Client Comments

Nick & Marie – Sutton Coldfield

We are very impressed with S & S Architecture. We bought a bungalow in need of a significant upgrade which we asked Stephen Needle to redesign for us.
He really listened to what we liked and didn’t like about the house and then he drew up a couple of floor plans.
He allowed for plenty of discussion about these and when we were settled on a plan he drew up the elevations, which completely amazed us.

We didn’t like our low ceilings and warren of dark rooms and wanted to live at the back. Stephen also recommended utilising the double garage as living space as we have a large in and out drive with plenty of parking. Our bungalow is now almost complete.
We have a spacious hall, a comfortable lounge with a high ceiling created from the garage, two bedrooms, one with an en-suite but the extra wow factor is the kitchen dining living area which runs across the back of the house with a vaulted ceiling, apex window and large sliding doors.

Stephen helped us choose a builder who has given great attention to detail and produced the highest specifications in carrying out the conversion.
We have no hesitation in recommending S & S Architecture. It is also worth mentioning that any issues in planning were solved by Stephen without involving us.
We also had a clear and effective communication process with Stephen and Becky despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

Roy & Susan – Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield

From our very first meeting with Stephen it was clear he understood precisely what we were trying to achieve with our project. Two weeks and two drawings later and it was game-on!!

Attention to detail, translating complex building language and rules into layman’s terms, liaising with planners, dealing with contractors and problem solving are all skills that Stephen possesses in abundance. So whether you’re looking to make alterations to an existing property or planning to build one from scratch, Stephen is able to help.

He only deals with quality craftsmen so if you follow his advice when it comes to contractors and trades you’re sure to have the same experience as us.

After discussing ideas about making changes to our modest 1970’s styled bungalow we are the proud owners of a stunning, modern, spacious 21st century dream property. We’ve lost count of the number of comments from passers-by and 3 months after moving back in people are still stopping to take photos.

If you’re looking to turn a dream into reality then contact Stephen at S&S – like us, it might be one of the best calls you ever make………

Roy and Susan

Nick & Vicky – Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield

“We met with around 5 different architects before we chose S & S Architecture who are architectural technologists.  We knew how we wanted to extend the house but we were struggling to visualise how it could look.   Stephen brought the plans to life for us and gave us lots of options.   We chose Stephen based on his creativity, professionalism and the quality of his work.   In addition to drawing up the plans we also used S & S to manage the planning process for us.   There were some amendments required to secure planning permission which S & S managed for us.   Finally, Stephen worked closely with our builder to answer any questions around the build.   We are delighted with the finish building and would have no concerns in recommending Stephen and S & S Architecture.”


Dave & Liz – Monmouth Drive, Sutton Coldfield

“We were recommended to Stephen at S&S and were very impressed with the service.   Stephen offered ideas and alternative options and not just on the actual structure but heating and other aspects.   We also chose a builder that he recommend after looking at a few.   When you embark on a project like this, it is crucially important to get good and reliable advice and I would have no hesitation in recommending  S&S Architecture.”


Brian – Minworth, Sutton Coldfield

“Three years ago we bought our present house with the intention of extending it once we had moved in.   S & S Architecture were recommended to us by a builder who had worked on an extension for a relative.

Having discussed at length ideas and use of space within our proposed extension, initial drawings reflected them very well.   Some minor changes were made and submitted for planning.   During this stage S & S Architecture drew up specifications for the build and contacted three builders on our behalf.   This was especially helpful in reducing the stress of locating and choosing a good builder.   Detailed quotations were produced from the specification which enabled a reasoned choice to be made.

Stephen also undertook site visits at various stages helping to coordinate, where necessary, solutions to problems that arose with the build.   These were done efficiently with the minimum of delay.

The build was completed on time and to a very good standard.   We are extremely pleased with the end product having lived in it now for one year.   As a client we would thoroughly recommend S & S Architecture for the friendly, communicative and professional service they have provided.”

Many thanks,  Brian

Juanita & Tony – Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield

“We bought our house to refurbish and asked local builders and contacts to recommend an architect. Stephen’s name was repeatedly mentioned as he is an architectural technologist. The service received was attentive and responsive to our needs. Stephen listened carefully to our views and was very patient and creative in finding ways of overcoming any issues! He was always available to support and advise and we are delighted with the end product.”

Juanita and Tony

Blue Sky Construction, Solihull & Sutton Coldfield

“I have personally known Stephen in excess of 20 years, and working with him is always a pleasure, as he is clearly in tune with his client’s needs. With a skillful combination of expertise, vision and attention to detail, he is able to meticulously & successfully integrate the traditional and modern/contemporary styles of architecture into new housing, extensions or refurbishment projects, and offers a full bespoke all-round service.

We have been delighted with all of the projects Stephen has created & designed for Blue Sky over the years and the hands on approach in dealing with any technical or design details to achieve the final product.

Blue Sky have also carried out many projects for Stephen’s own clients, and once again the level of detail and specification that S & S Architecture provides is very reassuring when we are carrying out the construction phase.  

The attention to detail is second to none in all areas of Stephen’s business, and I have extreme confidence in highly recommending him and S & S Architecture Ltd to any client looking for professional architectural work with a friendly, personal touch that’s hard to find.”

Darren Mullett, Managing Director

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