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About Optimum Architecture

Optimum Architecture Ltd is based at Nayland on the Essex and Suffolk border in the heart of the beautiful Dedham Vale and Stour Valley AONB. We work on projects throughout Suffolk and North Essex.

The company was established in 2007 by Stuart Davis MCIAT, Certified Passivhaus Designer, who along with James Wicks ACIAT, Dan, Les and Henry, have collectively many years of experience. Our individual skills, experience and qualities complement each other very well, which enables us to bring you great designs, together with practical advice, and well documented information.

Optimum Architecture - Architects Essex & Suffolk | New Dwellings Services
About Optimum Architecture, Nayland, Suffolk, Essex
Optimum Architecture - Architects Essex & Suffolk | New Dwellings Services

We provide architectural drawings for new houses, small developments, extensions, renovations, and outbuildings, for all types of residential properties.

We thrive and enjoy the variation of working on all styles and age of property, frequently working on period properties, modern designs and diverse or complicated planning applications.

We are flexible, accessible and pride ourselves on having a positive ‘can do’ attitude. It is our aim that once the project is completed, the result fulfils your requirements and expectations.

We regularly work with Babergh District Council, Mid Suffolk District Council, West Suffolk Council, Colchester City Council, Tendring District Council and finally Braintree District Council We are also able and confident to work with any other Local Authority further afield.

Most of our work comes through referrals, and our aim is for you to be satisfied with our designs and service, in the hope that you will refer us to others.

If you would like further information or help with a project you have in mind please get in touch.

Latest Testimonials from Clients

A smooth, no fuss service, professional and easy to deal with. Stuart answered all our questions promptly and was also on hand when the build started. His design was spot on and he provided us options which we hadn't thought of. Being a small project we needed to maximise the area we had and Stuart helped us achieve this.
Penny Hurrell
We have always wanted to redevelop a house and to put our stamp on something special. We chose a typical 1960s house and asked Optimum Architecture to give it a wow factor. We could not have asked for anything better. Thanks to James at Optimum for a stunning design and Ian at Wrightway Construction who put it all into action. Great team work has delivered us a stunning home.
Keith Coomber
Stuart and his team at Optimum Design are, polite, professional and highly knowledgeable of planning processes. Stuart has a great understanding of design and listens in order to create drawings to suit requirements. Not only have we used Optimum to design our own developments we have had drawings through a third party, and found they are always highly detailed which makes the build so much easier.
stuart whybrow
Optimum Architects have been brilliant and helped us on a number of projects Highly recommend for extensions through to new builds. 10/10
Louie Boydell
Stuart did an excellent job for us: helpful, professional and friendly. He explained all the stages of the work and was quick to provide the documentation and very responsive. Really pleased with the result and would highly recommend.
lulu preston
We employed the services of Optimum Architecture (specifically Dan Cole) in relation to some building work that we want to do on our 100yo timber-frame home in Sudbury. From the very start, Dan went above and beyond - helping us with plans and giving sound advice. He listened to our concerns and guided us through the whole planning process for which we are very grateful. We would have no hesitation recommending Dan and Optimum for the superb job they do.
Rachel Cavers
Very efficient people to work with. Everyone were easily contactable at every stage. Would highly recommend.
John Willburn
They were all extremely helpful with great ideas and I am absolutely thrilled with the results!
Jenny Compson
We have used the services of Optimum Architecture on 3 projects to date, (Garage/Studio, Single storey extension for kitchen, diner & garden room and most recently a new 4 bed detached low energy contemporary dwelling). On each occasion Optimum delivered exactly what we wanted in a very professional manner, in particular on the new build Stuart took our brief and exceeded our expectations with an exceptional design that received planning permission on the first application. I would highly recommend Optimum Architecture. (P.S we share the same name but no relation).
Stuart Davis