Testimonials

 

Lindsey and hedgehog development have been great during the whole process from first ideas to final design. Lindsey was patient with our indecisiveness, she provided valuable ideas and brought us back to reality to help us design our dream extension whilst not spending unnecessarily. Lindsey was also incredibly helpful guiding us through the whole planning application process, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hedgehog Development in the future.

Kerry Leggett – June 2019 
 

We appointed Lindsay and the hedgehog team at RIBA stage 0 and throughout our whole process they have been professional, helpful and creative whilst understanding how we were going to live and utilise our extended home.

Deadlines have always been met or in the instance of our planning permission submission, achieved over 4 weeks in advance.

We are now approaching RIBA stage 4 and we look forward to working with Lindsay and the team to get the house we have dreamt of.

We would not hesitate in recommending Lindsay and the Hedgehog team to anyone looking for an Architectural practice.

Davina Scoble – June 2019 

 

We found ourselves in a very difficult position and needed urgent help in getting retrospective planning permission for a large extension put on by a builder who had not obtained tis permission before he built this. Hedgehog responded to our plea for help very quickly and efficiently and I am glad to say planning permission was granted. I would thoroughly recommend them.

Diana Hawkins – May 2019 

We recently moved to Leigh on Sea and knew our new house would need quite a bit of work doing to it. Whilst it is a typical semidetached house we didn’t want a boring bland extension so asked Lindsey for some ideas. She came up with some great ideas that we are really excited about. She also did a great job in securing our planning and getting us ready to start on site; it has all been a seamless and great experience and would highly recommend Hedgehog Development.

Sarah Brennan- January 2019

 

Lindsey provided us with exactly what we were looking for.  She took our ideas and improved on them to give us the best design we could have wished for for our extension and ground floor remodelling. She recommended builders and was always available for any queries we had and was an absolute pleasure to work with.  We don’t normally like to make recommendations, but Lindsey is an exception and we would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs an excellent highly professional architect.

Michael Hammarton – October 2018

 

Lindsey took our specification and produced a superb design, meeting all of our requirements. She has been extremely helpful and has offered assistance and guidance when required, especially as this is our first project. We highly recommend Hedgehog Development and feel the experience so far has been very professional, personal and reliable.

Scott Dawson – October 2018

 

We had struggled for many years unsuccessfully to start our building works. then a friend suggested for us to use Hedgehog developments. We found Lindsey to be professional, proactive and her attention to detail surpassed our expectations. We cannot recommend Hedgehog Development enough and at last now have the home we have always wanted

Samantha   – October 2018

 

We are very pleased with the Hedgehog team in providing a challenging new build scheme to replace an aging and costly property. The design exceeded our expectations. The Hedgehog team were great to work with and plenty of communications

John Greenstreet   – October 2018

 

Lindsey was a true professional from the start to the finish of my project. I was impressed with her immediate grasp of what we needed and the range of ideas she came back with . I would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody looking for an architect

Nicola Webb   – September 2018

 

Lindsey of Hedgehog Development did an amazing job on my loft conversion and downstairs remodelling project. She took time to understand what I wanted to achieve and came up with a number of alternatives to overcome difficulties that cropped up along the way. This was not a case of an architect creating a design and then just leaving the builder to get on with it. Lindsey remained engaged to the end and the breadth and depth of her experience was incredibly helpful. I would highly recommend Lindsey and Hedgehog Development to anyone thinking about a similar project. With her input, the outcome has been even better than I ever thought possible. 

Bernadette Barber  – September 2018

My wife and I wanted to undertake a large renovation to the ground floor of our home.  We did an extensive search of local architects and came across Hedgehog Development.  Lindsey came across as professional and very helpful with all the questions we had in creating the flow of living we wanted for the ground floor.  She embraced our vision for an open living design and was able to help us condense our ideas into a plan that worked in practice. We appreciated that Lindsey always responded quickly to queries and was available to support us when building work did start, especially when we wanted to make some modifications to the existing plans.  Updated plans were quickly turned around so the builder could continue without delay.  We would not hesitate to use Lindsey again for future renovations and highly recommend her services.

Mark Allanson – June 2018

 

We hired  Hedgehog Development to help with our single story extension project. Lindsey and her team are very professional and nothing was too much bother. They were on hand to answer any questions or issues that we had

Paul – June 2018

 

We chose Lindsey after admiring her work locally, including in the home of a close friend. She was attentive, accessible, and pragmatic from the beginning to end of our project – providing countless ways for us to consider the most effective and economical use of the space we had. Lindsey created a family living space which has transformed the ground floor into a sleek, modern family hub allowing other parts of the house to be used to their potential as a result. Crucially her design also maintains the integrity of period features and overall feel of our home. She provided accurate and valuable advice to support our liaisons with other contractors, giving us confidence in how the drawings would be executed, and was always prompt to field queries from us and from contractors from the initial drawing stages through to completion of the build. We were concerned about building our family space in a north facing part of the house, but Lindsey’s design makes amazing and maximum use of light, and we have enjoyed a fabulous summer of full access onto the garden and have a cosy snug for dark winter months. We love our new living space and would recommend Lindsey’s work to anyone considering a similar project.

