Claire Haigh Associates Ltd

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Total recommendations:
41 reports, average score 9.9
Last six months: 2
  1. Room in the roof and ground floor restructure including kitchen extention.

    Claire's initial advice and drawings were excellent and provided us with exactly what we were looking for with the property we had purchased.
    Client in Brighton, 9 October 2017
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    Overall Score 10
  2. Internal 'open-plan' remodelling of residential property.

    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.
    Client in Brighton, 18 May 2017
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    Overall Score 10
  3. Amendment of current planning permission to further extend our property

    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.
    Client in Horsham, 19 March 2017
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    Overall Score 10
  4. Consultation on plans to create a knock through kitchen/diner

    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.
    Client in Brighton, 15 February 2017
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    Overall Score 9.6
  5. Architectural Drawing and Planning

    Excellent. We could not have done the work without Claire.
    Client in Hove, 31 May 2016
    Overall Score 10
  6. Design and Plans drawn for a roof conversion, side and rear extension

    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.
    Client in Burgess Hill, 18 April 2016
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    Overall Score 10
  7. Room in the roof with bathroom

    Helped us from design through to planning approval .....also will be on hand until completion of project ......brilliant.
    Client in Hove, 12 March 2016
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    Overall Score 10
  8. Design our loft extension.

    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.
    Client in Peacehaven, 1 February 2016
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    Overall Score 10
  9. Drawing for an extension in the lower ground floor

    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.
    Client in Brighton, 1 January 2016
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    Overall Score 10
  10. Side extension to include utility room and rear extension of kitchen diner

    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.
    Client in Hove, 25 November 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  11. Side extension to provide garage, utility room and wet room, and garden room

    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.
    Client in Hove, 23 November 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  12. Architectural plans for a large family home extension

    Claire is brilliant, she has guided us through the whole process covering a lot of ideas and reworks, advising us on excellent details to get the most from our budget and design. She has smoothed the planning and approvals process and been very professional throughout. We couldn't have been happier with the service we received and have already recommended her to friends undertaking work.
    Client in Haywards Heath, 1 October 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  13. Single storey side extension 2015 , Integral garage conversion , front extension and garage 2013

    Claire was recommended to us by friends and we have employed her twice - in 2013 and this year . Claire and her husband have given us a very personal , professional and effective service to help us convert and extend our house . Claire is friendly and approachable , has given us good clear advice at every step and has been quick to respond to any queries. She has helped us achieve what we wanted with surprising ease in very short time scales. Claire also recommended to us an excellent builder; they have proved to be a great team and we are delighted with the results. Highly recommend.
    Client in Lewes, 14 May 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  14. Single storey extension including utility room and cloakroom

    Having Claire Haige draw up my plans was one of the best decisions I have made, she understood immediately what I wanted to achieve and working to a very tight time schedule we secured planning permission on the first application. Claire is very approachable and it was an absolute pleasure working with her, especially when I was let down by my first builder, she came to the rescue and recommended a fantastic builder who again could see my vision. We encountered some minor hiccups with building control but both Claire and the builder sorted everything out quickly and efficiently. I cannot recommend her highly enough, she is a credit to her profession.
    Client in Lancing, 1 May 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  15. 2 Storey Extension

    Having recently completed a large project, we have to say that Claire's design input has made it a success. During the first visit we noticed how Claire was tuned into our family needs, she then went on to design a plan that maximised the potential of our home. Claire's guidance throughout the planning has been first class which involved researching similar properties on the street and building a case that takes into consideration the street scene and also sympathetic to neighbouring properties. There were last minute changes asked for by the planning department which Claire made herself available to resolve in addition there were questions and minor problems to solve during the build in where Claire attended site to help resolve. I would recommend Claire due to the quality of the design along with the quality of assistance in getting the project through to completion.
    Client in Hove, 1 March 2015
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    Overall Score 10
  16. Kitchen and ground floor extension

    Really happy with Claire's work. We were very impressed with how quickly she responded to any questions. We have already recommended her to one of our friends
    Client in Hove, 12 October 2014
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    Overall Score 10
  17. Ground floor extension - infilling undercroft

    Being new to the area we turned to Checkatrade for inspiration, and from the outset it was clear that Claire and her husband form a cohesive, prompt and dedicated team who respond quickly and efficiently to issues as they arise. Claire helped us to navigate all the pitfalls of a tricky planning application, and at each stage set out what we were to expect in layman's terms. We found this approach extremely helpful, and felt we could turn to her for advice and suggestions. The building work is yet to commence, but Claire's drawings and explanations enabled us to visualise the end result very easily. We now await the availability of a builder so the project can enter into the physical stage!
    Client in Burgess Hill, 8 October 2014
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    Overall Score 10
  18. Single storey extension and alterations to existing building

