Bell Architects - Creative sustainable
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Bell Architects are energetic designers exercising their design creativity with an eye on energy and the environment, natural materials and beauty.

Murray Bell of Bell Architects graduated under Professor Robin Webster at SSSA Aberdeen, and during that time had the privilege to explore the challenge of ecological design with sustained input from Howard Liddell, then of Gaia Architects.

One of Howards Liddels key issues was to avoid complexity, if at all possible.
It is certainly feasible to design a highly rated ‘techy’ eco-house, and fill it with too many gadgets that are expensive in terms of earth-materials, and generally difficult to maintain / repair. As a continent, Africa is currently being pillaged for resources – all to feed our hungry demand for technology and progress in the West. If we design houses that are tech-complex, this situation will just become more pronounced. The responsibility is on the imaginative architect to design houses that are efficient, warm, lifetime homes and that do not justify or require complicated technology to make them perform.

However, not many people care about these issues truly, they are more interested in achieving an excellent SAP rating, often at the expense of the environment - nobody asks how to recycle a solar PV panel these days – and can you?

Services Provided
Accessible Design, Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Basement Conversion, Basement Design, Bathroom Design, Building Conservation, Building Design, Custom Build Homes, Drafting, Eco Homes, Floor Plans, Garden Plans, Green Building, Home Renovation, House Extensions, House Plans, Kitchen Design, New Home Construction, Site Preparation, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Utility Room Design, Artists Studio, Holiday cottage, Holiday Home

Areas Served
Ballymoney, Coleraine, Belfast, Antrim, Causeway, Derry, Londonderry, Dungiven, Ballycastle, Glenarm, Lisburn City, Fermanagh, Newcastle, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Stirlingshire, Belfast International Airport, Belfast North, Belfast South, Belfast South East, Belfast West
Contact: Murray Bell
Location: 65 Main Street
Ballymoney BT536AN
United Kingdom
Professional Information:
ARB 062383K
RIBA Chartered Member since 1997
RIBA Chartered Practice Members
Constructionline Member
RIAS Member
RSUA Member
Typical Job Costs: £40,000 - £3 million
Commented: Curb appeal??! Have you found out the orientation yet? I.e. which way is the front of the house facing?
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Commented: New ground floor layout Best to employ a local architect to help you work through pros and cons...remember that a professional can protect you from expensive mistakes - yes, they cost money, but it is important to have guida...
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Commented: Value for money Hi there The fees are high! And yes I agree that it is very important to be sure that what you are asking for in the planning application, will actually be achieved.. Are they able to run a pre-consul...
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Commented: Architect wants more money after we have paid him 1 Is the person actually an architect? This is important to check - go to If they are not listed, they are NOT an architect. 2. Architects are bound by codes of conduct - RIBA and AR...
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