We used Binney and Sims on a design and to submit our planning application for a kitchen extension and internal layout redesign of our home, including a garage conversion and construction of a new garage. Katie took our ideas and developed them and with Phil’s technical expertise produce exactly what we had imagined. The result being a really functional family home. We also used Binney and Sims to produce our structural engineering, and their advice and challenge to the planning authority was invaluable. Katie is an extremely personable individual, who bubbles over with enthusiasm and passion for turning the clients dreams into reality. Would we recommend them to friends and family, absolutely 100 percent!
I would highly recommend Binney and Sims Ltd. to anyone considering a home improvement project. Our house is a very unusual shape and we were having difficulty imaging building designs that would make the best use of the space available and give us the additional rooms that we needed. Katie and the team were extremely creative and offered a number of solutions that we had not even considered. I particularly liked how the team spent time listening to what we wanted to achieve and used this as the starting point for planning the proposed design rather than offering a standard 'off the shelf' approach to development. They also suggested some great ideas for the project that we didn't know about which would give the finished design a unique touch. The team offered an excellent level of service and expertise with a very human touch which is essential in planning your future home.
We used Binney and Sims on a design only basis to help us with the layout of our home following a garage conversion, the addition of a porch and a knock through between the kitchen and dining room. Katie's ideas helped us to achieve a functional and bright family home with a new utility room and office. We also used Binney and Sims to do our structural engineering, and their advice on builders and building regulations was invaluable. Would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Binney and Sims did some deign only work for us for a garage conversion and porch. The ideas Katie came up with made the best use of our space and gave us a functional and spacious family home. Advice regarding builders, structural engineering was also invaluable and made the process much more straightforward for us. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
We used Binney and Sims Ltd to undertake a ground floor reconfiguration with the addition of a large extension on the back to generate an open plan kitchen dining area. We found them very knowledgeable and helpful in taking our simple goal and bringing it to life. From there they helped us refine the details to our liking and ultimately provided the necessary building drawings so this dream could be realised. We are extremely happy with the quality of service and the fixed price arrangement.
We are really happy with our new kitchen and utility, designed by katie from Binney and Sims. It has changed the house completely and the way we live as a family. Katie was great at explaining the steps and how the process would work, which was really useful for us as we had no idea where to start! Katie was very friendly and professional, and her team were also very quick to reply to emails when we had questions.
Binney and Sims were recommended to us by a friend.
We had a very polite and friendly chat on our first phone call which resulted in follow up visits to our property.
The visits were equally as friendly and each of the team members portrayed commitment and enthusiasm in all they did.
During the visits the whole process of getting an ‘extension built’ was explained, including the legal bits. We were extremely pleased with all the work they did for us, including the extra help they gave us, and we would not hesitate in recommending them to others.
Sam & Les
We’ve been dealing with Binney and Sims for over a year now (a case of us changing our minds and budgets changing for our renovation) and Katie has been amazing. Re drawing plans and coming up with great ideas to meet our every changing needs - nothing has been too much trouble. They’ve guided us through every step in a process which can be quite daunting if you’ve not done it before and I’ve personally recommended them to two of our good friends who have also gone on to use their services and also been delighted. Highly recommended!
Very pleased with the Binney & Sims team !! We loved their design for our home project! Speedy and thorough...They got the their part of the work done so we could get our project moving along! 2 thumbs up!
From the very first exploratory meeting to discuss a garage conversion and extension project, Katie seemed to instinctively provide the most practical yet beautiful design concepts. Support from Phil on the structural and technical aspects was equally impressive. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Binney & Sims as a design partnership and would use them again.
Having seen previous projects by Binney & Sims i knew this is who i needed to speak to, Katie has a flair for getting the best out of any project. Katie has designed individual new build houses to larger scale developments and has an eye for knowing how the accommodation should flow for the lifestyle of the intended occupier. I would highly recommend Katie and her team to anyone!
I had Binney and Sims draw up my drawings for my two storey extension. I would definitely recommend them to carry out any drawings that you may need! They are extremely helpful and got things moving quickly! Extremely happy with the service they provided and would definitely recommend them!
We would absolutely recommend Binney and Sims. Although we didn't go head with our extension (we decided to move out of St Neots in the end) They were joy to work with. Katie gave us some great ideas we'd not thought of and we shall be hiring them again for some work on our new place!
The team at Binney and Sims have worked on my behalf twice now, designing, dealing with planning and most recently the project managing of the latest chapter of extending my home.
I can not speak more highly of their professionalism, efficiency and willingness to go the extra mile to help.
We were very happy with the new kitchen-diner layout Katie has worked on for us, helpful and speedy service. Katie also facilitated our meeting with a suitable builder and kitchen supplier and continues to answers any ongoing queries where needed.
Katie & the team were brilliant when we needed to check to see if some walls in our house were load bearing before they were removed, she came back a number of times and put us in touch with the builders who went on to actually do the work. Excellent service and have now recommended to other friends.
From the moment we first me Katie we knew we were going to be able to achieve out dreams. A few iterations later and we've got a fantastic set of plans with permission granted to refresh our dated extensions and create a fresh modern living space. Hopefully this summer the building will commence!
In January 2020, Marianne N said:
We would absolutely recommend Binney and Sims. I contacted them approximately a year ago as we were thinking about redesigning the layout of the top floor of our house. Katie came to see us and gave us some great ideas but also advised us that we didn't need planning permission for the work we wanted to do. She also recommend a fantastic builders who carried out the work to a fantastic standard. I'm so glad that I called Binney & Sims, we would definitely recommend them
Katie from Binny & Sims done the drawings, for our extension and loft conversion. The professionalism of Katie and her staff was second to none, I would highly recommend this firm to anyone looking for drawings of a high standard. Katie has also been very helpful with recommendation's, for work that needed to be completed.
The interior space in our home wasn't really working for us and we wanted to make some improvements but weren't sure where to start. Katie gave us some great ideas and really took the time to understand what we wanted. We came across some issues in planning and the council were a nightmare but the team in the office worked so hard to get us what we wanted and always kept us up to date. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
We’ve used Binney and Sims ltd after our planning application was rejected using another architect. We were impressed by Katie’s problem solving skills, her eye to detail and her professionalism. She overcame the issues we had with the neighbours and we are very pleased that our 2 storey extension plans have been approved. I would defently recommend Katie for anyone requiring architectural expertise in St Neots.