ABOUT DSB DESIGN

DSB Design provide a professional, efficient, high quality, good value service, which is tailored to suit your needs.

 

We are a small team based in Monifieth, just outside Dundee and have carried out projects all over Scotland.

 

Our work is predominantly residential and includes new build bespoke homes; house extensions, specialist adaptations and alterations.

 

DSB Design, led and owned by Daryl Barr, has worked in the architectural industry for nearly 15 years. Daryl has a natural eye for good design backed up with strong technical knowledge and in-depth understanding of the building regulations. A Chartered Architectural Technologist [MCIAT] of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologist, DSB Design is a Registered Practice also.

 

We pride ourselves in providing a bespoke service, tailored to suit you needs. We believe a residential project is not just about the extension or works but more about getting to know our clients and building a relationship that lasts!

ABOUT DSB DESIGN

DSB Design provide a professional, efficient, high quality, good value service, which is tailored to suit your needs.

 

We are a small team based in Monifieth, just outside Dundee and have carried out projects all over Scotland.

 

Our work is predominantly residential and includes new build bespoke homes; house extensions, specialist adaptations and alterations.

 

DSB Design, led and owned by Daryl Barr, has worked in the architectural industry for nearly 15 years. Daryl has a natural eye for good design backed up with strong technical knowledge and in-depth understanding of the building regulations. A Chartered Architectural Technologist [MCIAT] of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologist, DSB Design is a Registered Practice also.

 

We pride ourselves in providing a bespoke service, tailored to suit you needs. We believe a residential project is not just about the extension or works but more about getting to know our clients and building a relationship that lasts!

TESTIMONIALS

  • positive review  Daryl is very easy to work with and takes clients needs into account, giving great advice. Fast service too. I highly recommend him. 5 ⭐️ service

    MaryJane McIntosh Avatar MaryJane McIntosh
    September 1, 2020

    positive review  I would highly recommend Daryl. He’s been very quick to respond to any queries and has efficiently and effectively helped us to progress through each stage of our project. Excellent service.

    Kev Lee Avatar Kev Lee
    September 1, 2020

    positive review  Used Daryl for re doing conservatory and cannot recommend him enough. From start to finish, drawings and planning was sourced without hiccup. Also assured in finishing a loft conversion drawing. Will definitely use again for any future projects

    Samantha Lee Avatar Samantha Lee
    July 23, 2020
  • positive review  I would highly recommend Daryl to anyone who is looking for an architects service. He produced a really great extension plan for us and took the time to talk us through options available and helped recommend Builders to use. His service really was second to none.

    Keith Brodie Avatar Keith Brodie
    July 22, 2020

    positive review  I was recommended daryl from a friend and I’m happy I went with him! Daryl was very professional the way he handled everything, he was Fast,efficient and good value for money. I Highly recommend DSB Design and have already got Daryl looking into my next project. 5⭐️

    Josh Brannan Avatar Josh Brannan
    April 21, 2020

    positive review  I was recommended Daryl by a friend, and he delivered a 5* experience. Communication was brilliant and delivered everything really quickly and efficiently. The drawings were brilliant and the turnaround time was rapid! Highly recommend and I will be telling that to anyone who is looking for an architect ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Alan Turner Avatar Alan Turner
    February 6, 2020
  • positive review  Was recommended DSB designs by a friend. Prompt attention was given to my plans with sound advice and ideas provided from Daryl. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone who required his trade. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with at very competitive rate. I’m so pleased to have received his professional service.

    Ann Robertson Avatar Ann Robertson
    December 15, 2019

    positive review  Was recommended Daryl by a friend on Facebook and very glad I went with his recommendation, Daryl was quick to arrive and draw up plans for an internal redesign of my house including kitchen, utility rm and a cloakroom, drawings were excellent, he offered ideas to enhance light etc, he was very quick to respond to any queries and his cost was very competitive. I would definitely use him again should we need to.

    Neill Stewart Avatar Neill Stewart
    November 12, 2019

    positive review  Didn't know where to start to gain Planing Permission for replacement windows and doors within a sensitive Conservation Area. I thought it would take ages and be a nightmare however Daryl was onto it right away and he made it very easy for us. Delighted that our Planning Permission was granted today. Many thanks Daryl.

    Deborah P McIlmail Avatar Deborah P McIlmail
    October 10, 2019
  • positive review  Fantastic service from DSB design. Daryl kept in constant contact throughout, arranged everything and was always quick to help with any queries. If anyone is thinking of doing work, look no further... Top class service!

    Elaine Skinner Avatar Elaine Skinner
    July 5, 2019

    positive review  Great service received, very helpful and quick to respond to any queries. will definitely use again.

