Ensuring smooth progress, keeping clients engaged and involved is, for us, key!

We really listen to clients!

  • From the free initial visit to see your home/site and discuss your ideas.
  • To carefully noting down your brief, and sending it back to you for review before making a start on any sketches.
  • To gathering your feedback throughout the process.
  • And offering extra phone calls/zoom meetings to ensure the process is clear and clients understand the next steps and what is ahead.

We provide clear guides to each stage, explaining (avoiding highly technical language wherever possible) decisions and their implications, advice and next steps.

See our guides page for our simple overview flowchart to the steps of a residential extension/renovation.

As a result of this client centred approach we have some outstanding reviews.

These (and many more!) can also be viewed in full on Google and Houzz directly.


Absolutely fantastic in bringing together a design that was attractive and functional, within my budget. The resulting designs went beyond the new space and helped maximise and repurpose the existing building. I’m especially pleased with the clarity in which all stages of the process were explained to me, and the professionalism that all objections and comments were handled when seeking planning permission.    I can’t recommend enough, will definitely be using for future projects!”



We couldn’t have asked for more. Verity is very professional, she’s prompt with her replies and thorough. She listened to what we wanted and was very careful to make sure this was reflected in the brief. She completely reimagined the layout of our old cottage and has really made the most of the space. She did our planning applications, which was less painful than I imagined it would be. The whole process has been smooth and stress free for us and that is down to Verity explaining everything as we went along and being so efficient. Our builders have even complimented the quality of her drawings and electrical plans, which apparently they don’t do often!”



“….achieved in a seamless and professional manner. Communication was always immediate and supportive and all our ideas and dreams were listened to and implemented. Drawings were produced quickly, discussed and changed if necessary in a relaxed and collaborative fashion. We had never done anything like this before but Verity was a confident and reassuring presence leading us calmly through each step. Thank you, we love it!”


Rendered 1930s extension in Frome, Somerset and Wiltshire. In keeping extension Somerset Architect Grey bi-folding door set. Grey bi-folds

“… we were struck with both her professionalism and warmth…. Architect who was not only talented, but personable… We felt that she would offer both the creative flair we wanted, whilst being mindful of our budget and requirements. Her style and approach immediately put us at ease, and we felt she would support us in making decisions whilst challenging our opinions respectfully. We spoke with a number of different architects during the tender process, and didn’t experience the same feeling of excitement and reassurance as we had with Verity”



“Verity is a consummate professional who seems to glide gracefully between the different skill sets of an architect with great ease… she is equally at home sitting in a meeting with a Head of Planning, being patient and charming, drafting technically innovative ideas or in hard-nosed discussion about how the build can be delivered within budget. I have worked with few architects who are as down to earth and who really listed to the clients in such a way. Highly recommended.”

“We were literally blown away by the designs that Verity produced! Everything we explicitly asked for (and even things we hadn’t realised we wanted!) were included in the designs. Use of green tech and considerations like private seating areas, covered walkways (and even an outdoor amphitheatre!) were incorporated, all the while ensuring the whole build blended seamlessly into the natural environment and surrounding woodland. Furthermore, the attention to detail and aftercare throughout the whole planning process was second to none. Even the planning officers were impressed – not only with the design, but also the thoroughness and responsiveness at every stage of the process. We are so grateful that we were recommended Lacey Architecture and will definitely use them again for our future projects!”

Nathan and Dan