“Very good advice and service. Personal and professional.”

Mr and Mrs S, Derbyshire Dales (November 2018)


“I was extremely satisfied with the service provided by JABD, the process was explained very clearly. Extremely good value for money and would highly recommend using JABD to others.”

Mr S, Derbyshire Dales (October 2018)


“Very satisfied with the service provided by JABD, the process was explained very clearly. Very good value for money and would highly recommend using JABD. Julia did really well, even encountering adverse weather conditions.”

Mr and Mrs S, Derby City Council (October 2018)


“We have found Julia to be the ultimate professional and we are sure the plans she has produced will mean the completed building will be very special and would be a great addition to her portfolio. She is a lovely lady also.”

Mr and Mrs W, Derbyshire Dales (October 2018)


“Julia is very approachable and works to expected timescales. She came up with very good design ideas and also took our ideas on board. Julia dealt with a very ‘unresponsive’ Local Authority through the planning process.”

Mr and Mrs J Smith, Amber Valley Borough Council (October 2018)


“JABD were very quick to respond when we asked them to engage with our project. Julia considered our requirements and added her own opinions and value to the design. Julia accommodated all of our requests and nothing was too much trouble in getting our project to achieve planning approval.”

Mr and Mrs G, Derbyshire Dales (February 2018)


“Thank you for your help and successful result in gaining planning permission for our extension. Whilst our project has not been straight forward, you have brilliantly communicated with Council offices and kept us both well informed every step of the way.”

Mr and Mrs L, East Staffordshire Borough Council (June 2017)


“We would not hesitate to recommend JABD as they gave us a very professional service and guided our application at every stage, leading to a successful outcome.”

Anon, Derbyshire Dales (May 2017)


“Julia and her team worked extremely hard from start to finish on our requirements and despite some problems occurring through no fault of our own, we are very happy with the service received.”

Mr and Mrs D, Derbyshire Dales (May 2017)


“We found when briefing Julia that we were talking through our ideas with a professional who understood our aspirations, could reduce them to detailed plans and would commit herself to finding a way of realising them which would be acceptable to both ourselves and the Planners.

Once commissioned and armed with our detailed brief, Julia took over all the work for us so we were able to watch a process unfold which proceeded smoothly and effortlessly (for us) to a favourable decision.

Because of her professional skills and knowledge of procedure, we were hardly bothered by the process at all and the single site visit by the Planners did not result in any alterations or negotiations.

We felt that Julia provided a very professional service which made things easy for us. We would not hesitate to use her again or to recommend her to others. Of particular value was the feeling that her expertise and advice was available to us throughout.”

Mr S Derbyshire Dales (May 2017)


“Thanks for dealing with the many problems encountered during our planning and building project.”

Mr C, East Staffordshire Borough Council (April 2017)


“Very satisfied with the service provided by JABD, the process was explained very clearly. Very good value for money and would highly recommend JABD to others”

Mr and Mrs M, Derbyshire Dales (January 2017)


“Very knowledgeable and professional service. Kept fully up to date with progress and the project was completed in a timely manner”

Mr and Mrs C, Derbyshire Dales (January 2017)


“A really truly fantastic service and we would highly recommend to everyone”.

Mr and Mrs R, Derbyshire Dales (November 2016)


“Julia gave helpful advice and guidance through the confusing process of planning, coming up with ideas for our garage and extension ideas. I would recommend her to others without any reservations. A pleasure to work with.”

Mr and Mrs C, Derbyshire Dales (October 2016)


“We found JABD an excellent business to work with on our 2 storey side and rear extension. Julia was personable, friendly and knowledgeable turning our ideas into working plans. She listened to what we wanted, gave advice and could answer all our questions. A thorough, reliable and value for money service was provided and would highly recommend to anyone.”

Mr and Mrs A, Derbyshire Dales (September 2016)


“Extremely satisfied with the service provided and clear explanation given. Received good value for money, likely to recommend”.

Mr and Mrs Y, Derbyshire Dales (August 2016)


“Julia provided a swift and professional service. Getting planning approval for me on a challenging site.”

Mr R Sread, East Staffordshire Borough Council (August 2016)


“Julia came to us highly recommended by a local builder who has done some excellent work for us in the past. Julia has been a huge help to us, she is professional at all times and exemplary in her work.”

