It has been an absolute pleasure working with our architect, Jess Paterson from JPA Ltd on our new home. Jess is a delightful lady who is very approachable, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. She listened well to our wishes and catered thoughtfully to our budget. We really enjoyed our working relationship with Jess, because she always kept us up to date and promptly replied with explanations and helpful suggestions. We really valued the fact that she knew our project intimately and wanted to achieve it as much as we did.

Since this has been such a positive experience, it is a shame that the architectural part of the project has come to an end, even though she is still willing to answer any of our questions.

We highly recommend Jess for her expertise, dedicated approach and enthusiasm to all her work. She has an excellent reputation and is very well respected by others in the industry.

We look forward to having Jess visit our home when it is built. Thanks again Jess for making the process so pleasurable!"

Jane & Derek Vogel

January 2018, Timaru



"When we purchased a block of land in the mountains at Castle Hill we considered a number of construction methods, but decided on a log cabin. From concepts, through to architectural drawings and eventually to on site construction we were guided by the artisan approach and passion for log homes. We would not hesitate in recommending our architect Jess Paterson and Natural Log Homes team if you were to consider log construction  "


June 2016, Castle Hill


"I was walking on Camp Bay Rd. on the weekend and saw some architecture that made my heart sing – the McPhail property! What a superb response to an environmentally sensitive area. There are sadly far too many examples of design which confirm that sometimes money doesn’t necessarily buy taste, and it truly was a moment of “A-ha – finally someone who knows what they are doing!!”. I am sure this will be a wonderful residence to be truly lived in, I trust the owners are loving your design, and should we ever build again I will most definitely have you on my wishlist  (although being a business owner in Christchurch at the moment might mean it is a way off yet!!)"