Membership number: 847
Member since: 2009
Claire Haigh became a Chartered Architect in 1990 and set up her own business in 2002, she was joined in 2006 full time by her husband, an experienced Architectural Designer and together they formed Claire Haigh Associates Ltd. We provide architectural plans and local authority approvals for your project. We have a wealth of experience of working on both small domestic schemes and multi million pound contracts. Your project begins with a discussion about the possibilities followed by a measured survey and feasability scheme. We will then apply for planning, lawful development certificate or prior approval followed by building regulations where appropriate. We do not work on site but if you need further assistance we can help you find Contractors, Consultants and Project Managers to monitor the contract works for you. We work on all size and types of projects from roof conversions, extensions, new houses, refurbishments, flat conversions, shop and office applications, listed buildings. We are a member of most of the local Planning Agents Forums and work across Sussex.
Member of the Architects Registration Board and RIBA member - Confirmed.
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We already had a good idea of how we wanted our house to look when we appointed Claire. We chose her, over the other architects we saw because she listened and understood quickly. Everything went very smoothy.
Excellent service and advice in completing my room - in the roof project. Would recommend and have in fact recommended to others Claire Haigh's services.
Claire is an imaginative architect and came up with some innovative ideas for my house refurbishment. She also has the ability to keep costs within reason, what more could you want?
Claire designed a house extension for us. She gave good advice on design, practical issues, building regulations and finding a builder.
Throughout our dealings with Claire Haigh Associates we have found both Claire and her partner to be helpful, insightful and a pleasure to work with. Through their professionalism and approach we have felt reassured and confident, as well as being kept informed, during the whole process of initial consultation, early design, survey and final design. Claire has also being forthcoming with providing additional advice and recommendations to further our project and I would recommend the services and look forward to working with Claire Haigh Associates again on future projects.
Claire has recently helped us with amending a planning permission that had been submitted by previous owners, but wasn't quite perfect for us. Firstly I would say that of the architects that we had quote for us, Claire was the only one who charged for an initial consultation. Although this may seem off putting it was well worth the payment. I would say that Claire seemed quite quiet at our initial meeting, but that the individualised documentation and quote that she provided following that meeting was exceedingly detailed and showed that she had listened entirely to our brief. Her quote also included all relevant costs and there has been nothing hidden to pay at a later date. This was a slightly quirky project as the planning permission was still open from the late 90's due to a small portion of work having been completed so we wanted to apply for an amendment rather than brand new planning permission. Claire was very knowledgeable about local planning and what would be likely to be acceptable, and took the amendment through planning permission with no hiccoughs. Later on we had a change of heart on internal layout and Claire was quick to help and amend our plans without question. Claire has also been very contactable and responsive, often replying to e-mails within the hour and outside of the usual 9-5. Thank you Claire, we would highly recommend you.
Initially we met with Claire during 2016 to discuss our requirements. She was always very helpful and provided exactly what we needed. She handled the local authority application for building permission - which was a slow and complicated process (because of Brighton and Hove City Council). Eventually we have ended up with a comprehensive set of architectural plans to allow us to progress with the project. Her work is very professional and her advice invaluable.
Excellent. We could not have done the work without Claire.
We found Claire to be very friendly and professional. From the outset she listened to our ideas and what we wanted from the project, she took all this information and turned them into our dream house. Her plans were detailed and comprehensive. She made the planning process clear and understandable for our novice level of understanding. The whole process was stress free and the builders have commented on how clear and detailed the plans are. We would recommend Claire to all of our friends.
Helped us from design through to planning approval .....also will be on hand until completion of project ......brilliant.
This is the second time we have used Claire's services and would so again. Her designs are creative, well thought out and considerate to the local surroundings. Highly recommended.
Professional and very clear on the fees. In addition Claire was open to careful discussion about the different choices available to us. Has access to a good network of professionals in the building trade.
Claire has been a pleasure to work with from the start. On our first meeting she took the time to get to know us a little and get a feel of what we were aiming to achieve. She is thorough and organised and has explained each stage of the planning process to us so that we have always known what is going on. We have changed our minds a couple of times during the process and Claire has been patient and flexible throughout. We are delighted with her work and would have no hesitation in recommending her and her husband.
Claire spent much time listening to our needs and providing solutions. She guided us through the alternative designs and fully explained the pros and cons of each. She submitted the plans and dealt with the planning departments on our behalf. In all it was a painless experience for us and we can't speak too highly of her competence and professionalism.
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