Lacey Architectural Services Limited

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Membership number: 7842

Member since: 2014

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 24
Total recommendations:
24 reports, average score 9.9
Last six months: 0 reports
  1. 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
  2. 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
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  3. Two Storey Extension

    Zak was recommended to us and after the very first meeting, we knew we were in safe hands. Being absolute novices to the entire process, Zak guided us with clarity, honesty, and professionalism. He accommodated around our 9 to 5 working hours and was happy to visit us during the evenings. We are not the most decisive couple in the world, so choosing the right final plan felt daunting however, Zak guided us to reach a decision with his expertise, knowledge and bucket load of patience. Once we've built the current plan, we will be returning to Zak for the next project.
    Client in Bournemouth, 2 October 2016
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  4. Extensive alteration to a 1970 bungalow

    Zak has been brilliant and patient sorting out the plans for my alterations. He is professional but approachable and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
    Client in Wimborne, 20 August 2016
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  5. Rear extension and loft conversion

    Zak was extremely professional and approachable throughout the whole process. He provided us with some excellent advice and suggestions to make our plans more cost effective whilst not compromising space. I would certainly recommend Lacey Architectural Services Limited to anyone I know who is thinking of altering their property. Thank you for all your help Zak, 10/10 all round.
    Client in Bournemouth, 20 June 2016
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  6. Rear extention.

    I have used Zak Lacey for a few projects, most recently my extension at home.. Zak is a very consciences, hardworking and diligent person, with a wealth of knowledge and creativity regarding all aspects of planning for projects and indeed the physical build. I've recommended him to several friends all of which have retained his services and all of which have been very pleased with the package Zak has delivered. Extensions and alterations are a stressful busy time, and it's extremely refreshing to find someone like Zak who can relieve you of all the worries and uncertainty. I really can't recommend him enough.
    Client in Bournemouth, 22 February 2016
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  7. Remodeling home

    We can not thank Zac Lacey enough for making the process of dealing with all aspects of remodeling our home through from initial chat to dealing with planning applications. Fast efficient friendly service 100 percent satisfaction
    Client in Ringwood, 5 January 2016
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  8. Design extension, advice on further plans, design opinion

    Prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, patient and value for money. We had intended to get a few quotes and plans for an extension and interior remodel. 10 minutes with Zak and I knew there was no need to go anywhere else - he was hired on the spot! Zak took on board what we were planning and pointed out limitations whilst offering solutions. Even after taking the brief a follow up email with an idea was taken on board and integrated into the plans. Zak explained the planning process clearly and submitted the forms on our behalf, saving me some head scratching, I'm sure. I cannot recommend him enough. Call him, I'm sure you'll think the same.
    Client in Verwood, 1 May 2015
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  9. Drawings for domestic extension.

    Zak has been enormously helpful from our first phone call and visit to the final end product. He is always available for a chat or visit, tolerates endless changes with utmost professionalism and is fantastic value for money. I've no problem in recommending him to others.
    Client in Ringwood, 27 April 2015
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10
  10. Plans for a fence as it is over 1 meter high

    Outstanding. I looked on Check a Professional as I was in need of an Architect. Having found Mr Lacey on here and local to me I contacted him to see if he could help. He was very helpful and knowledgeable on planning. He promptly came round and provided me with a great service and value for money. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an Architect.
    Client in Ferndown, 10 April 2015
    @ Verified By Email
    Overall Score 10

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