What they say about Bespoke

We were referred to John and his team by a friend in Portugal when we needed a major conversion of the villa we had just acquired. The work involved an extensive restructure and redesign of the upper floor and conversion of all lower floor rooms to enable it to be rented commercially.

With very limited construction experience and Portuguese we relied totally on Bespoke to organise and project manage the whole build from start to finish. We were absolutely delighted with the service they supplied.

John and his team are totally reliable, trustworthy and take all the hassle and potential headaches away from any major build in the Algarve. We would not hesitate to use them again and highly recommend the whole team.

- Dave and Lisa Weller @ 17.02.2016

Many thanks to John and the Bespoke team – you guys have been so easy to work with - immediately capturing the essence of what we wanted in our house design, providing a great end to end service that we could trust and real value for money.  We are delighted with the design and can’t wait to see it become a reality this year.

- Ruth and Mike Mitchell @ 17.02.2016

Nadat wij in 2014 ons huis hadden gekocht zijn wij aan de slag gegaan met John.

Waar we eerst het plan hadden om helemaal nieuw te gaan bouwen veranderde onze mening naar totale renovatie.

John zag daar hele goede mogelijkheden in. Het was een  geweldig samenwerking waar vooral heel goed geluisterd is naar onze specifieke wensen. Ze hebben onze ideeën over ons huis heel goed gebruikt in hun ontwerp waar we heel blij mee waren. Ze hebben aan kleine details genoeg om een prachtig ontwerp te maken voor wat nu ons prachtige huis geworden is. Een prachtig huis met toch de Portugese stijl behouden maar met ook moderne details.We zijn heel blij met John en zijn team voor het ontwerp,de uitvoering van alle plannen en de hele goede begeleiding tijdens de bouw.

Onze complimenten voor het hele team bij Bespoke en wij zullen andere zeker aanraden om contact te zoeken met jullie voor de bouw of verbouw van een huis.

Bij ons zit het er bijna op en is op wat kleine dingen alles klaar maar we genieten nu al volop van ons nieuwe huis wat voor ons echt een paleisje is geworden.

Bedankt Bespoke en vooral in ons geval John en Sandra,jullie kunnen trots zijn op jullie wer.

- Anita en Theo Konst @ 17.02.2016

We worked on a project with John Wilson to put an extension on our villa and have been thrilled with both the result and the process, so much so that we are to embark on another project with him this winter. 

John is easy to work with, full of good and practical ideas but helistens to his client and makes adjustments suited to their needs, wants and tastes.

As both architect and project manager, his attention to detail is exemplary and his ability to foresee problems and circumvent them is admirable. His relationship with his builder is extraordinarily good which makes for an easy process.

As we lived in the UK during most of the actual work, his weekly updates were a great help; we were furnished with lots of photographs and a comprehensive overview of the progress being made. However, John does not trouble the absentee client if he knows he can deal with a problem himself. Any decisions he took on our behalf were with a good understanding of the sort of clients that we were and after he had gathered, through conversation and consultation, our tastes and the use to which we were going to put the building.

John is honest, upfront and realistic about the costs, possibilities and pitfalls that may arise during the works and we always trusted him. He never failed that trust. 

We would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone thinking of any works requiring the services he provides.

- John and Suzanne Goddard @ 02.07.2015

I just want to congratulate you and your team for the successful conclusion of our two projects.

Both projects were concluded to our full satisfaction and within a reasonable time frame and cost budget.

The first project – legalizing the existing structures/buildings on the ground as well as the technical survey went very well and paved the way for our purchase of the property.

The second project – construction of a swimming-pool and swimming-pool-area - on a steep slope –was more complicated and needed a host of different ideas to come together. We felt that our cooperation with you, your team and the builder went without a hitch. We appreciated your weekly follow-up on the project.

My wife and I are both very happy with the result.

Give our regards to your team

All the best to your all

- Janne & Jens Mollenbach @ 18.05.2015

Autorisons bien volontiers le Cabinet d'Architecte John Mark Thomas WILSON situe CARVOEIRO,

A faire usage et toute publicite du projet que son cabinet a elabore a notre intention pour une construction de villa avec 4 suites, piscine et sous sol situ& a CARVOEIRO.

Ce projet est en tout point conforme a nos attentes. Nous avons trouve des interlocuteurs a l'ecoute, d'un grand professionnalisme qui ont su avec diligence concevoir le magnifique projet que nous attendions.

Fait pour valoir ce que de droit

- João Maria & Naisha de Sousa @ 31.10.2014

After we bought our house in the Algarve we worked with John on a design to bring the building up to today’s standards and to make the house brighter and more open spaced. John’s designs clearly fulfilled our objective and he had many innovative solutions to overcome architectural challenges.

During the construction phase John took care of the project management. He kept us always well informed through many photos taken onside and discussed and solved any issues that arose during this phase in a timely and competent manner.

Overall, working with John was a very pleasant, relaxing and enjoyable experience, allowing us to really enjoy our renovated house the way we like it. Thus I can only highly recommend John as well as the builder selected by him.

- Dr. Wolf Bay @ 21.10.2014

It was a daunting thought, how would we take on a major re- build project in Portugal while we lived in the UK? A Portuguese friend of ours introduced us to John Wilson. Bespoke Architectural projects. We soon realised how lucky we were to have found John, not only for his creative and design abilities, but also for the amount of caring and soul he was willing to put into our project.

John has been, professional, effective communicators in our project too fully refurbish our home in Portugal. 

He has been responsible for designing and managing the construction stage from start to finish. This has included the conceptual design, controlling and completing all the technical drawings as well as attending many meetings with the Camara.

I would like to emphasize his ability to solve problems on ourproject, and adapt himself to the other internal and external collaborators (Sub-contractors), IE, builder, engineers, Camara etc. John has shown himself to be reliable and methodical when on his site visits, doing his research on rules and regulations concerning our project John has demonstrated to us his ability to work independently using his creativity and enthusiasm.

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we can recommend John Wilson and his team, Bespoke Architectural Projects & Projects Management.

- Karen & Garry Marsland @ 17.10.2014