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.
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!