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Client Name: Amanda Allen
Comment: Who says building a new house is difficult? Definitely not the case with Bell Architects. From design right through to completion Bell Architects have been very professional, innovate, friendly and always there to advise and assist. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Thanks Murray and Team
Client Name: Anne Curry
Comment: We used Murray and his team at Bell Architects on several occasions, including the building site approval and house design for our current home. We were extremely happy with the professionalism, creativity and knowledge of both Murray and all his staff. We found the entire team easy to communicate with and the house design and build process was stress free from start to finish.
Client Name: Barbara Sinclair
Comment: We wanted a property that would meet our needs as we grew older, that would be close to amenities, and provide adequate accommodation on the ground floor, to include a room to be used as a ground floor bedroom, and to have a ground floor shower-room. We viewed a house, and prior to making an offer we sought advice from Bell Architects. We had previous experience of their work. Bell Architects designed a ground floor shower-room, and advised on the bedroom with-in the confines of the house. Bell Architects employed and oversaw the builder who built the shower-room with a level-access shower following Bell Architects design. Bell Architects oversaw the work required to bring the house up to our agreed specification. Once we got possession we had a very tight timescale, which Bell Architects met. Their knowledge was excellent, they were experienced in all aspects of the work, they worked well with us and the builder, we considered the fee to be modest. We would highly recommend Bell Architects
Client Name: Bobby Farren
Comment: I used Murray to develop a number projects, I always found him to be highly professional in the execution of his role, he was also thought provoking when we were designing the schemes, incorporating renewable energies unique design features. I have no hesitation recommending Murray and look forward to having the opportunity to work with him again.
Client Name: Brian Connolly
Comment: Bell Architects offered us a full and comprehensive service, from initial design ideas & concepts, to full project management. Their belief in sustainability lead us to building a very well insulated extension. Their design not only takes into account the ‘farm buildings’ context but also ensures that our heating bills are manageable. The design allows for winter light and the space can be warmed by the winter sun, (when we get it!). I found Bell Architects to open and fully dependable from start to finish. Without their project management, during the building process, we would have faced real financial and possibly legal difficulties, as our builder went bust, mid way through the project. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Client Name: Carmel Gallagher
Comment: Murray Bell provided a chic and practical re-design for Pier 39 Portrush, transforming a dilapidated terrace built in 1876 into a modern and sophisticated B&B that is now receiving rave reviews for style and comfort. We received a very personalised service from Murray and colleagues. We had confidence in their professional and technical knowledge and experience and their attention to detail to ensure that our collaborative design was worked up into a set of plans that met our specified needs. Our project was delivered on time and on budget. We have no hesitation in recommending the services of Bell Architects for their innovative, creative and supportive approach to us as satisfied clients.
Client Name: Conn
Comment: Thank you, and if Kilcranny House and your renovation project here may be of any help, please let us know. Kilcranny House will always now have been fundamentally changed for the better from your guidance, questioning, understanding and vision. The one thing I have always known and trusted throughout this project is that when I needed to pass something on to you and your team, no matter how off the wall or difficult, you have come back to me with the best professional advice and have been able to talk me through some very complex issues in such a calm, reassuring manner which has let me as Kilcranny’s Coordinator safely leave it in your hands and deal with our other pressing concerns in the community. You are a team to trust in, you deliver for your clients and I am completely assured in our project because of you. Above and beyond the call is not often heard in the world today but Kilcranny know how much you and the team have given us and we are profoundly inspired by your belief in our work and our cause. I know you and your team can achieve anything you set yourselves to. All of us at Kilcranny are fully supportive of you, because, quite simply, you gave us the best renovation we could ever have hoped for. You got to know us, and then you helped us fulfill our vision. I will gladly recommend your vision and ethos to any prospective client when you need it. You have something special to offer, not just in terms of architecture, design or structure, but also in terms of values, connection and in attaining the solution for our client. Bell Architects is a name that I have trusted, trust now and will always trust. All of you have more than earned that. We are with you, as you have been with us. Thank you for all you have done here, this is a more special place because of you.
Client Name: Conolly McCausland
Comment: Murray provides a service which sets him apart from other architectural practices. He is extremely innovative and is willing to look at alternative methods and designs. We will continue to use Bell Architects for this very reason.
Client Name: David A Evans
Comment: Murray designed a new house for me on the Causeway Coast. I have worked with several architects in the past and found Murray to be the easiest to work with. While he is very creative he was happy to take my ideas and develop them. The result was very innovative indeed.
Client Name: David Donaldson
Comment: I have worked with Murray on a number of development projects. In all of these he has brought levels of enthusiasm, innovation, creativity and dedication which are a real credit to the architectural profession. I would thoroughly recommend him whether a project is large or small.
Client Name: Dukes Kitchens
Comment: We are currently working on a project designed by Bell Architects. The house is absolutely stunning, very contemporary, stylish and practical. A lot of time and effort was put in to this project and it is starting to show as we near it’s finishing line. The team at Bell are very friendly and so easy to work with, nothing is an issue. We hope to work on further projects with this company in the future.
Client Name: Jim, Elaine and Lewis
Comment: Thank you Bell Architects for getting planning permission for our house even though it is in a conservation village and no one said we would get it. Bells came up with a great design and nailed it!
Client Name: Michael Cunningham
Comment: I hired Bell Architects for the renovation of a traditional red brick detached house in need of updating. The project lasted in total approximately 1 year. The project encompassed a significant extension and remodeling throughout. Bell Architects did an excellent job – listening to and implementing job specification; providing creative ideas where appropriate; responsive to changing specifications from me; professionally dealing with frustrating planning issues; liaising very well with building contractor; project management and helping to ensure deadlines where met; and the many things in between. I found Murray and his team professional and personable. I am delighted with how the project was handled; but most importantly I am delighted with the end result.
Client Name: Private
Comment: Did a great job on our house renovation & extension. Murray is excellent at finding out what everyone wants from a project and has a genuine interest in what he does. Bell Architects think outside the box and are open to new ideas – very much a ‘yes you can’ type of architect.
Client Name: Rèamaí Mathers
Comment: Murray, a first class architect, creative and personable. He designed us a great home and expertly guided us through a difficult scenario. I regularly recommend him.
Client Name: Rosie Fraser
Comment: Murray is an innovative and far-sighted architect who designs with the client’s needs in mind and I would recommend him without hesitation.
Client Name: Thomas Bell
Comment: Murray was efficient and effective with preparing plans for a renewable energy technology project at Drenagh Estate Limavady. Credit to Murray for being able to translate the specifications dictated by the German technology provider within a very tight timeframe.