Our aim is to empower Clients to transform the kerb appeal of their homes, improving re-sale value and their enjoyment of the property.


We offer a range of services from exterior design, colour and material advice, exterior design and 3D visualisation and full-scale extension, interior and exterior design and planning permission.

Managing Director

Alex joined the family practise Back to Front Exterior Design in 2010, but remodelling and refurbishing houses was in the blood long before, having grown up on building sites and being influenced by her Mother and talented designer, Yolande Hesse.

Alex went on to run the busy practise for 5 years, overseeing the design process from concept, design and planning, through to technical and tender and gained a vast knowledge and experience in this particular niche of architectural design. 

Inheriting the ability to visualise the potential in a house, Alex’s creativity and passion for renovation, provides a solid foundation to advise Clients on how to go about creating kerb appeal for their home.

Assistant Director

Jo joined the practice in 2014 and has worked closely with Alex ever since, gaining a wide range of skills and knowledge behind the scenes. Jo will often be your first point of contact, looking after new enquiries, administration and marketing.


Jo has a talent for being able to turn her hand to just about anything and do it with skill and diligence. As well as undertaking the myriad of tasks required in looking after a busy business.


Over the years, Back to Front has been at the forefront of remodelling ugly houses in the UK, transforming them into beautiful homes.


Our story began back in 1999 with Alex’s parents, George and Yolande Hesse who ran a busy practise for nearly 20 years. Carrying on the torch for exterior design, Alex joined the company in 2010 and took over running the practice in 2014.


On Yolande’s retirement in 2018, we expanded the range of services to include exterior design consultancy. This enables us to serve Clients with projects at different stages. We are now able to help Clients with existing architectural plans needing extra input or about to start on site and looking for help selecting final materials and colour schemes as well as full scale extension, interior and exterior design and planning permission.


We have been featured throughout the years on television programs, newspapers, magazines and received awards for our designs.


To read about some of our previous projects and our legacy, check out our Pinterest page which features many of our publications from over the years.

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01252 820984

BACK TO FRONT EXTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTANCY LIMITED - Registered office: Wey Court West, Union Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PT