We would not hesitate to recommend David. When we first contacted him, we were not quite sure of the nature and scope of his design service. But one fairly big project later, we are really glad we engaged his services and he was worth every single penny of his fee. The key is that he works for you, his client, on a fully transparent basis, and has no vested interest in, for example, upselling you kitchen units or earning commissions. A year after we moved into our new house, we consulted David to see how we could improve our living spaces and address the things we were not happy with, such as tiny bathroom, old and impractical downstairs shower, and not enough kitchen worktop space. At the initial (no-obligation) meeting, David listened carefully and quickly grasped what we wanted. He showed us that we did not need to extend the ground floor (a big saving already), but that rearranging things in the kitchen would make it more functional. He worked with us and the architect, to design a loft extension - with utility room, shower room, bedroom and study - and also two new bathrooms on the first floor. In addition he produced designs for the kitchen and redesigned the shower room on the ground floor into a larder and WC. David helped us to source and choose bathroom furniture, kitchen units, kitchen appliances, etc, finding good quality things within our budget. He also helped us to make sure everything was there in good time, from light bulbs to extractor fans to radiator valves, as well as advising on the smallest details such as where to hang pictures and which clock/chairs/table to get for the kitchen. David???s technical skills, ideas and knowledge alone made the project easier for us, but he was also always patient, friendly and helpful. Delays and difficulties caused by the builders??? poor time management made the project more stressful and time consuming for David than he had anticipated. Instead of complaining about that, he went above and beyond to make things as easy for us as possible, acting as a go-between with the builder when necessary (even though he was not project managing for us ??" he lives too far away from us for that to be practical). David understood our needs and preferences, and the end result is that we have rooms that are not only lovely spaces to be in but also work very well for our family on a practical level. For a fixed fee, he delivered a first class service right through to the end (which was much later than anticipated at the outset) and even continues to help us with niggles months later!