HAMISH BOND (Olympic Rowing Gold Medalist) & LIZZIE BOND

"We have nothing but gratitude and appreciation for Aaron and his team. From the outset we were made to feel like we were priority clients # 1; upon talking with other customers this feeling was obviously not unique to us. All our questions, queries and opinions were treated with consideration and respect which is all we could ask for.

We started the design process with some ideas of how we wanted the house to look and function and then Aaron took our ideas to the next level and made them a reality. He had the ability to create space where we could not and turn our simple squares into unique architectural flair. He often came up with multiple solutions to issues and helped us evaluate which alternative best suited our needs. We believe that Aaron's design process resulted in the perfect balance of individuality without compromising functionality.

Once the design was finalised Aaron has the contacts and expertise to turn drawings into construction. He has knowledge of local builders, tradespeople and suppliers that gave us choices and options of which we would otherwise have been unaware. Throughout the build Aaron and the team were available to reassure us and answer any questions we had.

The single biggest learning that we took away from the building process was that people who are recommended by others rarely let you down. Consequently we would not hesitate in recommending Aaron and his team to anybody considering building a home.

In our experience Aaron takes pride not only in the design of your home but also going the extra mile all the way through to completion!"
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ERIC MURRAY (Olympic Rowing Gold Medalist)

Aaron was the obvious choice for us to design our new home, as we have seen and loved a number of homes previously designed by him!

What we have really valued is Aaron's obvious design flair & passion for creating beautiful architecture. This, along with his attention to detail & commitment to helping us realise our dreams, was apparent from the outset!

The service we have received from the entire team has been outstanding & we wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to anyone.
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JAY & JAYNE DAHLBERG - Cambridge Building

Aaron and the team at LAD Architecture design beautiful homes! Driving through our local Cambridge area the LAD designs are distinctive as being well constructed, innovative and enviable homes. Cambridge Building is proud to have been involved with a number of projects designed by Aaron with the support of his LAD team.

We came to fully appreciate the LAD team's culture of excellence when we (Cambridge Building) became personal clients for the design of a St Kilda home in 2014. Aaron made detailed notes during our initial concept meeting and within a short time period, had a concept plan that covered our wish list and more. We found he had excellent ideas that enhanced our own and a competent team who were able to move the concept ideas into a full set of plans seamlessly. Once the home was being constructed, the design flair was apparent and the home's well thought out floor plan was complemented by many.

Our experience with LAD has found them proactive with product selection ideas, receptive to trouble shooting ideas as the design process progresses (with any number of involved parties) and excellent at maintaining communication between client, builder and designer. Aaron and the LAD team work to ensure that your finished home design is eye-catching, easy to live in and surely to be the envy of the neighbours. For a high end, quality new home or renovation design we would recommend using LAD. We would be happy to be contacted by anyone who may wish for further comment or to be shown through completed homes that have been designed by Aaron.
DR PAUL STEPHENS - Director of the Cambridge Medical Centre (Extensive Commercial Upgrade & Project Management)

“LAD have performed an excellent service with ideas, ability to listen to our needs, plan adaptation and project management. Aaron has been enthusiastic and efficient and we only have praise for him and his team. A difficult project done superbly”.

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ANDREW & SUE LENNOX - Karapiro, Cambridge (Extensive Home Alteration & Addition)

"We've had a great experience working with the LAD team.  They have turned a tired home into an awesome family home with the wow factor!  Aaron had a thorough understanding of every aspect of our project, and his creative ability & problem solving skills were outstanding .  It's been an absolute pleasure to work with Aaron and the team at LAD".

GRANT & MAUREEN CALVERT - Cambridge (New Home)

"LAD were engaged to design our family home. They have designed exactly what we wanted and listened to exactly what we requested. Whilst offering numerous innovative and creative ideas LAD have been really responsive to all of our requests and totally receptive to any suggestion or amendment we might have had. We are thrilled with the result & would certainly utilize their services again".

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HAYLEY & TONY SHAW - Bellevue Road, Cambridge (New Home)

“An excellent service. Always willing to help and change the plans. Nothing was a problem. LAD was always positive”.

CRAIG & BELINDA MULGREW - Awatere Ave, Hamilton (Extensive Home Renovation)

"Working with Aaron & the team at LAD was great. Their vision turned a house that was fit for demolition into a fantastic family home that ticks all the boxes we had in our 'dream home'. We would definitely use LAD again".

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LOU LOU'S HAIR STUDIO - Empire St, Cambridge (Hair Salon Refurbishment)

''When I purchased my salon it was in desperate need of a major makeover, I had some ideas of my own but wanted some professional advice as I was stuck on the actual layout of the salon and what I wanted to achieve with it. I had heard great comments about LAD so gave them a go. Aaron and the team were fantastic, once I had explained to them what I wanted to achieve they said “not a problem leave it with us”, Within a few days I had a floor plan.

LAD created our amazing salon - Lou Lou’s Hair Studio Ltd. We love our new salon, it is so easy to work in and the clients love the design, atmosphere and modern look. We have been in it now for 8 months and love coming to work as the salon looks and feels fabulous.

We have so many people from Cambridge and out of town commenting on how beautiful our salon looks. I would recommend LAD to anyone who is thinking of renovating or just wanting a change. Thank you LAD - you're the best!''.

ROUGE WINE BAR - Empire St, Cambridge (Commercial Fit out & Refurbishment)

''Aaron Guerin and the team at LAD were instrumental in the successful planning and development of Rouge Café in Cambridge.

LAD were recommended to us, and from the outset they showed great interest and willingness to get the project started. Their expertise and communication skills were key, and the right contacts with professionals such as structural and electrical engineers eased any consent concerns and enabled the building to begin without delay.

Aaron had a fantastic local builder lined up and fully briefed on the project who was able to start as soon as council consent was issued and turn the empty shell into the thriving café that Rouge is today.

LAD is a small and personal operation where one on one contact ensures the best results in an efficient and precise manor. Rouge is very grateful for the partnership forged and looks forward to working with Aaron and the team on future projects''.

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