Helen Kidgell – September 2017

 

“Lindsey was so easy to work with, took our ideas on board – but made them loads better! We had a few problems with the build which she was able to quickly help us with. We’d definitely use her again.”

Laura Donnelly – September 2017

 

I would like to write a note in regards to Lindsey the owner of “Hedgehog-developments”. I am Southend born and own a property in the Chalkwell area and have for over 20 years but I have resided in Sydney, Australia since 1989. I had a view to move back to the UK for a period of time. I was introduced to Lindsey via my letting agent and although we have never met in person I have been literally blown away at how Lindsey operates on a business and professional level and Lindsey’s understanding of what I am looking for, her integrity, her efficiency in her work, the time frames to complete the work, the quality of her designs and clear outlines of costings and scope of work required. I have worked on many projects in Sydney and Lindsey is without doubt head and shoulders above anyone I have dealt with in the development field. I am happy for anyone to contact me that is considering working with Lindsey.

Simon Lucas, Chalkwell – September 2017

 

Lindsey expertly planned and managed our build from inception to completion. She professionally guided all aspects of the project including design, building work and planning application procedures. She excelled in all roles. Recommended.

Simon Kemp, Hadleigh, Essex – August 2017

 

“I think Cliffsea is absolutely fabulous and I want to thank you so much for your fantastic design and advice.

Everyone who has seen it think it’s wonderful – The local agent was also very impressed and even sent a few people from the office to see it!.I’m so pleased you persuaded me to have the lovely square hallway and open plan kitchen/living – just love it!.”

Pierina Collini, Leigh-on-Sea – July 2017

 

Lindsey, from Hedgehog Designs has worked closely with us to design our kitchen extension in our Victorian house, ensuring we maintain the quirky features with a fabulous modern twist.
We couldn’t be more pleased with the light, airy space we have and have wasted no time making the most of our our new and exciting living space.
We would certainly be in touch with Lindsey for future designs.

Samantha Berry-Churchill, Southend-on-Sea – January 2017

 

Lindsey was recommended by a friend as I was in need of professional help in refurbishing a Victorian semi I had recently purchased. The house is located in the Leigh Conservation Area and I wanted to add a modern kitchen extension whilst retaining the original features of property. Lindsey not only shared my enthusiasm for the project but she developed initial ideas and steered me through the challenging planning process with confidence, skill and professionalism. Once planning permission had been obtained, Lindsey was instrumental in helping me to find a suitable builder and other trades. Throughout the project, Lindsey was on hand to support and advise and provided innovative and aesthetically pleasing solutions when the builder needed assistance. The final result is beyond my expectations and I am thrilled to have such a beautiful home. I would not hesitate to recommend Lindsey to prospective new clients.

Gillian Rainey, Leigh-on-Sea – July 2017

 

Although we were happy with the location of our property in Southchurch which had already had a side and rear extension over 20 years ago; we had been thinking of moving as the house had become tired and dated. The layout badly needed bringing up to modern standards to make much better use of the space we had. We did think we had enough design knowledge ourselves to do this but in the end we decided to get the job done professionally and we are so pleased that we did call in Lindsey from Hedgehog Development to help. She listened to our requirements and provided us with detailed and accurate plans of the existing house and several options for both the ground and first floor. Our new look downstairs will have the kitchen, dining room and ‘garden room’ opened up to become a super modern airy space. Lindsey’s ideas for special windows in the flat roof and a large bi-fold will give much more light and a real wow factor. She has also come up with 3 options for an ensuite upstairs which was the other thing the house was lacking. We have opted to use one of the builders that Lindsey recommended and we know that the work will make such a difference when the project completes in spring next year.
We would be happy to recommend Lindsey and Hedgehog Development to family and friends.

John & Tina Boswell – July 2016

 

Lindsey has assisted in creating the perfect kitchen / diner extension. From doing an initial consultation to spending time with us on various options Lindsey has had the patience and experience to advise us along the way. The end result is exactly what we wanted and has created an additional space to the house that feels like it has always been there. Was a journey but one well worthwhile and made easier with Hedgehog’s help!

Bryan Hemmings – July 2016

 

I have worked with Lindsey for the past year and found her to be very knowledgeable and efficient. She is always available to answer questions and prices her work very reasonably. Her extensive experience means that there is not much that she doesn’t know, and anything that she doesn’t know she can very easily find out.

Shazli Hasisz, July 2015 – Southchurch

 

Hedgehog Developments…. great vision and flexibility of thought. Always looking for new concepts whilst embracing conventional practices and willing to listen and adapt to client ideas.

