What our clients say about us

"Many thanks, Karen, for all your excellent professional support and advice in designing and managing the building contract for our new Garden Room. Right from the start of our project, you have been a great listener and have taken time to understand our needs in order to create a range of design concepts from which to choose. We also really value the quality and speed of your communication throughout the project and especially how you have identified specialised building materials to help us achieve the look we desired. Now that the build is finished, we are delighted that your design has maximized the space available at the rear of our home, brought the outside - inside and enabled us to have even more appreciation for our garden. Well done Karen!"

Judith & Jim McLaughlin, Rode Heath

I thought I had a clear vision of what type of extension I wanted.  Karen from AVA came to see me and tried to steer me in a different direction.  But I was adamant and so Karen created design drawings exactly per my brief.  She was right – my idea didn’t have legs.  So she started again!  And drew up new plans along the lines of her original suggestion.  Karen is patient and non-accusatory even when dealing with dithering people.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Karen as an architect of vision and perseverance."

Eileen Grigg, Congleton

"We would like to thank Karen for the excellent professional service from start to finish with drawing up the plans for our house extension and acting as agent on our behalf in securing planning permission from Cheshire East Council.

She was thoroughly professional with wonderful insight and a great talent for design and we would not hesitate to recommend her."

Michael Watts & Jennifer Lawton, Lincolnshire

"Great personalised service, nothing too much trouble and has provided solid advice at every step as well as helping to overcome obstacles. Highly recommended!"

Mr and Mrs MacCuish, Congleton

"Karen at Added Value Architecture came to our house for a free consultation regarding replacing our conservatory with a single-storey rear extension. Karen sent us her design brief with a full break down of cost if we were to appoint her to take care of our project. We were left in no doubt that Karen was the right person for the job.


Karen completed full plan drawings, applied for a Lawful Development Certificate, appointed Building Inspectors and a Structural engineer, put our development out to tender to several different builders and even arranged pre-contract meetings with builders.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Karen and AVA and wouldn't look any where else for our future Architect needs."

Gareth and Julie, Cheshire

"We can highly recommend Karen, she drew up plans for us to add extra bedrooms to our dormer bungalow. She knew exactly what we wanted and did not disappoint. Karen was so helpful and always responded to queries very quickly."

Mr and Mrs Hough, Congleton

"Would highly recommend AVA Ltd. It was lovely to sit down with Karen to discuss possibilities for creating a third bedroom. She was able to give insight into regulations and alterations that would be needed for these to happen. We have a clear idea on what our next steps are & would like to thank Karen for her time & sound advice."

Mr and Mrs Austin, Staffordshire

"AVA drew up plans to demonstrate how our house, which we were selling, could be developed. Karen was fantastic, she came to take measurements very quickly (working around us) and within a few days we had the plans ready to go onto the advertisement on Rightmove. Very professional, flexible and quick service and definitely sparked more interest in our property, resulting in a sale! Thank you so much AVA!"

Mr and Mrs Leahey, Staffordshire

"We can highly recommend Karen, she drew up plans for a first floor extension to our property and came up with innovative ideas to maximise space and light. Throughout the whole process she has been very professional, keeping us updated and even assisting us with finding a builder. Fab service!"

Mr and Mrs Cunningham, Staffordshire

"I can highly recommend Karen at Added Value Architecture. Karen is currently working on plans and applications for our home extension in Northwich. Very impressed with the personal service we have received and at no point have we felt that Karen was charging for services we didn't require."

Mr Edwards, Northwich

"Karen drew wonderful plans for a change of room project I had. I found her to be professional and very willing to listen to my needs and accommodate them wherever possible. I would have no hesitation in recommending her company."

Mrs Westlake, Norfolk

"After careful consideration, Karen reconfigured the layout of my downstairs rooms. She quickly identified a possibility and understood how it could work for my family. The outcome has been a huge success. I have an amazing combined kitchen and dining room with separate snug. The house works beautifully and gives us areas for relaxing alongside a sociable kitchen which has become the heart of our home.  Everyone is so impressed with the spaces Karen has designed. She has given us further inspiration for fittings and fixtures which have been innovative and affordable. I cannot recommend Karen highly enough."

J Nash, Poynton

"Karen's dedication and focus on delivering to us our beautiful home never wavered during the complex design and often technically difficult build process. We have no hesitation in saying that had Karen not been on our "job" we would not have the house we now enjoy living in." 

John & Sue Lawson, Higher Whitley

"Karen is easy to talk to and demonstrated an excellent understanding of our needs and requirements. Using her knowledge and expertise, she offered us a range of ideas which we had not originally thought of. Throughout the process, Karen kept us well informed at every stage, regularly updating us with the progress of the project. We would highly recommend her."

Claire and Mark, Endon

“Karen proved to be a talented and thoughtful designer with good technical knowledge, strong presentation skills, and a keen eye for detail. She is a good communicator who consistently established effective working relationships with clients, contractors and consultants.  I found Karen to be self-motivated, hardworking, thorough, responsible and very personable. In short a pleasure to work with”

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