset of our project. We, as a consequence are seeking the opinion of a second professional and when we have that report, Lloyd will be supporting us with the project management until completion.
Lloyd had thoroughly researched the specialist information we required in order to meet local regulatory specifications and was very generous with his time and knowledge sharing. We would highly recommend his services. (Reviewed June 2023)
I approached Lloyd with a fairly unique set of circumstances which, from the outset,he approached with vigour and professionalism, obtaining appropriate OS mapping, plans and a comprehensive planning application.
Although the project became somewhat complicated by bureaucrats and vexatious third parties, Lloyds approach wals superbly calm and, dare I repeat myself, above highly professional.
His frquent and ongoing advice and updates reassured me that my business was in good hands. His knowledge and experience does him credit.
A successful outcome is testimony to his efforts and I thank him once again. (Reviewed February 2023)
From the initial consultation onwards, Lloyd has provided a thorough, personal and efficient service. He ensured that our vision for our two storey extension was achieved, whilst also making suggestions to make the whole build work better for us as a family. The planning and building regulations processes were conducted in a timely manner - it is clear that Lloyd has an in-depth understanding of these processes which meant that minimal adjustments were needed. We were also very appreciative of Lloyds prompt response to our queries, a smooth operation all round. Lloyd's experience, skills and support enabled us to create a beautiful family home. (Reviewed January 2023)
I engaged Lloyd to help design and plan a single storey infill extension at my home. From initial contact to completion of his work, he was always up front about costs and timings. His communication was excellent and often replied to emails within hours. He was knowledgeable, professional and could not have done more to put my ideas into detail with advice when appropriate. He was mindful of the changes to building regulations in 2022 and made sure an application was made in a timely manner. The service I received was exceptional and I have no hesitation in recommending him. (Reviewed January 2023)
Dealing with Lloyd has been an absolute pleasure.
He helped in every aspect of our project, and even very kindly kept an eye on our progress, and followed things up on our behalf. He has been extremely helpful in every way, and we are so glad we found his details.
We couldn't have done it without your help Lloyd!
Thank you!! (Reviewed August 2022)
Lloyds extensive knowledge was clear throughout but most evident with his detailed and extensive submission to Cornwall Planning. The submission and supporting documents for an extension and conversion of garage to assisted living were accepted without question and we got approval first time. Given the location (world heritage, SSSI and Mining Heritage) that just proves how excellent Lloyd is at his profession. He responded to all questions without delay and produced the most detailed schedule of works. Today we got Building Control Consent and Lloyd now has completed his services. I've dealt with architects up country for over 40 years and never met one who would match Lloyds standards. we feel incredibly lucky to have found him and we recommend him without reservation. (Reviewed August 2022)
Throughout the whole project from initial discussion drawings, detailed plans, application for planning permission, instructing builders and addressing problems of drainage and boundary issues Lloyd provided a prompt, professional and highly skilled service with great attention to detail.
Thanks to his design and care, planning permission for an enlarged sun porch, which had previously been refused, was granted and the result is a lovely space totally in keeping with the property. (Reviewed July 2022)
We approached Lloyd to seek his services for a heritage impact assessment that the council had requested on our planning application. After trying various different companies all of which took details but never got back to us, we found Lloyd. His instant knowledge and years of experience were second to none, he didnât need endless detail or âweâll get back to you once weâve had a lookâ The guidance we received and follow up service canât be faulted, he had a very in-depth knowledge of how the council and planning system works, which simplified our understanding of what was required. Lloyd is a true passionate professional with a very high standard of knowledge that is hard to find. You donât need endless waffle from big companies you need Lloyd, I would recommend him in a heartbeat. (Reviewed May 2022)
We approached Lloyd Richards of Lloyds Architecture to conduct an appraisal and associated quote for a 2 floor rear extension to a cottage we own in Cornwall. Although we ultimately decided not to go ahead with the project Lloyds professional service and sage advice were invaluable to us making a decision. He was extremely thorough in his preparation of his appraisal, going above and beyond the usual first touch point service I have experienced from other Architectural firms. He ensured we were fully aware of all considerations given the age of the building, rural surroundings and environmental survey considerations. There were potential issues with building off a neighbours boundary wall which were all clearly explained. No hesitation in recommending his professional services. (Reviewed March 2022)
Superb! Lloyd offered his guidance and advice on a roofing project in St. Martin. He was so generous with his knowledge and time. Even though there was no financial benefit to him, he provided a thorough service with real courtesy and professional experience. So rare these days! We will stay in touch with him as, on this basis, we know we can trust him implicitly in future. (Reviewed February 2022)
Lloyd was great from the start. Replied to our emails straight away and sent very detailed information for every query. He was extremely honest in his approach which led to us actually saving money and time. He didnât have to do this and it showed his sheer honest character. He obviously went above and beyond with our small project so I can only imagine how thorough and competent he will be with larger projects. We will certainly use his services again in the near future and have passed on his details to friends and family.