    Lucy Dyer Avatar Lucy Dyer
    January 26, 2019

    positive review  We recently appointed Daryl Barr at DSB Design Ltd to provide drawings and also apply for planning permission for a small utility room at our residence, which was successful. Daryl also arranged for documentation to be submitted to the Planning Department once works were duly completed on the utility room and successfully obtained a Completion Certificate on our behalf. I have no hesitation in recommending DSB Design Limited and wish them continued success in the future.

    Carol McShane Avatar Carol McShane
    October 3, 2018
  • positive review  I had an excellent experience dealing with DSB. I can’t recommend them enough. Daryl was quick to complete the drawings and plans for my garage conversion, and I’m delighted with what he came up with. I spoke with a couple of companies and DSB were by far the most reasonable price, and they delivered a top quality job. If you’re looking for drawings for home improvements, look no further.

    Dave Murray Avatar Dave Murray
    September 10, 2018

    positive review  Having purchased an old 'listed' building we were unsure how to progress. Daryl was excellent. His ideas and knowledge were first rate. When it came to dealing with the planners his experience was very valuable, knowing exactly how far we could take our requirements and what they would be prepared to accept. His contacts for surveyors, engineers and consultants were similarly easy to deal with and very approachable. Daryl's work was always of the highest standard and completed quickly and submitted without delay. He kept us appraised and guided us through the whole process. Having undertaken several other projects in the past Daryl's polite and positive manner is very welcome. We were especially happy to receive initial drawings and plans very quickly via email to discus and work-on in a very collaborative process. Many thanks Daryl. We will be recommending your services to our friends and will definitely be back as further projects take shape.

    Simon Mappin Avatar Simon Mappin
    August 25, 2018

    positive review  Fantastic service from start to finish. Highly recommend. Daryl provided drawings for my single storey extension very quickly and steered me through the whole process with ease. Keeping me updated every stage of the way and answering my constant emails very quickly. Nothing to much trouble. If you need an architect DSB Design is the company to use.

    Jackie Taylor Avatar Jackie Taylor
    August 12, 2018
  • positive review  5 star service.and council building department officer was also satisfied that i hired a competent architect designer.highly recommended

    Rana Naveed Ali Avatar Rana Naveed Ali
    August 7, 2018

    positive review  Daryl is a good architect and a very helpful person. He had oodles of patience with my wife and I as we changed our minds back and forth. He clearly has a lot of experience and knowledge and guided us through the process of deciding on the extension we wanted and getting the planning permission.

    Gordon Milligan Avatar Gordon Milligan
    August 5, 2018

    5 star review  Fast, efficient and great value for money. Highly recommend DSB.

    Stewart Hood Avatar Stewart Hood
    August 1, 2018
  • 5 star review  Have used Daryl for a home project. Now using him for a commercial project. He always turns up on time, and is very good at what he does. He is dealing with listed building consent, etc. for us. It would be a nightmare without him. His prices are very fair also. Would highly recommend him.

    Will Cavanagh Avatar Will Cavanagh
    March 30, 2018

    5 star review  Great, professional service from Daryl. Drawings were received and permission submitted exactly to the timescales he had given. Happy to recommend. Thanks again.

    Gill Noble Avatar Gill Noble
    March 1, 2018

    5 star review  Daryl was recommended by a friend and we are glad they did. Very professional efficient service but with a down to earth friendly approach to our build. We are delighted with our extension and Daryl worked hard to create the vision we had taking away all the hassle of planning permission etc. Will most definitely use his service again and highly recommend him to anyone needing architectural services.

    Alison Merchant Avatar Alison Merchant
    January 16, 2018
  • 5 star review  Daryl was recommended to us from a family friend. He has been excellent. He visited us within times that suited us with our busy work schedule. He helped us talk through different designs to get exactly what we were looking for. Daryl continuously kept us in the loop of progress with our application and made the process very straightforward. He is a nice genuine guy who we would highly recommend.

    Ashley Whitton Avatar Ashley Whitton
    November 16, 2017

    5 star review  I have used and passed DSB Design on to our clients many times, always a first class service received and our clients are always very impressed. I would highly recommend anyone looking plans for internal alterations, extensions or new builds to give DSB Design a call. Definitely a 5 star company

    Mark Conacher Avatar Mark Conacher
    October 17, 2017

    positive review  We contracted Daryl to design a 1 1/2 Storey Extension to include a garden room and first floor en-suite. Daryl gave us some really good ideas, the approvals were handled professionally and timely. We are looking forward to starting the construction phase.

