Testimonials_

Our professional and friendly team are at the heart of everything we do. Don't just take our word for it though, here's what our clients think.

Delf Garth, Dodworth

Kevin McCloud advises that you should choose your architect with care. You will have a critical friend beside you for maybe twenty four months. We chose our firm with care after having visited eight firms, and after some discussion with the principal, we were introduced to Jonny. Our initial two hour conversation was not as we had imagined. We took all our accumulated ideas that we had sketched, and annotated, and were the result of a number of years of dreaming. “I don’t want to see them, I want to talk to you and get under the skin of how you live and what you want from your house”. Some opener!

After a couple of weeks the resulting sketches were uncannily like the sketches that we had taken to the meeting: Jonny had got under our skin. Subsequent meetings and discussions refined the plans, but this was only the beginning of a collaboration and friendship which delivered on our dreams.

His attention to detail, vision, and passion for what would be the most aesthetically pleasing was at the forefront of everything he did, but he was always ready to listen to our ideas and take them if they were right. House building is a living project and whilst adhering to planning rules there are many opportunities to amend and adjust and improve, so discussions were frequent, frank, and friendly. His collaboration with builders and tradesmen made sure that he missed nothing. At no time did we ever feel that we were in anything other than safe hands.

Three years on and we still wake up to the dream that Jonny helped us build. We are still amazed that together we made no serious errors, indeed no errors at all. The house is how we hoped it would be. It functions how we hoped it would function, and it makes us smile whenever we look at it. House building is not daunting when Jonny is working with you.

Barry Eldred

View Delf Garth - Plot 6

At the beginning of the design process I was told that “your architect should push you and make you uncomfortable from a design concept!!" I’ve now come to realise that is necessary to provide the inspiration to make your home unique and impressive in equal measures.  

Working with Eight_OneTwo has always been a pleasure as you are working directly with the inspiration behind the design, who were there to hold your hand on the whole journey from design to finished building.  

A good architect will put soul in to your home and you’ll never tire of seeing the sunshine move around the house, or the special view which it affords you. We can’t thank Jonny enough for the inspiration he has provided to the two projects we’ve undertaken with him.

Mark Fielding, Managing Director

Simpson Wood Accountants, Huddersfield

We used Jonathan at Eight_OneTwo to completely design a new build property on an adjacent piece of land that we have next to our existing home. From the very start of the project Jonathan and the team were extremely professional, listened to our needs and fantastic to work with. He came up with some amazing concepts with a great eye for detail and worked closely with us to design our new home. We can thoroughly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an architect that can think outside the box, passionate and hugely likeable.

Richard & Katrina Pillinger

View Long Line

Eight_OneTwo Architects  have provided us with a first class service in relation to the design and build of our property refurbishment. Jonathan was professional from the very beginning and really took time to understand our vision. His collaborative style and creativity ensured an initial design beyond our expectations. 

His knowledge of planning and technical regulations helped secure planning permission quickly and without any dramas, as he managed the whole process. Furthermore, they have continued to add value throughout the project including working with us to find a reputable builder. Throughout the process communication has been excellent and they have been a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate in recommending Eight_OneTwo Architects!

Jason Thomas

Global CEO, Tappit Technologies

Greaves Fold, Halifax

Any construction project is likely to involve resolving unexpected problems. The professional team you choose for advice is therefore critical to the success of the project because if things go wrong then you need to be able to put your trust in a safe pair of hands. 

Amanda and I can say without reservation that Jonathan and Will at Eight_OneTwo Architects proved themselves beyond all reasonable doubt to be a fantastic choice and a very safe pair of hands . We have absolutely no regrets about their appointment. Time and time again Eight_OneTwo went the extra mile to design, plan and deliver a project that has far exceeded our expectations in every way. Whilst our project was relatively modest the attention to detail has been second to none. 

Yes, unforeseen issues arose during the project  but what separates Eight_OneTwo from other architects is their attitude to problem solving with humour and grace and absolute commitment to a client first approach coupled with a relentless determination  to deliver a first class result.  Spending large sums on a construction project can be quite a scary prospect but working with Eight_OneTwo was a pleasure and incredible value for money.  We certainly look forward to working with them  again on future projects and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

Julian & Amanda Rawson

View Greaves Fold

I am writing to thank you for all your hardwork, commitment and dedication in designing us a wonderful new single storey extension on our home.

