Lacey Architectural Services Limited

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Membership number: 7842

Member since: 2014

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102 Hazelwood Drive, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6YQ
Locations Covered
Verwood, Ringwood, Bournemouth, Wimborne, Fordingbridge, Christchurch
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Company Profile

Having been involved in the construction industry since I could walk (my father was a project manager until he retired recently, so I spent many school holidays exploring building sites!), I started my professional career in 1998 as a site engineer for a major construction company, working on multi million pound projects.

I enjoyed this for several years, however, my passion was always for Architecture, and so in 2004 I made a career move I've never regretted. I moved away from the building sites and into the office as an Architectural Technologist with a local firm. 
In 2008 I was was granted full membership of The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists or CIAT for short.
In the back of my mind I always had a desire to start my own company and that desire came to fruition in 2012 when I founded Lacey Architectural Services.

I offer a full range of Architectural Services from initial design work right through to project management. While I specialise in residential work, I'm experienced across most sections of the industry, including the MOD, healthcare, commercial and education sectors.
The strap line of Lacey Architectural Services is

"Accomplished Building Design, Efficient Professional Service"

This is more than just an empty tag line though, it genuinely is the way I try to run my business. Good design, both aesthetically and functionally is very important but I believe that the level of service received by clients is every bit as important as design.

Historically the construction industry has been built on mistrust and is often adversarial in nature. This environment cannot and does not lead to the ultimate result. At Lacey Architectural Services, I foster good working relationships with both clients and fellow professionals, this, in turn leads to better results and better service for my clients, as well as making my job even more of a joy!

Personnel

  

Qualified to Undertake

  • 3D Architectural Models
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Architectural Services
  • Architectural Technician
  • Planning/Design
  • Surveying and Property
  • Technical Drawing

Accreditations

Certificate from Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists certifies Zak Lacey was admitted into Chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists on 18 July 2008 having satisfied the conditions of entry and having agreed to be bound by the Code of Conduct.   

Certificate from Edexcel confirms Zak Lacey has been awarded BTEC Higher National Certificate in Building Studies. 

Company Information

Limited Company: Registered as Lacey Architectural Services Limited.
No. 09505392
VAT Registered: No
Public Liability Insurance: N/A Insured by: N/A Coverage Amount (£): N/A
Professional Indemnity: Verified by Checkaprofessional Insured by: Lloyds Coverage Amount (£): 500,000

References

5 received by Checkaprofessional

These references were checked by Checkaprofessional when Lacey Architectural Services Limited joined in February 2014.

Feedback Reports

Showing 10 out of 32
Total recommendations:
32 reports, average score 9.9
Last six months: 6 reports
  1. Extension to back of house

    Zak was recommended by builder friend. Not having done anything like this before Zak fully explained the process throughout. He made positive suggestions and we felt that everything was achievable. He communicated effectively throughout the process, all callls were returned almost immediately. Excellent service throughout. We couldn't t recommend Zak enough
    Client in Christchurch, 14 April 2018
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  2. Rear Extension, Porch and Loft Conversion

    Zak was a pleasure to deal with. I work in the Superyacht Industry, so I have a very keen eye for detail which can quite often be portrayed as being fussy! Zak had absolutely no problems with minor design changes and was always very interested to hear my ideas, but always advised in great detail if my design suggestions could cause any functionality issues. Thanks for all your help Zak. 10/10
    Client in Verwood, 12 April 2018
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  3. Designed plans for a two story extension and completed Building Regulation drawings

    We first contacted Zak Lacey in June 2017 to design a house extension for our bungalow, after he was recommended by numerous people. Zak was very approachable and incorporated our ideas into the plans. Zak submitted the application to the council on our behalf and made the whole process go smoothly. Zak goes above and beyond when working on a project. He has completed building regulation drawings for the project and his knowledge is second to none. Even though he is very busy, Zak has visited the site during the building process this year and has answered all our many questions. I would highly recommend Lacey Architectural Services.
    Client in Verwood, 12 April 2018
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  4. New Build and Refurbishment

    We have used Zak over the last 4 years. Zak achieved full planning to replace a 3 bed bungalow with a 4 bed country house. He also achieved planning for extensions to a 1970 bungalow which we are refurbishing. Zak has a wealth of knowledge, he has excellent ideas and suggestions for your project. He will take you through the whole planning procedure simplifying som of the more complicated aspects. This is a guy you can trust with your project. We would not hesitate to recommend him or use him again.
    Client in Wimborne, 9 April 2018
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  5. Drawings and Planning Application

    Having moved house we didn't really have a clue what we wanted to do with our new property and Zak came up with some great ideas. Zak was always professional yet approachable with any little questions/queries we had. Can't recommend him enough.
    Client in Verwood, 3 January 2018
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  6. Various Extensions, garage, Out buildings

    Zak is brilliant at what he does. We have used him repeatedly over the last few years for various projects on our house. He has always been completely upfront, efficient, knowledgeable and creative in what he does. The same attention is given to small as well as big jobs and never one to just walk away after the job is done. He has proven to be a great sounding board and source of knowledge when required. Any house project in Verwood seems to be “oh yeah - that’s one of mine” as he is clearly the go to guy. And very reasonable on price. 5* review.
    Client in Verwood, 1 January 2018
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  7. Architectural Drawings for house extension

    I contacted Zak as we needed drawings and planning submitted for our house extension, he responded quickly and came to our house within a week to go through everything, he answered all of our questions and explained every detail of what we needed to know. Drawings were completed and planning submitted extremely quickly. Zak was there throughout the build with any further questions we had and got back to us very quickly! What more could you ask for! I would highly recommend Zak and will use his services again in the future myself.
    Client in Dorset , 1 June 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  8. Drawings and Planning Application

    Zak went above and beyond on our planning application which was definitely something out of the ordinary. Subsequently we had to go through the appeal process which I am happy to say, with help and advice from Zak, we won! Highly recommended.
    Client in Verwood, 11 April 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  9. Plans for a 2 storey extension and home remodel.

    After being recommended to us, I contacted Zak regarding the work we needed for our home developments. He came round within a few days and talked through our plans and after giving us a detailed price structure for the work we needed, arranged to return within a couple of days to do a detailed survey. As we were under time contraints Zak was able to work quickly and drew up our plans and submitted them to the council eleviating the stress that can come from this process. I have total confidence in Zak's advice and work and we are looking forward to working with him over the coming months on this project.
    Client in Poole, 25 January 2017
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  10. Plans for new dwelling

    Perfect results in super quick time by a lovely man. Couldn't speak more highly of this Company.
    Client in Verwood, 17 October 2016
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    Overall Score 10

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