I wish we had been introduced to Jadranka earlier in the project. Having had a poor experience with a previous planning and design consultant, she was exactly what we were looking for in a design partner.
Her enthusiasm and ownership of the project is impressive, happily going beyond her remit to fill in the gaps left by other professionals to ensure the appropriate result is achieved. Her ability to visualise the end result allows Jadranka to look at aspects of the design from different angles, adding real value with new ideas and suggestions, but at the same time not afraid to voice an opinion if concerned by client choices.
With Jadranka’s help, we have achieved a brilliant result with our building project.
As a bonus, Jadranka is very personable with a great sense of humour, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again or recommend her to others about to embark on a building project
I was converting a small bungalow into a 5 bedroom dorma bungalow in Ottershaw Surrey that needed structural calculations that would allow me to retain living conditions throughout the build process i.e. manageable steels that would fit above the existing ceilings. Given this brief Jadranka Carmichael of Carmichael Building Design Ltd. was able to design a workable scheme. The detail that was provided was fantastic it allowed shared AUTOcad drawings between all the trades pilling engineers, architect and steels fabricators. Jadranka was always able to find a solution when unforeseen problems arose i.e. pad stone sizes not available and was happy to recalculate. All the trades that have used the drawings have commented how clear and precise the work is which makes the task so much easier. I have enjoyed working with Jadranka and would use her expertise again.
Jadranka not only offers sound structural design solutions but she also has a great understanding of architecture and general building design and has provided us with well considered multi-discipline conceptual advice as well as robust detailing / plans. She brings with a high level of professionalism, a strong knowledge of Building Control matters and a great sense of humour to our project – recommended!