About Macaire Associates

Macaire associates has been established as an Architectural Practice for nearly 40 years, and have wide experience  in many fields, we have completed projects both on the Isle of Wight and throughout the country, but we now concentrate mainly on the Island and South of England.

Being long established, we have a strong Client base, and have many Clients that we work with on a regular basis, across a wide range of projects.

The Practice is run by Paul & Viv Macaire, and their team, who aim to provide you with a friendly approach, a Professional service, with personal attention.

Paul Macaire is a Chartered Architectural Technologist, and is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Building. The Office is run by Managing Partner Viv Macaire.

The Practice is based in purpose built offices, converted from a former dairy, @ Hebberdens near Shalfleet, they are in a lovely rural location, a short drive from Newport, with ample parking and ground floor level entry access for all visitors.

We have conference facilities for up-to 12 people to carry out project meetings, with Clients and associated Consultants.

Project design is implemented using both CAD ( Computer aided Design ) and traditional drafting methods.

Macaire associates takes pride in all their projects, ranging from household extensions and conversions, through to housing developments, as well as bespoke specialist projects, for Residential & Nursing Homes, Hotels, commercial Clients, and one off ‘Bespoke’ houses.

At the present time, dealing with Planning & Building Regulations is very involved, and Macaire associates are well placed to provide advice & assistance to Clients in this respect. We have excellent working  relationships with the Local Authority, involving daily contact on the numerous projects we are working on.

Clients often need initial advice and guidance, Paul Macaire or Owen Anderson, the senior technician at the practice, are always pleased to offer a first consultation to discuss the project and advise on the best way forward. This first consultation is offered free of charge.

To supplement the design process, there is a need to encompass many specialist fields of expertise, including :-  Structural & Geotechnical, Thermal, Ecology, Land Surveying, Energy Efficiency, Arboriculture, Flooding, Highways, to include but a few. Macaire associates have good and ongoing working relationships with Consultants in all these fields.

We also offer advice on both Party Wall and CDM ( Health & Safety ), and will offer these facilities in-house, or work with outside consultants.

Project Management is also part of the Macaire associates portfolio of services, this is offered for both large & small contracts, if required, or we are happy to work with Clients own Managers & Agents.

We regularly take projects through from initial inception, through Feasibility, Planning, Building Regulations, Specification & Tendering, Contract Supervision, to Final Account. We are happy however, to take on any individual element as deemed appropriate for the project.

Above all, Macaire associates aim to provide a complete service, on a professional, but personal basis, and are pleased to accept commissions on a wide range of projects.