Flat out at moment taking on more & bigger projects – here’s The Team…

We’re flat out at moment work-wise and we’re taking on more & bigger projects. To that end we’ve taken on new full-time and freelance staff to help us out. Click HERE for details on ‘The Team’. Why not take a Read More …

Should you Opt-In or Out of The Building Control Requirements (SI No.9)?

I’ve just put together THIS HANDY FACT SHEET on whether you should Opt-In or Opt-Out of SI. No. 9 of 2014 i.e. the Building Control Requirements of a Design and Assigned Certifier etc… Stacks more handy fact sheets in the Read More …

STOP PRESS – Building Control contacts architect on completion cc @BRegsBlog

You know the drill, no names, no pack-drill but something unheard of happened this week. We were contacted by Building Control on completion of a project. For those in the UK this will be hard to believe as they would Read More …

Notification received of Planning Permission on this County Sligo House Extension

Just received notification that this house extension to a County Sligo cottage is going ahead: Below is a rendered view: Key features include: • Single storey link between old and new • Contemporary mono-pitched two-storey extension to rear of existing Read More …

Mould and buildings! A huge thanks to Simon McGuinness @PassiveLogical for this [video]

The topic of mould has raised it’s head a lot on the refurbishment of older properties we’ve been working on recently. The excellent video below by Simon McGuinness (PassiveLogical) gives a full and detailed explanation of what’s happening and what Read More …

Happy New Year – We’re back at work & open for business…

We hope that you all had a Happy New Year and we wish you a very prosperous 2017. Just to let you know we’re back at work and open for business. So if you’re thinking of an architectural project in Read More …

2016 Review of projects – Wow it’s been busy

It’s that time of year for our annual review of projects. It looks like we’ve finally seen the tide turn and this year has been exceptionally busy. Let’s hope this continues (for everyone) in 2017 despite Brexit & Trump. So Read More …

What garden would a #Passivhaus have? [guest post by @LinseyEvans] cc @vectorworks

Following on from my guest post on Garden Designer Linsey Evans site on ‘What is a Passivhaus?’ I am pleased to post here a reciprocal post by Linsey on a trickier conundrum on: What type of garden would a Passivhaus Read More …

How many inspections does a build need ? @BuildConReg & @BRegsBlog mentioned

I’ve written about this subject previously HERE and the key part and precedent mentioned in this post is: “It is held that an architect is entitled to use his judgement as to how frequently he inspects: “…He may in such Read More …

A new Advice Sheet on Airtightness Critical Locations added

I haven’t done an advice sheet in a while and this problem has occurred on site recently so I’ve put together this sheet on ‘often forgotten’ and critical airtightness locations: Click HERE to download Advice Sheet #9 – Airtightness Critical Read More …