Testimonials

See what some of our clients have to say about our work:

Having never been through a design & planning process before, we had an introduction to Gareth and the team at DPA from a mutual colleague, from this point on the whole process was expertly managed by DPA, who were always professional, friendly and nothing was ever too much trouble – we will not be looking anywhere else should we need design and planning services moving forward, highly recommended

Steve Guy , KDS Solutions

I have used DPA on a number of occasions when renovating and building houses, I have a good eye for design myself and pretty much know what I want. But after discussing my ideas with the design team, they have always managed to improve them beyond my expectations. You only have to look at this latest project, I think the transformation speaks for itself showing what can be achieved. We faced challenges with ecological, environmental, planning and CIL. To be honest DPA saved the day, the project and also saved me thousands of pounds. They succeeded with getting planning permission granted through their extensive knowledge, experience and especially persistence with the planning and Cil department. They are an absolute pleasure to work with and I am extremely thankful for everything they have done for to help us achieve this new home.

Yours sincerely

Paul Eddon

The Builder and Home Owner.

Paul Eddon, Ruyton XI Towns

Morris Property have worked with DPA over the years to bring forward both commercial and residential schemes in and around Shropshire.  DPA have always been highly professional, responsive to clients requests, creative in their designs and their pragmatic approach helps ensure the commercial viability of a scheme.  We are delighting to continue our relationship with DPA and we embrace the opportunity to support locally based professional practices.

Morris Property, Shrewsbury

We’ve worked with two other architects in the past and neither was an agreeable experience, then DPA renewed our faith in the profession. Precise, measured, and collaborative, they were creative and always professional. Welsh rural planning laws can be challenging to work in yet DPA found a way through and gave us the dream house we wanted. While others counselled compromise DPA spurned the mundane and delivered the exceptional.

Mr & Mrs White, Abersoch

Gavin, Amy and the team at DPA have been our trusted partners for internal development projects over more years than I care to remember.  They consistently deliver on time, are highly contactable, responsive, professional and all round very pleasant people to deal with.

Gareth Davies, Lakeside Coaches Ltd

To all at DPA,

It’s not every day you design, plan and try and build a new building bespoke to your business.

With this idea we at Dale Brothers soon realised we needed to engage with an Architectural practice who had the vision, innovativeness the experience and the understanding to create and design a building , not just to cater for our business needs but also one that we could be proud of, once we’d contacted DPA and spoke with Gavin and his team we soon realised we had the right people for our project.

From a blank piece of paper and a rough sketch DPA took us on a journey of design, listening to what we wanted and needed and worked tirelessly for us to create a design of building which honestly blew our minds way past what we thought we could do. Their expertise and knowhow in this field with the whole design to plan process guiding us through the initial ideas to designs, educating us to all the different innovative possibilities open to us and then to the planning process, which is a complex field in itself but made straight forward and simple by DPA’s expertise and excellent organisation.

Gavin, Ben and their excellent colleagues at DPA’s continuous attention to our ever changing requests and questions worked closely with us together to create what we started off to do, a building bespoke to Dale Brothers and we cannot thank them enough for everything they have done and continue to do towards the completion of our project, they have been First Class from start to finish in every sense of the words.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the services and expertise of DPA to any business’s looking to do a similar project, DPA made it very easy and an absolute pleasure to do.

Thankyou from Dale Brothers UK Ltd.

Robin Dale, Dale Brothers UK Ltd

Since Bryn Melyn Care began working with Design and Planning Associates, Gavin and his team have developed a positive working relationship with us.  They understand the type of work Bryn Melyn Care does, how we operate and recognise the particular requirements we have as a therapeutic residential childcare provider.

Over the years, DPA have assisted Bryn Melyn Care in undertaking a number of successful property developments which has included compiling and overseeing Change of Use and Planning Applications; Building Regulations Applications; producing scale drawings and completing feasibility studies.

Working with DPA feels like having an extension of our team at Bryn Melyn Care, where their friendly staff are always happy to help and offer their expert opinion and provide advice.

Nic Carter, Bryn Melyn Care

DPA were always on hand to provide the technical design support we needed when getting our new restaurant organised.

Gavin was always professional, calm and had good ideas with plenty of time to spend with us. He organised so much for us like the structural engineer to make the balcony possible and he tried wherever possible to make our visions a reality. We never felt that we were rushed into deciding on a design. He also went the extra mile by providing us with 3D images of what our restaurant would look like when finished – which he then framed for us to hang in the old restaurant which was an excellent talking point for our customers. He gave us young, fresh ideas which we feel, reflects his modern approach and attitude to design. Thanks Gavin!

Carolyn & Paulo Lepone, Lepones Italian Restaurant, Oswestry

I have been using Design and Planning Associates for architectural purposes for about 15 years on a variety of different projects, both for the Lakeland’s Academy and the Marches School.  I particularly like their quick response to questions and their ability to refer specialists and access other professionals to help on any project. DPA takes the time to know their clients well and understand their design brief.  They can be relied upon to provide an excellent service and for delivering best value.  I have no hesitation in recommending them

Sarah Davies, Lakelands School

DPA provided a professional and creative service for our home renovation. I would happily recommend them

Mr Hunter, Rhydycroesau, Shropshire

DPA provide a professional and friendly service – they do their best to come up with design solutions that work for everybody

David Howell, Primoris Homes

DPA gave me all the advice and creative input I needed to get my project off the ground. They provided a friendly service and were always on the other end of the line if I had a query. I would recommend them

Martin Britten

DPA have been working with Derwen College over the past two years and are a very professional practice whose approach to completing tasks has been prompt, efficient and of a high standard. The College has engaged DPA on several projects and we have always been impressed with the range of ideas, suggestions and importantly the plans. They are flexible, always willing to listen and have guided us to maximise the potential in our buildings. I have no hesitation in recommending DPA.

Ruth Thomas, Derwen College

DPA have provided us with a first-class service in ensuring that our planning application and building regulations submittal were completed within tight deadlines. The team have been extremely helpful, professional and friendly and we would highly recommend them.

Mr and Mrs Hudson, Tarporley

DPA provided a very professional service. They held our hands and explained everything as we progressed through the process.

Mr and Mrs Jones, Llandudno

Thank you, so very much for meeting up with Jeff and myself yesterday at Welshampton.

The advice and suggestions you shared with us freely were perfect. Actually, you were like a breath of fresh air.

I have been relating my experience with your colleague to my brother, a retired solicitor, my daughters and my hairdresser…they were all very impressed.

If we need more help I know where to come!

Best wishes

Ann Brown

Ann Brown, Welshampton