First Impressions
First Impressions


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Knowledgeable and efficient


Stephanie guided us through the whole planning process to gain planning and building approval for our extension. She offered us a number of options at the concept stage and was patient with my many questions. This was all done in a very clear and efficient way.



Great Work!


We were delighted with plans drawn up by Stephanie of First Impressions York.
The work was efficient, we were guided through the whole of the process and given excellent advice and service. Stephanie listened to our requirements and working within a demanding timescale delivered a very high standard to our exact specifications.



Professional, efficient and personable.


We really can’t rate Stephanie highly enough. She listened carefully to our requirements for the extension to our new home and produced thorough plans that reflected our needs. Stephanie was also really flexible, making amendments to ensure that the work could be completed within our budget.
Working with Stephanie has been really easy. Always quick to reply to emails and happy to meet us at some quite unsociable hours to fit in with busy lives! She was also able to recommend some great builders and offer constructive, objective advice throughout.



Professional and Knowledgeable.


We gave Stephanie a number of complicated requirements for our extension and what she came back with was outstanding. All our requirements were met and exceeded by the design option she did for us providing us with a flexible but homely living space. Stephanie handled all the planning aspects including the application, building control and liaison with structural engineers keeping us informed throughout the process and handling some fairly unreasonable objections from the planners which she managed to resolve swiftly ?.

Stephanie had a very flexible working approach to suit our busy lives and worked around our diaries to do onsite visits and consultations.





It has been a pleasure to trust our little but complex project within conservation area however despite all the odds with great professional help and guidance permission has been granted to extend our home to the levels we wanted.
Excellent, efficient and highly professional.




Stephanie has been brilliant at listening to ideas about how we saw things and talking us through how to get that in our big loft conversion. We ended up with what we wanted - big en-suite shower; lots of natural light; a proper stair-case and a spacious room. Plus good advice and guidance about finish and sustainability. As well as being very engaging Stephanie met all the deadlines, sorted out planning and building regulation stuff and gave us some excellent ideas. She was also very helpful at talking through plans with our builder. Couldn't have hoped for more! Thank you.



Excellent, creative, personable service.


Stephanie of First Impressions has been working with us to develop and submit plans for a very large, contemporary extension. The knowledge, special artistic flair, and dedication she has shown throughout this ongoing project has been exemplary. She presented us with several detailed plans and then altered these to create more options based on our feedback until we were fully satisfied. Her flexible availability (meeting at our house and communicating via phone, text, email) and consistent patience have helped us through a challenging process. She has gone above and beyond--determined to get the plans passed for our dream home (even when the Council was unreasonably reluctant) and she ultimately succeeded in this endeavour. Thank goodness! We look forward to continuing to work with Stephanie and First Impressions and we have every confidence that our extension will be absolutely wonderful when completed.



Creative and practical designer on Grade II Listed property.


3 projects all very different were designed and managed with ease by Stephanie of First Impressions. Moving a gate and installing railings has transformed our front garden. Opening up windows where there have been painted in recesses for 160 years has let the light flood in and transformed the facade. And now just the mezzanine loft conversion to bring to fruition.
Stephanie has achieved what seemed impossible, through her confident and easy communication with planning and listed building officials. Her communication with builders and window fitters ensured the success of the window project.
In our initial telephone conversation Stephanie grasped instantly my idea for the loft which I could not myself picture let alone express, and presented it to me in words and drawings. Her patience with my numerous revisions for each project has been courageous, with the result that my garden and windows are an endless delight for me and much complimented by neighbours and passers by.




Alterations to Grade II Listed Building.


My wife and I employed First Impressions in York to provide Architectural advice and liaise with the York listed building officials.

Approval was obtained for the renewal of several windows in our Grade 2 listed home.
Stephanie supervised the project through to completion in a professional and efficient manner. First Impressions, architectural services in York, are top of our list for future work and we recommend them to others.



First Class service from first class lady.


Our first venture into structural home improvements was made effortless and easy with the services of Stephanie of First Impressions. From ideas to design to dealing with the planning bods and liasing with our builder. Stephanie got the job done with excellence and professionalism and dealt with the planning department's concerns swiftly to get approval passed through. She listened to our needs and gave good advice when needed. The work is now underway and we're very excited to see the drawings come to life. Thank you Stephanie! Highly recommended!!! Jon & Sarah. Xx

First Impressions

1 Fishergate House
Blue Bridge Lane

YO10 4AT


Tel: 07983 384216


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