Summary

House Gecko is an innovative Building Design and Interior Design practice based in the North West. The company was founded by Leanne Millichap (BA Hons). Since I graduated with a First Class Honours Degree Interior and Spatial Design in 2004 I have worked alongside some of the North West’s finest Architects, gaining valuable experience in Architectural Design & Technology, Interior & Spatial Design and Project Management.

The advantage of working with House Gecko is that I offer my clients a unique combination of services including Architectural Design, Interior Design and Project Management, a one-stop shop for people considering an extension, loft conversion or any other home improvement.

As I work from my home office, I offer an excellent professional, complete home renovation service at an extremely competitive rate. You will always work with one point of contact from start to finish on your project and I will be available whenever you need me. My services allow clients the opportunity to alter their home in a truly individual way that combines practicality, functionality and beauty.

House Gecko's designs and the resulting building processes are always as environmentally friendly as practically possible. Designs are always compliant with Part L of the Building Regulations which sets stringent guidelines regarding the energy efficiency and environmental impact of a building. Any green features will always provide innovative design details which will save clients’ money and improve the sustainability and energy performance of the buildings.

House Gecko also design show homes for developers, boosting the saleability of new homes, with a proven track record of success.

Expertise


Architectural and Interior design for the homeowner and developer. Services include: Architectural Services, Plans Drawn Services, Conservation Area Applications, Architectural Design Services, Party Wall Act Advice ,Planning Applications, Spatial re-modelling, Interior Design, Building Regulations Applications, Project Management, Show Home Design.

Experience

  • House Gecko

    Owner
    - Current
    House Gecko
  • NJSR Chartered Architects LLP

    Interior Designer
    21 - 100 Employees 2003 - 2009
    One of my key roles at NJSR was to design and project manage 54 schemes for Merseyside Police Authority, including the interior reconfiguration & refurbishment, and external re-design of offices, custody suites and police stations from £5K to £200K construction value, involving all associated stages from taking client briefs, devising programmes, design work including co-ordination of services from M&E consultants, structural engineers and quantity surveyors, preparation and submission of building regulations and planning applications, writing scope of works documents and NBS schedules, tender information preparation and writing tender reports through to management of the works on site, liaising with clients and contractors to ensure a satisfactory completion date on budget. I also prepared, chaired, and took the minutes at, the associated meetings and was responsible for the general running and overall co-ordination of the projects answering directly to one of the head of Estates Management at Merseyside Police Authority. I have written feasibility studies for a wide range of projects including a rifle range and have also co-wrote an extensive report reviewing the existing custody suites and advising on appropriate action to ensure the suites conform to new Home Office guidance. I was also involved in the design of a wide variety of projects, supporting architects on projects such as a 54 unit housing scheme for Servite Houses and bespoke housing and workshops for Autism Initiatives among others. I have also designed submissions for a partial campus reconfiguration for Southport College, an internal refurbishment of the Swan women’s centre in Liverpool and a bespoke office refurbishment for Navman Wireless. I was a heavily involved in liaising with a recently appointed marketing and PR company, working directly for a partner at NJSR.

Education History

  • Interior & Spatial Design

    Salford University
    2001 - 2004

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Interior & Spatial Design - First Art & Design Foundation - Merit EMFEC Art & Design - Pass

Interests and Hobbies

Art, Sculpture, Design, Swimming and Baking.


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