We now have a home to be proud of, so thank you!

After our first meeting, we felt that you understood our brief, purpose and intention for the space we wished to create for ourselves and our young family. Throughout the process you listened, advised and guided us through the planning and building regulation procedure which we are most grateful for as creating a new structure was a first for us. Even once the plans had been passed you kept in contact and were keen to be updated on the progress, showing a passion for your craft and a dedication to the needs and satisfaction to us, your clients.  I wouldn’t hesitate (and have done so already) in recommending your architectural work to anyone as your workmanship has brought our home into 21st century in which our young family now has a  space that can be adaptable as they grow.

In the words of Winston Churchill: ‘We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” 

Many, many thanks!

Mr & Mrs Townsend

Whiteleas - home designed by Eight_OneTwo Architects

Jonny has provided a great service right from the start.  First he listened to our ideas, helped us shape our thoughts into something coherent and took the time to fully understand our vision.  He has communicated each step clearly, set realistic expectations and always been at the end of the phone or email when we had any questions. We can’t imagine there is anyone better or more enthusiastic to work with on our dream project!

Rebecca & Robert Cottey

View Whiteleas

We hired Eight_OneTwo Architects to design an extensive double storey extension on our house. It was a little neglected having not had any renovations since it was built in the 1970s and we knew we were taking on a significant project when we bought it.

We also knew it would be a daunting task to find someone whom we could trust to understand and bring our ideas to life with minimal supervision. At our very first meeting and speaking about what we wanted for the house Jonathan could see it. He saw it better than we could and he has brought that vision to life.

We live over 3000 miles away in Qatar and it was difficult for us to visualise the changes as they happened especially as we are unable to visit the site during the construction phase. The project is ongoing but our home has been completely transformed from the little run down bungalow it once was.

Jonathan strives to ensure we are informed (with regular updates and pictures) and happy at every stage of the design and construction process. He has gone above and beyond on our not-so-little project and we are so thankful for his hard work and expertise.

Aneesa Mahadeva

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Tivy Dale, Cawthorne

In 2011 we bought a 1940’s bungalow in Cawthorne on a large plot, we decided to build a new modern dwelling, traditional in form with contemporary / modern detailing.

We interviewed three Architects practices and as the Architect in a previous practice (now Director of Eight One Two Architects) was already known to us. The previous practice was included in our short list. After discussions on our brief we selected Jonathans previous practice. Jonathan, a brilliant young Architect with the same vision and aspirations as ourselves.  Jonathan was lead Architect from inception throught to completion. The design moved away from a traditional form of building.

Jonthan attended site meetings on a regular basis often after hours, checking work was progressing satisfactorily and sorting out minor issue with our builders regarding design and drawings etc. Since the house has been completed He has helped us with various projects for our development business, including potential site appraisal schemes including advise regarding potential planning issues.

He has shown attention to design detail and accuracy with drawings, this helped make the whole building process straight forward for the client and builders.  We are really pleased with our house, every room works just as we wanted, we can highly recommend his new practice, Eight One Two Architects, to any prospective developer or anyone wishing to undertake a Self-build project.

Michael Laverack

View Tivy Dale

I write to thank you for your professional services. We have had many projects that we have required the services of an Architect.

From our initial appointment, (taking our brief of what we wanted from our property) you stood out from the previous architects used. You asked about our family time, storage lifestyle and priorities. It is rare that from this one meeting, the first draft of plans were perfect.

We are used to sitting with a pencil explaining why things would not work for our family. Rather than drawing what you would do with the property, you had truly listened to your brief, and designed a house beyond even our imagination.

The properties either side of ours had also been extended and I was concerned it would be easy to copy those plans. Eight One Two thought outside of the box, for example, repositioning the staircase to the middle of the house opening up various additional design elements. This has enabled the house to flow rather than be disjointed.

Your ideas have turned our house into our home.

In my profession I can safely say you are unique and have attention to the detail and brief. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to clients, friends or family.

Thank you once again.

Lisa Conway, Managing Director

Open Law Solicitors