Our Testimonials

David Shimwell

We were impressed by Anna's website and made contact via email. She responded quickly to our enquiry, and even though lockdown made things slightly tricky we were quickly able to arrange an initial meeting. Throughout the process we really enjoyed working with Anna. We were impressed by her ability to really listen to our needs and yet offer a creative response to the challenges of extending in a sensitive site, which would definitely enhance our home. We loved her final design options which showed she had really understood our requirements and our design preferences. We would certainly engage Anna again for any future architectural projects.

David Shimwell, Home extension, Darley Bridge, Derbyshire ()

Kerry Chisnall
In 2020 we decided we would like to extend our home and I asked about architects in the area. Manning Holden Architects were recommended to me from numerous people.
When I called Anna she visited within the limitations of the covid restrictions at that time and spoke to us about the packages she could offer.
Anna then visited further times to measure and draw current layouts and 2 options for extension and pressed forward for us with the planning permission for our preferred choice and engaged the local planning department from the outset. With this input and a keen understanding of what would be feasible, our plans were submitted and approved in a short timeframe.
Anna has always responded to emails and calls promptly and adjusted plans as necessary within agreed timescales. I have had no concerns in any aspect of this work and we now hold full planning permission. Anna made this process flexible and calm.
I would recommend Manning Holden Architects to anyone interested in renovations and extensions without question.

Kerry Chisnall, Chesterfield Road, Matlock, Derbyshire ()

Paul Godfrey

I recently used Manning Holden Architects to create the plans for our house extension. As my first foray into building work I didn't really know what plans etc I'd need but from day one Anna was extremely helpful with everything. She talked me through exactly what it was I'd need and you certainly aren't left in any doubt she knows what she's talking about. The plans/3D drawings produced for me were excellent and the builders I've since approached with these have all had no problems in providing me quotes and knowing exactly what is is we wanted with the extension. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Manning Holden Architects to anyone else!!

Paul Godfrey, Megdale, Matlock, Derbyshire ()

Anna has worked with us to look at options to make our house work better for our growing family. The advice has been excellent, a really professional result, and great service. I would highly recommend Manning Holden Architects.

Lisa Witham, Home remodel, Matlock, Derbyshire ()

Anna did some great drawings for our extension, she designed some innovative ideas, beautifully created and easy to visualise, understanding our aesthetic and brief She was friendly and professional and made the experience very easy.

Robert Eatherden, Gritstone Road, Matlock, Derbyshire ()

I've was recommended Anna by a friend and she was excellent. Good advice and ideas. Anna responded in a timely manner and produced clear and precise drawings. Would certainly recommend for any project requiring architectural input.

Kev Parkes, Darley Dale, Matlock ()

Manning Holden were very professional, friendly and easy to work with. Anna took on board everything we said and came up with several options for us. The whole process was quick and easy thanks to Anna's responsiveness, excellent communication and handling all of the legalities.

Jenny Fairey, Middleton By Wirksworth ()

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 ()