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About Spencer Road, Harpenden

Clarke and Whalen were architects for this 2,600 sq.ft new build house adjacent to the Harpenden Conservation Area, on the site of a 1920's bungalow. This was a bespoke design for a retired couple which would provide them with flexible living spaces on the ground floor and an attic art studio lit by north lights. Clarke and Whalen provided a full service from briefing and feasibility sketches to contract administration. The project was completed on time and on budget.

Service provided

RIBA Work Stages 0-7.

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From the original concept, which you got spot-on from the start, and the design, to the project management and the final result, you made the whole building project a very smooth operation.  We were most impressed with the way that you negotiated with the builders on our behalf.

When we first thought of doing this build, apart from watching Grand Designs, we were ignorant of what it would entail.  We certainly wouldn't have had such a pleasant experience without your help and guidance.

We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Clarke and Whalen to anyone contemplating building work.

Mr + Mrs S. Parkes

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