ARCHITECTURE SERVICES

Our portfolio of projects comprises of bespoke home design including traditional houses, contemporary houses and house extensions, commercial projects ranging from boutique commercial offices to large commercial developments, industrial, community, sport + leisure and conservation projects amongst others. We welcome all project types and sizes. So, whether your project is a small refurbishment to an existing home or other building or a large-scale development, McAleenan Architects + Interior Design will work closely with you to fulfil your project’s needs.

Conservation + Heritage

Navigating the constraints involved when dealing with listed buildings can be perplexing. Our studio is proficient in managing conservation + heritage projects. Managing Director Bernard McAleenan is a qualified Conservation Architect and is listed on the RIBA Conservation Register as a Conservation Registrant (CR). Bernard’s expertise in this area means he can successfully combine carefully considered design with the client’s aspirations to bring the project to a successful completion.

PROJECT TYPES

  • Contemporary House Design
    Some of the best modern house designs are born through a seamless collaboration of modern architecture and modern interior design. We are passionate about contemporary design and every home we create is bespoke and individual.
  • Traditional House Design
    We have a wealth of experience in designing traditional style homes for our clients with careful consideration for classical architecture forms and features and classic and traditional interior design detailing.
  • Housing Developments
    We can help with planning permission, building control and project management for housing development construction projects.
  • Commercial Building Design
    We have experience in a vast range of commercial projects providing architecture, interior design and fit out services for office design, retail design, bar design amongst others.
  • Industrial Building Design
    We provide design and project management services for industrial buildings including factories, industrial sheds, farm buildings etc
  • Sport + Leisure Complex design
    Sports pavilion design, sports complex design, sports field design; we have been involved in the design and construction of numerous sports grounds including pitches, stands and clubhouses.
  • Community Building Design
    We have various community centre / community hall design projects in portfolio and can assist with any architecture or interior design services required for such projects.
  • Conservation + Heritage Architecture
    Listed Building consent, extensions or alterations to Listed Buildings in Northern Ireland, Ireland or the UK. Bernard is a qualified Conservation Architect and can deal with any Listed Building services required.

SERVICES

  • Feasibility Studies
    Assess the feasibility of your project, whether it is viable, what the proposed costs may be, what the best way to move forward is.
  • Measured surveys
    We will accurately survey and draw up any existing buildings or sites.
  • Sketch design
    Initial and conceptual architectural design for the project.
  • Planning Applications
    Do I need planning permission? Can I get planning permission on my land? Planning permission costs? Outline Planning permission? Planning permission for extensions? Planning permission for a shed? Help with building a house on agricultural land? How long does planning permission take? Help with my planning permission application? These are just a few of the questions we are regularly asked. We offer a free initial consultation service to help with you understand the process for applying for and gaining your planning permission for your project.
  • Detail Design
    Development of planning permission drawings in preparation of construction stage.
  • Building Control Applications
    Preparation and submission of the detailed design drawings to Building Control NI or the relevant Building Control body.
  • Tender
    Production of tender stage drawings for issue to tendering contractors. Management of the tender process which involves the assessment of the returned tender packages from each contractor and assistance with the appointment of the selected contractor.
  • Contract Administration & Project Management
    Management of the construction contract between the contractor and the client. This process involves the on-site inspection and management of the construction phase of the building project through to on-site completion.
  • Mortgage Certification
    Staged inspections throughout the construction of buildings and the associated certification required for mortgage lender.
  • 3D visualisation
    Computer generated 3D images (CGI’s) showing the proposed exterior architectural design and interior design of the clients building.
  • Expert Witness
    Using our level of specialized knowledge and skill we are able to assist during legal proceedings by presenting our qualified opinions about the facts of various cases.

Planning Permission Applications

We have a wealth of experience in gaining planning permission for all types of projects. We pride ourselves in our knowledge and expertise in this area. We can help with all planning permission applications for all projects. Do I need planning permission? Can I get planning permission on my land? Planning permission costs? Outline Planning permission? Planning permission for extensions? Planning permission for a shed? Help with building a house on agricultural land? How long does planning permission take? Help with my planning permission application? These are just a few of the questions we are regularly asked. We offer a free initial consultation service to help with you understand the process for applying for and gaining your planning permission for your project.

INTERIOR DESIGN

We believe interior design is about knowing your client, how they live and what is important to them. When approaching any new project, we consider design, form and functionality. We want to create not only beautiful interiors but also spaces which suit the lifestyle and beliefs of the end users.

As a design studio we look at each project holistically. With our diverse team of designers, we consider the buildings both exterior and interior from the start, the relationship of the two parts and how through great design we can effortlessly and seamlessly blend the two.

We are passionate about all interior design whether it is classic or traditional interiors, contemporary or modern interiors, industrial interior design, mid-century modern interior design, unique, innovative and quirky interior ideas or a mixture of various interior design styles. We love to discuss with our clients their personal hopes and aspirations for their interior design project and get an idea of what interior styles they find interesting. We can help with all interior design projects whether it is the interior design for a kitchen, living room or bedroom, the interior design for a small house, large house or a show house, commercial interior design including office interiors and retail design, spatial design, interior architecture and many more. No project is too big or too small.

We offer services from a consultation service to full service, including project management, on projects sizes from the redesign of an individual room to the complete interior design for a new or existing building. We can also look after product sourcing and internal fit out. We believe each project is individual and as such we can tailor our services to the exacting needs and budget of the client.

INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES

Consultation Service

  • Initial consultation with client to gather information, design ideas and client’s aspirations for the project
  • Creation of mood boards and initial sourcing
  • Presentation of mood boards and design concept
  • Sarah McAleenan Studio provides shopping list of design suggestions
  • Client orders all items

Concept + Design

  • Initial consultation with client to gather information, design ideas and client’s aspirations for the project
  • Creation of mood boards, interior plans and elevations and initial sourcing
  • Presentation of mood boards and design concept and suggestions
  • Product sourcing – production of shopping list of design suggestions, items can be ordered by Sarah McAleenan Studio, client or a combination of both
  • Final site dressing

Project Management

  • Tender Services where required
  • Budget management
  • Liaison with contractors and suppliers
  • Delivery schedule management
  • Quality control site visits
  • Project completion and snagging

As Required

Do you require slightly more than a Consultation Service but not quite the Full Service? Let us know! We will consider what you want to achieve from your project, your budget and the level of involvement required from our design studio and we can tailor a package based on your individual requirements.

GET IN TOUCH

CONTACT US

ARMAGH
7 Dobbin Street
Armagh
BT61 7QQ

T: 028 3778 8100
E: info@mcaleenan-ni.com

WARRENPOINT
Unit 4, St David’s Buildings
Church Street
Warrenpoint
BT34 3HN

T: 028 4125 8090
E: info@mcaleenan-ni.com