Architectural design project by Modus Architects - Architectural design, interior design and planning approval granted for new home Isle of Man

We are passionate about design. We don´t work to a style, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we aim to design the best building for you. Whether you are looking to renovate, extend or re-build, we specialise in the creation of structures from start to finish.

From a simple house extension to an extensive, complicated commercial development, starting a new project is a highly rewarding experience. It can appear daunting since there are so many issues to consider, but working with us will make the process to be easier. We have many years of experience in dealing with different clients, consultants and contractors, and we strive to make the process as straightforward as possible. We can offer you the latest advice on new technologies, materials and environmentally friendly design. We have extensive experience in planning and building control. 

Modus Architects planning drawings elevations and architectural models

Through thoughtful architecture, using contemporary construction methods and combining sustainable technologies with architectural design. We explore the unique potential of every brief to find the best solution for each project – one that’s right for the you.

Modus Architects planning drawings

We specialise in the design of luxury family homes, the transformation, adaptation and planning of modern or traditional residences and the creative reuse of period buildings.

We are experienced when it comes to the extension and renovation or re-design of heritage and period style homes. We are currently helping our clients breath new life back into their heritage and period style homes. We will help you deal with risk and provide you with the information you need to avoid those common and costly mistakes when designing your new home. 

 Architectural design project by Modus Architects - Architectural design, interior design and planning approval granted for registered building in the Isle of Man

The most sustainable building is the one that already exists. Rehabilitation and adaptive reuse design requires experience in the reuse of historically significant buildings which can be carefully designed to connect people to place and past to present. We believe every building has a story that can still be relevant when the building’s use is transformed by celebrating its historical character.

Our team of chartered architects and architectural technicians incorporate a combination of  many years of construction industry experience and design creativity.

In residential building renovation, the most important goals include the improvement of health conditions and the extension of the property’s life cycle. We believe the best way to plan for the future is to design it and the key to a successful design is future-proofing modern luxury. To ensure your home is ready for the next decade, we keep sustainability and technological advancements as well as your changing needs in mind. 

Modus Architects Team Work Isle of Man

 

We believe that buildings should be informed by their location, not only in terms of responding to local climate, topography and landscape but also by the culture and tradition of a place. Detailing how materials are used and put together is a vital part of our design process. Details are considered from the outset; this allows us to develop a building that has integrity but also allows us to create extraordinary results from the budget. 

We offer expertise and extensive experience in the creation of exceptional buildings, modern or traditional residences, creative reuse of old buildings and innovative commercial developments. We work with our clients to create inspiring architecture. Our team is passionate about designing informed and welcoming architecture. We design contemporary solutions, and we also work with historic listed buildings. We work hard to unlock the potential of a place.

House of Manannan museum design for Manx National Heritage

We strive to understand and research your requirements securing the best architectural design for your new home or house extension. Decisions made with clients are the ones we carry out – we don’t develop the design beyond what we have agreed.

We work with our clients to plan renovation and alteration projects for commercial premises as well as full conversion projects to re-purpose the building. Identifying the optimal new purpose for the construction or improving the level or value of its leasing requires an understanding of the space requirements of various purposes, knowledge of the latest concepts in commercial premises and modes of operation of end-users, and the development of work environments. 

 Architectural design project by Modus Architects -  Architectural design and planning approval granted for conversion of factory warehouse into special family home in the Isle of Man

Protecting the continuity of design concept and build quality of every project is very important. We look after everything for our clients, from developing conceptual designs through to the final details to going on-site to oversee the construction through to completion. We offer creative architectural design, planning and project management services for new builds or the alteration of all types of buildings.

Our architectural services include design, preparation of construction documents, and construction administration. Modus Architects also provide a wide variety of services including feasibility studies, architectural programming and project management.

Our services include:

 

  • Brief  Development
  • Building contract administration
  • Design solutions
  • Planning applications
  • Building control drawings
  • Tender and construction packages
  • Site consultation.
  •  Urban Design & Master-Planning

  • Measurement Survey & Drawings


Planning permission and building regulations for warehouse Isle of Man

We offer a full range of architectural and project management services through all project stages, for all types of project and at all scales.

We can provide full architectural, lead consultant and project management services through all project stages, from feasibility study and scheme design to completion and handover. We have delivered numerous internal and external refurbishment projects, ranging in size from small renovations to significant schemes, including work on historic and registered buildings.  Our projects range in value between £50,000 up to £5,000,000 including projects for private homeowners, property developers, government and the commercial sector.  

How do I get Planning permission in the  Isle of Man

To find out if your project will need planning permission, contact the Isle of Man Planning and Building Control Directorate on 01624 685950. You will need planning permission if you want to build something new, make a major change to your building or change the use of your building. The planning application must be accompanied by all appropriate details, plans and statement of ownership. Accordingly, an applicant may benefit from recruiting the services of a qualified professional architect to assist them in the compilation of their application. 

 

A planning application for a registered building must include a package of supporting documents from your architect, historic buildings consultants, structural engineers and more, along with pre-planning consultations with the Isle of Man’s planning and conservation officers.

 

The Isle of Man is a difficult place to get planning permission. The Isle of Man’s Planning Officers enforces a conservative set of rules designed to preserve the Island’s unique character. With preparation, knowledge and expert help, Modus Architects will win planning permission in the Isle of Man for homes or projects you might assume are impossible.

 

We have years of experience in designing and managing projects for all types of architectural work: one-off luxury residential homes, ultra-modern extensions, sensitive work to existing historic structures, mixed-use schemes and conversions. We are highly experienced in dealing with planning applications and have won an unrivalled record for obtaining planning and listed building consent in difficult and controversial cases.  We can take care of the whole process for you.

Architectural design project by Jeremy Humphries Architect of Modus Architects