Mrs C Dean, Ashbourne, Derbyshire Dales (April 2016)


“I was very pleased with the services provided. Julia was very communicative throughout the design and building application process and I was very pleased that approval was received for the development of our barn.”

Mr Schratz, Derbyshire Dales (February 2016)


“We are extremely satisfied with the service we received from JABD. All details of the process explained clearly. Very good value for money. Highly recommended.”

Mr and Mrs F, Derbyshire Dales (September 2015)


“We are very pleased with the friendly efficient service provided. Nothing was left to chance and every detail was thought about.”

Mr and Mrs Goodley, East Staffordshire (August 2015)


“A competent and professional service was provided which resulted in a satisfactory outcome.”

Mr and Mrs Titterton, Peak District National Park (July 2015)


“A very personable experience. Useful suggestions made and responsive to customer needs and queries. Would recommend.”

Mrs K, East Staffordshire (January 2015)


“Julia took both a professional and personal interest in our job and she responded very promptly to our enquiries. Both she and her colleague were very approachable.”

Mr and Mrs M, Derbyshire Dales (January 2015)


“Julia and team helped us through all stages of the planning process and were able to secure the approval that we wanted while working constructively with the planning authority and ourselves negotiating adjustments as necessary to ensure that all stakeholders are happy with the final plan. At all stages of the process Julia and her team provided sound pragmatic advice to us to ensure a successful outcome.”

Mr Radlett, Derbyshire Dales (December 2014)


“Julia is exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful on all aspects of building design and planning process. She was thorough and considerate to our aim and budget. A brilliant service.”

Mr & Mrs B from Ashbourne, Derbyshire Dales (May 2014)


“Julia was recommended to us and made a fine job of our project. We are extremely satisfied with the service she provided”

Mr & Mrs Evans, Derbyshire Dales (March 2014)


“The best £** we’ve ever spent!”

Mr & Mrs M from Ashbourne, Derbyshire Dales (December 2013)


“Julia was very easy to talk to and very professional. It made everything very easy and stress free”

Anon (September 2013)


“This was a hassle free experience”

Ms J from Derbyshire Dales (July 2013)


“110% service”

Mr & Mrs D from East Staffordshire (May 2013)


“It was a very well informed and professional service”

Mr H from Ashbourne, Derbyshire Dales (January 2013)





“I attempted the application myself and quickly realised I was out of my depth, so decided to use a professional company, Julia handled the application efficiently and would not hesitate to recommend to others”.

Agricultural Enterprise, Derbyshire Dales (May 2018)


“Julia needed all of her energy to help Coachworks Consulting Ltd with the trickiest of planning applications. At every turn JABD delivered big firm expertise for a fraction of big firm fees. Call her if you are looking for totally bespoke service!”

Coachworks Consulting Ltd (February 2018)


“Brilliant job. Thank you”.

Burton Skip Hire Ltd (July 2016)


“We have worked with Julia on many varied projects for several years ranging from residential, commercial, and industrial schemes. Her approach is consistently thorough and will often get our advice on structural matters at an early stage so it can be built in to the scheme designs. This helps iron out any potential difficulties of complications with the structure at an early stage and ultimately produces a more cost-effective solution for the client”.

David Bayliss Structural Engineer, Bayliss Consulting Ltd (March 2016)


“We have enjoyed working with Julia over the last six years, providing ecological advice on a variety of her projects. Julia has a good understanding of wildlife legalisation and provides timely advice to her clients regarding protected species surveys and other ecological issues. Her pro-active approach to the ecological aspects of planning helps her clients to plan ahead and avoid unnecessary delays that arise from missing the survey seasons for species like great crested newts or bats and makes our role as ecological consultants much easier.”

Sarah Stone, Principal Ecologist, Peak Ecology (March 2016)


“I am very satisfied with the service that I have received, Julia explained the process very clearly. I would recommend JABD and felt this was good value for money”.

Mr Kent, Derbyshire Dales (October 2015)


“I am extremely happy with the service I received. Julia was efficient, informative and helpful.”

Mr Smith, East Staffordshire (February 2015)


“I have found Julia’s pragmatic approach and customer service of the highest standards in securing planning consents”

Matthew Samuel-Camps, Vail Williams Commercial Property Consultants (March 2014)