ahm have successfully carried out design work for us over the past 7 years. This has included residential and commercial refurbishments, new builds and extensions. Their sustained reliable and professional service has meant we have employed them on a continuous basis from one project to the next. They have provided thorough planning consultation and carried out many submissions on our behalf, all to a highly proficient standard. They are an excellent team to work with and we would not hesitate in recommending them. Hedley Park Developments, Various schemes
Just started work on an existing bungalow with Alan, thus far the service has been excellent. The most striking impact using ahm has had on the project is the design of the property itself, Alan has turned a mundane old bungalow into a contemporary and stylish family home. Really happy with how the building is going to look at completion. Generally though ahm are competent, professional, realistic and easy to deal with. Traits that are quite rare in our industry. Alan is very approachable and helpful with any issues I have and I would definitely use ahm again in future. I am confident that with the continued knowledge and support of ahm the project is going to be a success. Michael Burton, Bungalow, Castle Eden
Having unsuccessfully and dispiritingly tried four different architects for ideas of how to re-develop a redundant car showroom I own, I was recommended ahm by a friend. Within minutes of my first meeting with Alan it was apparent that he had determined what I needed to achieve and quickly came up with a superb, cost effective and appropriate development for the site. Throughout the following months both Alan and Phil took the time to guide me through the various stages of the development of the drawings, and a difficult planning application while making sure I understood all the procedure’s involved. As this was my first project, and consisted of 17 dwelling’s this was a time taking process for ahm! Both Phil and Alan were always available to explain, patient and confidence inspiring. All the cost’s and schedules originally agreed to were kept to the letter; the attention to detail was superb with Alan regularly improving the scheme without prompting and finding solutions to all issues raised by the authority. In any future project I will not think twice about instructing ahm to act on behalf of my company. Kind regards David Rowe – Vine Place Ltd, 17 New Dwellings
From the start of our building project we were bogged down by a minefield of problems, heartache and grief, when it came to architects, we were mislead, cheated on and taken advantage of by some, you know who you are! but then..... things began to look up.... we were pointed in the direction of ahm, and we started off down a path that proved to be fruitful. Alan Mayhew (and Simon Whitehead) from ahm listened carefully to our brief, ideas and concerns (we had been badly burned by our previous experiences), they went away and designed a scheme for us that consists of 3 highly unique executive houses and one workshop on our site in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Everyone and I do mean everyone that has visited our site has been blown away by the layout and the concept that they came up with. Don't get me wrong here this is not going to be a 'love in' with ahm, there were issues and debates at times, but these were resolved quickly and professionally (as they should be). We would use ahm again without hesitation, and without a doubt recommend their services, they are a great bunch of professional guys who know there stuff, and I have already recommended their services to others. ahm led us out of the wilderness that we seemed to be in 7 or so years ago, and myself and my wife Laura are very grateful for their input, we now have a dream home which we are moving into in a month or so, and 2 lovely houses that we now rent out. give them a try, I am sure you won't be disappointed. Andrew Hancock, 3 new dwellings, Westerton
I have used ahm for my last twenty planning jobs in Durham. They are professional, on time, clever with the drawings and good value for money. I recommend them unreservedly. Nick Swift Hope Estates Limited
From start to finish Alan Mayhew and his team were excellent to deal with. Our project was quite complicated involving bringing an old tired house up to modern standards. ahm achieved this with sympathy to the original design yet boldness that maximised space use and natural lighting. The attention to detail and determination to create a stunning project was evident throughout. They worked very effectively with builders and engineers, and I would be very happy to recommend their services. ahm had very productive meetings with the Planning Authority and the building inspectors as was required from time to time. I think they gained immediate respect from these officials which eased subsequent decisions. Their terms and conditions were very fair and they adhered to everything that was agreed in advance. Geoff Cook, Dwelling Extension, Shincliffe
Having spoken to a number of Architects about the design of our new house, my wife and I chose architectural base consultancy because they were really friendly and easy to deal with. Their rates were also extremely competitive! They did an excellent job, providing countless sets of detailed drawings, which all of the tradesmen remarked upon. They were always available at short notice for help and advice, and handled the Planning, and Building Regulations applications from start to finish. I would recommend them without hesitation. Alan Burdis, New Dwelling, Langley Park
We have worked with AHM on several residential and commercial projects. They have an innovative design team, good professional contacts in the area and strong project management expertise. Calamander, Durham, October 2011