“We found Alastair Macnab Architects to be reliable, approachable and helpful. The approach taken is professional and methodical. The practice has the experience required to provide excellent advice every step of the way and the plans delivered are of a very high standard.”


Peter & Emma

Extension and Alterations to House, Dundonald

Project: : Private House, Ballyhackamore

“I wanted to build an extension that was in keeping with the character of my house and its’ environment. I understood from the beginning that I needed to find an architect who would spend the time and attention in understanding my requirements.

I wanted to ensure that the quality of the light which floods through the house was preserved and that the extension looked as though it was part of the house, rather than an afterthought. I needed lots of storage space, a modern kitchen which maximised the views of my garden and a feeling of proportion – a tall order.

I was uncertain how to find an architect to realise my wishes until I read an article in a magazine which had photographs of an extension in an older house which perfectly in-capsulated the ethos I was looking for. The quality of the build, the finish, the attention to detail and the design were perfect. At last I had found someone who I felt would understand what I was looking for.

Once I saw the basic design Alastair produced for me, I knew that I was on the right track. Alastair understands quality and he delivered a design that makes the whole house look complete while still fulfilling the client brief. I have a house that is filled with light, I can still see the garden from the dining room, I have instant hot water, lots of purpose built storage, no detriment to the garden and I have had so much pleasure from my new kitchen and utility/working kitchen. Design may be expensive but as they say it’s worth it!”



Project: Earlswood Road

“In 2010 we asked Alastair Macnab Architects to design an extension that is now the much-loved hub of our home. Our brief was to organise the space to function better for the needs of a growing family – a second bathroom, utility room, and lots of storage; in addition we wanted a bright and open space that would better connect the back of the house and integrate with the garden.

Alastair’s solution has not only met our functional requirements but is also an interesting and beautiful space to live in. The design demonstrates a good sense of proportion, a satisfying combination of curves and straight lines, and a careful palette of materials.

Alastair was extremely thorough in all his analysis and provided us with detailed options at each stage in the design journey. His professional decorum, his fastidious attention to detail and the pride that he takes in his work have ensured that the project has had a successful outcome.”


Peter and Rhea Marshall

Projects: BK Restaurants and Outlets

“We have worked with Alastair on a number of restaurant projects in recent years. We have employed him on both new build and improvement schemes and have always been delighted with the service provided and with the finish and standard of the restaurant designs with which he has been involved.

Alastair’s work is always professional, comprehensive and innovative, his attention to detail second to none. Alastair has flair as well as excellent technical knowledge. We have always found him to be pleasant, affable and co-operative, even when working within frustrating and highly pressurised project constraints. We would have no hesitation in recommending him and would assure you he is a dedicated and accomplished professional architect who has always met our expectations.”

Bernie Simpson, Windmill (NI) Ltd