    We appointed Claire on the recommendation of our builder, and believe we have received a first rate service from her. We found Claire to be pleasant to work with, communicative and professional. She was receptive to our ideas and improved upon them, providing clear drawings for planning approval and building control. We would not hesitate to recommend Claire Haigh Associates.
    Client in Brighton, 18 August 2014
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    Overall Score 10
  19. Kitchen extension

    This is the second time we have used Claire as our architect. The first time , about 5 years ago for a side return and kitchen in a terraced house which we were delighted with. This time it's a much bigger project and required planning permission, which Claire helped us navigate incredibly smoothly. Although we came up with a rough idea of what we wanted, she has always added to and improved our initial concepts, so her input has been invaluable. We have found her to be highly professional but also very easy to work with.
    Client in Brighton, 13 August 2014
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    Overall Score 10
  20. Single storey extension

    Claire provided a friendly and professional service from the initial consultation through to submitting planning and building control applications. The schedule of work, timetable and break down of fees was clear, and Claire answered queries and emails very promptly. During onsite meetings Claire made a number of good, practical suggestions which helped me decide on the final design.
    Client in Brighton, 9 August 2014
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    Overall Score 10
  21. Two storey side extension and loft conversion

    We found details of Claire Haigh's business on this website and after a very helpful and informative initial consultation appointed her to draw up the plans for our extension. She guided us very smoothly through the planning application process. We found her very considerate and thoughtful. Listening to our requirements she provided us with a plans we were very happy with. We would use her again.
    Client in Horsham, 1 August 2014
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    Overall Score 9.8
  22. Design, drawings and application for planning permission for loft conversion

    Claire Haigh Associates was recommended to us by a friend, and to date we have been very pleased with the professional services both Claire and her husband have provided. From the outset, Claire provided a schedule of all fees that would be incurred at each stage, and this never altered. Following our initial meeting, she supplied sketches to submit to the planning department prior to the official application, and from the comments received from them and further discussions with Claire, we were able to submit a full application that was approved at the first submission, in spite of objections from neighbours. Any queries we have raised with Claire during the process have been dealt with in a timely and efficient manner. I would be happy to recommend her to anyone requiring the services of a good architect.
    Client in Hassocks, 23 April 2014
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    Overall Score 10
  23. Drew up plans and gave advice on a double story extension

    The planners were originally sceptical about our plans to extend our property. Clare worked with us to come up with new plans that would meet our needs and satisfy the planners concerns. Thankfully our plans were agreed first time round.
    Client in Brighton, 13 April 2014
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    Overall Score 10
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  25. Design and planning of large extension to downstairs.

    Claire really listened to what we wanted to achieve and provided us a couple of alternatives to explore. She was hugely insightful and creative in designing our final solution. The quality of the plans and input to the council was acknowledged by them to be of an very diligent and high standard. Claire absolutely did what she said, on time, in budget and to an excellent quality. I cannot rate her highly enough. We interviewed three other male architects for the assignment and none of them came anywhere close to Claire's vision and sense of "can do". Working with Claire to realise our dream was a great experience.
    Client in Worthing, 16 October 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  26. New-build 3-bed detached house

    This was my first new build, a home for my family, and Claire got the design right pretty much first time. Also negotiated the council and Code for Sustainable Homes minefields and got planning permission on first attempt. The house is now the finest on the street and looks stunning.
    Client in Brighton, 12 October 2012
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    Overall Score 8.8
  27. Design and building control drawings.

    We appointed Claire Haigh Associates on recommendation of a neighbour. Claire has provided a full architectural design service and building control drawings for our two storey side extension, rear extension and loft conversion (doubling the size of the house). The service we have received has been exemplary throughout. Right from the initial consultation, Claire has provided a very personal and professional service. She guided us through the planning approval process and the submitted drawings were approved without question. During the build Claire has also been on hand to provide advice and support. Our builder (a man of at least 20 years experience in the trade) commented that the building drawings are the most accurate and easiest to work from that he has ever been given. I think that says it all.
    Client in Hove, 8 October 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  28. Architectural drawings, applications for planning permission and subsequent meetings with building control and builder.

