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LIME Architects is an architectural practice that is passionate about great designs and practical solutions and is based in the heart of Manly.

We marry clever design with practical solutions that are buildable, environmentally sensible, and cost effective. The extra you invest in good design and beyond just drafting will be evident and appreciated at our first design presentation.

Our business approach:

1. Listen to what are the key issues our clients wish to achieve then deliver unique design solutions.
2. Well considered design provides a better building lifestyle and ultimately higher resale value.
3. We offer solutions beyond client expectations.

Only 6 % of Australians commission an architect to take control of their residential building design. The remaining 94% elect to engage a building designer, saving the equivalent of the cost of a top of the range dishwasher. A good architect can save three times their fees worth by clever and efficient layouts and a hierarchy of item choices.

The 94% of Australians who engage a building designer, in many cases, spend their time and their hard earned money relying on a builder to solve poor planning layouts. Once construction commences, it is the builder the 94% relies on to pick up the pieces when they realise the layout is disappointing.

If you realise too late you have a building that is poorly designed, you will have ended your relationship with your designer and have to rely on their builder to throw good money in rectifying poorly considered layouts, inappropriate external claddings and possibly poor quality fittings and items.

You are entrusting your designer with one of, if not the single most important financial investment in your life. If you are going to live or work in a building, then choosing clever architects, is a financial investment not an expense.

Real benefits are in the resale profit but more importantly, better building lifestyle. It's about giving priority to those items that matter and saving on those items that are low in the list of must haves. We promise to guide you on the merits of how to make these choices.

Building Lifestyle. We refer to this term often, and you rarely hear this mentioned by other architects let alone building designers. What is this?

A great example is:

You are into day one of your holiday in a wonderful holiday house/apartment. You are overcome with a feeling of being relaxed. You love the feel of the place, the choice of materials, the colour combinations and the practical relaxed layout. Just then you announce to yourself and those within earshot,"Why can't we live like this?" You are experiencing that resort experience which you'd love to have more often. What you experience is the touch from someone who knows great and simple design.

The answer?

Simple. You don't need to go on more holidays to relax. Just imagine the final building result and invest in good design and have that resort feel and wonderfully clever layout at home.

Now you are thinking like the 6% of Australians.

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from Sydney, NSW posted a job for Cad Drawing on 28 May 2019

"David from Lime Architects was brilliant. I needed some drawings done for my Mosman home, so that I could lodge a CDC. David met me on site with a day, and discussed my ideas, but then went away and came back with many smart revisions which much better utilise our space and will make the build cost more affordable. He then offered to manage the process of the CDC application, which was more complex than we had anticipated. He met a very tight deadline and delivered everything to us on Christmas Eve, communicating with us through each step of the way. I couldn't recommend his services any more highly and I will be using him again for the next stage of our renovation. Tim"
from Mosman, NSW posted a job for Architects on 29 December 2016

"Great to deal with, well priced and quickly got my BASIX report done !!"
from Forestville, NSW posted a job for Draftsman on 18 May 2016

"Extremely efficient, knowledgable and reliable. Provided a very good service at an appropriate price."
from Curl Curl, NSW posted a job for Architects on 2 November 2015

"Lime Architects have provided professional advice on our home renovation, along with well planned drawings and submission to council for DA approval which was all taken care of for us."
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"We used Lime Architects for the small project on our driveway and garage. They completed the work with all the documentation required for the council. We are happy with the price and quality. Lime Architects helped us with the design and made some useful suggestions. I would recommend Lime Architects to anyone."
from Pymble, NSW posted a job for Architects on 7 September 2015

"David completed my job within a week of placing the ad & I needed it done urgently. He is an excellent Architect & has a lovely disposition. The experience of using this service made my life easy! I would definitely recommend Lime Architects."
from Balmain, NSW posted a job for Architects on 11 March 2015

"David was great to work with, would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks for a great job."
from Katoomba, NSW posted a job for Architects on 20 September 2014

"Good, quality work. Will use again."
from Willoughby, NSW posted a job for Architects on 26 August 2014

"We engaged Lime to draw plans for a deck at the back of our house and were happy with the quality of the drawings. Issues with our site meant numerous changes to the original drawings to fit in with council and sydney water requirements. These amendments have been always been completed in a timely fashion. "
from Ryde, NSW posted a job for Architects on 18 August 2014

"David is very professional and friendly. He is a very skillful architect. Very satisfied with my job done and will go back to him next time. "
from Mosman, NSW posted a job for Architects on 2 August 2014

"Great to deal with and will use them on the next extension"
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