Words From Our Clients

  • Chloe Farrell Work Experience

    Dear ARCH angels Architects,

    Thank you so much for having me for the past week. My Work Experience placement was both enjoyable and rewarding. Throughout the week I was welcomed with kind smiling faces and loved being included in the atmosphere of success. During my work experience I learnt how to create both a 3D and 2D model of a beach house via a program named Vector Works. The highlight of my week was watching my project piece together and being proud of the outcome. I really appreciate my experience and am now considering a career in architecture. Thank you so much for this opportunity  – I am extremely grateful.

    Chloe Farrell

    beach hut project work experience

    Work experience student project

  • Kitchen Extension – Brighton

    Nicola was a pleasure to work with, very patient with my demands and always offering great advice on aspects that neither us nor the builder had picked up on. Without a doubt the use of an architect caused the project to be more successful than it would have been otherwise, our subsequent viewings of similar projects by neighbours and friends completed without an architect have clearly confirmed this.

  • Sue Harrison – Brighton

    We worked closely with Alej and Nicola on our small extension project. Although the project was restricted in terms of budget, Alej and Nicola took on board our ideas and worked them into a great solution which has made a really positive difference to our home and how we live. They were great at recommending different products and used client friendly tools such as creating a Pinterest board to illustrate ideas. They paid great attention to detail which was vital in a project that was so limited in size and took the time to explain the more technical aspects of the build to us. We would not hesitate to recommend them for similar projects.


    15029 10 Station Road (5)
  • Grade 1 Listed Renovation

    We chose ARCH-angels Architects as they were a local firm with a solid reputation.  We needed an architect that would help guide us through the complex planning, conservation and heritage issues that affect Grade 1 Listed buildings and yet still achieve our design goals.

    ARCH-angels positive and proactive approach helped us create a completely redesigned layout, sympathetic to our historic building.  Their ability to work co-operatively and in tune with the Local Authority planning department, negotiating favourable compromises where necessary, allowed the project to run soothly and to schedule; quite an achievement we believe.

    ARCH-angels Architects ensured our plans were realised to an exceptional standard by introducing us to Ark Builders who carried out the work.  Ark’s attention to detail, combined with simply superb workmanship, gave us a result that exceeded our expectations and is admired by all who see it.


    Harwood Brighton Home_Low Res-6
  • Loft Conversion Brighton

    Professionals are worth their weight which is why it is always wise to refer to them. Nicola, Richard & Alej of ARCH-angels are all consummate professionals. From concept & design to fully costed drawings, ARCH are the architects to choose. We chose wisely when using Nicola & her team for our loft conversion. Wanting something more than just a box on the roof, ARCH delivered more than we desired & now we are living in & loving the addition to our home.

  • Elisabet Holstad – Brighton

    I absolutely love my house! So thank you everyone for your brilliant design – it is changing our lives.  I know that I am very very lucky to have this house, and you have all been part of that.


  • Marion Brandis, Kingston – Extension

    I am so glad I hired Arch-angels Architects. Nicola came up with great ideas for my extension, and really listened to my requirements. I had to stage the build, and they were really accommodating with also staging the design and specification process. I am halfway through the project now, and am really enjoying the new kitchen extension that it phase one.
    I would have no hesitation of working with them again, and recommending them to other people

  • Janet Bentley – Margaret Street Brighton – Renovation

    What to do with the ordinary – turn it into the extraordinary. If you’re thinking of refurbishing a property and want to maximise its potential, then using a good team of architects, as we did, makes all the difference. They were able to guide us through the unknown in a calm and positive manner.

    Richard Zinzan, Co-owner/Director of ARCH-angels Architects took our brief and shared our vision to transform an airless basement kitchen and other dark spaces into a light, spacious home for our family.
    One dated bathroom of average size was transformed into two 21st century shower rooms, complete with bespoke fitted storage.

    Green space from outdoors was brought into the living area by adding glass sliding doors – an entirely different perspective on a tiny yard. When lit at night, the Sussex flint wall is transformed into a work of art infused with light and shade.

    By taking the clutter of everyday living and designing bespoke storage around our needs, Rachael Pigg, architect and interior designer, enabled us to organise and bring order and calmness to all rooms.

    Pete Sonntag, as project leader, was always there to answer queries and help us navigate through important decision-making processes. Sounds like magic but by sharing your vision with the ARCH-angel’s team your dream spaces are possible. They will challenge and extend your vision to its limits.

    Although it was tough whilst the work was being done, do try to enjoy the journey as we did and know that it will all be forgotten once you are living in and enjoying your new spaces.

    Patio through to lounge
  • Chrissie Hughes – Third Avenue, Hove

    My refurbished was at times difficult as it can be, I was inexperienced, it was my first time doing a complete referb.
    The help with design and your contacts provide invaluable support, the help with paperwork and sourcing of builders insured an excellent result.
    I did have a wobble when it became clear that the project would go considerably over budget. This forced me to take over the sourcing of everything that’s been put into the flat, but the result is that I love everything about my home
    I found you all kind and patient, and your invaluable contribution came at a reasonable and affordable price.
    Not everyone has a lot of cash to spend on their projects.but I would use your company again in a heartbeat to unsure the fabulous results
    Thank you for everything

  • Angela Devas – Hove

    ARCH-angels designed a new kitchen extension for me in 2013. Nicola Thomas, the architect, listened carefully to what I proposed and came up with a plan that fulfilled all my requirements. Nicola helped me through the planning proposal and helped me appeal when the initial design was turned down. The appeal was successful and the architect did the tendering process for the builders and then continued to act as a liaison  person. The builders were excellent and Nicola made regular visits to the build to oversee the project and made a final inspection when the build was completed.

    The finished kitchen is light and airy and overlooks the garden; Nicola made the best possible use of the available space. The sliding wooden doors are modern but are also in keeping with an Edwardian property. Skylights add extra light. There is now room for a dining section in the kitchen and it is easy to step outside into the garden. There is underfloor insulation and heating which keeps costs down. I am delighted with the final result.