“It was our lucky day when we found Sarah Rickard!   We were in the throes of a major renovation to our two storey 1980’s brick house and needed an architect.  We had done most of the internal work ourselves and had found it very challenging on occasions, especially  dealing with the Council Planning Department, Building Inspectors etc. etc.  However when it came to the external structures of the house we decided we needed to consult an architect, something we had been reticent to do previously mainly for fear of  being coerced into things we didn’t really want.   When Sarah came along the first thing she did was to listen to us until she fully understood what we were trying to achieve.  She never tried to foist her ideas on us but was always very constructive and knowledgeable regarding the feasibility of our ideas.   We found it very easy to talk to her and she would always respond promptly and honestly to any of our queries.  We particularly appreciated her expertise and invaluable input regarding the ecological impact of the changes we were proposing.  In addition to this we found Sarah to be extremely competent in dealing with all the authorities required for permissions and other paperwork required for the renovation.   We would have absolutely no reservation in recommending Sarah to anyone thinking about building or renovating.  In fact, we would say consult with her sooner rather than later as she will be of immense help in formulating your ideas and offering alternative suggestions that will save you time and money and prove truly invaluable to your project.”   C&M. H. July 2019