About Us

Back to Front Exterior Design Ltd. was started by George and Yolande Hesse who are passionate about residential architecture and design. Having completed a number of their own remodelling projects in May 1999 the Saturday property section of the Daily Telegraph ran an article about one of their first ‘remodelling’ schemes and Back to Front was born. 18 years later Back to Front, based in Farnham, Surrey, has grown into a dynamic family run team providing a unique architectural service specialising in remodelling and extending ugly houses Back to Front and inside out!


Meet the Team

We are a close knit team in an open plan studio who strive to achieve a shared goal and vision for the company; to build on our reputation as the industry leaders in remodelling ugly houses into beautiful family homes, which are good for the soul and the environment. 

Our Philosophy

“We set our stall out differently from other practices – we don’t do big commercial or public works, town planning or developer estates – we only do bespoke residential remodelling and refurbishment. Your home is your primary asset, so when a Client comes to us with their problem property it can be an emotional process for them, with lots of aspirations, hopes and dreams coming head to head with financial restraints and planning/building regulations.

It’s really important to understand the specific needs of this design sector to get it right. Not only does it need to function really well to make busy lives as easy as possible but your home is somewhere you want to feel proud of and be uplifted. Kerb appeal is vitally important and is too often neglected, even though it has such a big impact on value. We want to stay focused on achieving the best results for the main asset in people’s lives and transform their uninspiring, depressing houses into the homes which make you feel good, back to front and inside out.”

Alexandra Hull - MD

Where we've worked

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