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"We have worked with PorthouseDean on a number of residential projects and they have always delivered an extremely professional and efficient service. As a busy Architectural Design company we have been looking for a practice that can provide Structural calculations on a value for money basis for a while and Porthouse certainly meet our requirement." 

Tom Millin, Architect, London

"PorthouseDean produce such high quality work that I now have no hesitation in submitting the plans into the local planning office as I know they will be no questions or remarks made. As a busy Architectural Design company we have been looking for a practice that can provide Structural calculations on a value for money basis for a while and Porthouse certainly meet our requirement."

Steve Vaughan, Architectural Technician, Reading

“Your quote gave me a lot of confidence compared to many other quotes i.e. very explicit about success rate on building regulation applications, won't be any extra charge if building control are not happy any ask for more information and being quality assured and having professional indemnity insurance (I found cheaper quotes but there was lot of information missing which you clearly laid out in your suggested drawing and they would have charged extra if anything had to be changed due to not meeting building control satisfaction).”

Shumon Ali-Rahman, Homeowner, London

"I’m very happy with PorthouseDean, they always deliver drawings that are clear, understandable and fit nicely with our organisation and way of doing business."

Paul Wickham, Builder, SEHBAC, Ipswich

"We have been using Porthouse Dean for all our structural calculations for two years now. The service provided is second to none; quotes are issued very quickly (often same day) and are clear and concise with an excellent scheme proposal which allows our clients to understand the structural elements of their project easily. The structural calculations issued are extremely clear (no scribbled hand writing) and always arrive as a pdf attachment by e-mail within the specified timescale enabling us to schedule work accurately. The format of the calculations enables us to print and bind them into a professional pack for our clients. Chris and Sam are always on hand and happy to answer any queries which may arise during the construction phase. We look forward to working with Chris, Sam and their team for many years to come."

Debbie Ashworth, Architect, IHD, Southampton

"PorthouseDean is a very slick professional operation that delivers structural calculations and drawings in a modern way as opposed the traditional ‘old school’ way and treatment of an application."

Andrew Kelly, Builder, Bury

"Detailed Planning have built a long successful relationship with PorthouseDean. PorthouseDean have great knowledge within the industry, are easy to work with, reliable and affordable. Their team are friendly and always ready to help, we recommend them for all structural consultancy needs!"

Paul Cramphorn, Architect, London

“Very helpful and always happy to help with any question even if you think it is silly, been a pleasure to have you do work for me.”

Greg Barton, Homeowner, Buckinghamshire

"I regularly work with Chris and his team to get structural calculations on my clients’ extension and loft conversion projects. They are always satisfied with the price and turnaround time. I highly recommend!"

Dave Chamberlain, Architectural Technician, Wales

 “Excellent, professional and punctual. Would highly recommend.”

Ricky Bahia, Homeowner, Gerrards Cross

“I found the experience in dealing with PorthouseDean most reassuring and satisfactory. The calculations I required were for my own property and following receipt of my sketch plans, they contacted me to clarify 2 items and then immediately commenced work and supplied the requested information in a very clear and concise manner. They're extremely professional and I have no hesitation in recommending them to any interested party.”

Paul Noble F.R.I.C.S, Homeowner, Lancashire

“Impressed by the detail in the provisional quote and then the level of communication in the lead up to the release of the report. I would like to say I would use PorthouseDean again but I do not envisage doing any further extensions to this house :)”

Dave Penlington, Homeowner, Gloucester

"PorthouseDean is very thorough, and I particularly like the sketch that is part of the calculation process (Especially with it being in colour). It provides me with plenty of information I can then use to consider the options and to keep the job as cost effective as possible, and it’s certainly an improvement to the traditional way of being supplied with handwritten drawings."

Philip Hayward, Hayward Construction, Surrey

“Swift and efficient service. Recommended.”

Neil Brown, Homeowner, Essex

“Excellent service given, emails were always promptly answered, phone calls always returned if required, staff very polite and the work required was done in great time, you can use the project tracker which helped to see where you were in the pile to be worked on.”

Chris Hill, Homeowner, Berkshire

“PorthouseDean provide a fantastic service, especially their priority option. They offer us cost effective and practical solutions on our building projects.”

Kevin Hale, Architect, Grantham

“We have been using PorthouseDean for a few months now and have found them to be extremely helpful whenever needed. We would highly recommend using them.”

Lee Stoyles, Builder, York

“The design was excellent and was carried out exactly to the design. The steelwork was very easily complied without any problem. I am a retired Civil Engineer, B.Sc., (C.Eng., F.I.C.E. retired) and really appreciate the excellent design."

David M, Homeowner, London

“I found PorthouseDean to be very professional. The quote I received was reassuring and I like how the concept layout is included as part of the quote as it gives a quick snapshot referencing beams and posts."

Matt Fairhurst, Fairtech, Cheshire

“Any jobs completed by PorthouseDean have never had any issues with building control. You are always prompt and I get the best advice."

Bola the Builder Ltd., Builder, London

"Highly recommend using Porthouse Dean. Very nice company to deal with, they were recommended to us by our builder and they have supplied us with the structural information required for our loft conversion. We received a very quick and prompt service from them."

Leanne, Homeowner, Rochester

"Having used PorthouseDean since their incorporation it has been found that communication and service provided is unrivalled in every aspect."

John Petersen, JPL Design and Construct, Bury

"Great service, economical and reliable. My builder received support promptly when needed and that helped to progress the project in a timely manner."

Menelaos, Homeowner, Peterborough

"PorthouseDean's calculations are always accepted based on the quality of information provided; what's even better is the ability to add in steel connection drawings."

Peter Woolley, Architect, Bristol

"One job was responded so quickly I had to tell my team to hold sending this on... we just aren't used to that service."

David, DJW Architectural Designs, Essex

"I have what I can only describe as an excellent service from PHD. The initial schematic was produced well in time of my expectations and the level of detail was superb. The follow-up calculations were first class and no issues raised with Building Services and the Metalwork supplier. Full approval given from the initial submission. Highly recommended."

John Rutter, Emerald Consulting, Durham

"I have worked with PorthouseDean on a number of projects and they are my go-to Engineers from a professional aspect. They always offer a very efficient and professional service each time and I will be continuing to use them moving forward. 10/10."

Luke, CBLS Consultants, Staines-Upon-Thames

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