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"Thank you to Hurley Porte and Duell for all your help, expertise and creativity over the years in helping us create a wonderful hotel facility and restaurant at The North Hill Hotel and Green Room, Colchester. Our complex and historic listed building presented many challenges. We had difficulties getting the approvals through but your tenacity in achieving the necessary approvals from the local council was first rate."

Rob Brown - Partner Director of North Hill Hotel, Colchester


"We have been in contact and communicating with you reference our extension project for a number of years, we'd like to take the opportunity to thank you and your team for the support and guidance during this time and process. You have been professional throughout.

We have a build start date of the 14th of March, 2016. Once completed, We hope you are able to and wish to view the project as envisaged and designed. Many thanks and we will contact you again once the project has been completed."

Philip & Christiane - Victorian house extension and alterations, Colchester.


"Hurley, Porte & Duell have provided services for me for several years now both on my business unit in Sudbury and my main residence. Mark has been involved in the designs, planning and contract requirements from the outset giving a professional, personal service. I would personally recommend HPD Architects."

Martin - Business unit and main residence, Sudbury.


"Just wanted to say thanks for so much detail and making our lives a little easier with this process! Its a pleasure working with you."

Oliver Bender - Alan Bender Ltd Construction Company, Fordham Heath, Colchester.


"We're very happy with the designs and really like the look of the 3D!"

Jo & Paul - Lower Holbrook, Suffolk.


"We really are delighted! ........You and your staff have really done a superb job and we are indebted to you." 

Gerald A Mellish - Chairman Southend YMCA.


"Thank you so much Hurley Porte & Duell for helping us with our garage conversion plans and for the support and guidance through our first experience of a project like this. We would highly recommend you to anyone."

Mark - Garage conversion, Colchester. 


"The good news is that our builder's opinion on your masterpiece was that, and I quote verbatim; "these are the best building regs I've ever seen". So well done and thank you!"

Tim & Claire - Ground floor and first floor extensions. Cambridge Road, Colchester.


"I wanted to say thank you for arranging and chairing what I thought  was a very positive meeting today. 

We both felt that we have assembled a very professional  team around us  (led by you) and that gives us real confidence moving forward into the scary part i.e the build.

Thanks again! "

Daryl & Liz - Two Storey House extension, St Clare Road, Colchester. 

" I found HPD architects to be efficient and easy to work with.  Mark delivered a good design for the extension which worked well with the existing structure, answered the brief and budget requirements.  He added an extra element of interest to the design of the extension that I would not have come up with alone and took into consideration elements that I would not have thought of such as where the sun rises and sets. 

Communication was very good with any questions or additional requests dealt with promptly.  All services from the surveying of the existing house to the final plan drawings were carried out professionally and transparently, I was made aware of all stages of the process and the work and costs attached to each. 

I would not hesitate to recommend HPD architects to others and will come to you again in the future should I require your services."

Rachel - Great Oakley, Essex.


"Very many thanks for all your help and I will be happy to recommend you to my friends!"

Louise - Flat conversion, Colchester. 


"Many thanks for your services. Certainly all of my dealings with Mark and Steve have been prompt, very professional and I certainly have no complaints. In my limited experience of professional services it seems that the price was within what we felt was reasonable and affordable, so we are certainly happy with the result. 

It has been a pleasure working with you as well Jacqui and we will certainly follow up when/if it gets completed!" 

Stuart and Gemma - Brightingsea, Essex.


 "Mark Potter and Steve Nevard were great to work with: imaginative by sympathetic to our requirements, they kept the project on the go and made sure we were always kept up to date with progress. When we hit a snag, they sorted it out or discussed the options openly with us. They were very good value for money and professional throughout with us and third parties. We would recommend them highly!"

Clifford & Helen - Rear Kitchen/Diner Extension, Dedham, Essex.


"Great stuff, and you're both going to enjoy sipping a nice cool beer at our 2017 (or 2018..) summer BBQ. Thanks again for all your help!"

Tim & Clare - Side and rear extensions, Colchester, Essex.


"The extension is almost finished now and we are very happy with the end results. Thanks to both you and Mark for the original plans and other assistance throughout."

Damien - Extensions and alterations, Colchester, Essex.


"Can't recommend this company highly enough, Mark dealt with drawing up plans and submitting my application for an extension which i thought may be difficult as is a grade 2 listed building. I was updated throughout the process and was very pleased to be granted planning permisiion. Would use again without hesitation :) "

Miranda - Rear Extension and internal alterations, Layer-de-la-Haye, Essex


 "We're very happy with the design and associated work , and look forward to sending you pics of the completed work in due course! "

Paul - Lower Holbrook, Suffolk.


 "Looks like permission has been granted!  Many thanks for all your hard work!" 

Ray - Alphamstone, Suffolk.


 "Steve, many thanks for the prompt turn around on these.  Great work!"

Oliver Bender - Alan Bender Ltd - Proposed Residential Development, Ardleigh. 


"Wow ! thanks Mark !

 I will stay seated until I get it in writing but it’s going to be a tremendous result if it gets through….you certainly saw potential where others didn’t."

Stephen - Monks Eleigh, Suffolk. 


"Out of all the local architects that I approached for the project, only Mark seem to have the vision of what could be achieved and delivered a first class professional service. Excellent value for money, timely and informative throughout. No hesitation in recommending to others"



"The sale of the land was finally pulled over the line today……I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for your hard work on this. If it wasn’t for your enthusiasm for the project, it would never have happened – very much appreciated. I won’t hesitate to recommend you in the future! "

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