I have worked on two renovations projects with Latemore Design and am very happy with the level of service they provide. Peter and his team have a lot of experience working with Queenslanders and also Historically listed houses. My builder always jokes that Peters drawings are always twice as many pages as he usually deals with - this is because Peter provides a lot of detail in the drawings so that all the questions are answered before construction starts and you do not have to go back and forth clarifying details during the build process. I really enjoy working with Peter and his team and highly recommend them.
We called Peter and his team in to help us design a back patio for our house. The brief was 'we want to feel like we're at a resort' and they delivered! The design and practicality of our back patio turned out better than we could have ever hoped for. Peter and his team kept us informed on the progress of their designs. We thoroughly enjoyed our time working with Peter and his team. Not only are they creative, they are very personable, reliable and responsive. We have no hesitation in recommending Latemore Designs.
I just thought you guys might be interested in how I believe that your good design, planning and consultation has left us with another windfall. For the last year we have enjoyed opening our electricity bills. . . for a family of 5 (3 of which are not that into turning off the lights and another who cooks every night of the week!!) in a large house with a pool, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, but no aircon, which is not required due to the thermal properties of the building and the layout of windows and louvres, . . a measly $260-$290 per quarter. My parents in law are speechless . . . they live on their own like it was still the depression and drought eras combined, but with an air con and spend over $500/quarter. So unless somehow the electrician has patched us into a neighbours supply, I'd have to put it down to the design, wouldn't you?? Thanks so much for a design that keeps on giving.
Being certifiers, myself, plus our team here at Catalyst, see a lot of documentation. Latemore Design are building designers who attempt to provide us with the best information possible so we can assess projects properly. Also, we are asked by them to assist with advice on some buildings, prior to approval lodgement, so that potential problem issues are resolved early. We appreciate all this, and value their continued use of our services, as we share the same professional attitudes.
The importance of structural engineering is often overlooked for residential building projects. The team at Latemore Design, however, understand the importance of a good structural solution and how this needs to be incorporated into their building design at an early stage in the design process to ensure a smooth documentation program and a cost effective construction solution. It is a pleasure working with a team of people who share the same passion for quality documentation and a dedication to providing practical, cost effective design solutions without compromising your needs as a client. Our shared focus has proven to be very successful and continues to provide great outcomes for clients. A quality, clear set of documents allows greater confidence for owners and builders. If you are looking for a team of design consultants to make the most of your project, have a look at the rest of this web site, they have a good brochure here which explains a lot about the process. Also lots of projects and testimonials. They are a good fun bunch of people to deal with and I am sure it will be a great experience for you as a home owner looking to renovate or construct a new home.
I knew Latemore Design through my supply of specialist screens. We engaged them after a sad process of not getting decent drawings for our new house, which caused no end of problems. Never again will I use cheapies! I strongly encourage others to engage Latemore Design because their higher fees ensure that someone has thought of everything, and their knowledge will protect you from potential disaster. Besides that, they are nice people.
We love the flexibility of our extra “house”. It has provided a great study device, as it seems well insulated from extra sounds and distractions. Stereo quietly playing is most congenial. Or the opposite, as I can kick the son down to the outhouse and have space upstairs. We liken our bright pavilion to being a bit like a solid tent, and in fact the front props match the angle of our tent. It really is the coolest place to be, actually, and I like using it for a summer retreat. Locals saw it in the Courier Mail and are known to take walks past, complaining they can't see enough from the street! Some I hear trying to convince the spouse to part with their preconceived shed idea. So look out Peter and team, you will be doing more!
The initial project brief appeared simple - to renovate a bathroom and to enclose some rather aged external stairs. The end result was far more impressive than I had hoped for. The folks at Latemore Design and Ross Stone from Prestige Building Group formed a great team. Some of the things I and the family have to enjoy in the haven in the trees: • An excellent bathroom making full use of available space. • A beautiful enclosed entry atrium area with feature wall and modern stairs. • An extended lounge / entertainment room. • An effective kitchen with free access onto the new deck and open views onto bushland. • The house exterior given a modern look with eave extensions and awnings. Thanks to all from Latemore Design and Ross the builder for a truly exceptional result and creating something special.
Our renovation and extension project was a fantastic experience and having someone like Latemore Design, who listened to us, then translated our thoughts into the functional and warm family home we wanted, was an amazing process. Peter and his team were friendly, professional, approachable and innovative, which were the qualities we were looking for, in this very important working partnership. We have a small lot, but wanted to tread lightly on the earth, Latemore Design and his team did a fantastic job. The result of our collaboration was a high quality, individual design with all the documentation taken care of by Latemore Design- it was so easy for us. We were very excited to begin the building asap. We were very fortunate to engage a professional and personable building company – Graeme Jarrett of Jarbou Build. They offered technical assistance and expertise during the project, which we valued immensely. They listened and respected our opinions – we believe this is a special quality that sets them apart from other builders. We really love our new home - the design is perfect, and we've really enjoyed seeing it evolve. John absolutely loves the deck and wants to see how many people it will hold! When we do stage 2 of our project, which will be done in a couple years, when we need more rooms for our growing family - Latemore Design and Graeme are the only team we will consider!
We would like to say how very happy we are with the result, having lived here for a while, and able to appreciate how your design has taken in all our family needs. We love the living space(s) downstairs. The kitchen area is just beautiful, and has already been put to great use for entertaining with several large family gatherings. The laundry area works well for us. And the chute, despite all the headaches it gave us trying to fit everything around it, is FANTASTIC! And we also love the way the character of our original house is preserved upstairs - it is wonderful having all the different living spaces for our boys, not to mention our parents' retreat and upstairs deck area - great for summer evenings and watching the moon rise. Please feel free to add us to your list of happy customers, and accept our personal award for excellence - and from many of our family, friends and passers by who have been so complimentary with regards the final result.