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Find out how we can help you complete your project


From the glimmer of an idea to the stroke of a pencil, the first turn of a door handle to the flickering of a smile across a face, at Marraum we bring more to your space – and take your story beyond its walls.

And we begin with you. Because at the heart of each architecture project – studio spaces, private loft conversions, commercial builds or building that dream home – are the people who use it.

They’re the yawns that stretch to eye-widening views in the morning. They’re the feet feeling cool concrete underfoot. They’re the eyes looking for inspiration at their desks. And the shoulders that hunker down in the evening. These are the people whose surroundings bring more to each and every experience.

With years of architecture and design experience in both Cornwall and further afield – paired with aesthetic drive, strong ethics and constant curiosity – we know how to make space work harder for you.So from beginning, middle and end – discover how you can bring your own story of space to life.



Our architectural services in Cornwall and beyond, combine functional knowledge and creative flair with a thirst to craft standout projects.

Below is an outline of our services and process.

Whether it’s helping capture your ideas on the page, developing your planning proposals for your new build, liaising with experts or seeing your project through to the very end of construction, Marraum’s services will help weave your perfect story into a reality – however big or small your project might be.


Strategic definition (RIBA Stage 0)


Meet our team, share your thoughts, ask questions, get advice and discover what’s possible for your space.

After our first conversation, we’ll sit down with you to hear more about your needs, discuss and refine your brief and see how we can make it happen with a fee that fits your budget. We may even discover new ways we could bring more to your build.

Once you’re happy with our proposals, the first stage is almost complete. We just need one more thing before we can get cracking – your go-ahead.


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Preparation and brief (RIBA Stage 1)


Now for the exciting part – making it happen. We take detailed measurements of every last corner of your site for our Measured Survey, so we can get an accurate picture of what we’re working with. We’ll also evaluate any risks in the surrounding area, such as protected trees or potential groundworks.

Back at our desks, we create precise floorplans, and using the latest architectural software we can even produce an accurate 3D model of your space. We share these with you so you’re always completely in the loop.



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Concept design (RIBA Stage 2)


Combining your ideas with our creative and purpose-driven insight, we’ll then share our concepts with you. And because we use a 3D architect design program and virtual reality you can ‘walk through’ the proposed space and see exactly what it will look like.


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Spatial design (RIBA Stage 3)


Once we've agreed on the concept, it’s time to start the planning application. We have great industry contacts we can call on for advice if needs be. With everyone from environmental and utilities consultants to listed buildings and conservation areas, we’ll make sure we have every aspect of your planning application covered.

Your plans are submitted and the waiting game begins. We know how stressful getting planning approval can be. That’s why we do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for you. We’ll keep you clued up with any updates / communications from the moment your planning application is submitted.


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Technical design (RIBA Stage 4)


Once your planning application has been approved and you’ve cracked open the Champagne, it’s time for us to develop the technical design for your project, including applying for building regulations approval.  Together with planning, this is a standard legal requirement and there to make sure your build is safe enough to stand the test of time.


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Construction (RIBA Stage 5+)


Depending on the scale and project management of your build, we can prepare forms of tender for contractors, source quotes and make sure we get the right people on board to make your project fly. With regular site visits, meeting everyone and making sure they share your vision, we’re there for you if anything crops up.

Once your contractors have been commissioned and the work has begun, it’s time to see your vision take shape.

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Whether it’s guiding the way through your build, project managing the whole thing, or you taking the reigns, Marraum is always open to different ways of working.