We at Charing Healthcare commissioned Jean-Louis on many occasions to deal with a number of extensions to our homes.

We have always found him to be supportive and patient and to produce plans that meets our needs. The quality of his work is excellent and he has an imagination that would overcome issues that we have experienced on many occasions.  His service and quality of work has always been produced on time and has proven to work well with builders to complete a project.

C Osman, Charing Healthcare, Director


Jean-Louis was recommended to us by a builder. He was reliable, attentive, understood our requirements and explained any suggestions in a way that we could understand.

All work was delivered promptly; he was always courteous, professional and helpful, and we always felt that he had our best interests at heart.

We would happily recommend him.

Chris Langfield


We engaged Jean-Louis to draw up plans for an extension and significant changes to the layout to the ground floor of our house. The house is in a conservation area.

Jean-Louis’ drawings were sensitive to the surrounding environment and faithful to the style of the building. The new layout has enabled us to make far better use of the space.

Jean-Louis was timely, kept to his quote and was proactive. When the Council voiced some concerns at the pre approval stage, Jean-Louis came back to us having already discussed a proposal with the Council. This proactive attitude was welcomed by us. We enjoyed working with him.

Thanks Pauline and Simon White


We asked Jean-Louis to advise us on some building work we are having done, his ideas and expertise have already saved us more than his fee.

Tim Weedon


It has been a pleasure working with Jean-Louis in extending of our care home from a 23 bedded to 29 bedded with associated required facilities.

He has been a great support to us right from the start. He gave us confidence with his efficient, flexible and prompt manner as well as his fresh designs.

Jean-Louis has been liaising with the local authority and the financial institution ensuring that the building work was carried out to their satisfaction and requirements.

He has a positive and practical approach to completing the task, namely attention to detail. We really enjoyed his vision and professionalism. We have no hesitation in recommending his services.”

Best wishes, Pramen Maulayah


I am writing to thank you for the professional and friendly service that you gave to my wife and me when we first discussed the possibility of building a garage on the side of our house.  Your quiet, mild mannered and courteous approach towards us and our neighbours and your professionalism when dealing with Swale Borough Council were beyond reproach and very much appreciated.

We made numerous changes to our initial plans and you incorporated all of these including giving excellent advice to even better my ideas as the work progressed. The whole process moved along very smoothly and where I had been advised by friends that planning applications were very difficult, this certainly was not the case.

Working with you meant that all the submitted designs sailed through without complications.

Kind regards, Alex Whitmey


Our brief was to improve the structure of the barn and to make the stable block into a self-contained annex to the house. In addition we wanted to remove a large tin clad structure known as the covered yard which links the barn to the stable block.

Jean-Louis was always obliging and produced the drawings quickly and efficiently. Due to the unknown quantity we had to change the design numerous times and Jean-Louis was always willing to do this.

We were very pleased with the results of the build and would definitely use Jean-Louis’s services again.

Rupert Humphrey


Jean-Louis provided excellent plans for a property. The work has now been carried out, improving the accessibility & increasing the property’s value.

Thank-you from, Rosemary Williams


I have used Abbyad Chartered Architect on many different projects including my own home.

From consultation to design Jean-Louis ensures he fully understands my requirements then makes invaluable suggestions and alternatives to enable me to get the very best from each project.

D Watson


As a direct result of Jean-Louis’ specification, drawings and initial referral of IDS to a customer in Kent, we were able to secure a project valued at £140,000.00

The works went extremely smoothly and the client has been left with a property re-vamped and extended which now provides user friendly, bright and airy spaces from what was once a dark dull neglected cottage.

Jean-Louis’ expertise and design flair were instrumental in making this happen.

P Devereaux, IDS Builders Ltd


I recently commissioned Jean-Louis Abbyad to provide architectural services in relation to the design of a first-floor extension to our home. The work included the preparation of drawings and specifications, and the relevant submissions to the local authority for Planning Permission and Building Regulation Consents.

At every stage Jean-Louis was very helpful and he took full responsibility for liaison and dealing with the Local Authority. He kept me fully informed of progress throughout and provided an almost immediate response and clarification to any queries I raised. The work was completed and the required regulatory consents were achieved within the original timescale quoted. At the conclusion I was provided with a final set of drawings and full specification to enable me to progress the building work itself.

In summary, I was very pleased with the service provided and have no hesitation in recommending Jean-Louis to anyone seeking similar architectural services.

Peter Horn


It gives me great pleasure to write a testimonial for Mr. Jean-Louis Abbyad.

This Summer I was fortunate enough to be able to recommend his services to my Son and Daughter-In-Law who were in need of a reliable Architect to design their latest housing project.

Jean-Louis met with them and quickly understood their requirement to convert the tiny three-bedroom bungalow they had just purchased into a substantial five-bedroom house. His first design met with their approval and planning consent was obtained without issue, the construction is now well underway with the end in sight.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Jean-Louis in the future and wish him every success for the New Year.

Sincerely, Paul Thompson


Dear Jean-Louis,

When Laura’s mum announced that she was going to come and live with us, it did come as something of a shock. Fortunately, the first thing we did was to talk to you about turning our garage into a one-bedroom bungalow.

Your knowledge regarding the planning process has been invaluable. The plans that you submitted are fantastic and have helped everyone concerned with the build, to know exactly what is expected of them. The layout of the house will be ideal for someone of Laura’s mum’s age.

You have been and still continue to be available to us as the build progresses, answering any questions or queries that we have had.

We will have no hesitation in recommending you to our family and friends in the future.

Kind Regards, Chris & Laura Endersby


Well worth the price!

We were very pleased with the results and with the service provided by Jean-Louis and we can truly recommend him to everyone.

We would definitely use his service again as he answered all of our questions and was completely reliable.

Thank you once again if all companies were like you, life would be easier.

Agnieszka Polak


Dear Jean-Louis,

I am writing to thank you for your professional and friendly service that you gave myself and my wife. We had spoken with two other architects who had visited our home and told us what we could have which wasn’t even close to what we were looking for in the extension.

Your knowledge regarding the planning process and the local council requirements was fantastic.

During our other meetings, we had been advised that we were unable to utilise the whole space due to boundary’s, this wasn’t true and meant that we would gain an extra meter within the property.

Following our discussion regarding the requirements of the extension, you were able to design and produce drawings that both myself and wife agreed would give us the space and storage that we were looking for.

We submitted the drawings, and after a couple of changes, requested by the local planning office we had our drawings approved.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends and family.

Please feel free to use this on your website or in your office.

Many Thanks

Bryan Davis


Dear Jean-Louis,

This is a quick email to thank you for the wonderful project you designed for our house. The extension is superb and looks so good. You listened to our requirements and worked hard to design it to our specifications.

We love the addition of the two roof lights. They flood the extension and lounge with natural light.

We would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone else looking for architectural services.

Thank you,

Andy and Helen Haith


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