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Studio Essen Ltd

Bournemouth, Dorset

Services and skills

  • Architectural Services

    6 skills

    3D Architectural Models

    Architectural Drawings

    Architectural Technician

    Planning / Design

    Planning Consultants

    Technical Drawing

  • Services

    3 services

    • Domestic Work
    • Commercial Work
    • Free Estimates


Customer reviews

Overall ratingin last 12 months

9.97Write a review
  • Workmanship10 out of 10
  • Tidiness10 out of 10
  • Reliability9.88 out of 10
  • Courtesy10 out of 10
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52 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

  • Planning submitted for extension

    10Verified Review

    Chris provided an in-depth understanding of planning requirements in our area and took all the stress away of getting a successful application. We would certainly use him again for another project.

    Location: PO16
  • Highly recommend. First class customer service and very professional

    10Verified Review

    Chris has created the building plans for my side extension. Right from the start his professionalism stood out from other architects who I was considering. In our initial meeting he patiently outlined the whole process (so that I could understand!). He came up with numerous designs and is still willing to tweak them as the project progresses. He handled the whole process of successfully attaining planning permission and appointing a structural engineer. He is now helping me find the right builder for the job - reaching out to his contacts and reviewing quotes. I would highly recommend.

    Location: BH14
  • Architectural drawings

    9.75Verified Review

    Friendly and expert service.

    Location: SO15
  • Single storey extension

    10Verified Review

    We contacted a few architects and chose Chris because we found him to be very knowledgeable and easy to speak to. He was quick to understand our needs and was able to help us visualise options very clearly. His costs were clear and up front and he was very happy to provide many options to help us come to a good decision. He was very friendly and accessible throughout.

    Location: SP6
  • Whole house renovation including new staircase and single storey extension

    10Verified Review

    Chris dealt with all aspects of the planning application satisfactorily plus providing all the working drawings and ensuring I received exactly what I wanted and needed. He found satisfactory solutions to any problems that arose and, importantly, listened properly! Always polite, excellent at avoiding any conflict and reliable throughout. He is knowledgeable and experienced and easy to contact .

    Location: SO41
  • Chris excels in his field

    10Verified Review

    I had the pleasure of meeting Chris through our mutual client and have since carried out other projects we the him. As director of J Taylor Build a bespoke building company, I have found him to be very helpful, willing to adapt to the projects needs and clients requirements. He is easily contactable and willing to offer site visits when required. I will continue to recommend Chris to my clients and look forward to building on our already excellent professional relationship.

    Location: SO18

Company profile

  • OwnerMr Christopher Van Essen
  • Member Since2019
  • Public Liability InsuranceSelf-Certified
  • AddressChecked
  • IdentityChecked
  • Checkatrade T&C'sSigned
  • VATNo
  • Company typeLtd Company

Company info

Studio Essen: Where Design Meets Trust, Efficiency, and Integrity (Led by Chris Van Essen)

Are you Seeking reliable Architectural Design embodied in trust, quality, and integrity? Look no further than Studio Essen Ltd. We are a strong, self-sustaining Architectural Design practice, led by Christopher Van Essen, an experienced Architectural Technologist with over 22 years of transforming dreams into reality.

Leave the impersonal experience of expensive Architect's behind. Here, you gain direct access to Chris and a dedicated team of highly experienced Architectural Technologists and 3D specialists, all passionate about crafting exceptional designs with an efficient touch. Whether you are dreaming of a brand-new home, a seamless extension, a functional conversion, or a thriving commercial space, we bring meticulous attention to detail and heartfelt care to every step of your journey.

But what truly sets us apart?

Personal Touch and Going the Extra Mile: Working directly with Chris means you get the benefit of his extensive experience, approachable demeanor, and unwavering commitment to quality. That is why he proudly puts his name on the door - it is his reputation and integrity on the line, ensuring your complete satisfaction. We are well-respected, approachable, we build rapport with clients and consultants. 

Trust & Transparency: We believe in clear communication, honest advice, and unwavering integrity, building trust throughout the entire process. You will always know where you stand, with no hidden fees or surprises.

Efficiency & Affordability: Our smaller but mighty size means lower overheads, translating to competitive prices that reflect the true value of your project. Plus, a streamlined workflow ensures timely completion within your budget.

Ready to embark on a collaborative Architectural Design journey with a Studio you can trust? Contact Chris today for a free consultation. Let's discuss your vision and see how Studio Essen can bring it to life with expertise, efficiency, and genuine care.

P.S. Although we are based in Bournemouth, UK, we still serve clients all within the UK. We will travel to you.

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