Daniel from Ipswich 27 August 2023

"Massive thanks for a great service at every stage, using all your contacts, saved me a lot of tooing and froing"

Trevor from Martlesham Heath, Ipswich 29 July 2023

"I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for all the professional work that you did from the first day of meeting on site up until all the approvals and the close out of the relevant documents"

Marcus from Woodbridge 25 Mar 2022

“Straight through planning, what great additional space to my home, many thanks for great service from you and your team Richard."

(Photos of this extension can be seen in our gallery)

Malcom from Rushmere 24 Mar 2022

“Richard and his team have undertaken several pieces of work for me over the years involving all aspects of design and construction for housing from inception through design, planning, procurement, project management to end user handover.

Nothing has been too much trouble for them to undertake. They listen, understand the requirements, advise and prepare a design and scheme to suit.

A very professional service with very personable team members.

I would whole heartedly recommend Richard and his team without reservation.

Roger from Felixstowe 21 Nov 2020

We used Richard Vest to draw up plans for our new kitchen extension.

We were really impressed by the clear explanations of all of the building procedures as we are new to having building work done.

Richard was able to listen to our ideas of what we needed and then gave us clear advice of the best course of action.

Richard and his team carried a very thorough survey of our property and then drew up excellent plans which took into account everything we needed. We would be happy to recommend Richard Vest Architectural Design Ltd..”

Sarah from Woodbridge 9 Nov 2020

“We approached Richard with view to planning a two storey kitchen extension in March 2020. We were very happy with the service he and his team provided. He was professional and helpful throughout the planning process. He completed the plans on time and always responded to our queries promptly. We are very happy to recommend him.”

Gary from Ipswich 2 April 2017

Richard has carried out architectural work for me both privately and on behalf of the Felixstowe & Suffolk Bowls club. For my 45 sq mtr home extension, which required the inclusion of large steel girders and framing, Richard provided a very professional service, and with his knowledge and ability to work with the contractors, this culminated in a very pleasing result.  For the bowls club he has proved to be very effective and again professional in providing appropriate plans and seeking planning permission on our behalf. Importantly, he listens to the customer to ensure satisfaction in the end result.

Tracie from Ipswich 24 March 2017

“ The plans Richard has drawn up for our ground floor kitchen and front porch extension are just how we imagined it to look. He took our ideas and has drawn up exactly what we wanted. Richard was very helpful and through when we hit a problem with a build over agreement and we appreciated his additional research and advice on this matter.  I would definitely recommend R. Vest Architectural design to my friends and family.”

Mark Barker – Contracts Manager – Needhams Contracts Ltd 29 November 2013

We have used Richard's services on a number of occasions. The two that stand out are a large extension to an existing care home and the design of a crematorium and chapel. At all times Richard has adeptly interpreted our Clients’ visions for their build whilst being conscious of financial restraints. Richard is never ‘too busy’ to be on hand

Alan Huffey Principal Surveyor from Ipswich Borough Council 13 November 2013

Richard carried out 440 pre-work surveys for IBC, using a tablet PC to collect work required data. Richard quickly learnt the software used for collection and communicated well with us throughout the survey process. The completed surveys were returned on a regular basis and were all completed to a good standard ahead of target.

A C Leigh in Ipswich 22 April 2013

Richard was very helpful at understanding our requirements and putting together a specification that both met our requirements and also our budget. We are very pleased with the outcome of the whole project and the comments from all who have visited have been very positive.

Gillian from Eye 19 November 2012

I would like to say it was most useful, your coming round and being able to discuss the whole concept of the project, as you seemed to understand exactly my ideas and could interpret them in a realistic manner. You gave me fresh ideas that I hadn't even contemplated. 

Mr Brown, Kirton - 10 February 2012

"We had a large rear extension and loft conversion added to our property and Richard was recommended to us by some friends who had used his services. The new extension, designed by Richard, was just what we were looking for. He also project managed the whole development and dealt with any issues that arose. The project ran smoothly and on budget thanks to his knowledge. The finished result is wonderful."

Gayle Hart, Practice Manager, NPS Property Consultants Ltd - Lowestoft

"We have found the services provided by Richard Vest and associates to be effective in helping us to deliver a first class service.  We pride ourselves in delivering a comprehensive and flexible range of property services, tailored to meet the needs of both public and private sector clients across the UK. 
Richard’s work ethos and attention to detail supports our own work ethic
providing cost efficient results against our very demanding targets"

Richard Alexander - Service Manager, Strategic Partnership Management at Waveney and Suffolk Coastal District Councils

"I have worked with Richard on a wide range of projects. Richards attention to detail, diligence and 'can do' attitude have always been a welcome input into working towards successful and satisfactory outcomes"