Thanks very much!
(Reviewed January 2022)
Lloyd was excellent in the service he provided. We had a window company install cladding for us, however due to their poor workmanship I asked Lloyd to attend site to instruct the window company how the installation should be done.
The Window company took up Lloyds advice and hense we have had a big improvement with the insulation behind the cladding.
Without Lloyds excellent professional service we would have been at a loss. (Reviewed February 2021)
It was so refreshing to deal with a 'can do' professional who not only delivered all that we asked for but did it in our very tight timescale and with a totally positive attitude throughout.
Lloyd restored my faith in professional people who are so often totally negative. Outstanding. (Reviewed January 2021)
Very impressed with the stress free service provided at a good price. We are now all set to have our extension build. Well recommended. (Reviewed December 2020)
Lloyd helped with pre-planning information for a plot of land that had some complicated issues attached. He was very knowledgeable and speedy with his responses.
I won't hesitate to use Lloyd's services again in the future. (Reviewed August 2020)
Lloyd was incredibly helpful for our recent house extension and internal building works.
He is incredibly knowledgeable, professional, diligent and a pleasure to work with.
Lloyd became a very trusted advisor at every stage of the process and has a good network of other trusted specialists who were able to help as needed, liaising with Lloyd.
He worked efficiently and meticulously to deliver what we'd asked of him on budget and ahead of schedule.
Would not hesitate to recommend him to others. (Reviewed March 2020)
Lloyd provided an excellent professional service of the highest quality. He listened to our wishes and made suggestions of his own which led to improvements in our original vision of the project and was instrumental in the success of all the planning
He proved to be very accessible for consultation at any time during the process and we found his experience invaluable in the decision making process.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Lloyd to anyone seeking the services of a professional architect.
(Reviewed December 2019)
Lloyd was engaged to work on a garage and internal works project and his technical knowledge and experience were invaluable in making my project decisions. The quality of the drawings submitted to me and advice was always fact based and impartial. Clear communication and discussions on the design brief made the process as simple as it can be and I will engage Lloyd if I have any future works. (Reviewed November 2019)
Initially we asked LLOYDS Architecture to help us complete a planning application. He promptly arranged a visit, and was extremely courteous and helpful and very professional. He visited twice, took photos and carried out further extensive research. He also gave very insightful advice and was really willing to give support throughout the entire process of the planning application. We would definitely recommend LLOYDS Architecture to anyone looking for architectural services. (Reviewed April 2019)
Lloyd has been more than helpful in every aspect of our project. We knew exactly what we were looking for in our project but Lloyd showed us new ideas and better ideas. Such a gentleman with punctuality and manners to boot.
If ever we decide on another project, Lloyd will be top of our call list.
Thank you Lloyd (Reviewed October 2018)
Sound advice and very quick turnaround on different iterations of design. (Reviewed October 2018)
Lloyd provided us with an entirely professional and skilled service from start to finish. He gave detailed and carefully researched advice. He showed a genuine interest in our project and challenged the local authority on several points during the planning process. Lloyd was always prompt in any communications and kept us completely informed. We are so relieved to have found such a highly experienced and thorough architect and cannot recommend him enough. (Reviewed September 2018)
The service recieved from Lloyd was exemplary and also he provided this service in a very short time frame due to the tight time line we had.
