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New project | Gracehill Ballymena

Slemish Design studio architects are pleased to have been appointed as architects for a new modern styled dwelling outside Ballymena between the villages of Gracehill & Galgorm.

image for building site in Ballymena
view onto our site from roads edge

Covid-19 update

Due to the current Covid-19 update from the PM we have decided to work from our homes.

covid-19 update

The team at slemish design studio are looking into every possible way to make things as plain sailing for every client & every potential client.

using the likes of social media, telephone & emails we are able to keep in contact with everyone & post updates.. both on the current corvid-19 situation with us & latest posts…..how do we do this?

thats because we are still working… yes it’s remote working, but we are still working away where possible.

it’s strange sitting here.. in 2012 I was sat on my kitchen table with my PC looking to start up slemish design studio architects & now in 2020 i’m sat at my kitchen table again.. looking to keep our business going into the future

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

At Slemish Design Studio we strive to make our clients and staff our main priority. Given the current situation and in line with government guidelines we have taken the conscious decision to remain open.
With regular review, should the situation change we will make sure to take further action.

Please be reassured we are taking this very seriously and have introduced the following measures to help reduce the transmission and where we can stop the spread of the virus. Our office and surfaces are being regularly disinfected and our staff are practising social distancing i.e. no handshakes or close contact, together with basic personal hygiene measures.

We would kindly ask that if you are displaying any symptoms, have returned from a high-risk area, or have been in close social contact with someone who has returned from a high-risk, that you let in us in advance before coming into the office. This way we will be able to accommodate you in any way necessary. We will be more than happy to help by telephone, social media, email or video call.
Scheduled meetings can be arranged for a later date or we arrange to speak via phone/messenger or Skype.
Thank you all for your continued support & if you have any queries, please get in touch.

Drink license for Ballymena Pizza Parlour

We’re pleased to have secured a drink license the Pizza Parlour in Broughshane Street, Ballymena

when having been known locally as a BYO (bring your own bottle) restaurant, they now have the option of adding additional drink service to their already excellent menu.

We’d like to wish Gary & the team all the best with it & have no doubt it’ll be a great success

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larne house starting on site

Sitting outside Magheramorne in Larne, County Antrim is one of our latest projects for a modern family home.

Selfbuild Live Belfast

We were back again this year at the selfbuild live show in Belfast.

A very windy 3 days in Hall 2, was offset with the resposonce we had at our stand.

thanks to everyone we spoke to & looking forward to catching up.

new project |house extension and renovation in Athenry, Galway


We’re pleased to have been award a new project in Athenry, County Galway.

The current house isn’t large enough for Fiona & her family, this is where she’s asked us to take a look at it.

front elevation of house in athenry galway for house extension and renovation

the extension

We are still looking to retain the “cottage” look of the main front body of the house, with the use of new render & paint finish, along with sliding sash windows.

concept 3D for house extension and renovation Athenry Galway

With regards to the “extension”, we are proposing a modern, fresher looking house, with western cedar timber cladding, along with large windows & flat roofs

concept 3D for house extension and renovation Athenry Galway

You’re reading the blog of Slemish Design Studio Architects — award-winning architects based in Ballymena Northern Ireland, covering all over Ireland & the UK.

Should you have something you’d like to discuss, feel free to contact us HERE or through our social media pages

Be sure to check out our homepage and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop.

New Project | Treadstown, County Kildare

We’re pleased to say we’ve another project in County Kildare, this time in Treadstown, a townland in Maynooth

A modern 4 bedroom house set within a flat site, with mature vegetation on family ground.

selfbuild site in Treastown County Kildare
looking down the site in Treadstown, Kildare

Should you have a project you’d like to discuss, free free to contact our office via our website or social media

Dunfanaghy House nearly ready for onsite


Last year we secured a project for a modern house and garage in Dunfanaghy, County Donegal.

The brief was quite simple. A modern open plan house with plenty of glazing to take in views of Muckish Mountian & Horn Head.

With this in mind, we put together something that Donegal County Council planning department was very complimentary of & approving.

Here we’ve produced a 3D render of the rear of the house to show our client how it will turn out.

3D render of modern house

You’re reading the blog of Slemish Design Studio Architects — award-winning architects based in Ballymena Northern Ireland, covering all over Ireland & the UK.

Should you have something you’d like to discuss, feel free to contact us HERE or through our social media pages

Be sure to check out our homepage and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop.

Award-winning Architects at Belfast Property Awards

We’ve only gone & won 2 awards

belfast telegraph property awards for slemish design studio
the 2 Awards we brought back

We had a great night in Belfast at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards

And totally over the moon to come home with 2 Awards

Award-winning Architectural practice of the year
and
Innovative use of smart home technology for our Lisnafillon House

There will hopefully be a lot more to come from us 🙂

slemish design studio architects with 2 awards at the belfast property awards
looking a wee bit smug with our awards

Mayoral reception at The Braid Arts Centre

It was a great privilege for local practise Slemish Design Studio Architects to be recognised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council 

We were invited to meet Madam Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council for being finalists in 2 categories in the Belfast Telegraph property awards.

The awards we are finalists for are:

  • Residential Architectural Practice of the Year
  • Innovative Use of Smarthome Technology

New Project | Traditional family home in Bellaghy

We’re pleased to have been appointed as architects for this project outside the village Bellaghy, County Londonderry/Derry

designing this house has to factor many elements. Especially taking in the views & orientation.

the use of large glazing panels, along with traditional Irish building materials, such as stone, timber & slate, will help this project blend into the countryside.

should you have a project you’d like to discuss, please feel free to get in touch with us.

New project | Dromintee, Newry

We’re pleased to have been appointed as architects for an extension and renovation project in Dromintee, Newry County Armagh.

New project Dromintee,  Newry for an extension and renovation

taking into account the orientation of the site & the amazing views up to Slieve Gullion, there’s a few aspect’s we’ll need to consider when designing.

Plenty of glass will be one material that will be used, along with a possibility of external insulation to bring this old farm dwelling up to current modern day living standards.

Timber cladding and local stone will be added to help blend this extension and renovation into the local countryside.

 extension and renovation

should you have a project you’d like to discuss, feel free to give us a shout!

Ballymena excellence awards 2019

Great night at the Ballymena Excellence awards in Tullyglass Hotel.

Unfortunately, this year wasn’t to be for us.
At the Ballymena Excellence Awards, we came away as finalists in, Best Creative Business and Best Business Premises.

To be regarded as one of the best in your field of business is enough to encourage us all as a business & keep moving forward 🙂

Not to be too downhearted, it’ll be onwards & upwards to the Belfast Telegraph property awards in 3 weeks.

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners at the Ballymena excellence awards… Was a great night had by all!!

Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2019 Finalists

 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2019 Finalists

yessssss…more exciting news into the office this week!!

Over the moon to be nominated finalists in 2 categories at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2019

💥 Architectural Practice of the Year Residential 🏡🥂🎉

💥 Innovative use of smart home technology 🏡🥂🎉

looking forward to a great day out in Crowne Plaza Belfast for the awards.

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