Jump to content

Architect Review: Lendel Stephens


Recommended Posts

We want to offer the East Dulwich Forum an extremely positive review of Architectural studio and local business ?Lendel Stephens? www.lendelstephens.com

Our project was in Lordship lane. Our goals were to fully renovate and to add a loft conversion and rear extension.

Very early in the project we discovered Stephens team and we were very glad we did.

Stephen was able to guide us through our naivety of such a project with skill and competence. His interpretation of our aims was much slicker than other Architects interviewed at the time. This was followed by a very methodical, strong administrative capability that helped us navigate planning permission, tenders and execution of the build with good success.

Now that the project is concluded we reflect on involving Lendel Stephens as saving us an enormous amount of risk and money.

Most importantly we have a property with renewed lifespan and functionality ? with some design flair that we would not have achieved without support. We are very proud of what we have been able to achieve with these services.

If you do have a building project (big or small) you would not be disappointed involving this studio.

Tim and Ash

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Another recommendation for Stephen Butt of Lendel Stephens. Stephen lives in Nunhead and has an office in Peckham Levels.

We are just coming to the end of a complete renovation, ground floor and loft extension and garden redesign of what was a very delipidated an end of terrace 1930?s house that we had bought close to Peckham Rye park. Stephen has supported us right from the beginning through design, tendering and the project management of all of the works.

Stephen is very easy to work with, punctual and a good communicator who combines design flair with meticulous attention to detail and cost control. He is as happy helping us realise our own ideas as he is providing his own. He also has a lovely way of gently steering us clear when we come up with interesting but impractical propositions. Having never employed an architect before it was also a great relief to be provided with all the details of Stephen?s fees up front.

Stephen came up with a very interestingly shaped rear and side extension that has provided us with a spacious, light flooded, kitchen lounge, a utility room and a ground floor bathroom. He also found ways of greatly expanding and increasing the use we could make of our loft space incorporating a large bedroom, bathroom, extra storage space in the eaves and fold out balconies with views across Peckham Rye park to the Shard.

Given its dilapidated state the house needed new everything. Stephen guided us in upgrading the existing building to modern standards, externally insulating the solid brick exterior walls, insulating under ground floor wooden floors and switching from a gas boiler to a green energy efficient electric Air Source Heat Pump backed up by roof mounted PV solar cells.

Whilst, in the past, we had ourselves renovated our own house we realised that the complexity of our new project was a step change. So, we also employed Stephen to project manage everything from beginning to end. This has been invaluable. Keeping track of what has and has not been done, checking on the quality, clarifying and challenging builder?s invoices and redesigning and re-specifying as our ideas changed or new structural problems were unearthed has turned out to be a major undertaking. Stephen?s calm, meticulous attention to detail meant we always knew what was happening, what need to be done and that Stephen would ensure any problems that arose would be sorted. He always goes the extra mile.

Given our experience we would thoroughly recommend Stephen to anyone.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign In

Sign In

Or sign in with one of these services

    Search In
  • Create New...