Our Testimonials

Anna has been absolutely fantastic from start to finish of my home improvement project. I initially contacted her via email and from there she came and did a home visit where I was really impressed by her professionalism and knowledge. The designs she supplied were interesting and creative and with a little tweaking I have some outstanding plans for my home extension, everything I was hoping for. She has been brilliant throughout helping with forms and applications for planning etc. Cannot recommend her enough!

Kyle Morley, Mansfield ()

We have recently worked with Anna who designed drawings for our new home. Anna was extremely helpful & approachable throughout the whole process. She was also completely understanding of our time schedules and worked hard to fit in with our needs. We would highly recommend Anna! :-)

Katie Campbell, Ashover ()

I found the idea of designing something new very exciting...but it was so overwhelming. And that’s where Anna came in - she took the time to help make sense of all the thoughts & ideas in my head and then offered great advice on things I hadn’t even considered. The end result was a design, a project plan and proposal that reflected exactly what I was trying to achieve. No small task when working on a c.40,000 sq ft public space! I really can’t recommend Anna enough, it was a pleasure to work with her.

Natalie Rose, Manchester ()

We worked closely with Anna Manning on the design and planning permission phases on a proposed extension to our 17 century cottage in the Peak District. Anna provided a great service in translating our thoughts into a practical solution, which she helped us to evolve into the final design which was put to planning. Perhaps, even more important she navigated this design through the planning process with the Peak National Park Authority planning team, which was no easy task & her knowledge and understanding of their expectations was critical. The outcome was planning consent and certificate, under Permitted Development, which has given us the green light to take the project forward. Anna listens well, is patient, has an eye for detail and her use of modelling to illustrate her designs, all made this an invaluable and cost effective experience.

Tony Goulbourn, Stoney Middleton, Peak District National Park ()

I used the services of Manning Holden Architects when applying for planning permission for an annex at the rear of my property. I found Anna to be extremely professional and without her knowledge base I do not believe permission would have been granted as our property is situated within a conservation area. I would certainly recommend Manning Holden Architects for any building/construction projects that anyone maybe considering.

Alan Hutchinson, Matlock Green, Derbyshire ()

I have engaged the services of Anna on many occasions in the past 8 years, mostly to do with getting planning permissions for listed buildings and properties in a conservation area. Her services have always been very professional, reliable and on time. Her drawings are excellent. I will highly recommend her to anyone looking for an architect.

Cecilia Poon, London ()

I used MHA to undertake a feasibility study for me when I was thinking about buying a new house. I wasn’t sure whether it would be possible to extend or put a loft conversion in. Anna helped me understand what was possible with a set of 3d studies and by contacting the planning department for me. I now know which route I am going to be taking and will definitely use MHA again once we have bought our new house!

Heather Hingston, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield ()

Brilliant drawings, brilliant service, attention to detail second to none ... highly recommended ...

Robin Om Shanti, Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire ()

Anna was brilliant from the beginning, she guided me through the start of my kitchen expansion project, giving me lots of information about what i needed to do (I had no idea!) and provided me with great advice and the drawings needed for my project.
Would recommend to everybody.

Emma Ross, Nottingham ()

Anna was a great help when I was struggling to visualise what the interior of our home would look like if we converted rooms into a large kitchen diner. She provided us with some great 3D images as well as plans for our builder. She also provided us with a set of options for the redesign of our bathroom. Would definitely recommend!

Kate Furniss, Rutland Street, Matlock, Derbyshire ()