    Claire was sympathetic and understanding of my ideas and worked well within the brief. We hit all sorts of problems but she was readily available to work both with building inspectorate and builders to resolve any issues as needed. She also recommended the builders I eventually worked with who were excellent. I also greatly appreciated the fact that her costs were always itemised and clearly laid out before any work was done. Would happily recommend Claire to anyone looking for a professional, timely and reasonably priced architect.
    Client in Brighton, 1 September 2012
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    Overall Score 10
  29. Planning, building reg and project execution advice/build monitoring

    Claire worked with us to create an outstanding design for a new house where planning and building regulations were complex. She calmly dealt with planning complexity and quickly resolved issues and submitted new drawing when required. Her knowledge and expertise were also very helpful during the construction phase of the project. We have no hesitation in recommending her.
    Client in Brighton, 1 July 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  30. Plans for an extension and a new garden room

    Both Claire and her husband were very professional and courteous. The work they did for us was exceptional. We are very happy and would recommend them to anyone wanting a very good, efficient and reliable service.
    Client in Hove, 19 May 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  31. Drawn up plans for house extension

    Claire's ideas were brilliant! When drawing up the plans she used the available space in a very creative way. She was thinking things through from a very practical perspective - which is very much to our benefit when using the new kitchen now. We found her pricing very affordable. Claire also has the gift of being a good listener and communicator.
    Client in Brighton, 18 May 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  32. Architectural services to obtain Planning Permission and Building Regulations Approval for the extension of a guest room with en-suite shower and a new roof terrace

    The service included a measured survey, drawings for discussion purposes and drawings for Planning Permission and Building Regulations Approval. The company provided me with a quotation, fully detailing the work they would undertake and providing details of all the fees and when they would be payable. I live in a town centre conservation area and Claire's knowledge and experience, in this area, has been particularly valuable. She very quickly grasped what I wanted to achieve, improving on my ideas and making creative suggestions. She is very responsive and accessible and I would have no hesitation in recommending her and her company and, indeed, have already done so.
    Client in Brighton, 16 May 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  33. Architectural services for house extension and remodelling

    Excellent Service. Very helpful, listened to what we wanted and helped us create our dream home, working with us to evolve ideas before and during the project. Highly recommended
    Client in Brighton, 1 January 2011
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    Overall Score 10
  34. Planning documents and consultancy for complex residential extensions

    Claire Haigh Associates helped us through the whole cycle of our massive renovation from planning through to final sign offs. We would not have been able to get anything like such a good outcome without them. They were helpful, flexible, calm and professional. If you are planning a building renovation or extension project, then have a chat with them first. I am happy to recommend them.
    Client in Henfield, 16 May 2010
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    Overall Score 9.3
  35. Designed plans for our new extension, plus building regulations.

    Used Claire three times this year for plans for our new extension. Would highly recommend.
    Client in Haywards Heath, 14 May 2010
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    Overall Score 10
  36. Creating architect drawings and plans for our new kitchen extension

    We were really pleased with the service we received. Claire obviously knows her stuff and she took all our ideas, inspirations, wants and needs into account during the process. She and her colleagues turned up bang on time - every time - and delivered all the drawings and paperwork on time too. Having an extension built is a fairly stressful and very expensive business, and Claire haigh Associates made sure their side of the project - architect services - wonderfully painless! Thanks again for all your help and support.
    Client in Brighton, 31 March 2010
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    Overall Score 10
  37. Lawful development certification and building regulations for rear extension.

    Claire has given us our dream kitchen with her excellent design skills.
    Client in Hove, 11 December 2009
    Overall Score 10
  38. Plans drawn for single storey extension

    Claire and her team have drawn plans for a single storey extension on a difficult sloping site. Planning permission was granted with no problems in a sensitive area known for planning refusals.
    Client in Brighton, 1 December 2009
    Overall Score 10
  39. Architectural services including planning negotiations.

    Excellent and efficient work always available and quick to respond to queries. I would recommend them.
    Client in Brighton, 9 September 2009
    Overall Score 10
  40. Architectural drawings and building regulation submission

    They did an excellent job all round. I would recommend them.
    Client in Uckfield, 7 August 2009
    Overall Score 10
  41. Architectural work x local authority approvals.

    Very good service, very friendly.
    Client in Hove, 17 January 2009
    Overall Score 9.7
  42. Created plans for a 2 storey residential extension

    Claire provided a very clear and thorough set of plans,took the lead in getting planning approval and worked closely on the initial discussions with the builders. She also periodically checked their work which was very reassuring. She provided innovative ideas yet was pragmatic throughout the whole project. I would highly recommend
    Client in Brighton, 12 August 2001
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    Overall Score 10
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