We are very happy with the way Miller-Clear worked with us on the design of our refurbishment, which included two extensions. Rebecca and Simon are easy to talk to about design ideas, how to turn these into practical solutions to a cost and they quickly illustrate ideas with detailed drawings. They also have good suggestions for detailing and finishes and where to source. They spotted issues and solved problems quickly during the build and liaised with the builders and QS. We recommend Miller Clear highly and we would be happy to use their services again in the future.
A & S, Keswick
Laura explained the practice ethos and shared some very useful information regarding their approach to concept design, programming, detail design and how important it is for the architect to understand how the client intends to use and live in the space. She explained the initial brief was paramount and that they would work with us to develop the brief before commencing design work. Essentially, putting the client front and centre in the decision making process which we liked very much. We were very impressed with Miller Clear and knew that they were right for us.
Stephen and Denise, Windermere
Miller Clear produced clearly illustrated drawings and scale models of their proposals. These served exceptionally well in prompting discussion and engagement at the community consultation. The proposals were amended to reflect many of the ideas that were generated at this community event. The scheme subsequently received approval from the Lake District National Park Authority, for which the trustees and the wider community are very grateful to Miller Clear.
The Trustees of the Borrowdale Institute, Borrowdale
When we originally engaged Miller Clear, they did themselves out of a job by suggesting that we should delay our planned extension and do more with our existing spaces. That is as clear an indication as any of how they put client needs first. When we eventually came to designing the extension a couple of years later, what we appreciated more than anything was that it felt like a joint effort. They came up with creative solutions that responded to our ideas and aspirations, and we have ended up with a beautiful space that adds huge value to family life. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Laura and Simon provided a series of helpful design options that enabled us to swiftly appraise the most suitable designs to implement.
Rebecca and Simon, assembled and lead a competent and professional design team that included a structural engineer, quantity surveyor, local contractor and other relevant specialists.
I would happily recommend Miller Clear Architects. They provided a creative, prompt and professional service that enabled us to make the most of our new house in the Lake District.