Testimonials

Stirlin Developments


Stirlin Developments provide a bespoke building service for both commercial and residential customers. We therefore require an architect who has the insight to fully understand our clients brief, be it for a moderate house extension, to a large commercial business home.

Heronswood Design offer an innovative, professional architectural service and continually meet and exceed our high expectations. Stirlin Developments are proud to be affiliated with Heronswood Design and look forward to some exciting projects ahead.

James Kirby – Managing Director

Residential Building – Welton
We purchased a plot of land in Welton with detailed planning permission in November 2009. After initial discussions with Dan Rontree it was clear that however much we tweaked the original design it was never going to be quite right. It was at this stage we decided to go for a revised scheme and re apply for permission. Dan attended with the initial pre planning meetings with West Lindsey to agree an acceptable scheme. Heronswood then produced detailed drawings taking into account West Lindsey’s comments and local aspects of other properties in the area to give the design a better chance of fitting in with the village conservation area. From the start it became clear Heronswood’s ability to communicate with West Lindsey’s planning department was to be crucial to the success of the scheme. We also had archaeological conditions on the site to consider.  Heronswood working together with a recommended structural engineer and archaeological contractor formed an acceptable mitigation strategy and a suitable solution was engineered to build over the archaeological remains on the site. When the build started we employed Heronswood to cover the property through CIAT certification. Throughout the whole process Dan guided us through the many obstacles we encountered taking us from a plot of land to a finished house. We have had lots of positive comments from local residents and friends about the design of our home and can highly recommend the service we received.
Paul & Sarah Mansfield

Commercial Buidlings – Danwood Group
“Having worked with Dan and the team at Heronswood for many years we have established a strong working relationship and feel the time they have invested in getting to understand our business was fully brought to bear in the completion of our most important building project in the 40 year history of our organisation. Our new Customer Experience Centre is the face of Danwood to the world and as a firm believer in only getting one chance to make a first impression we believe that this fantastic facility very much delivers on that score. The Heronswood team very much worked in partnership with our design and creative partners to ensure we achieved an incredibly high level of function and form, on time and to budget but ultimately the proof of the pudding was in the reaction of our internal and external customers alike, who without exception have been glowing in their collective praise of the facility and its use goes from strength to strength.”
Andy Brown (The Danwood Group Ltd)

Residential House – Burton
“Kevin and his colleagues at Heronswood Design provided us with a full design, planning, tendering and  build management service. Through a carefully managed specification process, we planned and then built a home perfectly suited for our family and within the budget we’d set. Kevin and his team operate with purpose and professionalism, and with a care and integrity that is rare from what I’ve seen of the industry. We can provide a very high personal recommendation for  Kevin, and will happily discuss our experiences with homeowners considering using their services”.
Mr & Mrs Simmonds (Lincoln)

Residential Extension – Washingborugh
“We selected Heronswood in 2008 for our kitchen-living space extension after viewing initial designs from a number of architects in the Lincoln area. We have been delighted with your advice, service and design. You listened to our ideas, wishes and hopes, and designed an extension that provided flexibility for a new kitchen and living area. You also advised and assisted us with the process that would deliver our end-result. Equally importantly, the design complements and enhances the existing house externally, while maximizing light provided by the north-south orientation of the extension. In short, the design has most successfully transformed our house. As a kitchen-living space it works exceptionally well, and is simply the most pleasant room now to be in at all hours of the day”.
Janet & Peter Watson (Lincoln)