“We met with Bavian Design to discuss rationalising the design of our somewhat unusual 1930’s detached house. The priority being to improve the functionality of the property for busy family life. Following initial meetings, we chose Sam to lead the architectural design for the following reasons
1. Sam’s personal conceptual understanding of what we were trying to achieve and turning that understanding into sensible design ideas. Essentially, he “got” us more than other architects who we had approached, their offering seemed much more functional and less bespoke.
2. His use of VR and the latest design packages which really brought his drawings to life and provided us with clarity on what the design would be like once completed.
3. His preference for design and products which would reduce the impact on our environment.
4. Clear understanding of the design process.
Sam set about producing three functional designs which we worked through together. Sam used his insight, knowledge, and experience of other projects to guide us to the design we all believed would work best for us. Throughout the process, Sam kept the project budget at the forefront of his mind, advising us not only of the design impact but also the effect to the budget any changes would make.
We worked efficiently through the design process, effectively using remote meeting software when we could not be in the same room for regular design review meetings. Once the design was finalised, it moved smoothly through the planning permission phase without issue. Sam is supported by a good group of suppliers who added their expertise to the design in terms of the structural requirements and mechanical and electrical design.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Sam and Bavian design to others.”
Dan Taylor | Brighton
Conor Stevens MCABE
“The team were fantastic in helping us to transform the rear of our house into an open kitchen and dining area. We really appreciated the guidance and reassurance the team gave us. They took the time to really understand how we would to use the space before coming back with design options to suit a range of budgets. It really helped take us from a point of not really knowing what we wanted to having a clear idea of what we could do. After the first round of designs we could discuss ideas for finishes and details before they were brought to life with the renders. We’ve been living with our kitchen for nearly two years now and it’s consistently been the heart of the home. It’s the space we want to spend time as a family and with guests. We couldn’t be happier, Thank you , Sam and the team!”
Luke & Anita D | Brighton
“Sam is great to work with. Super friendly with meticulous attention to detail. Highly recommend! We look forward to working with you again soon”
Hannah | Olif
“Bavian Design undertook a complete renovation of my flat. The final result was absolutely perfect, far exceeding my expectations. Bavian Design are brilliant at what they do and they really go the extra mile for their clients. I feel lucky to have worked with them — it’s hard to imagine another firm performing at their level of conscientiousness, attention to detail, and design acumen”
Emma G. | Brighton
“Bavian design ltd are extremely professional and friendly. I would highly recommend this company.”
Oliver P | Brighton
“Working with Bavian Design has been a pleasure. Drawings correct and prompt. Designs are elegant and original. As a fabricator I recommend Bavian Design!“
N. Bradwell | The Iron Lady
“We have been impressed with your teams’ problem solving capabilities, and their commitment to maintaining our original vision for the style and feel of the space, whilst also paying attention to practicalities and budgetary guidelines”
Dan & Hannah | Brighton
“The designs they came up with seemed to me to be both creative and practical and have been done taking account of my tastes and preferences..My questions have all been answered and patience has been shown in explaining ideas to me – and, indeed, explaining why some of my ideas might not work”
Helen H | Hove