client reviews

“We went through quite a number of meetings at various architectural practices prior to commencing works on our semi-detached, Victorian house. We felt discouraged by what we have seen and heard. We could not find the right architect despite our efforts.  It was exactly at this somewhat low point that we found Mark and Polly Hillier at H2Architecture and realised very quickly how lucky we were.  The design phase started immediately and it became obvious that Mark not only understood what we needed but he turned our vision into a much better one bringing his experience, awe inspiring creativity and a deep understanding of space and design.  Walls were moved, areas were reconfigured to make way for a new, exciting vision. All aspects of the implementation phase were handled calmly and confidently by both Mark and Polly and their fantastic communication and management skills brought clarity, focus and the sense of direction in often overwhelming situations.  H2Architecture team solved all the problems competently and quickly, on time and to the budget. The result of 2 years of working together?  A house of our dreams, both functional and comfortable and utterly stunning. A house which makes us smile every day, a place we miss and want to come back to when travelling, a home we are truly proud of.  We would not be here without Mark and Polly.  We hope to be able to work with this formidable team again in the future.”

– A.S. Burgstaller

 

“We were delighted with the work Mark and his team did on our property in Kingston. We had a side return, rear and 1st floor extension. The creative design has created a light, open family space with careful thought given to the re-configuration of the ground floor. Mark was on hand for regular site meetings with the builders and ensured the project ran smoothly. He brought new design elements to our home which have created a great space.”

– P. Billingsley

 

“We have worked with h2architecture on two major refurbishmen projects which involved a considerable amount of re-building. They were enthusiastic to work closely with us at all stages of the projects in order to acuurately reflect our ideas and expectations. we found them very easy to work with and willing to debate options in a pragmatic way. The finished projects surpassed our expectations and we would have no hesitation in recommending h2architecture.”

– P. Sinclair

 

“We hired H2 Architecture to renovate our dated 3 bed 1960’s terraced town house in Wimbledon to a 4/5 bed Scandi chic home. H2 Architecture were very knowledgeable and personable, working with us throughout the build to create a design that suited our needs, tastes and budgets, and in the end creating a stunning family home that we wouldn’t have been able to create without them. We would not hesitate to hire H2 Architecture again in the future.”

– A. Irvine-MacDougall

 

“Mark Hillier quite simply transformed my shabby, dark, Victorian, little flat into one of the most original, light-filled, modern and beautiful apartments in London. It transcends anything I had imagined possible before I met him. Whilst he holds strong design principles, I never felt they were imposed on me as he was always prepared to listen to my views before guiding me gently in the right direction! He and his team are a pleasure to work with. Empathetic, diligent, professional and very nice people.”

–  R. Unsworth

 

“H2architecture came highly recommended by a friend. Without their vision and guidance, the property we have in South of France would not be the magical place it is today. It was a small, dark house and we had little idea of what to do with it, but a few simple solutions transformed the property. All the plans drawn up were accepted and planning permission granted by the French authorities and dealing with a sympathetic and English speaking company who helped to amend and modify things along the way has resulted in the house we’d always dreamed of owning.”

– D. Armstead

 

“Having enjoyed working with H2 in a professional context, as a main contractor we hired them to gain planning permission for a contemporary new build house on a contentious greenfield site in the surrey Hills AONB. We loved the scheme that they came up with, as did the planners, and gained planning permision first time for a building much better and larger than we had hoped for.”

– C. Hale