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Having Carlo from made with volume on board to work on the redesign of a troublesome extension made what would have been for me and my partner a daunting task, an enjoyable process. Carlo’s interest in and enthusiasm for the project was infectious, and his depth of knowledge about available products and suppliers has saved us hours of research. He tuned into our aesthetic tastes very quickly, took on board all of the problems we wanted to resolve through the redesign process, and throughout the process he thought of issues and solutions that would not have occurred to us. Carlo has been a really pleasant, reassuring and inspiring person to work with, and was clear about the scope of his work and charges from the start. As we move into the building stage we feel confident that we have a clear and well thought out brief and technical drawings to take out to tender, and feel that commissioning made with volume has been money very well spent.
Working with Carlo was a pleasure. He helped to reimagine a small space providing neat storage solutions and a creative way to turn a utility room into a bedroom which doubles as a study. Carlo took a relatively simple brief and came up with ideas we would not have thought of ourselves. Even though our project was a small one, he applied the same level of enthusiasm and attention to detail as he would a bigger project. Design wise he fully understood our tastes and delivered well to our brief. His fees were reasonable and he was very flexible as the project evolved and changed. We would highly recommend Carlo and would use him again for future projects.
After receiving an offer from a local café allowing us to site our fridge against their external wall, the search was on for a spatial designer to create a protective cabinet for it. We posted in NextDoor and immediately came up trumps with made with volume. Carlo was well versed in sustainable materials and sang from the same hymnsheet as we did, understanding our need for a structure which was solid yet stylish, well-secured yet welcoming, and above all, as William Morris would have said, both useful and beautiful. Carlo’s methodology exceeded our expectations. He brought along inspiring ideas and was always happy to discuss our needs on equal terms rather than dictate to us what we ought to be doing. As a result, we were far more prepared to listen to his opinions! The space filled by the fridge cabinet had previously spent many years in a shabby and unloved condition, aching for the transformation that was to change it from a hurriedly negotiated passageway to a sought-after local destination. And being outdoors, it truly is open to all people, whatever their social status. Through Carlo’s creative work, the Community Fridge site is bringing dynamic visual excitement to Leytonstone, as well as fulfilling its primary function of tipping the balance of food justice and reducing food waste. We are ecstatic.
I’m so glad I chose to work with made with volume. Carlo is very talented and impeccably professional. Carlo talked me through every stage of his work with me, explaining what I could expect from him. The work and ideas delivered were fantastic. Carlo understood my desire to balance a contemporary, modern home with the period features in my house. Carlo brought fresh ideas and a wealth of knowledge and creativity.In short, made with volume are ‘the business’. I would suggest hiring them if you can, as I get a feeling that demand for their work will outstrip supply at some point soon.
Absolutely delighted with the work produced by made with volume, it will completely transform our house making it much more suited to our needs. Carlo was a pleasure to work with and always challenged us to think differently about the possibilities.
We are thrilled with the project that Carlo completed for us in Walthamstow. He was full of great ideas from day one, understanding our needs and our style. He worked really quickly and the whole project felt excellent value for money. Now I’ve seen his great work on the loft I’d love to get him to work on other areas of the house too!
Thank you for your perseverance regarding our project – especially for your fantastic ideas to make our home functional and accommodating. We know it was very tricky to respond to all our needs and restrictions on the council’s part.made with volume were very prompt in their responses and reactions to council’s requirements, an excellent negotiator and mediator. All of this, thanks to their immense knowledge and innovative approach to overcome any obstacle. Throughout the whole time, we were well informed about the costs and extent of work, no surprises and all deadlines met. Pleasure to work with.
“Like many long standing partnerships you often find new advisers due to comments or introductions from friends, or following projects that interest you. Which is how we met Carlo. We were fascinated by The Science Lab and wanted a fresh view on a tricky speculative project we were considering at the same time as some updates to our property in Pimlico, a 19080s post-modern Mews House. The speculative project has yet to be funded, but most of Carlo’s ideas have been implemented at the Pimlico house and we are just about to complete the final phase of the work. This has included:- Simple space reconfigurations to increase storage and update the interior décor for the bedroom, study & lounge- Basic improvements to poor workmanship on external lead flashings & glazing- Debating the merits of replacing heck doors with fixed glazed panels to get more light into the interior without spoiling the aesthetic of the house’s 1980s design – and then producing detailed drawings and specifications- Producing detailed briefs for the builder, to manage our expectations and the budget for the various internal & external options.- Flexible & transparent fee structure which has enabled us to keep in touch, be an important sounding board and have access to his advice whenever we are in doubt! The result of our working together has been a major transformation to how we now use the House and enjoy the lighter and more tranquil atmosphere as now most clutter is out of sight!”
made with volume really understood what we were looking for and were always responsive, helpful and thoughtful with their suggestions. They suggested excellent tradesmen to work on the project that they trusted and who carried out the work with professionalism and attention to detail. The finished studio is exactly what we had hoped for; built to last, quiet, subtly attractive and energy-efficient.