What our clients say

“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, North Hill Hotel, Colchester, Essex

“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.”

Phillip & Christine

Victorian House Extension and alterations , Colchester, Essex

“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, Essex

“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, Essex

“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, Essex

“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 extension, Cambridge Road, Colchester, Essex

“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, Essex

” 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, Essex

“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 & Gemma

Brightlingsea, 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 & Claire

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 it is a Grade II listed building. I was updated throughout the process and was very pleased to be granted planning permission. 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, Essex

“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.”

Stephen

Suffolk

“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!”

Steve

Monks Eleigh, Suffolk

Residential Architectural Services

We provide a wide range of services to help you with your project, starting with design ideas and a free consultation leading onto a feasibility study with building cost estimates, and through to obtaining the necessary planning and building regulation approvals.

We have local planning knowledge and ‘listed building’ expertise to tackle even the most challenging projects.

We can even procure and manage the building work for you with an option to use our project management services and builders from our approved list. The services are broken down into clearly defined stages. Fixed fees are available for each stage and these can be packaged to suit your project.

Please get in touch for a ‘free no obligation meeting’ to discuss your requirements.

Commercial Architectural Services

Our commercial services follow the RIBA Plan of Work, where the services are broken down into eight work stages. These can be customised to create a ‘project specific plan’ to suit your needs.

We can offer a complete service from inception to completion, acting as your lead consultant, contract administrator, employer’s agent, and principal designer. Alternatively, you can choose from a menu of services giving you flexibility on how you wish to procure your building project.

Our services are delivered using integrated IT systems, including the National Building Specification and CAD software with 3-d modelling. We are committed to collaborative working with design teams and clients using the latest ‘BIM’, ‘Building Information Management’ systems.

Please get in touch for a ‘free no obligation meeting’ to discuss your requirements.

Community Architectural Services

Our community projects include village and community halls, youth centres, schools, healthcare centres, doctors and dentists surgeries, nurseries and childcare facilities.

We recognise community and social projects are often limited by a lack of funding, we can provide assistance and advice with grant funding as well as some limited services on a ‘no grant no fee basis’ to help get your project started.

A ‘value engineering’ approach is often needed to balance the requirements of these projects against available funds, using a combination of our experience and skills and our contacts with builders and other consultants we strive to find solutions which give our clients ‘best value’ in the long term whilst also providing sustainable solutions.

Please get in touch for a ‘free no obligation meeting’ to discuss your requirements.

Residential Architectural Services

We provide a wide range of services to help you with your project, starting with design ideas and a free consultation leading onto a feasibility study with building cost estimates, and through to obtaining the necessary planning and building regulation approvals.

We have local planning knowledge and ‘listed building’ expertise to tackle even the most challenging projects.

We can even procure and manage the building work for you with an option to use our project management services and builders from our approved list. The services are broken down into clearly defined stages. Fixed fees are available for each stage and these can be packaged to suit your project.

Please get in touch for a ‘free no obligation meeting’ to discuss your requirements.

 

 

Commercial Architectural Services

Our commercial services follow the RIBA Plan of Work, where the services are broken down into eight work stages. These can be customised to create a ‘project specific plan’ to suit your needs.

We can offer a complete service from inception to completion, acting as your lead consultant, contract administrator, employer’s agent, and principal designer. Alternatively, you can choose from a menu of services giving you flexibility on how you wish to procure your building project.

Our services are delivered using integrated IT systems, including the National Building Specification and CAD software with 3-d modelling. We are committed to collaborative working with design teams and clients using the latest ‘BIM’, ‘Building Information Management’ systems.

Please get in touch for a ‘free no obligation meeting’ to discuss your requirements.

 

Community Architectural Services

Our community projects include village and community halls, youth centres, schools, healthcare centres, doctors and dentists surgeries, nurseries and childcare facilities.

We recognise community and social projects are often limited by a lack of funding, we can provide assistance and advice with grant funding as well as some limited services on a ‘no grant no fee basis’ to help get your project started.

A ‘value engineering’ approach is often needed to balance the requirements of these projects against available funds, using a combination of our experience and skills and our contacts with builders and other consultants we strive to find solutions which give our clients ‘best value’ in the long term whilst also providing sustainable solutions.

Please get in touch for a ‘free no obligation meeting’ to discuss your requirements.

 

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3 Balkerne House
Balkerne Passage
Colchester
Essex
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01206 544939
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