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FGH Architectural & Building Design Services

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FGH Architectural & Building Design Services
1 Fentonbarns Farm Cottages
North Berwick
EH39 5AN
07749 491 795
  

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I’m based and live in the heart of East Lothian with my wife, our crazy spaniel and one big black Lab puppy and incidentally, currently renovating and extending our farm cottage near North Berwick – so stay tuned for updates on that on the website! I have been working with homeowners and businesses for over thirty-five years delivering successful projects in Scotland and beyond. In the early days, I worked primarily on larger commercial projects such as hotels, banks, offices, shopping precincts, public houses, schools, universities, and both farm and industrial buildings, here in the UK and in Europe. Over the years I’ve branched out and taken on numerous residential projects from “A” listed buildings to home extensions and attic conversions where all that experience comes in handy! Today helping folks out with their particular projects is very much what I do and enjoy! At the core though, I am still very much a practice with residential architectural expertise at the fore, providing both friendly and hopefully, knowledgeable information to all my clients.

My Services
My approach from the outset is to offer a full range of architectural services. This means you can unwind, relax, safe in the knowledge that I'll take care of everything for you. Feasibility studies, planning applications, building warrants, construction, and right through to your completed project - I offer a factual one-stop-shop architectural service and pride myself on finding a balance between how the design can be stretched to make the most of an available budget, whilst bringing new ideas to the table.

I am a small practice and charge (if I say so myself) very reasonable rates. There's no charge for a consultation so why not contact me? Drop me a line, call or message. If you need to see any samples of my work or speak with some current clients then I'll be happy to put you in touch.

So if you are feeling a little short on space but don't want to move, I can help you make the most from your home.

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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   24th August 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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FGH has now designed several of our projects. Graham helped to design an attic conversion to our small 1 bedroom listed property in North Berwick with the addition of french doors and recently designed an extension and garage to our current property. In both instances FGH applied for planning permission and building warrant on our behalf.

All of the work has been most satisfactory and all work carried out to a high standard.

We are very happy with all the work FGH has carried out and would highly recommend Graham.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   16th April 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Graham designed an extension to our house and a redesign of the interior. He also applied for planning permission and building warrant on our behalf.

He has carried out all the work to our expectations and handled the permissions from the local authority timeously and to our satisfaction.

We are very happy with all the work to date and very happy to highly recommend Graham.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   6th April 2020
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Graham at FGH came highly recommended and we are so glad we chose him as architectural designer and consultant for the (extensive!) work we're doing on our home, namely a rear extension, dormer windows and moving internal walls to allow for improvements to a staircase and rooms. The design itself involved a fair amount of troubleshooting and we were open to suggestions, which Graham was willing and able to provide. He clearly takes a lot of pleasure and pride in his work, drawing on a great deal of experience and interest in our unique requirements for our property.

Graham has provided continuous support through communications with the East Lothian Council planning office, and to the contractors working from his drawings. We have loved working with Graham and wouldn't hesitate to do so again, or to recommend him to anyone else looking for the right people to work with during such an exciting yet challenging time!
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   1st April 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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From our first meeting, and in consideration this was my first renovation project, Graham was able to help identify the best way of redesigning my cottage space and support me with my intentional alterations and extension to give me the home that I wanted! He took all of my thoughts on board and then added to them with knowledge and comprehension that only experience brings to the table. The ambiance of the once original darkened rooms is now transformed by his knowing introduction of so much added natural light. Thank you!
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   29th March 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Work: Internal alterations and extension to my home

Graham was the only architect (out of 4) I contacted who essentially looked at my design suggestion and offered other possibilities that would expand the practical use and flow of my home. After speaking with him he visited my home, discussed my budget, family requirements for the design and importantly, the way that I wanted the house to personally work for me. The sketches he produced absolutely amazed me and afforded the confidence for me to go through into the planning and building proposal with him. He is a very welcoming and knowledgeable person who goes that extra mile to satisfy and placate his clients. Graham dealt with everything, right through the liaison with council planning and building warrant applications, helping me choose the right builder, carrying out extra work to satisfy the requirements of the council planning officer (at no extra cost) and visiting me whilst works were undertaken. Thanks again for your brilliant work, your experience, and new fresh understanding ideas. Kirsty”
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   25th March 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Graham at FGH came highly recommended to us.
We had a specific project regarding our New Town basement flat . Graham provided technical advise, support in realizing our project and dealt with all the Council Systems, processes and rules.
We were more than happy with the results and have no hesitation in recommending Graham at FGH.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   20th March 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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From the beginning Graham understood our vision and needs and where we differed, was quick in offering advice and creating a workable solution for us. A very friendly, personable approach was appreciated by my husband and I to make the whole process of designing, planning, building warrant/permit, etc very easy and straight forward. We have subsequently used Graham for other advice and services and would highly recommend Graham and FGH.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   17th March 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £25,000+
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Graham came highly recommended from a close friend and didn’t disappoint. Graham was very patient and helpful right from the start listening and providing input to what we thought were impossible ideas. Milestones and proof of concepts were provided as and when promised. In all, it was a great start to our journey. Graham also recommended other individuals for specific parts of the project which have turned out well. Once work is completed, we will have Graham round for another dinner to celebrate.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   16th March 2020
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Architectural drawings for the renovation of a kitchen including removal of a wall and drawings for a loft conversion. All necessary paper work and contact with Building Control was undertaken by FGH Architectural and Building Services on our behalf, as well as consultation with the builders.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   16th March 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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FGH provided me with a detailed breakdown of what was required in terms of architectural design and building completion.
From start to finish I was kept informed of all the stages and this made the process easy, we most definitely ended up with the WOW factor on the finished job.
If you are looking for a hands on architect with a bit of imagination and flair this definitely ticks that box.
We have recommended FGH on many occasions to family and friends .

David
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   16th March 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
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Very satisfied with the drawings submitted on several accasions cannott fault this company very relaible would recomend to anyone.