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Residential Services

Oriel Architecture has been involved with a large number of residential developments over many years adding value and space to numerous homes across the South West and beyond. In doing so, we have realised the aspirations and needs of the home owners. Each project is unique, and also equally important to us, despite the enormous variation in size and character of the work required.

We deal with all types of residential development including:

  • Individual private houses of all types, including bungalows, apartments, detached and semi-detached and terraced houses.
  • Private residential/housing development including retirement homes, sheltered housing and care homes for the elderly.
  • Domestic extensions
  • Alterations (including listed building works)
  • Loft conversions
  • Conversions of barns and outbuildings
  • Annexes
  • Gaining planning permission for residential development

With every project we start by taking a detailed brief from the client drawing from them not only their physical requirements, but also their ambitions, to ensure that the finished design meets, and hopefully surpasses, their aspirations. We then undertake a detailed dimensional survey of the property, and use this together with the brief, to design the house, extension, conversion, etc.

It is true to say that many building projects have their fair share of problems, but they also present opportunities that can be exploited to provide functional and visually attractive solutions. This is an inherent part of the design process provided by an architect. In fact, at Oriel Architecture the projects from which we draw continuing satisfaction and inspiration are not the most prestigious, extravagant or self-indulgent, but those which are contextual, simple and functional. In our view, the most rewarding and successful buildings are those modest and enduring schemes which in our experience always result from a good collaborative working relationship between the architect and the client, and a sound understanding of the brief and context.

No project is too humble to benefit from the added value of an imaginative and considerate design. Indeed, there is a deep satisfaction to be gained from architectural design work when a well designed and unusually striking solution is found to people’s everyday practical requirements.

Our Residential Projects