about us

About Us

Welcome to the creative hub of retsof design

Ever wondered who's behind the artistry of these structures and designs? Well, that’s us - a collective of dreamers, designers, and doers.

Back in 2015, we started as a tiny design studio with a big dream: to turn every space into a narrative, a story waiting to be told. Fast forward to today, and we’ve brought countless dreams to life, from cozy homes to sprawling spaces, each echoing its owner’s unique voice.

James and Beth Foster

We cherish those little moments when clients share their dreams with us - whether it's the memory of a sunlit room from their childhood or their passion for modern minimalistic designs. This dialogue is our starting point, the first brushstroke on a blank canvas.

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Financial Protection & Management

Working with our trusted partner IWG Partnership Limited, a Chartered Building Consultancy, we are able to manage the project budget and make the the process of finding a suitable, trustworthy builder simple. We will assist in forming a contract between yourself and the builder as well as managing the build to ensure the highest level of commercial protection remains throughout the whole process. Working within your budget we can ensure that any designs produced are not just meeting your design aspirations, but your financial ones also.

Key Features:

  • Budget & affordability considered throughout entire design process
  • Protection from rogue builders
  • Project risk reduction & financial protection
  • Management of changes & unexpected issues
  • Procurement of Statutory Authorities and other project fees often not considered when budgeting

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Milestones that we are proud of reaching

At retsof design, we're more than just designers. We're partners in crafting your dream space. Whether you're looking to build from scratch or rejuvenate an existing structure, our suite of services is designed to turn your architectural aspirations into tangible realities.

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Reviews

Why people love our architectural & interior design services

Retsof listened to our requirements and then came back with a great design, tailored to our needs. We now have a brilliant space which we love!

Kath High Wycombe

In my experience the design advice was fantastic, spot on to our brief, the drawing quality was great, they were produced quickly, accurately and were approved first time through the local council with no queries or challenges.

Jemma Walters Ash

I cannot recommend Retsof Design more highly. Retsof is delightful to work with and I would recommend them to anyone who asks!

Debbie High Wycombe

Really impressed with the fast and friendly service from Retsof Design. I was kept informed of costs and likely timescales all the way through and was very happy with the end result.

Paul High Wycombe
Paul Oatway
Paul Oatway
2024-02-29
James and Beth at Retsof were fantastic! They was a breathe of fresh air to have on my side, and very patient with me with all my changes to drawings. They got me over the line with a permitted development for an outbuilding in the garden, and we have since just received planning for the main house, so very pleased with the service I received and look forward to working with them on the next step ( photos of outbuilding) Thanks james and Beth 👍
Paul Singleton
Paul Singleton
2024-02-19
I commissioned Retsof Design to assist me with the design and planning processes necessary for a Certificate of Lawfulness for a garden room. From the first meeting, completion of drawings and through to completion of planning submission, Beth and James were both approachable, professional, provided a good service and value for money. I would use them again.
Andy Oxlade
Andy Oxlade
2023-11-26
Lindy and I would highly recommend Retsof Design, having worked with Beth and James now over a number of years. They professionally guide you through your Project and give excellent advice to achieve amazing results, that you will be extremely happy with. Absolute pleasure to work with and they are lovely, friendly people. Don't delay....contact them today.
Clare Dovell
Clare Dovell
2023-11-10
Great ideas! Thinking “Out of the box” giving us lots to think about
Claire Neilson Noble
Claire Neilson Noble
2023-10-09
Beth and James were quick, efficient and super lovely to deal with when I needed a quick turnaround on a roof issue. The new design is great and has solved the problems. Thank you 😁
Rebecca Buckingham
Rebecca Buckingham
2023-10-04
It was an absolute pleasure working with Retsof Design. Beth and James really took the time to understand how we live and what we wanted from an extension! Having never embarked on this type of work before they guided us through the process and we now have a beautiful home that suits the needs of a busy family (and dog) Would absolutely recommend Refsof Design.
Chloe Chappell
Chloe Chappell
2023-09-16
I would highly recommend Beth and James, they took time to understand what we wanted and suggested appropriate changes based on our lifestyle which was greatly appreciated. They also recommended structural drawing contacts which were also great. It was a quick and easy process due to knowledge and contacts as the council.
L Monn
L Monn
2023-09-02
Beth and James really understood what we were aiming for and had great ideas we wouldn't have thought of. They're well connected to help you manage your building project and always approachable and helpful. Would really recommend them.
Karen Hastie
Karen Hastie
2023-09-01
Would highly recommend Retsof . Beth and James have seen us through the whole process from discussing ideas ,drawing up designs, applying for planning permission and then checking up on how the project is going once it got started. We’re not quite finished yet but their support has been invaluable.
Jon Denoris
Jon Denoris
2023-09-01
Have used the team at Retsof on several projects and they are exceptional.

meet our team

retsof design's passionate and dynamic team  blend aesthetics and functionality to create unique spaces. Let's work together to make architectural magic happen!

Our Team

Beth Foster

Co-Founder
From Visual Merchandiser, to Interior Designer to Fabric Sales, to Mum, to today. Every day's a school day; and everyday there is a need for change. I work with what the family needs, and the idea for a solution to help future proof the home.

James Foster

Co-Founder
A broad portfolio of commercial and residential design projects. Educated at London Guildhall University of Architectural and Interior Design with over 25 years of design and construction experience.