Once Helen and Jonny Brown had decided to extend their Victorian terraced home in London, they went full throttle into finding an architect and discussing their ideas – and then completely changed what they set out to do.
They were originally looking for a house to renovate, but this turned into a fruitless two-year search.
Hiring a local designer with experience and connections in the area paid off, as they were able to keep up to date with the latest rules.
Towards the end of January 2015, as the couple was working through the drawings with Darren, he brought exciting news from the local authority to the table.
After seven months, in April 2017, the family moved back in. Helen says they’re delighted with the whole house, which has turned out far better than they imagined when they first started talking to Darren some two-and-a-half years before.