We have worked exclusively with Lee and LR-Design on each of our multiple residential developments over the last eight years.
He is an essential member of the design and construction team, interacting closely with ourselves as client Developer.
Across each of our completed projects we have valued Lee’s broad skill set and ability to create distinct and deliverable design solutions.
Our projects have achieved a “signature” standard and combine exemplary design with a high level of functionality and consideration – evident from sales success we’ve experienced.
LR-Design’s dedication and willingness are key features of their project management skills. They provide inventive, and positive expertise which has been key to the achievement of our programmes and budgets.
Credit should be made to the individual skill of Lee during our conversion of a Grade II listed Mill into high-end, 2 bed apartments. His unique design approach resulted in creating spacious, contemporary interiors that respected and enhanced the building’s heritage status - whilst enabling us to maximise sales in ways we had not envisaged.
We would not hesitate to highly recommend LR-Design.
I engaged Lee’s services after being highly recommended and when looking to embark on a renovation / re design of my home.
He was nothing short of brilliant and went above and beyond what I asked and expected.
Rather than “a bog standard extension” I wanted something different - and he certainly came up with some great concepts.
I have leant on him every step of the way (despite not being part of our agreement) and he’s gone above and beyond what I anticipated.
His advice has been invaluable - and I genuinely can’t wait to see the design come together.
He is always happy to chat and offer his ideas, and is genuinely passionate about what he does.
He’s equally become a good friend – which is an added bonus – as I’m sure we’ll continue to help each other in the future.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his company, I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed if you were to engage LR-Design.
I have found that the services offered by you have been highly client focused. We had "inherited a plot" that did not meet our needs. From the initial meetings you took on board our specific tastes and requirements and developed a scheme that has successfully passed the challenges of building in the green belt. The options you put forward, and the very many "tweaks" along the way enabled us to develop the plot to meet our aspirations.
Subsequently through the detailed design phase you have incorporated changes whilst moving the design forward. Your practical advice with working with specialist sub-contractors and suppliers has enabled us to maintain our budget and deliver some additional features that we hadn't considered.
The advice offered with regards to our statutory obligations relating to Health & Safety, Building Regs compliance and the many varied stakeholders has shown that you have understood our relative inexperience. Although this was outside of your scope, it has been invaluable.
I trust this letter will enable you to gain more work and clients in the future. Should anyone wish to discuss this any further please do not hesitate to provide my details.
Advanced Utilities Ltd
Lee was recommended to us back in 2015. We were seeking an architectural designer who could deliver a suitable concept to renovate our future family home.
Being a wheelchair user, it is imperative that our home is accessible throughout. This being a challenge as the property was built in the 1970s, thus leaving us with concerns that meeting DDA regulations would have an unsightly impact on design.
Upon meeting Lee, he put us at ease that our vision could be achieved. He listened to our needs and implemented them within his scheme. We are delighted with the design, as it will physically enable me independently to tackle daily challenges.
Lee has managed this very subtly, without any visual compromise. Nothing about the design suggests it is for a client with a disability, yet it meets all my physical needs, whilst emotionally, this gives me compelling happiness that I can live an ‘ordinary’ life - and gives me a new lease of confidence.
We have also used Lee’s services throughout the renovation. Developing a tender package and assisting with Main Contractor appointment and suitable contracts to name a few.
Lee has a wealth of knowledge, and a great eye for thorough detail. No stone is left unturned.
Due to incompetent contractors, we have suffered several setbacks, and Lee has provided great assistance during these times. He is very approachable: offering a professional outlook, with the interest of the client always at heart.
Personally, without Lee Richards, I don’t feel like we would get the build over the line. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Having worked with Lee over the last eight years on various multi residential projects, we’ve developed a bond of trust, integrity and friendship. Something I have personally not experienced in 45 years of working in the Construction Industry.
As an Industry we continually face challenges - especially when working with new and innovative designs. Nothing is too much trouble to Lee and therefore my company and I endorse and would not hesitate to recommend LR-Design to prospective clients.
J & S Waring Ltd
I’ve worked with Lee on many projects over the years and have never been disappointed.
Amongst projects are the conversion of a four story detached property we split into two separate dwellings.
Lee secured Planning and produced a design with drawings and details that - despite a myriad of false ceilings and level changes - proved millimetre perfect.
Further commissions include Full Planning consent for a change of use for a former Public House to a Plaster training Centre.
Despite the training centre being located adjacent to River Valley Land – Lee successfully secured a further consent for an ancillary car park for
client use - his efforts and input were again invaluable!
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