Portsoken Properties Limited

 

Lindsey designed and project managed a bathroom refurbishment in our previous house, we were so happy with her and how well the job went (and to budget) that we have now had Lindsey design a new rear extension on our new house. Lindsey manages to understand what we want (and is very patient when we change our minds about details) and her designs are sympathetic to the current house design as well as meeting as our needs.

Jane and Trevor Barr, July 2014 – Leigh-on-Sea

 

We absolutely LOVE our new room and your idea to move the kitchen in the dining room was excellent. We spend most of our time in the new room which also allows us to enjoy the garden. So thank you. 🙂

Helene and Daniel June 2013 – Park Street – Southend

 

We approached Lindsey having liked her designs for their sense of space and clean, uncluttered lines. We were not disappointed as her solution to what had appeared to be an intractable problem was both innovative and elegant. She combined a keen sense of aesthetics with a practical down to earth approach that extended as far as advice on kitchen design. When we were struggling to envisage ideas she even arranged visits to similar sites. Best of all, she listened to and made sense of our suggestions, steering us through potential decision minefields with patience and tolerance. The final design not only enhances the original 1900 house but makes a confident, modern statement that promises to be both stylish and easy to live in.
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Anne and Richard Lee, August 2013 – Leigh-on-Sea

 

“I instructed Lindsey Wislocki in relation to a large project undertaken with my next door neighbour. The project involved building a new top floor on both properties. Lindsey provided an excellent, client-focussed service throughout the design and planning process, tender stage and project management. I would thoroughly recommend Lindsey for projects of a similar nature”

Chris Dyton – Chalkwell Esplanade – September 2013

 

For several years we had been thinking of modernizing our kitchen, but had put off any decision as it can be so extremely stressful. Then friends recommended us to a lady Architect, Lindsey Wislocki who has her own business, Hedgehog Development. On meeting Lindsey, we had complete confidence that she would plan and manage the entire project, dealing with the builders, plumbers, electricians and Building Control. Lindsey designed 8 different and very interesting options and the one we chose has totally transformed our kitchen and breakfast room from an old fashioned design to very modern.

 During the project Lindsey visited daily to check on progress and dealt very efficiently with any queries. We are totally delighted with our new stunning kitchen and breakfast room, the result and the way the project was handled which took so much of the stress we would have suffered without an architect, completely away. 

 We are extremely grateful for everything Lindsey has achieved for us.

Geoff and Brenda Goodhind, June 2013- Marine Parade – Leigh on Sea

 

Lindsey was recommended to us by several people who were aware of her work and as this was our first building project of this scale we were keen to go on recommendation. We were looking to create a new kitchen / family room and to achieve this we required a ground floor extension. As this was going to be the hub of the home we were keen to get it right!

Lindsey not only listened to what we needed, but she also developed some of our ideas to help create the perfect family room. She completed several drawings for us, with different layout options and was happy to meet as often as needed to discuss each scenario. Lindsey managed the planning and structural engineer process quickly and efficiently and also recommended the builder and kitchen contacts, all of which I would also highly recommend.

 I would have no hesitation in recommending Lindsey and have done so.

Angela Rowe July 2013 – Sandleigh Road, Chalkwell

 

“I would definitely recommend Lindsey of Hedgehog Development. I appointed Lindsey to project manage the refurb and kitchen relocation in a chalet bungalow. I found her to be very attentive when listening to my ideas and very helpful when answering queries.

The kitchen designs were drafted with 3D images to help us gauge how the final kitchen would look, Lindsey spent a lot of time running through samples to achieve the look I had in mind.  I found her to be very helpful and approachable and feel that I have learnt a lot from this experience.

Certainly will be recommending Hedgehog Development to family & friends.”

Anthony Bishop, Leigh-on-Sea – January 2012

 

“I would unhesitatingly recommend Lindsey Wislocki and Hedgehog Developments for any improvements to kitchens and bathrooms. She managed the complete replacement and refitting of our kitchen, two bathrooms and downstairs toilet. Everything was stripped back to a shell and absolutely everything was replaced. Lindsey and her contractors caused us the minimum amount of disruption under what could have been difficult circumstances and the work was finished to our complete satisfaction, under budget, and more or less to schedule. The equipment and fittings used were of the highest quality and at all times our wishes, including last minute changes that we wanted, were incorporated without difficulty. We had received quotes from specialist kitchen/bathroom suppliers before considering Hedgehog Developments and do not regret the decision to use Hedgehog.

It is the only time when we have carried out similar work where we had no complaints whatsoever. We would certainly use Lindsey again for a similar, or bigger, project.”

Barry Circus, Laindon – November 2011

 

I instructed Lindsey Wislocki to draw up the plans for a rear extension to my house, to become an open-planned kitchen/family living space. Lindsey listened carefully to my ideas and vision for the space, drawing up the plans for the local council quickly and liaising well with my builders throughout the works and through to completion. Lindsey was helpful and easy to work with, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

Karen McConkey, Hillside Crescent – Chalkwell -June 2011