Project : STONEfold, Cardff
Date : July 2018 - present
“Our property is 300 years old and we wanted to enhance it by adding a more contemporary two storey rear extension.
After initial research we engaged with another reputable architect but we were left unexcited with the initial design. We then discovered Glen's projects and previous designs and were instantly hooked.
Upon first meeting Glen it was clear that this was the perfect fit! Apart from being a genuinely nice guy who is approachable and very responsive, Glen and Richard spent time with us to understand our needs as a family and how we will use our home. Glen has considered the surrounding environment and been sensitive down to the positioning of key furniture and the flow of traffic in the space. I also trust his taste and perspective.
The pricing structure is clear and transparent from the start and we are only in concept stages but we are over the moon so far and are excited to progress the design. Glen's presentation was extremely professional and highly personal and bespoke and included nice touches such as pictures of our chickens.
Glen's vision has forced us to think out of the box and consider designs that, without Glens input, we would have never envisaged. At the same time Glen is very customer led and presented toned down compromises as options. However we feel that Glen has very tastefully merged the old and the new and we are taking a leap of faith and I cannot recommend him enough from my experience to date. I realise from my experience that the appointing of a Architect that is on your wave length and the right fit is so fundamental to the success of your project that shouldn’t be overlooked considering the time and investment with the build.
Project : THE GLASSHOUSE, Cardiff
Date : March 2016 - Sept 2017
"Glen was a fantastic person to work with from the start. He has the right balance of design concept/ideology agenda and understanding/consideration of client needs and imagination. For our project, he successfully and harmoniously brought together preservation of traditional elements and creation of modern design. His sensitivity and calm nature was crucial in bringing our challenging project to fruition. We have no qualms in highly recommending him."
Project : THE STATION HOUSES, East Aberthaw, Vale Of Glamorgan
Date : March 2017
"I used Glen Thomas architecture on two new four bedroom detached houses in East Aberthaw in the Vale of Glamorgan. I was looking for a modern contemporary look in a conservation area. I've got to say it was an absolute pleasure working with Glen. His vision and design concepts were of a high standard from the start. His manner in dealing with the pre application and dealing with what was a difficult planning process to get the approval we wanted was second to none. I have worked with a lot of architects in South Wales and I've got nothing but praise for the communication and professional manner in how Glen has dealt with all our needs."
Project : TREBOETH HOUSE, Swansea
Date : March 2017 - Present
"My wife and I were looking to do a complete renovation of our 3 bedroom family home so the choice of architect would be one of the most important decisions we would make. Glen Thomas was recommended to us through a friend of a friend, and from the first meeting with Glen we all just clicked. We had some initial ideas on what we wanted to do our home, but Glen took them to quite frankly another level.His design ideas not only had the wow factor, but were practical and ensured that we would get the most out of our family home.Glen guided us through the planning hurdles, providing detailed plans, liaising with the (extremely frustrating) local planning department and eventually obtaining planning permission.Glen was also integral in the selection of the main contractor. His extensive experience in the business helped us understand the cost of the project, from the main building structure to kitchen design and tiles for the bathrooms.Throughout the construction process, Glen was always on hand to give sound advice and liaise with the main and subcontractors, and he approached every problem in a thorough and professional manner.Over the past few months my wife and I have got to know Glen really well, and he's not only a wonderfully talented architect but a really top bloke, and without hesitation I would recommend him to any of my friends and family."
Project : OLDWAY HOUSES, Bishopston, Swansea
Date : February 2017
"Glen Thomas architecture provides an excellent design and architectural service. In recent years we have used Glen on numerous occasions and he never fails to understand the brief. I'm always pleased by his innovative design and understanding, which always leads to a first class finish. . We are currently in the process of building three of Glens designs, which cater to a modern way of living but still retain just enough of a traditional style. However if modern is what you are looking for, they've got that covered too. I always highly recommend Glen Thomas architecture
Project : ALTHORP STUDIO, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
Date : December 2017 - present
"From starting our garage conversion and extension we always knew we wanted to build something that was modern/contemporary but at the same time we didn’t want it to look out of place within the area. We researched a lot of architects in Penarth and the South Wales area and Glen immediately stood out due to awards on his previous designs and the clear passion he has for well designed buildings.
He started the process with a meeting to gather our requirements and understand our ideas. He took these and produced three different concepts - we then chose one to develop further, incorporating a couple of ideas from another. Glen listened to our feedback and developed the concept further, making use of 3D diagrams to help us visualise how it would look. He made sure the designs would meet our needs of how we wished to use the extension as well as making sure it would look good.
Once the final design was agreed upon he then proceeded with the detailed diagrams for planning and submitted to the planning department for approval. At every stage, Glen has been very responsive to emails and has kept us informed of how things are proceeding with the planners.
It goes without saying that we are very happy with the final design and would highly recommend Glen"