Quote from Essex Village Home owners Colin and Rosemary Day
“Pete took great care to ensure we built the house that was right for us. It is quite daunting faced with a blank sheet of paper but Pete’s knowledge of oak frame building and his experience of designing quality homes helped us to achieve excellent use of the site and the space within the house. We now have a beautiful home making the best use of its lovely position.”
Quote from an Extension/Remodel client in Suffolk
“Pete Tonks is excellent at his work. His designs are imaginative but functional with great attention to detail. He listens to his clients.”
Quote from a Replacement Dwelling client in Surrey
“When we discovered PJT Design, we just knew we had to have Pete design our new house! His designs are stunning, with hand drawn pictures giving that extra wow factor. Pete has been a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend if you want something that little bit different.”
Quote from Alison Farrell-Price regarding Cambridgeshire Barn
“Following our brief to PJT Design for the design of two houses on a single plot in a Conservation Area in a small rural village based on the concept of a “Farmhouse” and “Barn”, Pete came up with two excellent hand drawn designs. He also encouraged us to “aim high” with the Council Planning Department and Conservation about the size of both houses to maximise the overall plot, on the basis that we could then negotiate a reduction in the size of one or both houses if necessary.
Although there were some tricky discussions and negotiations with Conservation about the overall designs and certain aspects of the external elevations and materials, in the end planning was approved for two houses of pretty much identical square footage as per Pete’s first submission, and with very few additional changes to the initial designs.
I believe that Pete’s hand drawn sketches greatly aided the Planning decision, particularly with Conservation, as it was much easier for them to imagine the final appearance of the finished buildings from all elevations. In addition, the hand coloured Street Scene showing both houses together with the planned landscaping in the foreground, helped considerably with gaining approval from the Village Committee and neighbours, as well as Planning and Conservation
Pete’s experience and expertise certainly paid off and we now have two great houses which not only look great externally, but which provide wonderful, light and well-designed open plan living spaces internally.”