We wanted to create a 21st century take on an Arts & Crafts design and incorporate the latest green energy technologies. We chose Tsiantar because of the many excellent local projects they had undertaken and their willingness to turn our ideas into reality. The outcome is a classical look but first-class energy performance and comfort. We have an air source heat pump with an underfloor system, so no I ugly radiators taking up space, and this can run in reverse in hot weather to supply cooled water underfloor. In addition, we have 23 integrated PV panels, which blend into the grey rosemary tiles, a solar thermal set-up to assist the hot water supply, a Tesla Powerwall battery to make efficient use of own generated electricity and provide back-up in a power cut and 3 EV chargers. We wanted high levels of air tightness to minimise energy losses so we have a whole house ventilation system to provide fresh air and no noisy bathroom fans. The stale exhaust air is used to warm the fresh air via a heat exchanger and is cooled in hot weather via a cooling unit. Clever design from Tsiantar means that all the equipment is out of sight. As well as brilliant architecture, Tsiantar provide first class interior design services covering bathrooms, flooring, and soft furnishings. An all round service.
DL – Prestbury
- New build
We liked the fact that Tsiantar Architect’s are well known locally, and have worked on many similar projects to our house. They were excellent at listening to what we initially wanted and then translating that in to a cohesive design that worked well for us. Drew was fantastic in the construction phase in guiding us through the (many!) issues we had as a result of the poor state of the building once everything was uncovered, especially given we were 10,000 miles away in Australia for the first 6 months of the build!
We’ve since worked with Tsiantar on a couple of our student developments.
NC – Altrincham
- New build
Our project was to refurbish and extend a period, semi-detached house, in need of repair, within a Conservation area, that we had purchased. We chose TA Ltd because of there experience in this scale and type of project, particularly in navigating the planning regulations and requirements within a Conservation Area. The team overcame structural issues, internal floor height anomalies and remodelled the original house, giving us a new kitchen with a 4m ceiling height we love. We were keen to work closely with TA Ltd to curate rooms to suit our strong & developed personal style. Together with the team, we created bespoke bathrooms, chose floor finishes and thresholds, lighting schemes and wall finishes with samples brought in for us to choose from, all in one place. It was as if TA Ltd held us by the hand, the big decisions were made professionally with options for us to consider, and yet the importance of the small details never ignored. We would use the team again but honestly, we’re not changing location for a while… they did such a great job.
JB – Bowdon
- Extension & Re-design
I chose Tsiantar Architects because of their previous designs in the area and on meeting them thought I could work with them as they grasped what I wanted almost immediately. The project was a dream and gave me no stress as I thought it would. Love my home and everything about it!
SH – Mere
- New build
As a relatively inexperienced developer I approached Tsiantar wanting to maximise the value of my plot and develop the site for the open market. With their excellent planning knowledge of the local area and creative design skills we were able to construct six new properties which all sold quickly, and over the anticipated market value. I then went on to develop a second site confidently knowing that both Tsiantar and our contractor Domville Builders would achieve another fabulous development. I was involved throughout the whole design and on-site process, and benefitted from the added design specification for the kitchens and bathrooms, floor finishes, lighting, and internal decoration.
Iain Mills – Sale
For over 25 years Domville Builders have been working closely with Tsiantar Architects to design and develop some amazing refurbishments, extensions and alterations, and latterly exclusively designed new build houses.
Our relationship initially developed with a new concept in loft conversions mainly in the Hale and Altrincham area where terrace houses were given a much needed extra bedroom/studio and bathroom. All the design plans, building regulations and planning were dealt with by Tsiantar and the designers were always on hand to discuss any design changes and alterations that may have cropped up and more than happy to pop down to site. The quality of their design packages, including plan drawings, schedules of work and their influence in the engineering designs has always made our life as builders so much easier.
This relationship has continued over the years to much bigger projects and the same quality of design of large extensions and new build luxury houses is still evident today.
Domville Builders – Timperley
Tsiantar Architects and Kemp Kitchen Design Studio have collaborated on a number of high quality residential projects together over recent years. With company values that align (High quality design, paired with a high level of service) Tsiantar Architects always ensure every detail has been thoroughly planned.
The high level of preparation and planning Tsiantar provides, always ensures a smooth transition into the fitted furniture installation phase. We are always delighted to work alongside the skilled team at Tsiantar to deliver a breath taking end result for the client.
Kemp Kitchen Design Studio – Sale
Tsiantar were exceptional in translating our ideas into a visionary and practical design, whilst at all times keeping one eye on cost effectiveness. The approach throughout was professional & efficient. Tsiantar’s intimate knowledge & understanding of the building regulations meant that all inspections were completed without any problems. Tsiantar were particularly responsive to flexing the plans as the project progressed. This was an important aspect of the project because our own ideas evolved as the concepts transitioned from paper plans, which were sometimes hard to visualise, into reality as the construction work progressed. We were delighted with the outcome. Our house was transformed from an uninspiring conventional property into a stunning contemporary home which we absolutely love
WK – Hale Barns
- Extension & Re-design
Tsiantar’s flair/ideas for design speedily converted into different options for discussion/choice. They were excellent in working with, and winning over the local planning authority. They provided a superb level of service throughout the process and were always contactable and willing to deal with every little detail. We are very happy with the excellent quality of our finished project and at a reasonable price. Many thanks to all the Tsiantar team!
MT – Hale
- Extension & Re-design
The translation of our brief into a concept scheme was utterly superb and Tsiantar Architect’s interpretation of our needs and ideas were stunning. We didn’t change a thing from the original drawing, we built the drawing!!!
The window design was key to our project with a lot of glass allowing the mature tree lined plot to reflect in the windows, this is just one of the stunning features of our new home.