Reghard and Dagmar Roets,
“My first dealings with an architect turned into such a nightmare that I nearly gave up on building our dream home, then a friend told me to go and see Wendy and see if she could help. Not feeling very positive after many meetings and months of frustration with the previous architect I decided to phone her.
Within minutes I knew she was the lady for the job as the weight lifted from my shoulders and my nightmare turned into a dream again.
She has a gift to understand the client’s needs and by mixing it with her refreshing ideas she gets the job done. I was so excited to see our ideas put to paper and with her input the design is kept simple and cost effective yet unique, leaving you with a feeling that you are creating a very special home.
People are quick to say that a good build starts with a solid foundation, I say it begins with the architect!
Thank you Wendy for turning our dreams into a 3d plan, we cannot wait to move into our new home.”
Susan and Stuart McDonald,
“I have nothing but praise for the work of Wendy Bouwer of Bridgewater Spencer Architects. On meeting Wendy she took note of our suggestions and ideas for a house on Prince's Grant Golf Estate, and produced a draft design that met our needs for a house in South Africa. Giving our new home individuality and character within the strict planning and building guidelines on the golf estate.
We found Wendy very easy to work with, easy to communicate with and a delight to know, our house was built while we were at home in Scotland over 10,000km away, therefore good communication was essential.
We would highly recommend Wendy as your architect.”
Calvin and Debbie Low,
“Wendy played a pivotal role in the building of our dream holiday home in Zimbali. Both as our Architect and Project Manager, she made the process of building a house in KZN (whilst living in Gauteng) an absolute pleasure. Her attention to detail, her professionalism and all round ‘great person to work with’ really stood out for us.
Given the option of building again in Zimbali, Wendy would definitely be our first choice.”
Eugene le Roux,
“Wendy Bouwer of Bridgewater Spencer Architecture designed my home on 259 Ibis Crescent, Brettenwood Estate.
Wendy is very professional, skilled and friendly. Her positive and optimistic views reflects greatly in her work. A good eye for attention to detail and a willingness to please.
Thank you for your patience in making last minute changes. It was a pleasure dealing with you and I would highly recommend you.”
David and Jane Harries,
“Wendy from the inception of our building project to its conclusion achieved so much for us. The reply to our tender for an architect was so positive. When we first met not only did Wendy have a lot of ideas, she was able to refine our own thoughts into the project. Very importantly Wendy listened to what we wanted and gave good advice. Wendy remained in constant communication throughout the project.
We tried to oversee our build at Prince’s Grant from the UK. Having Wendy keep on top of the builders and contractors was an immeasurable necessity. I could sing the praises of Wendy as an architect and a person for a long time. What I would say is that if we were to build again or amend the current house - we would use Wendy without any doubt whatsoever.”
“We were very satisfied with Wendy and her colleagues at Bridgewater Spencer Architecture. She designed our home, in Simbithi according to our specifications, and was responsible to oversee the entire construction as Project Manager for the duration of the project.
As Project Manager she paid specific attention to detail and followed up with the Building Contractor on any issues that needed sorting out.
Wendy and her staff always had a professional attitude and were always available if we had any questions.”
Keith and Ann Duane,
"Wendy Bouwer of Bridgewater Spencer was the appointed architect for the planning of our new home on lot 578 Simbithi Estate. Our home, which was completed in 7 months, at a cost 10% below the budgeted figure, turned out to be exactly what we had hoped for and we are extremely proud of it.
We had a very happy, stress-free relationship with Wendy during the planning and construction of the project.”
"Wendy designed our new office block at Umhlali Methodist Church and we are delighted with what her vision has produced. When it came to the design process, we expected a long drawn out procedure with many, many meetings. Instead we found that Wendy's initial design was so close to what we had pictured (and that minor plan changes were made so quickly) that in no time at all the final plans were submitted and being shepherded through the approval process.
Painless, professional and all that we could have hoped for in a design - thank you!"
"Thanks again all for your efforts and patience throughout the period,
it was a delight for me to work with you and we now have a wonderful home.”
“Various elements brought our Dunkirk dream to fruition one of them being the expertise and insightfulness of Wendy.
We love our home!”