Marc Ballard Architects, Holywood

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Reality Architects,
16 Demesne Park
Holywood
County Down
BT18 9NE
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About Marc Ballard Architects

Reality Architects was established in 2000 and has been involved in numerous projects throughout Northern Ireland. We specialise in all types of domestic architecture, from small extensions to bespoke, one-off houses. Free, no-obligation initial consultation. Covering Belfast and County Down – Holywood, Bangor, Dundonald, Newtownards.

Services
  • Individual bespoke houses
  • House extensions and conversions
  • Listed building renovations
  • Commercial projects
  • Café design
  • Interior design
  • Planning applications
  • Sustainable construction
  • Church extensions


House Extensions
We have completed numerous house extensions in Belfast and Counties Down and Antrim, ranging from 20K to 250K. Every project is different and we will investigate all options until a perfect solution is found. All designs are fully illustrated with computer visuals in conjunction with a budget-cost plan, to ensure that you are making the right decision for your home.

Conversions
The decision whether to refurbish or demolish and rebuild is not always clear. Preparing costed design options will allow you to decide on the most economically viable option. We have completed many refurbishments where the entire dwelling is stripped out, remodelled and extended, effectively creating a new house with high levels of insulation and energy efficiency.

New Builds
This is a selection of completed projects and current work on site. We have completed numerous new builds and have experience in replacement dwellings and all aspects of planning policy PPS21. We currently have projects on site in Holywood, Belfast and Portaferry. Completed houses range from 1000 to 7500 sq. ft.

Commercial
Recent clients include: Holywood Golf Club, Kirkistown 500MRCI, Glastry Farm Icecream, Kircubbin, New Worship Centre for First Holywood Presbyterian Church, Rayanne Guest House, The Streat Café franchise, David Scott Tile Refinery, Mace fit out, The Arc building, Titanic Quarter Office fit out, Southampton.

Client Reviews
Let us help you realise your objectives and guide you through the design and construction process by providing a service that extends well beyond producing a set of drawings – we will handle the paperwork, bring value for money, peace of mind and imagination to your project, whilst keeping it on track.

"From start to finish of our extension project, we have found working with Reality Architects to be a wholly positive experience." Claire McCleary, Lisburn

“Marc’s work has been excellent – from original concepts through to final details. His originality coupled with his ability to listen and interpret is outstanding. I would have no hesitation in recommending Reality Design for a top-drawer service.” Tim Kerr, Holywood

“From start to finish of our extension project, we have found working with Reality Architects to be a wholly positive experience. Marc Ballard's professionalism, punctuality and attention to detail has been exemplary, and with his creative and inspiring design ideas, our home has become a wonderful contemporary living space.” Claire McCleary, Lisburn

“I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Marc at Reality Architects. He does so much more than design a home, he is with you on every step of the way. From planning (a nightmare) to final inspection. A nicer, more helpful and patient man I have yet to meet. Excellence in every way. We are delighted.” David Thacker

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Deirdre Johnston
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Marc worked with our requirements and ideas and guided us through a single storey extension, demolition and rebuild of 2 storey rear return and total refit of the original home. Marc was very involved throughout the project, listened to concerns and had very strong lines of communication with ourselves and the builders. We would not hesitate to recommend Marc...and, in fact, have already. We are delighted with our home. Thank you!
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Joanne Hillocks
We approached Marc to design a 2 storey extension and ground floor reconfiguration. Marc listened to our requirements and created 2 designs which both fitted our brief. Marc worked with us refining the plans and redrawing them as necessary. Marc dealt with the Planning Department and Building Control as well as getting a structural engineers report for us. Marc was always willing to work with us to tailor our extension to fit our needs. Since finishing the extension we have asked Marc to do further work in relation to the build - this was completed again to the high standards we have always received. We would have no hesitation in recommending Marc as his ideas were innovative and maximised the existing structure of our house and surrounding plot.
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Richard
We contacted Marc with regards to modernising a country farm house in the Craigantlet Hills. We found him very personable and he came up with some excellent ideas. Unfortunately due to a change in circumstances we did not end up carrying out the works but the planning stage of the process which we did complete was excellent. I would definitely recommend Marc and would work with him anytime in the future, if the opportunity arose.
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Andrew
Reality Architects - Highly recommended by us. First meet to completion of high spec entire refurb/extension including planning (who aren't quick) in 15 months. Easy to work with, great vision giving us multiple professional drawing options from initial consultation and tweaked to perfection. Through tender process, selection of builder, then weekly managing of the build on site to final sign off. We are really happy back in our new home. Many thanks.
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Marc Ballard
We enlisted Marc Ballard’s help to extend our old stone home in South Belfast. It wasn’t the easiest of briefs as we also needed to extend our home to accommodate a disabled parent. Marc is a fabulous architect and the end result for us is a truly beautiful home with the most incredible feeling of space. Right from taking our brief and creating a beautiful home to managing the builders and every aspect of the build he has been brilliant. He’s very calm and truly listens to your brief and what you need and his skill as an architect is clear to see in the design work which has led to a stunning home. Working with an architect like Marc has given us a build that has the level of ‘detail’ and things we just wouldn’t have been able to do such as curved walls, bringing in different levels of light and creating different heights and making the home flow for our space but also suiting a disabled person. The build wasn’t the most straightforward due to ground levels but working with Marc seriously reduced our stress levels throughout the whole process and we are truly delighted and loving living in our new ‘space’.
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Marc Webb
We enlisted Marc Ballard’s help to extend our old stone home in South Belfast. It wasn’t the easiest of briefs as we also needed to extend our home to accommodate a disabled parent. Marc is a fabulous architect and the end result for us is a truly beautiful home with the most incredible feeling of space. Right from taking our brief and creating a beautiful home to managing the builders and every aspect of the build he has been brilliant. He’s very calm and truly listens to your brief and what you need and his skill as an architect is clear to see in the design work which has led to a stunning home. Working with an architect like Marc has given us a build that has the level of ‘detail’ and things we just wouldn’t have been able to do such as curved walls, bringing in different levels of light and creating different heights and making the home flow for our space but also suiting a disabled person. The build wasn’t the easiest due to ground levels but working with Marc seriously reduced our stress levels throughout the whole process and we are truly delighted and loving living in our new ‘space’.
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Siobhan Cox
I haven't hesitated to recommend Marc to many of my family and friends. It has been great to work with him throughout the refurbishment of our house. He listened carefully to our brief and designed a beautiful home for our family. His patience, sensitivity to what we wanted and common sense helped the build go smoothly from inception to completion, with no significant issues at any stage. Thank you Marc for a great job!
Marc Ballard Architects 5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.

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028 9059 0062