"We worked with David and his team over an extended period that included simple designs for planning purposes, and then when approved, he developed the final construction documents for a complex build, including renovation and expansion of an existing house and construction of an entirely new house. We have had a lot of compliments from neighbours and passers by and have been asked if we were on Grand Designs. David's guidance and counsel was appreciated. "
Daniel Fyne BA MAPM - DF Project Management
"I have worked with David Lees on a number of projects some of which have been complex high end residential units. His ability to create design concepts is excellent; in addition David has great technical skills when it comes to understanding the complexities of a building and producing construction drawings. David also takes great care and pride in his work to ensure the complete delivery of a scheme. He has achieved success with difficult town planning situations where others have previously failed. It is always a pleasure to work with David."
Paul Hunter - Director, Railton Build Limited – Renewable Energy Division
Relationship: Sub-contractor and supplier
"All done & complete; will accredit week commencing 10 October 2016. Have to say the photovoltaic panel array is the best that I have seen, great design!"
"We hired Lees Munday to help us with our project. When we started we thought that we knew exactly what we wanted and that it was only a matter of getting professional drawings made up and interfacing with the council. For that level we thought that fees were a bit much - but given that it was a large project we decided to proceed anyhow.
This turned out to be the best money we ever spent, David took us through a number of iterative drawings talked to us about how we would use the space and came up with solutions and designs that were so much more innovative than we had considered.
During the approvals process David led the interactions with the Council and helped us secure permission - meeting repeatedly with the officers prior to submitting plans to establish the likelihood of acceptance. He really sweated the detail on our behalf and acted as our advisor on selecting builders - his bid pack was very detailed and well presented, allowing us to accurately compare prices and negotiate (and understand the reasons) for differences between quotes.
During the build process David and the builders were able to communicate using text messages and pictures. The builders really liked the fact that when they got "stuck" they could clarify with him there and then. This kept the job moving along. David & Yvonne came to site regularly to make sure that everything was going to plan and help co-ordinate with all the certificates and approvals and inspections.
I particularly liked the way that we could bounce ideas around and that they "challenged" our thinking in a productive way rather than doing just what we told them to, or doing just what they wanted - the collaboration & rapport was excellent.
In short, what seemed like a lot of money when I started the project turned out to be the best money I spent on the project and really made the house a home! I have recommended Lees Munday to friends already, and would not hesitate to do so again. Top notch!."
"Great design with a collaborative approach. Very flexible in meeting in evenings etc. Very good at working with planning authority."
"I'm just sitting in the new kitchen by myself. I have done this a couple of times in the day when no builders are around. It is just a peaceful nice space. When the inside and outside lights and furniture go in, it will be even more amazing.
Thank you for the effort you have put into it. It is really appreciated."
Gary Davis - Director, IQ Glass
"I have worked with David and his team on a couple of schemes and they really understand our glazing systems. Their modus operandi is a high level of attention to detail plus contemporary design utilising modern building materials. The work we did with them recently had a great contract of Corten steel and Glass."
Captain Gerry Hunt RN - MOD Northwood Development Deputy Director and Project Manager
"Other bidders had better submissions for many non-architectural aspects of the bid, but David Lees’s design solution singularly won this project for MONOCO (now Carillion)." Captain Gerry Hunt, at the first post-bid project briefing for the £160 million Northwood Development. Designed by David Lees whilst at Scott Brownrigg.