top of page

List of Services

Holmes Architects specialise in home design projects that are thoughtfully detailed.
We are not limited by location, however our focus is within the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, and Wiltshire. 

Below is a selection of architectural services that we offer:

Services List

New Build Homes

Create your dream home from the ground up with our new build design services.  We work closely with you to bring your vision to life, crafting custom homes that align with your lifestyle and preferences.

Home Extensions

Expand your living space with an extension to your home.  Whether it's a single-story addition or a multi-level expansion, we blend form and function seamlessly, ensuring the new space integrates harmoniously with your existing home.

Conversions and Alterations

Unlock the potential of your underutilised roof space with a loft conversion, or turn your garage into a functional living area.  We transform these spaces into functional rooms, adding value and space to your home.

Planning Applications

Navigating the intricacies of planning permission can be challenging.  We guide you through the process, ensuring your project complies with local regulations while achieving your desired outcomes.

Building Regulations Drawings

We offer technical drawings for building regulations approval on schemes that have received planning permission.  We also offer tendering services on projects where a contractor has not been selected.


Matthew Holmes is a Certified Passivhaus Designer with the Passive House Institute in Germany, enabling us to design energy-efficient homes that meet the rigorous Passivhaus standards.  We prioritise sustainability, creating homes that minimise energy consumption while maximising indoor comfort.

Listed Buildings

We have a deep appreciation for listed buildings and their historical significance.  Our expertise allows us to work within conservation guidelines to restore, renovate, and adapt listed buildings for modern living.

Paragraph 84e

The isolated homes country planning clause of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) allows planning permission for homes that are of exceptional design quality that enhance their immediate setting.  Matthew has experience of working on these schemes, and can advise on its suitability for your project.

Permitted Development

Make the most of permitted development rights with our guidance.  We help you explore options for improvements that can be carried out without the need for full planning permission.

Contract Administration

We can offer contract administration services on a building contract between the client and the contractor.  These services are reserved for projects where we have undertaken the technical design stage ourselves.

bottom of page