Why choose ACHD?

Hello! I’m Alexandra Cork (Alex to anyone who knows me). If you choose us you get me- and only me- I’ll help you envisage, design and gain permissions for, your home design project. So if you want to get a little background on who I am and how I came to be doing this read on!

I’m based in Downend in Bristol, I’ve lived in and around Bristol for almost all my life, so I’m really familiar with it- I do most my work in South Glos, Bristol and Bath. I live with my husband and our 11yr old son in a 3 bed ex local authority terraced house- its no chocolate box cottage (!), but we really like it here so we’ve worked really hard to make it work for us, carefully considering how to get the most out of every room. In 2018 we extended it (so I’ve lived the process you’re embarking on!) https://alexandracork.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/my-house/.

I’m trained Interior Designer- I do some commercial Interior Design https://alexandracork.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/rockbeare-manor-exeter/ but most of my career has been focused on architectural design for homes. I LOVE houses- I won’t hide it, one of my favourite parts of my job is meeting you in your home and understanding how you live in it- for better and worse!

I began ACHD in 2010 while expecting my son, and after a short sabbatical following his birth, I became solely self employed in 2011. Since then, I’ve met (I’d estimate) over 900 homeowners in their houses so I’ve got real insight into the typical problems and solutions many people face. Its not always size that matters- the layout and configuration of your home is just as important.

I take on about 40 new projects a year and work with you to help you understand what you could create and then to get the necessary permissions to achieve it. They’re practical, affordable solutions to improve your home, but my interiors eye is always keen to consider how to create a flowing, attractive house.

I’m a keen maker in many ways- crafting, cooking and baking and I’m never happier than in my garden, so I’m always really keen to help you explore ways to connect your home with your outdoors!

This blog has a wealth of my previous projects (though they’re just a drop in the ocean really) that might help you start to imagine how you could alter your home, but nothing beats an in person meeting- so if you’re keen to get some one on one help during a free initial consultation – get in touch!.

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