"Peter was a rare and valuable find for us. He combined outstanding levels of technical knowledge in sustainable and eco-practical building design and materials, with a delightful humility and openness to discuss and develop our thoughts and ideas. Peter is also focused and business like, quickly able to address issues and problems. We can't recommend Peter highly enough. He helped transform our plans and dreams for a home into a wonderful reality that has exceeded our expectations."
"Sincere thanks from us both for your input, impeccable attention to detail, and advice to us and (the contractor) during the build. The house has attracted a lot of attention and an incredible number of favourable comments."
"We (timber frame contractor) have had the pleasure of working with Peter on a variety of residential projects over a 5 year period, and have always been very impressed by his attention to detail, thorough approach and architectural skills."
"Peter has great attention to detail and is a real problem solver. Unlike most architects, he has a real understanding of the cost implication of solutions. Over the course of our project he managed to save us a substantial amount of money whilst often improving the end solution. He is especially knowledgeable in timber frame construction. He is honest and reliable and always at the end of the phone, which we found very reassuring. I would strongly recommend his services."
"When a second opportunity to self-build arose, I did not hesitate to hire Peter Smithdale as he had done such a good job the first time round. He has a thorough understanding of the needs of self-builders and has just the right mix of skills to meet them. He seeks a creative partnership with his clients and has genuine respect for their ideas and designs, however unusual or challenging they may be. However he is also immensely practical, with a fantastic eye for detail, and understands the technicalities of ecological design inside out. I can't imagine self-building without his support."