Barn conversion design

ORA design architecture

ORA design architecture is a small, independent architectural design practice based near Bicester working mainly with residential clients across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

We specialise in providing high quality architectural services for residential projects such as:

  • Loft conversions – convert your unused loft space into another bedroom, a study, children’s room etc
  • Barn conversions – convert a barn or stable block into a modern living space
  • House extensions – extend your property to create extra space for your kitchen, living area or another bedroom.
  • Eco-friendly building designs – make use of modern materials and designs that respect the natural environment
  • Specialist designs – we work on many listed buildings, self-build, and specialist projects such as historic buildings and churches .

We work closely with our clients delivering the best possible architectural solutions resulting in buildings which are both attractive and practical that you can be justifiably proud of. Ora Design take an innovative approach to architecture and always aims to deliver the highest standards of design and professional service.

The practice was set up by myself, Ian Shirvell a member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). With over 20 year’s professional experience, ORA Design Architecture offers an imaginative and creative approach to Architecture.

We offer a modestly priced feasibility study so you the client can understand what your proposed project entails, options available and realise the full potential of your property. We will deliver an initial set of drawings which can be taken to the next stage of detail should you wish to proceed.

As a small practice we can offer a tailored, flexible, more personal service

We offer a very high standard, clear and concise detailed architectural drawings for the subsequent phases of a project such as planning applications and building regulations approvals (see How We Work). We can provide detailed drawings for specific aspects of construction to assist in getting the best quotes from builders. Detailed, accurate drawings key to minimise delays and to manage costs.

We would be very happy to discuss your requirements, please get in touch for more information or to book a consultation.

Ian did the drawings for our kitchen extension and the redesigning of our ground floor plan. He listened to our requests and was able to give us some useful advice along the way. He provides an excellent service. He is very obliging and goes the extra mile to ensure the job is done to a high standard. He offers good value combined with a top class professional approach. We would highly recommend Ian to anyone wanting architectural work doing. - Jane Cooper (via Google)

Detailed architectural design of bay window

We invited Ian to quote for producing our plans and application documents relating to our two storey home extension. He visited the site for photographs and discussions and we liked his approach. We wanted to manage the project ourselves, using local craftsmen to do the building, so plenty of detail was required. Ian provided this as well as being on hand to help out when needed.
The project went very well, the result is excellent, and was very cost effective too! - Chris Taylor (via Google)