    Tony Wilson Avatar Tony Wilson
    September 10, 2017
  • positive review  I bought my 'forever home' afer I retired but wanted the property opened up to facilitate a spacious social area including an extention. A friend recommended DSB and I contacted Daryl. He met me within a couple of days to discuss my needs and made some excellent suggestions. Withn 2 days Daryl provided me with initial sketches which were accepted then the plans were drawn. Daryl organised all local authority requirements and sent out all info to potential contractors. From start to finish, Daryl has been highly professional, from his speedy actions and responses, to his knowledge and attention to detail. I highly recommend Daryl to any potential clents

    Linda Swan Avatar Linda Swan
    September 4, 2017

    5 star review  Daryl has sorted my headaches out this week! Within no time at all he has created the plans, specification and the relevant detail needed for building standards. His attention to detail is amazing; along with his professional action centred approach. I am sure we will have other projects for Daryl in the future. Meantime, if you're looking for an expert at very reasonable rates Daryl is your man! Cheers Daryl!

    Hayley Phipps Tennant Avatar Hayley Phipps Tennant
    May 18, 2017

    positive review  Daryl came up a lot of great ideas we never thought about, and it has changed to house for the better. Will be using him for our next project!

    Sandy Gray Avatar Sandy Gray
    March 29, 2017
  • positive review  My wife and I were looking to build a garage and Daryl was recommended to us by a good friend. Daryl made the planning and building warrant process very smooth and straightforward. He assisted us with ideas around the design and made the whole process stress free. We have no hesitation in recommending Daryl to potential future clients and would happily use his services again.

    Neil Bowie Avatar Neil Bowie
    March 13, 2017

    5 star review  Daryl is a great Architectural Designer, he is totally down to earth, and has great ideas.

    Lucy Scott Avatar Lucy Scott
    March 4, 2017

    5 star review  Not wanting to sell our house but adapt it to our families needs we were advised the best person to speak to would be Daryl. Myself and husband do not have a very good eye or imagination of how we could adapt the house, but Daryl soon changed that, the design ideas and adaptations he came up with exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend Daryl and without hesitation use his services again in the future.

    Claire Elder Avatar Claire Elder
    January 11, 2017

TESTIMONIALS

  • positive review  Daryl is very easy to work with and takes clients needs into account, giving great advice. Fast service too. I highly recommend him. 5 ⭐️ service

    MaryJane McIntosh Avatar MaryJane McIntosh
    September 1, 2020
  • positive review  I would highly recommend Daryl. He’s been very quick to respond to any queries and has efficiently and effectively helped us to progress through each stage of our project. Excellent service.

    Kev Lee Avatar Kev Lee
    September 1, 2020
  • positive review  Used Daryl for re doing conservatory and cannot recommend him enough. From start to finish, drawings and planning was sourced without hiccup. Also assured in finishing a loft conversion drawing. Will definitely use again for any future projects

    Samantha Lee Avatar Samantha Lee
    July 23, 2020
  • positive review  I would highly recommend Daryl to anyone who is looking for an architects service. He produced a really great extension plan for us and took the time to talk us through options available and helped recommend Builders to use. His service really was second to none.

    Keith Brodie Avatar Keith Brodie
    July 22, 2020
  • positive review  I was recommended daryl from a friend and I’m happy I went with him! Daryl was very professional the way he handled everything, he was Fast,efficient and good value for money. I Highly recommend DSB Design and have already got Daryl looking into my next project. 5⭐️

    Josh Brannan Avatar Josh Brannan
    April 21, 2020
  • positive review  I was recommended Daryl by a friend, and he delivered a 5* experience. Communication was brilliant and delivered everything really quickly and efficiently. The drawings were brilliant and the turnaround time was rapid! Highly recommend and I will be telling that to anyone who is looking for an architect ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Alan Turner Avatar Alan Turner
    February 6, 2020
  • positive review  Was recommended DSB designs by a friend. Prompt attention was given to my plans with sound advice and ideas provided from Daryl. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone who required his trade. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with at very competitive rate. I’m so pleased to have received his professional service.

    Ann Robertson Avatar Ann Robertson
    December 15, 2019
  • positive review  Was recommended Daryl by a friend on Facebook and very glad I went with his recommendation, Daryl was quick to arrive and draw up plans for an internal redesign of my house including kitchen, utility rm and a cloakroom, drawings were excellent, he offered ideas to enhance light etc, he was very quick to respond to any queries and his cost was very competitive. I would definitely use him again should we need to.

    Neill Stewart Avatar Neill Stewart
    November 12, 2019
  • positive review  Didn't know where to start to gain Planing Permission for replacement windows and doors within a sensitive Conservation Area. I thought it would take ages and be a nightmare however Daryl was onto it right away and he made it very easy for us. Delighted that our Planning Permission was granted today. Many thanks Daryl.

    Deborah P McIlmail Avatar Deborah P McIlmail
    October 10, 2019
  • positive review  Fantastic service from DSB design. Daryl kept in constant contact throughout, arranged everything and was always quick to help with any queries. If anyone is thinking of doing work, look no further... Top class service!

    Elaine Skinner Avatar Elaine Skinner
    July 5, 2019