Land Registry Maps – We do these too!

Land Registry – The Who, What, Why and Where! Before I jump in and shout that WE DO LAND REGISTRY MAPS!, it’s probably best to give an explanation of what they are: There are 2 separate systems for recording property Read More …

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 …

Which Structural Engineer should I use? [Fact Sheet]

The vast majority of our projects require the services of a Structural Engineer. He/She is required to ensure the structural integrity of the design and construction and some of the parts where their input is required include: • Foundation design 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 …

Notification of planning permission on this double extension to Irish cottage

We’ve just received notification that planning permission has been granted on this double ended extension to an already extended and renovated Irish cottage:

Some projects on the books at the moment…

I thought I’d share some of the projects we’re currently working on and their status. Large extension to Irish cottage – submitted for planning New/Reconstructed house (due to fire) & connection to existing granary – planning granted & starting on 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 …

A few observations on opting out of SI9… @BRegsBlog

There’s a few things that have arisen regarding clients and opting out of SI 9 recently that I thought I’d share: Firstly, if you’re not sure what I’m talking about with opting in or out – read THIS first So, Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects in yesterdays Sunday Times…

In case you missed it: below is the article where we were featured in the Sunday Time’s article on Self-Building and the Building Regulations: You can see other articles where Mark Stephens Architects are included HERE

This #advice is so important I’ve updated it and included it again…

This is something that comes up again and again and again. Following a lengthy design process and planning permission is obtained or an Exempted Development design is proposed. The client makes changes to the design and doesn’t obtain a new Read More …