Abp Chartered Architects was formed in 1998, and is a corporate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and as required by law is on the register of architects administered by the Architects Registration Board (ARB).Abp Chartered Architects endeavours to work with all its clients as members of the design team, and assists the clients through the complex requirements of the planning and building regulatory systems, and other legal and statutory requirements governing the building process.

Contact Details

  City Thornton Heath
  Postcode CR7 8HR
  Address 100 Northwood Road
  Phone Number 020 8289 0800

  • I would not recommend this business
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  • Dishonest chancers

I hired this firm for a home extension project that I had to shelve when I was later made redundant, I paid them for all the work I had authorised them to do but after I called Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin to advise them to stop work, his wife Maria who isn't a Chartered Architect sent me sketches that I hadn't asked them to do, they then harassed my family for payment and later sued me and "won" by lying about me in court

When I later posted honest good faith reviews about my awful experience with ABP Chartered Architects Maria Humphrey Gaskin made countless attempts to have me arrested by maliciously claiming it was "Harassment" fortunately the police did not fall for her deceit

Categorically the worst experience of so called "Professional" people in my life, I found them dishonest, greedy and malicious
Avoid at all costs

Business owner response:
This reviewer had employed us in 2001 (18 years ago), under a written agreement signed by both parties. There was no verbal agreement. Unfortunately we had to take him to court for non-payment of fees for the sum £ 924.22 + VAT, for the partial service for the provision of the design schemes. District Judge Brett confirmed that the fees were due under the written contract on 9th September 2004, reference Bromley County Court under claim number: BR306970. The reviewer requested to appeal the judgement, the appeal was refused.
Our service to our clients is of a high standard, however it is regrettable that this very old customer has held a grudge, for nearly two decades, for losing this court case for a service that we undertook in good faith.

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  • I would recommend this business

My wife and I were recommended to use abp Chartered Architects by a trusted friend to plan, design and project manage a single storey ground floor extension for me to use as a wheelchair bound paraplegic. We were delighted by the result. The plan was for a bedroom, shower room and utility room and during the planning stage we were very pleased by a number of innovative ideas which enhanced the use of the available space. The building work was closely monitored and managed and the result was far superior to anything we had imagined. I would unhesitatingly recommend this firm for their professional and creative services

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Overall ratingExcellent

Customer Testimonials

Bernard and Maria proved to be professional, articulate and innovative in producing drawings for my semi detached property. I was very pleased with the final plans and looking forward to achieving their creative drawings.
I was supported and advised through the process and Bernard liaised with all relevant professionals to achieve Buildings Approval.
I found them both to be very approachable and down to earth and would recommend them instantly to anyone with a project ( big or small ).

Bernard has overseen an extension to my bungalow, including extensive modification to the original building and the addition of a summer house and shed. This entailed producing outline and detail drawings, submitting the planning application, serving Party Wall notice and liaising with the builder and structural engineer throughout the project. Clay soil and prior subsidence added to the overall complexity, requiring the extension to be free standing, with movement joints between the original structure and the extension. The overall project was undertaken in a most professional manner, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Brian and Maria for a further project of this nature.

As a business owner, I have many clients who need the services of an architect and a party wall surveyor.
I have found the services provided by Bernard and Maria of ABP to be very professional. As a company, I have been using both their architectural and party wall services for many of my clients, for well over a decade. ABP are always attentive, efficient and very knowledgeable with great attention to detail. High standards are continuously maintained and I never had to chase them to do any of the work that they have been commissioned to do. We have found both Bernard and Maria (a husband and wife team) to be honourable individuals. In areas where impartiality is needed, we can completely trust them to follow the law to the full and to ensure both parties are fairly treated.

I have worked many times with Bernard and found him to be very professional and knowledgeable in both party wall and architectural matters.

Abo Architects did an awesome job for me, i am disabled and needed a driveway for my disabled car to allow my life to get better, i cant thank them enough for the great job they did for me.

abp Architecs have beem my architect on many occassions over the years and I have always found them friendly,efficient and always acted in my best interests with integrity and honesty.

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