As well as this, Lloyd provided extremely helpful advice regarding the planning process.
We would recommend Lloyds Architecture very highly. (Reviewed September 2018)
Lloyd provided excellent advice for a small extension, took it through planning and Building Regulations smoothly and professionally. At all times he was accessible, returning telephone calls and emails quickly and helpfully. The quality of the drawings and the Schedule of Work were excellent and commented on favourably by builders we sought to build the extension.
It was a pleasure working with somebody who was so professional and competent.
We can't think of anyway the service could be improved. We would thoroughly recommend him. (Reviewed May 2018)
Exceptional service received with a fast response time to any queries. The advice given was honest and professional at all times, I would not hesitate to use Lloyds architectural services again. (Reviewed July 2017)
Excellent professional service throughout the difficult time that is a planning application with Cornwall Council. Lloyd is a great professional, who we would not hesitate to recommend . (Reviewed July 2017)
An excellent service with close support and good information provided throughout the process.
A brilliant and reliable business well recommended to all. (Reviewed June 2017)
Nothing was too much trouble and I got a lot more useful advice than I had expected.....would thoroughly recommend Lloyd Architectural! (Reviewed June 2017)
Thorough, efficient and thoughtful, providing over and above expectations (Reviewed September 2016)
My only regret is that I found Lloyd after I had a really bad experience with another architect. He put my build back on track and saved me a significant amount of money. I could not thank Lloyd or recommend his service highly enough. (Reviewed September 2016)
We had an excellent service from Lloyd, with a great attention to detail and commitment to the project. (Reviewed August 2016)
Lloyd was a fantastic help to us with this project. His knowledge is exceptional and he completed the work quickly and accurately.
His advice on many issues in terms of what we could achieve was invaluable and completely relevant.
I highly skilled professional in all respects. (Reviewed July 2016)
The service was extremely professional and everything was provided very promptly and nothing was too much trouble. One of the best professional services we have ever engaged. (Reviewed February 2016)
Plans for car parking area in front of house. (Reviewed December 2015)
Excellent in every aspect! (Reviewed September 2015)
Excellent service. We felt very confident in the advice and guidance we received and are very happy with how our requirements have been interpretted.
Although we met with other architects, it was clear after only a brief time of meeting that we knew we wanted Lloyds Architecture to be working with us on our project. (Reviewed December 2014)
Lloyd supported us with challenging a particularly sensitive planning application which was recommended for approval by the Local Authority. He prepared a comprehensive technical report including 3D images clearly showing the impact of the proposal on our property and the conservation area we live in. He also subsequently attended a site meeting and whilst quietly spoken he was authoritative and very well briefed - we received positive feedback from others attending this meeting about him. Lloyd is very thorough and extremely professional. He cares about his work and takes an interest in his clients - he monitored the progress of the application he helped us object to until the appeal was dismissed. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Lloyd. (Reviewed December 2014)
In the time Lloyd has been employed by us to work on various projects, we have always been very satisfied with the standard of his work. Lloyd pays great attention to detail and ensures that everything that needs to be covered is done so. Lloyd is meticulous in his explanations of the work that needs to be carried out, and makes sure that we are on the same page before he begins any of the work he is hired to do. Lloyd is very fast at replying to any and all communications, and his knowledge is second-to-none; he is also able to signpost us to other organisations should we need various other works carried out, and he also obtains quotations from them on our behalf to minimise the work that we have to do ourselves.
Lloyd has always conducted himself in a professional, thoughtful manner. He makes what initially seems like a very daunting task a very smooth process, breaking it down into steps to make it seem like a far more manageable project to undertake. Lloyd is the type of person who goes the extra mile to make sure a job is well done, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody.
(Reviewed December 2014)