Dartmouth Park - Pardon Chambers Architects

Dartmouth Park


Rather than simply refurbish our house, Roman created a series of solutions that have transformed it. His brief was to improve the connection between the interior and the garden, and the end result has surpassed our expectations.

The ensuing quality of light and the views outside provide a dynamic link when moving throughout the building. The plan we eventually finalised has improved flow, and given the house a relaxed yet considered vibe which feels calm and uplifting. Roman’s meticulous attention to detail – particularly in resolving junctions between materials and levels – combined with serious rigour on site, have resulted in a beautiful and intelligently resolved space.

Niggles inevitably associated with a large project were met with nimble thinking alongside a collaborative and creative approach to problem solving. Newly added elements were carefully conceived to sit harmoniously alongside existing details, always sensitively respecting the original period without resorting to pastiche. Instead of a clumsily ‘bolted on’ addition, the finished extension is bespoke, subtle and elegantly integrated. As such, the planning applications that Roman submitted on our behalf were successfully passed: No mean feat in a conservation area.

"I employed Roman as architect and project manager on my project which consisted of a new side return with new kitchen / dining / living area together with new loft conversion and remodelled back garden.

As architect he listened carefully to the brief and included everything in the final design whilst patiently providing design suggestions and advice. As project manager he visited the site at least weekly to ensure that each aspect of the build was completed to his high standards (he wasn’t afraid to get the builders to redo work that wasn’t completed to his satisfaction). At the start of the project we agreed a completion date of the week before Christmas.

He was there on site on the final day hanging light fittings and doing the finishing touches so that Christmas went ahead as planned. Whilst there were cheaper alternatives available, my personal opinion is that the effort and time that Roman put in to ensuring my project was of excellent design and build quality meant it was well worth spending a little more. Highly recommended."