What Plan Ahead Designs’ discerning clients have to say:
We have used Rocco’s services a number of times in the past two years here in the eastern suburbs. It has been a pleasure dealing with him on every level, starting with his pleasant down to earth character followed by his honest professional advice and prompt reliable service.
Rocco listened to our needs and drew us great plans for submission to council using the latest technology. His exceptional experience meant that we gained approval for our works in the shortest possible time and with the least complications. We look forward to working with Rocco again in the future and would have no hesitation in recommending him to our friends and family.
Tom and Maria
Bondi Beach NSW
Brilliant is what instantly comes to mind when talking about Rocco, from Plan Ahead Design. Finding the right architect is a very daunting task, however we where lucky enough to find Rocco. Roccos concept and design work allowed us to transform our two bedroom workmans cottage into a wonderful five bedroom home that reflects our familys needs and lifestyle.
Right from our first meeting to the very end Rocco was a pleasure to work with. We had a few issues with Council, which Rocco oversaw and helped guide us through them, which resulted in a successful outcome.
Even through the building process Rocco popped in from time to time to make sure everything was running smoothly. Three years on we still keep in touch with Rocco and enjoy a catch-up over coffee. We are only too delighted to recommend Rocco.
David & Lori – Bronte
We have known Rocco for over 15 years and are currently engaging the services of Planahead on two of our projects, one residential & one commercial. Rocco is fast & punctual and his great designs, ideas & knowledge reflect his experience in the industry. We would have no hesitation in recommending Planahead.
GC & EC
We used Plan Ahead Design as we liked the work they had undertaken in our area. Rocco worked very closely with us on the design and construction of our second storey addition. As suggested by Rocco, we discussed our plans with neighbours and answered their concerns. This resulted in our DA being approved very quickly and without objection. Given that we remained in our premises during the second storey addition the renovation was relatively stress free. Our second storey was undertaken with a great degree of professionalism as well as genuine interest in the outcome.
It was a pleasure to work with Rocco, he delivered greater value than we had hoped for and exceeded our expectations. We have since used Rocco on smaller projects – advise on new kitchen and removal of interior walls and advise on controversial neighbouring developments. We hold Rocco in high esteem and have no hesitation in recommending his work.
Helen and Robert – Waverley
I was very pleased that I chose Plan Ahead Designs. I have a semi in Coogee and wanted an upstairs extension that would include a couple of bedrooms and a bathroom. I needed some ideas on how to gain the space I wanted without destroying the character of the house. Rocco was extremely helpful and efficient. He came up with several options for me to consider and the result is an extension that looks like it has always been there. He also understood the budget restrictions and worked within them.
The plans went through council in less than two and a half weeks. There have been absolutely no problems with them through the whole building project. I would have no hesitation in recommending Plan Ahead. It was a hassle free experience with a good end result.
I found Plan Ahead Designs to be most professional, cost efficient, design and council approval service that I have come across in my time as a small scale investment/property developer. –
I commissioned Rocco Raso after he explained, in lay terms, without talking down to me, how Council actually works a breath of fresh air, especially since I could sense that other Architects where probing to see how much I knew. Roccos honest open friendly style is very re-assuring and his design ideas are brilliant and I really appreciated how he always referred to how it would be built a feature sadly lacking in others we spoke with.
We engaged Rocco after a disappointing encounter with a well known architect, what a difference! His friendly and casual manner belies a prodigious talent, a wealth of knowledge and experience, and a keen negotiating skill, whether it be with client or Council. We love our plans and eagerly look forward to their fruition.
Simon and Georgie
I have been using Plan Ahead Architecture since 1994 and as a Master Builder, direct my clients to also use Rocco’s service. We have worked together on many projects in both the domestic and commercial areas and even run Property Developement seminars together. Rocco comes highly regarded in our industry.