Will Driml acted as our architect on the renovation and extension of our Queenslander home. The project involved remodelling and extending the rear of a very traditional Queenslander, including converting a bedroom to an ensuite and walk-in-robe, excavating under the house to create a double garage with internal stair access, adding two additional bedrooms and a deck, and remodelling the large kitchen area and sleepouts to create an open-plan kitchen, meals area, family room and separate laundry. From the outset, our brief was to retain the traditional charm of the property and mirror the original post-Federation details in the new extension. Will was attentive to our request, and provided a design which really fitted the brief. We started the project with a large wish-list and a number of ideas - Will provided advice and alternative solutions and we feel that the layout and flow of our house has benefited greatly from his expertise and design. Will's kitchen design has also provided an extremely workable layout. In particular, we are also very happy with the traditional roofline and proportions of the extension which fit our brief of retaining the traditional charm of the property. Will has been easy to deal with and provided thoughtful advice throughout the renovation process. We are exceedingly pleased with the end result of our renovation project.
Will came to our house on time and took the measurements he needed to change the layout of our currently disfunctional walk-in-robe and ensuite.. We were delighted that within 2 days we had an email with 2 choices of professional plans for our ensuite and walk-in-robe. Will was professional and highly skilled to come up with such great concept plans. We would definently recommend Will from Urban Solutions Architects to do work to any of our friends.
Stephen Gierke – Concept Developments (property developer)
I have used Will’s services on many occasions over the past 15 years both as a residential property developer and a home owner. The many projects have included town houses, new homes and renovations. Will has the proven ability to deliver customer focused results that only a boutique style practice can deliver. These include his ability to create a living design which always exceeds the customer’s expectations whilst ensuring the construction phase is as simple and hassle free as possible. The results speak for themselves with innovative living products created on time and within budget.
Jeremy & Koula
We engaged Will from Urban Solutions Architects to assist us in planning renovations to our prewar house. Will is very easy to work with. He has great ideas and listens well. We have used will before and will engage him again when we require architectural services.
Duke & Angela
We hired Will from Urban Solutions Architects to complete plans for a renovation and extension project for our post war home. Will was able to walk us through the process from concept stage through to detailed design. He was able to take our ideas and work these into a concept that was creative and suited our family's needs, while taking into account our budget and planning constraints. During this process, Will coordinated a number of requests for quotation and engaged professionals to complete required work, including surveyors and engineers, all to a high standard and a great time saver. Overall we found Urban Solutions to be approachable, helpful and able to add value using their industry contacts.
Brien Wilkins – BW Consulting (Building Certifier)
I think this design is bloody marvellous! Well done!
Steve & Patricia
I would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation regarding all aspects of our house project at Earnest Street. The design to maximise the potential of the block was excellent and the project management and attention to detail during the construction phase allowed us to enjoy the project.