"We have worked with Nick for over 3 years on both phases of our home’s renovations including internal remodelling and an extension.
We had a very good idea of what we wanted to achieve, but it was Nick’s understanding of space and the flow within the house which provided an amazing design, particularly for the second phase which was the most complex project.
We used different key building contractors for each phase. Our continuity throughout was Nick. His Stakeholder Management skills are first class. He provided amazing support to us and has been extremely responsive to all queries, no matter how big or small. He was excellent throughout the journey liaising with all our key contractors and City of Edinburgh planning department.
He always understood that we had to work within budget and provided practical advice during the build phase. He was an excellent facilitator between ourselves and our building contractors when technical or budget discussions were required.
Overall, we highly recommend Nick and N7 Design Studio for architect services"
“I hired N7 Design Studio after my previous architect had let me down. I now wish that I had hired N7 in the first place as they have proven, knowledgeable, highly reliable and definitely goes the extra mile for their clients. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is looking for professionals on whom they can rely to get a great job done at a very reasonable and competitive price”
“I have been working on this project for just over 15 months with Nick at N7 Design, and have found him to be thoroughly professional in every aspect of his business. During what has been at times very frustrating negotiations he has remained calm and always given best advice, his experience in dealing with people at all levels has been invaluable during which he has remained calm and controlled.”
"We used N7 design for our rear extension and would thoroughly recommend. From day 1 I was impressed by Nick's competence and professionalism throughout the project. Communication was great and what was really impressive was how he helped us overcome a couple of unforeseen obstacles during the build quickly and smoothly"
“Innovative, professional, perfectionist, good listener, and 100% reliable. These are a few of the qualities we found in N7 Design Studio when they recently designed our Sunroom. Careful consideration and scrupulous attention to detail has resulted in a truly contemporary space, perfect for modern day living and entertaining. All in all, we just love the space and light which has been created, and in particular, the benefit of being able to enjoy our garden all year round”
"I can't recommend Nick enough. He designed the alterations for my home which I now love. He's thoroughly professional, very reliable and brilliant at listening. I love his creativity and ability to translate my thoughts and ideas into a design. He's calm and patient, which is so necessary when designing such an important space and getting it through all the necessary legal/planning/building warrant hoops. Whenever I take on another project requiring an architect, it'll be Nick"
"Nick was absolutely fantastic from start to finish with our double storey side extension. His communication was clear, making what was a daunting process seem really easy, and he completely understood our requirements, even adding in extra suggestions to maximise space in other areas of the house. Through him we found an excellent builder in Nick Milne & the project was completed through to building warrant sign off in great time, considering the global pandemic! We’re thrilled with our extra space and get so many comments on the brilliant design"
"We are really pleased with our open plan extension and would highly recommend Nick. The space is incredible and so light. It is exactly what we wanted. Nick was very patient and answered all of our questions. He designed the different options to help us visualise the result. He knew we were keen to get started and turned around each stage really quickly. He guided us through the process and ensured we always knew what was coming next. Nick also provided us with recommendations with builders from his experience which was a huge help"
"We would have no hesitation in recommending Nick at N7 Design Studio. He designed a great wrap around extension for us, helping to completely transform our living space. He was patient, knowledgeable, and incredibly responsive. A pleasure to work with!"
"I would highly recommend Nick. He was very friendly, helpful and gave us some good advice when we were thinking about getting our garage converted. The design stage was carried out very quickly and the builder he recommended - R Bell Joinery was excellent. Nick was always available to talk to when we needed advice and gave us some very good ideas. Really lovely guy and would not hesitate to use him again in future"
"We engaged with Nick to take on a project to extend our home and create an open plan kitchen/dining/living room space. We are absolutely delighted with the outcome - it has completely transformed our home! Nick was very professional and diligent throughout the project and we would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending his services! Absolutely love it!"
"We approached Nick in summer with the idea of converting our clutered garage into a child friendly play room. He listened to our requirements (ample storgage, lots of light, velux windows etc), which were met with draft drawings the following week.
Excellent value for service. He managed everything from start to finish, from design, recommending the guys at R Bell Joinery who were excellent and super quick (1 week), all contact with Edinburgh Council, organising structural engineers, arranging completion certificates and dealing with any unforseen issues quickly so not to delay.
I would highly recommend Nick, and R Bell Joinery, if you are considering having any work done"
"Over the summer Nick supported us in converting our double garage into a lovely open plan living area for the family. Nick took charge of all elements of the project and followed up with all the paper work right up into 2019. Nick took on board our ideas and suggestions; and we are delighted with our new living space. The work was completed by Robin Bell and his team; who were great. Robin was more than supportive and left us with a high quality finish. I would highly recommend using both of thsee companies in the future."