If you are planning any building work consulting an experienced residential architect is a sound investment.

The most common stumbling block for any new development is planning permission. We have an in-depth knowledge of local planning policy & legislation and have an excellent record of obtaining permission for challenging sites, house on farms applications and for unusual design. We work with Planning Service to deliver our schemes. We take development projects of all types through an increasingly complex and ever changing planning process.

We offer a free initial consultation with clients to determine the likely chances of success within the planning system prior to commencing detailed design stage and avoiding unnecessary costs for our clients. We are upfront and will not just take money from our clients if we believe there is little chance of success. We can arrange an initial meeting at the prospective site to discuss your project & to establish the brief. The site will also highlight any planning or design constraints as well as potential opportunities. So if you are planning development, we would love to hear from you.

"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