testimonials

  • “We hardly notice the seasons as we never feel too hot or too cold in our home, always warm in winter and cool in summer.  We have so many visitors who simply don’t want to leave, the house is always full of friends and laughter. The house is exactly what we wanted, the design suits

    “We hardly notice the seasons as we never feel too hot or too cold in our home, always warm in winter and cool in summer.  We have so many visitors who simply don’t want to leave, the house is always full of friends and laughter.

    The house is exactly what we wanted, the design suits all of us, and our needs perfectly.  Neighbours regularly stop as they go by and compliment me on what a great house it is, so well suited to the environment around, and so clearly … keeping environmental impact to a minimum and being fire safe.   Many neighbours say they feel inspired to build something similar and see that it is possible to have a house that is both fire safe and aesthetically pleasing without it costing the earth in so many ways”.

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    Sarah, Ashleigh and Jordon
    Berowra Heights, NSW
  • What were we expecting when our builder suggested a lady that he was impressed by, and then told she was an “environmentally friendly” designer? Generally we had been “practically” environmentally conscious within reason but never particularly seriously. Our prior experience over the preceding months with a leading rural building company had left us with overpriced

    What were we expecting when our builder suggested a lady that he was impressed by, and then told she was an “environmentally friendly” designer? Generally we had been “practically” environmentally conscious within reason but never particularly seriously.

    Our prior experience over the preceding months with a leading rural building company had left us with overpriced plans for a house that was basically an adjustment of their ideas on our block.  Our experience with Helen was totally different.

    Although expressing and pressing her ideas firmly, she listened intently during our initial briefing session and over the period of a few months she moulded and changed a few ideas to create a brilliant concept of design which encompassed all our dreams and blended it beautifully into the landscape , while creating a definite statement, which will hopefully be a joy to live in and a valuable asset AND be environmentally friendly!!

    We initially wanted timber floors, but now have gorgeous polished concrete that will be thermodynamic. We have a wonderful variety of materials creating variety, interest and great heat efficiency. We have individualised living spaces that all families need . The experience has surprised me, as I always thought architects and designers were too expensive and just annoyed builders. (My father is a very “practical” architect).

    The value was amazing for what we achieved as a percentage of overall expense, and her overall cost estimates came fairly close to budget, without any fanciful extravagances that architects are famous for, but lots of individuality and great but practical design features.  The visual concepts that we were shown throughout were like we already had photos of our new house; they were incredible.

    We would recommend 3DE/Helen to anyone contemplating an architectural experience whether they are environmentally pro-active or simply wanting to be environmentally conscious. ”

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    Jane & Rob
    Kurrajong, NSW