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 …

After a lot of tooing & frooing- this new house is finally going to site…

After a lot of tooing & frooing- this new house is finally going to site in County Mayo…: It continues our courtyard, sun catching designs and we will be architects, Design and Assigned Certifiers and Project Supervisors (PSDP)

Planning Permission received on this Sligo Irish cottage extension

We just received notification that Planning Permission has been granted for this County Sligo Cottage extension. A mix of contemporary and traditional:

Working with an Architect – new @RIAIonline publication…

The RIAI has put together an excellent publication to guide you on ‘Working with an Architect’ The brochure includes: • WHAT ARCHITECTS DO • MAKING SURE YOU WORK WITH A REGISTERED ARCHITECT • HOW DO I FIND AN ARCHITECT? • Read More …

Planning lodged on this new #Rural #House

We’ve just lodged a planning application for this new house in the Connacht area (no names yet): I’ll let you know how it goes. This photomontage was included in one of our most comprehensive set of drawings at application stage Read More …

Slideshow and Tear-sheet on this double pitched, Irish cottage extension in County Mayo

I wrote THIS POST a little while back on the Architectural Alchemy that went into fitting a new bedroom, utility, bathroom, playroom/living and artists study into an extension that’s only 23m2. Well, as promised, below is a slideshow showing some 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 …