"John Stark and Crickmay handled the re-ordering of St. Mary's Church, Chickerell from its inception to completion. Any problems that arose were dealt with in a timely manner and we were kept abreast of the progress at all times. The finished project was an absolute success according to all who have visited the finished building works from the Bishop down."
Bernard Smith, Churchwardens - View Project
"John Stark & Crickmay have been our church architects for some years. We have benefitted from their experience for our listed buildings and their creativity for our new projects."
Revd K Ian Hobbs, Team Rector. The Parish of Radipole & Melcombe Regis
"We appointed JSCP to design and manage the building of our loft conversion. We were very pleased with the service provided, and the architects worked closely with us in order to tailor the plans to our specific needs. Using JSCP to oversee the build itself, meant that the whole process was easy and stress-free. We are delighted with our new space which provides a lovely large and light bedroom for our three-year-old son. We were so pleased, we are using JSCP again for our next project of a kitchen extension!"
Ben & Hanna Trevorrow
"I have known Michael Howarth for some 13 years or so, in my capacity as English Heritage Historic Buildings Architect. I have dealt with Michael mostly in connection with repairs to historic buildings, mostly garde I & II*, and mostly places of worship, which have been grant aided by English Heritage. English Heritage now requires professionals sepcifying and inspecting grant aided repairs to be accredited in conservation, to ensure that the quality of the work is at a measurable standard; Michael has achieved this.
I have always found Michael to be a careful and thorough architect, whose approach is analytical before committing himself to a view on necessary repairs; this is essential to those dealing with historic places of worship, where repairs must be carefully prioritised and targeted to meet available funds. Sound technical knowledge is also essential - I believe Michael to be diligent in keeping up to date."
Rebecca Child, English Heritage Architect
"I am honoured to have been asked to be a client reference on behalf of Michael Howarth. Mr. Howarth has been the architect for our church at a time of major restoration. He has a kind and helpful spirit, presenting a lively, witty mind which hides a determined seriousness that helps him perform the duties appointed to him in a correct and precise manner. He is detailed in his work, giving an air of trust and confidence. Nothing is too small for him, and is always happy to explain things in layman's terms to help promote understanding. He has helped our church move forward with a positive step being ready to guide and advise were necessary.
A strong point is his organisational skills and the way he seems to enjoy problems which he deals with ease and imagination. Variety is definately the spice of life for Michael."
Ian Phelps, Churchwarden - St. John the Baptist, Portland