Testimonials

Past colleagues

Paul Liggins - Architectural Technologist

"As a former colleague of Dean and a mentee of his, I am very happy to be able to provide a reference for his work, and of his very strong work ethic. On a technical note, Dean has vast experience in Construction Technology and the Construction industry as a whole, which he has kindly imparted to me, and set a very high benchmark in terms of aspiration as a professional role model. Dean's experience ranges from multi-million pound projects to smaller scale residential works and, his own development projects. Dean has a drive and commitment which is second to none and consistently produces work to a meticulously high standard. As a fellow professional, I highly commend Dean and would not hesitate in recommending him to any future clients wishing to commission, or seek his services."

Builders & Contractors

J Beynon General Building - Milton, Cambridge

"I have worked on numerous residential projects designed by Dean, and can honestly say I've never come across plans so easy to work to. Because of Deans in depth site knowledge they are always well presented and have all the detail needed to ensure a smooth, hassle free build program. I also never hesitate to provide clients with a 'Budget Quotation' at the planning stage when they advise Dean has produced the planning drawings as I know there will be sufficient information for me to price even at this early stage. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Camplans to others."

Lucas Construction - Cambridge

"Over the years I have constructed a number of projects designed by Dean and always found his plans be of an extremely high standard, straight forward to price from and also work to. From a builders view quality plans and specification are paramount and always go a long way to ensuring the construction side of the project runs smoothly and ultimately resulting in a happy and satisfied client. I would highly recommend Camplans to anyone looking for plans to extend their property."

D Cullum General Building - Cambridge

"Having worked in the building industry for the past 36 years I have dealt with many different architects and engineers. During this time the drawings and plans they have produced have varied in their quality and clarity. I have been involved with a number of Deans projects and have always found the plans to be of the highest quality and clearest that I have worked with. The information contained on the drawings is well laid out and easy to find without obscuring the outline of the buildings in question. All of the relevant details are on the plans. It is evident that you have an in depth knowledge of the building industry and the process of turning a clients vision into reality. The fact that you have had a hands on approach to completing a number of major renovations of your own gives you an understanding of the different trades, and what it takes to complete the job in the most practical and efficient way. Camplans drawings are simple, straightforward and a pleasure to work from."

Joslin Electrical Services – Histon, Cambridge

"I have worked with Dean on the majority of his personal development ventures over the years. I have always found his drawings to be clear, accurate and easy to work from. So much so that I have recommended Dean to both friends and family who have all been extremely pleased with both the service and the plans provided by Dean."

S Hadaway Carpentry - Cambridge

"I have worked on several projects created from plans drawn by Dean / Camplans, from new build houses, to extensions, to bespoke furniture. The quality and clarity of the drawings have always been second to none and very easy to follow.

I have also worked alongside Dean on his most recent personal project which was finished to a very high standard. His competence and hands on approach to building work gives him an in depth knowledge which he successfully transfers and incorporates into his plans."

Clients

Trevor - Histon, Cambridge. Single & Double Storey Extension and Alterations

"From my first contact, to completion of our plans I was completely satisfied with the Camplans service along with the accuracy of the design which met and in parts exceeded our requirements. Practical suggestions made by Dean worked perfectly with the development as a whole."

Paul & Emma - Histon, Cambridge. Extensions & Major Internal Alterations

"We have used Dean twice over the years for plans for extensions to our house and the service we have recieved on both occasions has been first class. He spent time with us before producing the drawings to fully understand what we were trying to achieve and was happy to provide professional insight to alternative or better ways to fulfil our ideas. He also made the planning process as easy and seamless as possible. We would have no hesitation in recommending Camplans to others."

Tim & Lorna - Cottenham, Cambridge. Loft Conversion

"When we realised that we needed more space for our growing family we decided to extend our home rather than move. A relatively small garden meant that extending the house outwards was not really an option so we decided to investigate converting our loft.

Dean Girling had been recommended by a friend. Having told him what we needed he spent a good hour or two measuring up and discussing the possible options with us. He then drew up some plans which we were very happy with. As we were having dormer windows planning permission was required. Dean did all the paperwork required for the planning process and submitted them on our behalf. The plans were duly passed with no queries. The building work is now complete and we are extremely happy with the finished results.

We found Dean to be professional, knowledgeable, patient, very approachable with some great ideas and flexible when we decided to change our priorities. We would have no hesitation in recommending Dean to anyone who is requiring an architect."

Lawrence & Sally - Milton, Cambridge. Large Single Storey Extension

"From start to finish an attentive, intuitive and professional service. Quality, detailed drawings and valued advice. All in all, excellent value for money. Thank you."

James & Shelley - Cottenham, Cambridge. Garage Conversion to Beauty Salon

"Having used Dean 7 years previously for a lounge extension, I had no hesitation in getting him back to help with our garage conversion. Not knowing a great deal about planning and building regulations, Dean was able to advise on compliant designs but also offer advice on the practical design of the conversion to maximise the space to its full potential. I would strongly recommend the fast and professional service provided by him."

David & Alison - Impington, Cambridge. Single Storey Extension

"I wanted to 'drop you a line', now that life has returned to normality as our kitchen extension has been completed. David & I wanted to let you know that we felt your service was second to none, and the advice while making important decisions on the design of our extension, has produced a fabulous area, that all the family can enjoy. We were unsure of many of the ideas you recommended but with your professionalism and 'family friendly' advice you gave us, we really appreciate the final outcome. Again, thank you so much, and if we extended again, we will without doubt, be speaking to you again."

Karen - Cambridge. Double Storey Extension

"I am extremely pleased with all the work Dean from Camplans has done for me, he made my application for planning and building regulations a simple process to go through. This was my first time in applying for an extension and I didn't know what to expect, so having Deans expertise and knowledge gave me the confidence to pursue my dream home. I applied for a two storey extension and I am now able to really enjoy the extra space I now have and finally after many years of wanting to, I can now have my friends and family over to stay, thanks to all the extra space. thanks Dean for all you have done."

Mark & Julie - Impington, Cambridge. Single Storey Extension

"Dean was recommended to us by more than one person when we wanted to replace our old, small cloakroom with a playroom and cloakroom extension. Dean listened to our ideas and advised us on the best way forward. He was accessible throughout and explained each step through the process. We are very happy with the results and wouldn't hesistate to recommend him to everyone."