Improve not move


If you love the area you live in, but need more space, converting your attic or adding an extension is a great way to add that additional space without the fuss & expense of moving to a bigger house.

Extending your home is becoming an increasingly popular choice with homeowners who are looking for more space or wanting to add value to their home.

Maybe you would just like to increase the size of your kitchen, whatever it may be, we will always seek to tailor your new extension towards your space needs, taste & budget, whilst maximising your development potential.

We can provide guidance on householder permitted developments rights, which can be complex and more restrictive in designated areas, such as, conservation areas & areas of outstanding natural beauty; and for certain properties, such as listed buildings. Any works of alteration or extension to a listed building would require Listed Building Consent.

"Slievemoyle cottages have used the services of Hillen Architects for several building projects over a period of years and have been extremely happy with the outcomes. Barry has been receptive to our ideas and brought these together with his professional expertise to produce plans which meet our needs. The buildings produced have been practical, functional, aesthetically attractive and yet not expensive to build."
– Greer and Maureen Lowe

"We used Barry to design and oversee the build of our house in Newcastle. He overcame problematics planning issues, and had an excellent relationship with our builder than culminated in the completion of our property on time. Barry had a professional and imaginative approach to the build, which helped us through the design and build process."
– David and Anna Quin

"Barry's efficiency in obtaining our Planning Permission within a short timescale and with no objections or amendments required is further testimony to his excellent attention to detail and his expertise and professionalism. His willingness to assist and co-operate with Building Control officials and the Building Contractor involved in the building of our home removed a lot of potential pressure for us and provided us with full confidence that our project was managed to the highest of standards."
– Damian and Niamh McLaughlin