Here at PorthouseDean we take the quality of our service very seriously. We have strict measures and systems in place to ensure we provide a quality service and product. But we don't want you to just take our word for it - Here's what some of our clients have said:


"We have worked with PorthouseDean on a number of residential projects and they have always delivered an extremely professional and efficient service. As a busy Architectural Design company we have been looking for a practice that can provide Structural calculations on a value for money basis for a while and Porthouse certainly meet our requirement." 

 Tom Millin, Architect, London



"PorthouseDean produce such high quality work that I now have no hesitation in submitting the plans into the local planning office as I know they’ll be no questions or remarks made."

Steve Vaughan, Architect, London



“Your quote gave me a lot of confidence compared to many other quotes i.e. very explicit about success rate on building regulation applications, won't be any extra charge if building control are not happy any ask for more information and being quality assured and having professional indemnity insurance (I found cheaper quotes but there was lot of information missing which you clearly laid out in your suggested drawing and they would have charged extra if anything had to be changed due to not meeting building control satisfaction).”

Shumon Ali-Rahman, Homeowner, London



"I’m very happy with PorthouseDean, they always deliver drawings that are clear, understandable and fit nicely with our organisation and way of doing business."

Paul Wickham, Builder, SEHBAC, Ipswich



"We have been using Porthouse Dean for all our structural calculations for two years now. The service provided is second to none; quotes are issued very quickly (often same day) and are clear and concise with an excellent scheme proposal which allows our clients to understand the structural elements of their project easily. The structural calculations issued are extremely clear (no scribbled hand writing) and always arrive as a pdf attachment by e-mail within the specified timescale enabling us to schedule work accurately. The format of the calculations enables us to print and bind them into a professional pack for our clients. Chris and Sam are always on hand and happy to answer any queries which may arise during the construction phase. We look forward to working with Chris, Sam and their team for many years to come."

Debbie Ashworth, Architect, IHD, Southampton



“Chris & Sam, I used your services initially indirectly through my architect. Unfortunately, the architect did not meet expectations and hence I approached you directly. This proved to be a good move as you have been responsive to my requests. The timing of deliverables from yourselves to the architect seemed to have been an issue, however I am unclear if this down just to the architect or some other matter. My initial concern on quality of deliverables correctly proved unfounded, although I will say that the construction notes are pretty difficult to follow at times. My builder was unclear. Perhaps a very simple overview sketch referring to sections where notes might be found would be useful - certainly for any more involved projects. If it would help you I am happy to send a couple of photos of some of the beams we have included installed, the goal post stabilisation frame for example can be seen from within the garage.”

Nathan Barrett, Homeowner, Surrey



"PorthouseDean is a very slick professional operation that delivers structural calculations and drawings in a modern way as opposed the traditional ‘old school’ way and treatment of an application."

Andrew Kelly, Builder, Bury



"Detailed Planning have built a long successful relationship with Porthouse Dean. Porthouse Dean have great knowledge within the industry, are easy to work with, reliable and affordable. Their team are friendly and always ready to help, we recommend them for all structural consultancy needs!"

Paul Cramphorn, Architect, London



“Very helpful and always happy to help with any question even if you think it is silly, been a pleasure to have you do work for me.”

Greg Barton, Homeowner, Buckinghamshire



"I regularly work with Chris and his team to get structural calculations on my clients’ extension and loft conversion projects. They are always satisfied with the price and turnaround time. I highly recommend!"

 Dave Chamberlain, Architect, Wales



 “Excellent, professional and punctual. Would highly recommend.”

Ricky Bahia, Homeowner, Gerrards Cross



“I found the experience in dealing with Porthouse Dean most reassuring and satisfactory. The calculations I required were for my own property and following receipt of my sketch plans, they contacted me to clarify 2 items and then immediately commenced work and supplied the requested information in a very clear and concise manner. They're extremely professional and I have no hesitation in recommending them to any interested party.”

Paul Noble, F.R.I.C.S (Fellow Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Homeowner, Lancashire



“Impressed by the detail in the provisional quote and then the level of communication in the lead up to the release of the report. I would like to say I would use PorthouseDean again but I do not envisage doing any further extensions to this house :)”

Dave Penlington, Homeowner, Gloucester



"PorthouseDean is very thorough, and I particularly like the sketch that is part of the calculation process (Especially with it being in colour). It provides me with plenty of information I can then use to consider the options and to keep the job as cost effective as possible, and it’s certainly an improvement to the traditional way of being supplied with handwritten drawings."

Philip Hayward, Hayward Construction, Surrey



“Swift and efficient service. Recommended.

Neil Brown, Homeowner, Essex



"PorthouseDean offers a five star service – clarity of calculations, easy to understand layouts and on-time delivery."

Steve Vaughan, Architect, London



“Excellent service given, emails were always promptly answered, phone calls always returned if required, staff very polite and the work required was done in great time, you can use the project tracker which helped to see where you were in the pile to be worked on.”

Chris Hill, Homeowner, Berkshire

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