Testimonials

  • Leon has worked for me on couple occasions over the past few years. I have to say that his technical expertise has been invaluable and I find the suggestions that he comes up with to be very creative indeed.  I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.

    Albert Manifold
  • Leon designed a fantastic house which promises to deliver on all our dreams.  From our first meeting Leon just understood what we wanted & gave us everything and more than we thought was possible.  Leon’s in-depth knowledge of the planning requirements and practical approach ensured we got through phase 1 to get the planning approved with no problems.  The effort and attention to detail which Leon put into the tender package has astounded us – every detail was thought out, specific tradesmen were selected to ensure all builders’ quotes could be easily compared.  We are ¾ way though and we are so thrilled with Leon’s ability to project manage the build.  The tender drawings were so detailed we have had no extras to deal with from the builder!  Leon has a practical style which ensures he manages any situation quickly and smoothly and his extreme enthusiasm and pride in his work is infectious. We couldn’t recommend Leon highly enough for others seeking his expertise to build or renovate their home

    Noel & Jackie Maguire
  • I have dealt with Leon in all aspects of house design, construction, planning permission energy rating etc. From start to finish we have been very happy with the service. He is responsive and pays great attention to detail. He has a wide knowledge of what is needed to get the job done. I have no hesitation in recommending Leon.

    Richard Irwin
  • We were very impressed with Leon’s professionalism and disciplined approach in fulfilling our site engineering requirements. His confident and competent approach to practical design in layout of services was excellent.

    John Cunningham & Don Teegan
  • Working with Leon made designing our home a memorable and positive experience. High standards, a clean and modern design aesthetic, and very friendly service – he delivered everything we asked for with creativity, enthusiasm and a professional hand! Leon listened to us every step of the way, asking important questions about our life style, how we wanted to use this home, what look did we have in mind…always focusing on our interests and needs. Lots of ideas were shared and choices given to help make decisions. His unique ability to listen and interpret our ideas into a beautiful design made the whole process very enjoyable, while his professional approach and attention to detail meant we got exactly the house we wanted.

    Julie & Gary Coakley
  • Leon was recommended to us by a good friend who, like us, had tried working with other architects and designers for a significant building project. Leon was the first designer who took our wish list seriously and designed something that met our requirements and that we could afford.  We got a design that looks great, feels great, maximises our views and is practical and easy to live in.  Leon also helped us select a builder and kept costs tight.  Leon project managed the job as we  live in Dublin and we were building in West Cork.  We had every confidence in him and we could sleep easy at night knowing that he was on top of things and that if he needed our input on any aspects that he would seek it.  All went smoothly and our house was built within budget and on time and we now have a lovely house that has a bit of a wow factor while being relaxed and comfortable and is easy to heat and maintain.  Leon is a designer and project manager who listens to his clients and understands what they want and need, which are not talents that are often found.  If we ever need building work done again, he will be the first person we will ask for help.

    Vanessa Delaney
  • I have dealt with Leon Whelton in a professional capacity for a number of years and have found him very knowledgeable and practical in dealing with all planning matters, whether it be questions of compliance with planning conditions, the preparation and completion of site and transfer map for conveyancing transactions and house surveys.  He is also very efficient and contactable which is important in ensuring that a job is done quickly.  I would certainly recommend him for all planning matters.

    Paul O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Donovan & PartnersSolicitors
  • Leon Whelton is the architectural consultant that first came to our minds when we decided to start out on the building of our house. At first we considered doing a traditional style but then opted for a more contemporary design. Either way Leon was the person for the job as he transcends all divides when it comes to design and planning, with some really innovative ideas both on the interior layout and the exterior facade.We found him excellent when it came to transferring the ideas we had in our heads to his computer, what we envisaged appeared on the screen and finally on paper. Fantastic to work with and has a “of course it can be done” attitude.

    Colm Cleary & Sinead O Driscoll
  • We found Leon to be efficient, responsible and competent and have no hesitation in recommending Leon for future services based on performance on past projects.   O’Regan’s Pike Construction has worked with Leon on:

    • Architectural Design
    • Planning Permissions
    • House Surveys
    • Land Surveying incl. DTM Surveys & Setting out with EDM
    • Foul & Storm Sewer designs for Housing & Commercial Schemes
     

    O'Regan’s Pike Construction
  • I have known Leon Whelton for many years. I have found him to be articulate,sincere, genuine and dedicated to his job. He had some challenging tasks to perform while working for me. He always resolved issues and liaised with other professionals when required. I can highly recommend Leon Whelton as a consultant.

    Eamon HetheringtonGPD Ltd.
  • We used Leon Whelton on 2 occasions for design and planning extensions. We found him to be very professional to deal with. He immediately understood our desire to be sympathetic to the local environment. Not living in Ireland full time, we were naturally worried the process may have been fraught with difficulty. Not so! With Leon Whelton  on our case, the whole process was easy and stress free. We would have no hesitation in recommending him to any one who is looking for someone to complete the entire process,from design to handling the paperwork. Needless to say we now have a wonderful building that more then exceeds our expectation.

    Tony & Francoise Cowmey
  • Leon came highly recommended by the Auctioneer we were dealing with when were relocating with my work from the Netherlands in the Summer of 2013.  We wanted to buy a family farmhouse-style property in West Cork, but not knowing any local trades we were apprehensive about who to contact.  Leon surveyed the house we were looking to buy, contacted local trade professionals he had personal experience working with to assess the work and provided a very comprehensive report which we used to support our mortgage application to the bank.  With Leon's help we secured the funds and bought the house. Leon also helped prepare tender documents for repair works needed on the property and Leon's experience and local connections proved invaluable, giving us confidence that we were doing the right thing and dealing with the right people. Beyond Leon's professional expertise, he is a very approachable and easy-going guy, always available on the end of the phone to talk things through.  We can only echo the endorsement of the Auctioneer who originally put us in contact with Leon and highly recommend his work.

    Phil & Belinda Spruce
  • Leon Whelton was recommended to us, by both estate agent and solicitor, to survey a property in West Cork prior to purchase. Pragmatic and practical, Leon has wide ranging knowledge, experience, contacts and skills such that we engaged him as project manager for renovation work to the property including surveying, drafting and submitting for planning permission and service connections, the sourcing of contractors and materials and the overseeing of work in our absence. The project was completed on time, in budget with momentum and a sensitivity to the clients' needs and means. Leon provided confidence and excellent communications throughout and we would highly recommend his professional services.  

    Mick and Rose Hart
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