What our clients say!


  • 'Amazing service. Shuahra was brilliant. The workshop was very helpful. Highly recommended'.

    Ash, Carshalton

  • I loved the workshop Shuahra. It was really engaging, really informal which I think was the best part of it. Great conversation. We were able to open our minds from what we thought was possible and now we have much more of a overview as to what is possible. Now we are in a great position where we can move on to the next stage which is exciting.

    Nana, Sutton

  • We were very pleased with the overall design and appreciate you pushing us beyond our original thinking. Your continued good humour and professionalism made the whole process a very pleasant experience. Thanks Shuahra!

    Roisin and Aidan, Surrey

  • Really great session in the comfort of our garden talking about the spaces and exploring options. I loved the fact that it was a live working session, so talking in real time about what’s possible and being able to openly debate pros and cons about different design decisions. It was really refreshing, as with any creative or design process it can be very drawn out, but with the impetus of a live working session, has definitely kicked things off with the right energy and momentum so huge thanks to you Shuahra

    Holly, Kingston

  • The workshop was a great, affordable way to really start to visualise our plans and the steps to move forward with our vision. Shuahra was very friendly and took on board everything we were thinking and gave us good advice. Not only was it therapeutic watching her draw out plans in front of us, but we were involved with every step. Highly recommend Shuahra and the design workshop concept.

    Hayley, Surrey

  • its been a really intense enjoyable day. Some of the plans were absolutely perfect-exactly what we want. Now there's lots more to think about. We've got a plan to work on going forward. It's been really great working with Magda

    Private Client North West

  • We spoke with Shuahra, who was incredibly generous with her time, reviewing our drawing and offering great advise. Not only did she make recommendations on the kitchen plans but also advised us what updates we should make with building control. Highly recommend having a chat with her.


  • It was lovely exercise and I enjoyed it enormously

    Private Client Worsley

  • Shuahra is professional, efficient, thorough, highly skilled and talented. After a free consultation and full day workshop, was really pleased with suggestions and drawings which really helped envisage next steps going forward with extensions.

    Emma, Epsom Surrey

  • Magda put together the plans for the remodelling of our kitchen and downstairs toilet. She was outstanding, going above and beyond what we expected from the designs. We are really pleased with the end result which we settled on after many draft plans. The space has been just what we hoped for. I would highly recommend Magda as an architect.

    Private Client Manchester

  • (Lisa is) that very special person that got stuff on paper and emptied my head so I don't have to carry on rabbiting on about it!

    Sarah Lavelle-Huxley, Hoghton, Preston

  • We were impressed with Lisa's knowledge and professionalism from our first meeting and this is why we selected the Pride Road team to assist us with our planned extension on our end terrace home in Chorlton. We felt supported and guided throughout the process, receiving sound advise that reflected a clear understanding of our objectives and budget and were very pleased with the end design.

    Louise Grainger, Chorlton

  • Lisa was a delight to work with and from the outset was understanding of what the brief was and provided sound planning advice in securing multiple planning approvals within quite a short timescale. Following agreement of the brief, Lisa offered numerous internal layout and elevation options to demonstrate how might I optimise the space and external appearance of the property and how might this be achievable from a planning perspective. Overall experience was professional, approachable and creative.

    Private Client, High Legh

  • We instructed Lisa to help us obtain the necessary designs, plans and sustainability information to obtain planning permission for a new build project. Lisa worked with all members of the team well to ensure that all matters were dealt with to comply with current policy and legislation and amended plans where necessary to accommodate the planners requests. Lisa represented us at the Planning Council meeting and presented and argued case professionally and succeeded in obtaining the planning permission on the terms that we wanted. We are delighted with the service from start to finish and would not hesitate in recommending her.

    Claire Beaumont

  • We hired Magda to undertake a design consultation in March 2016. She was with us for a morning during which we discussed our ideas for the house, (a 1930s semi), ways to utilise the space efficiently, enlarge and update the bathroom and also possibly add a kitchen extension. Magda was very good at listening and working with our needs and came up with imaginative and creative design solutions. By the end of the morning we had clear drawings for three different options to consider, one of which we will undertake in the near future and another which we will probably go ahead with a couple of years down the line. Magda has been very good at maintaining contact but we've never felt under any pressure to act on her designs-this has been left to our discretion. She has been able to provide professional advice relating to costs, planning application process and other such considerations and recently provided contacts to enable us to engage a builder. We have no hesitation recommending the architectural design services of Magdalena Haener.

    Private Client Wirral

  • This is really beautiful. Lisa is doing am amazing job.I love the stone work being mirrored in the wooden door. And the overhang of the roof I think works perfectly.
    There was a point when I emailed you a photo of my beautiful garden that I thought this may be a really bad idea, but I really think you have come up with something amazing, lets hope that planning agree!'

    Private Client, London

  • Lisa is a true professional. She listens, gets to know you and your needs and applies her knowledge and experience to ensure every detail is addressed. We have not been an easy client, changing our minds numerous times on issues. Lisa has always accommodated this and offered practical and acceptable solutions, which has sometimes meant working under pressure and time constraints. She has been very conscious that the accommodation will remain our home and very attentive to ensure our lifestyle needs are met.
    We are delighted with the designs that Lisa has produced, her approach to her work, her attention to detail and her enthusiasm in ensuring that our dream home will be created.

    Wendy Tate, Wilmslow

  • In Didsbury, Lisa beautifully crafted a loft extension and gave the family an extra bathroom and a large bedroom. "Now, the house is an oasis of child-free calm. There are no more queues for the bathroom in the morning, the loft extension has made the house more functional and it was a lot cheaper than moving - we'll never have to move again."
    “Lisa devised a scheme for a 30sqm residential unit in London that completely transformed the space by creating a 1 bedroom flat from a studio thereby maximising the potential of this property. Her spatial flair turned a smallish room into a spacious and flexible living space. It was a pleasure to work with her and I would happily do so again.

    Rachel Moses

  • Magda provided a friendly and efficient service which covered a lot of ground in the time available. I felt the options were explained very clearly, and my feedback was listened to and taken on board.

    Hilary Taylor, Chorlto

  • Magda was brilliant. She really understood what we wanted to achieve in our house, both practically and aesthetically. We had a full day workshop and she was so patient and had lots of ideas about how we used the space available. She helped us to make good, well thought through decisions and we're really excited to see them being built!

    Sharon Robinson, Chorlton

  • Thank you, Magda, for a really great experience , it's quite scary trying to figure out how to embark on this journey of renovation, who to speak to and when but Magda has been fantastic so far and gave us some terrific options .., we are now more excited than ever about our new house!!

    Sonya Homewood, Manchester, Private Client

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