"As with hassle.com, Resi began in response to a real world frustration.
In 2016, I embarked on a 2.5m x 9m side extension on my maisonette in South-West London. Child’s play, I thought... but how wrong I was!
70 days later I was £2,500 lighter and still yet to see the plans for my extension. Meanwhile, my co-founder Jules was umming and ahhing about what she could do with her new space; a tired victorian in Dulwich — the extension hotspot south of the river.
That’s when we met Rich and Nick, who had the deep knowledge of architecture we lacked. Working with them, it became evident that our homes weren’t the only thing that needed a makeover; the whole sector was crying out for a fresh perspective.
After all - beyond a traditional (and ultra-expensive!) architect, there was no one source of affordable, accessible expertise that could reliably guide a residential homeowner from ‘thinking of extending’ to ‘actually obtaining planning permission’. We wanted to make that journey so easy that anyone could do it, because we believe that everyone deserves to get the most value out of their home."
Alex Depledge, CEO and co-founder of Resi.co.uk.
From her home design nightmare came not only the company you see today, but also the first of many great home transformations. Check out the end result...