Ugly Duckling Homes Transformed



Holland Park




Stratfords Lodge




Amber House




Horseshoe Crescent


Property Transformation


Ugly Duckling Homes Transformed is a unique architectural transformation design and build service. Specialising in the design and build transformation of properties in the surrounding areas of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, including Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Chalfont St. Peter, Marlow, and all across the Home Counties.

We offer our valued clients a highly bespoke, friendly, and personalised service. Whether project managing an extensive home renovation project or remodelling a modest en-suite bathroom – our aim is to transform an often outdated, unattractive and impractical property into an exceptional home and desirable abode.

With our unique wealth of knowledge of materials, colour, windows, roofing and doors, and much more, we can advise, design, and guide you with the best solutions to transform your home.

Full Transformation

From a single room to full renovation of your property we will manage the project from concept to final completion.


Planning a kitchen renovation? Our kitchen designs will add style and function while adding value to your home.


Renovate an existing space or transform your current bedroom for ultimate comfort and relaxation while adding value to your property.


Improve the comfort and appearance of your bathroom and enhance the appeal of your home to potential buyers.

Jilly Newman

“Once Upon A Time…”

If you think you might wish to explore further, understand and see potential “After” visuals of how to transform your home, and discuss an idea of costs from conception to completion, Jill would welcome a call from you to arrange an onsite informal chat – free of charge!

Jilly is an Architectural Designer, RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Affiliate Member and Client Advisor. Now based locally, with London and locally based property transformation and renovation experience, project management, interior and exterior design experience. Offering a professional, personal and friendly service from conception to completion.

Extensively transforming tired, outdated and impractical exteriors and interiors with exciting and innovative reconfigurations of living space. Designing and building stunning extensions, loft conversions, basements and gardens. Redesigning existing living space and creating comfortable, luxury, traditionally classic or cutting edge contemporary interiors tastefully, with longevity and bespoke every time. Intelligently and most importantly, transforming your home for both now and the future.

Given the uncertainty in the housing market and declide of movement in residential sales, perhaps now is the time to consider property renovations with a view to enjoying the full potential of your property now and also increasing the long term value of your home.

Please explore our design and build services and browse our most recent projects below.

Homes Transformed



Architectural Design

Design led in the aesthetic interior and exterior special qualities of a client’s project.


Full Transformation

Full project management and a single point of contact for our domestic clients and property developers.


Interior Design

Enhancing the interiors of a space or building to achieve a healthier and aesthetically pleasing environment for our clients.


General Building Works

New builds, timber frame, structural works, brickwork, chimneys, paving, garden walls, and surveying services.



Clearance, lawns, walls, fencing, paving and patios, planting, and irrigation.



Extensions, loft conversions, staircases, cabinet making, doors, small maintenance and repairs.


Plumbing and Heating

Full installations, repairs, maintenance, safety checks, kitchen and bathroom appliances, drainage and water mains services.



Complete rewiring, fault finding, outdoor lighting, alarm systems, underfloor heating, sockets and switches.



Internal and exterior works, new walls and ceilings, skimming, plasterboarding, tiling, refurbishments, and repairs.



Complete demolition, decommissioning services, land remediation, waste management, and recycling.




This project is a 6000sq ft new build in Èze, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Extensive development is currently in progress and completion is expected to take another 18 months. Read More…

Holland Park

Holland Park is a 5,941sq ft internal and external renovation and transformation of a lateral garden apartment, spanning the lower and raised ground floors of a Grade 11 listed Italianate villa, in Kensington. Read More…

Stratfords Lodge

Stratfords Lodge was a successful property transformation in Penn, Buckinghamshire. Formerly a derelict 16th century property it was successfully transformed into a luxury, stylish and bespoke character home which retained all the original and character features whilst considerably enhancing its comfort and value. Read More…

Horseshoe Crescent

Horseshoe Crescent is a small semi-detached four-bedroom house which had become run-down after several years of neglect and was quickly transformed on reasonable budget back into a practical, comfortable, and smart family home with an “as new” look and feel. Read More…

Amber House

Amber House is another property transformation in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. Formerly a dilapidated 1960’s detached house it was renovated into a practical and spacious 21st century family home with high quality finishes and original features that has considerably increased both its value, longevity and desirability. Read More…

Current Projects



Click the link to explore this particular design and build project. Follow our progress as the project evolves and see how we can potentially transform your home. Read More…


Click the link to explore this particular design and build project. Follow our progress as the project evolves and see how we can potentially transform your home. Read More…


Click the link to explore this particular design and build project. Follow our progress as the project evolves and see how we can potentially transform your home. Read More…

Great Missenden

Click the link to explore this particular design and build project. Follow our progress as the project evolves and see how we can potentially transform your home. Read More…

Chalfont St. Peter

Click the link to explore this particular design and build project. Follow our progress as the project evolves and see how we can potentially transform your home. Read More…

Our Promise


Our mission is to ensure the longevity of Ugly Duckling Homes Transformed through repeat and referral business achieved by exceeding our clients’ expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance and our service-minded attitudes.

We pledge to maintain the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our relationships with our professional associates and clients.




Nev Young Design

HDL Construction Ltd

Axon Construction Ltd

Excel Construction Ltd

S.D. Musk Building Services

Marlin Plumbing & Heating

The Sofa & Chair Company



The White Company

John Lewis

Fraser Besant

David Hunt Lighting

Vintage Wonderland Chandeliers


Barker and Stonehouse

Trade at Houseology

Tigermoth Lighting

Garden Trading

Please review some of our client testimonials below.



“We hired Jill at Ugly Duckling Homes when we were completely at a loss with how to transform the ugly facade of our Beaconsfield house. Jill was positive, energetic and profesional with lots of excellent ideas, and best of all came up with a solution that we are completely delighted with and that no one else had thought of. I would not think twice about using Jill again and would happily recommend her to anyone for any project whatever size.”

~ Hazel F.

“We have worked with Jill at Ugly Duckling and we found it to be a really fantastic experience. The inspiration, knowledge and service she provided was extensive; from kitchen and bathroom installations to wall decorating, lighting and fabrics. It’s easy to throw money at a job but Jill has worked hard to find our style and furniture to match within our price range. She has transformed our house into a home. We were able to completely relax, knowing we were in great hands.”

~ Ian and Katie J.

“I entrusted the Ugly Duckling team with the project management of my 16th century house renovation which was a complex and challenging project to say the least. But I am delighted with the end result, particularly as the finished product was delivered on budget and on time! Jilly Newman is more than just a project manager as she puts creative vision, flair and ideas into practice making not only wonderful living spaces but also creating value – which was an important consideration for me as the property was a significant financial investment.”

~ Charles P. (Chartered Surveyor)

“I have seen two of the houses that Jilly has transformed into very desirable homes. They were very different projects but Jilly envisioned, designed and delivered a physical reconfiguration and interior style perfectly in keeping with each building and its environment, one traditional and one contemporary. She does not simply impose her “own style” on any project but has the vision and imagination to see what will work best for that individual property. On top of all of that she has added substantial value too.”

~ David M.

Let’s discuss your project…


Jilly Newman

Architectural Designer, RIBA Affiliate Member & Client Advisor

07767 400993


2 Biestro Lodge, Queen Elizabeth Crescent, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire HP9 1BX


Wisteria House, Shipton Under Wychwood, Oxfordshire OX7 6GG

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