Architectural Design

The success of an architectural design project lies in working with a design company with buckets of expertise, experience and credibility who can effortlessly balance space, design and cost, with a core focus on your design goals. Here at ModArc, we pride ourselves on putting you - the client - first.

The most successful projects lay solid foundations first. Our first meeting will help us get to grips with with the parameters and goals of your architectural design project, so we can formulate the most sensible and effective project plan moving forwards. Following this meeting with a property or site visit gives us hands-on understanding of the scope and scale of the project, and any advantages and pitfalls that may arise. 

We always try to fix - or plan for - issues in advance of actual building works to minimise potential setbacks and ensure a smooth and efficient building programme. 

No two design projects are the same. Each and every one of our architectural designs are tailored to each individual project. Equally, the end goal of every project is unique. Establishing the main cornerstone of the project, be it budget, size, sign or a combination of the three, will be taken into account in crafting successful and targeted conceptual plans. 

"Jim has developed a distinctive style, turning mid-20th Century properties into contemporary family homes or creating modern new dwellings."

Since branching out on his own, Jim has developed a distinctive style, turning mid-20th Century properties into contemporary family homes and creating modern new dwellings in line with client specifications and long-term goals.

Jim is also well versed in the unique set of landscape and site problems that Lyme Regis and the surrounding area - while beautiful - can sometimes pose. His architecture design projects have been successful in a multitude of problematic environments, from tight (or non existent) vehicular access, flood risk areas and sensitive sites in conservation areas. If you're unsure about the landscape around your project, get in touch for an assessment.

Recent projects encompass a variety of property and job types, including:

  • porch extension
  • kitchen extensions
  • new dwellings
  • designs for a new school
  • a Mill conversion into 9 dwellings

Jim has also carried out master planning for 147 houses to create serviced plots for self build projects and affordable housing schemes.

Local connections are key, and Jim has built up a variety of trades, allowing him to recommend talented, trusted and reliable contractors for all manner of projects. At ModArc, we ensure that contractors buy into our vision to achieve the very best in line with client expectations. 

Ultimately, we believe in value for money on any architectural design project, and will ensure that our client is getting exactly that. 

We are blessed in the South-West of England with fantastic views of all natures from Coastal to Countryside and some very pleasant views over the roof tops, we will always find ways to maximise these views and believe in very light and airy spaces. You can follow us on Pinterest, which will give you a good idea of our design style.

Architectural Design

We know how hard it is to get a good balance between space, design and cost… well that’s why we are here to help.

Our first meeting will help us ascertain a working relationship and an understanding of what you are trying to achieve. A walk through of the property/site will allow a full understanding of any advantages/pitfalls with the project.  We will always try to iron out any issues before building works commence to allow for a smooth building programme.

Our designs are tailored to each individual project. A big factor in the design process is to work out the driving force behind the project, whether it is budget, size or design. This can be critical in terms of our conceptual plans.

"Jim has developed a distinctive style, turning mid-20th Century properties into contemporary family homes or creating modern new dwellings."

Since branching out on his own, Jim has developed a distinctive style, turning mid-20th Century properties into contemporary family homes, or creating modern new dwellings, again tailored to the individual client.

With the nature of the area in which he operates, there have been some tricky sites to overcome, whether it is tight access or no vehicular access, a flood risk area to locate a new school, sensitive sites in conservation areas, Jim loves a challenge.

There is no specific size of job that Jim will undertake with recent projects ranging from porch extension, kitchen extensions, new dwellings through to designs for a new school and a Mill conversion into 9 dwellings. Jim has also carried out some master planning for 147 houses, this was to create serviced plots for self build projects and affordable housing schemes.

Over the years and with his local connection, Jim has built up a variety of trades, allowing him to recommend contractors to undertake the work, whatever the project. We believe in value for money on any project and will ensure that our client is getting exactly that. At ModArc we ensure that the contractors buy into our vision to achieve the best. Jim will design and oversee projects, however trust and reliability is key with contractors forming a great partnership from project to project.

We are blessed in the South-West of England with fantastic views of all natures from Coastal to Countryside and some very pleasant views over the roof tops, we will always find ways to maximise these views and believe in very light and airy spaces. You can follow us on Pinterest, which will give you a good idea of our design style.

View some of our recent projects

Replacement Dwelling

Demolition of 1970's bungalow - to be replaced with a SIPs dwelling, manufactured off-site.

Lyme Regis Football Club

Wraparound extension encasing the original clubhouse to create function room, improved changing facilities and commercial kitchen.

Marine Parade, Lyme Regis

Two townhouses currently under construction on a former residential site.

How it works

A typical planning submission will include the following:-

  • Initial Meeting on site to discuss requirements, aims and ideas
  • Estimate of cost of work
  • Survey of existing building
  • Creation of full CAD drawings to show existing elevations and floor plans
  • Creation of full CAD drawings to show proposed elevations and floor plans
  • 3D plans / visualisations can be provided upon agreement
  • Completion of all other necessary documentation as required by the planning department including Design & access statement and building regulations.

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