Website updated with new @RIAIonline marks #Registered

We’ve just updated the homepage and all our letterheads with the new RIAI Registered ‘Mark’ We’ve also receive our new RIAI stamp for legal documents for 2019 where we can help with the following (these are where the stamp is Read More …

Our Conservation Reports now available as an online purchase…

As a continuation of our services that are bookable and payable online, namely: THE INITIAL CONSULTATION THE HOUSE EXTENSION/REMODEL SERVICE THE LARGER PROJECTS/NEW HOUSE SKETCH DESIGN SERVICE THE 3 HOURS FOR ANYTHING YOU LIKE SERVICE We are pleased to now Read More …

When trying to pick an architect – don’t focus too much on other houses they’ve done

Now this is a bit of a dichotomy: • You’re trying to pick the architect that’s perfect for you, your family and your project • Therefore you’re looking through their portfolio of work (HERE is ours by the way) • 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 …

The 3-room traditional Irish Cottage:What do do with it & new book from @marion_mcgarry

As the faithful reader will know we have a grá for the three-roomed, traditional Irish Cottage. We have done numerous restorations, refurbishments and extensions to this ubiquitious, traditional architectural form across Ireland. It was of great interest therefore that I Read More …

Withdraw, Reject or Appeal? #Ireland #Planning

This planning conundrum comes up very frequently and it occurs when you’ve exhausted the Further Information route and the planning permission looks as if it’s going to get rejected. Obtaining planning is getting harder – not easier and has generally Read More …

Different Pre-Planning Policies across the country? #Planning

Preplanning Differences across the State I’ve written previously HERE about the benefits of a pre-planning consultation prior to getting too deeply involved; and that advice still holds. But I was contacted via a colleague who has had less than satisfactory Read More …

Initial Consultation Policy changed (yet again)

Again I’m having to reevaluate how to handle ‘Initial Consultations’; if you want to see how many times I’ve changed this policy type Initial Consultation into the search field of this site. So this is what I’m now doing: • Read More …

Sometimes Architecture isn't always about 'Look at me' but 'Look out there'

This house caught my eye on Dezeen this week: Link HERE to full article Moreover it was more one of the comments: “The outside is a lot more striking than the inside.” And it got me thinking that sometimes when Read More …

I'm standing for RIAI Council 2015 Western Region, a message to colleagues:

Dear Western Region Colleagues My principle goal in standing as Western Region representative in the forthcoming RIAI Council elections is to represent you, my Western Region colleagues. To give you a strong Western voice in a very Dublin centric Institute. Read More …