The last site visit of 2021 #Mayo #Extension #Completion #AirtightDogFlap

Well I think this is going to be the last site visit of 2021 (famous last words); where we reached (more or less) completion on this delicate extension to a terrace house in Westport, County Mayo. Below are a few Read More …

Notification of Planning Granted on this new #Mayo #House

We received some good news this morning on the notification of planning on this proposed new house in County, Mayo. Below is a visual showing how we’ve created a contemporary yet traditional vernacular form; using the language of the Irish Read More …

Update on this new #Mayo #House with Trevor McDonnell Kitchen

I wrote THIS POST a short while back on one of our rural, Mayo house designs that reached completion stage. The slideshow below are a few more additional photographs from Trevor McDonnell Kitchens that shows their exceptional craftsmanship that beautifully Read More …

Our method of working changes (again) – Design and Planning ONLY!

The beauty of being a small business is that you are able to change direction in the way that you are working ‘on a sixpence’. I wrote THIS POST in October of last year where we were restricting the number Read More …

Planning just about to go in on this #Mayo #Contemporary #Cottage #Extension

I seem to have ended up being the ‘go-to guy’ for Irish Cottages, refurbishment, restoration & extension. This project calls into that category. It’s in County Mayo and features a contemporary extension at the rear using ‘agricultural’ materials to respect Read More …

Notification of grant on this contemporary Irish Cottage extension

Just received some good news at the start of 2021 that this very contemporary extension to a traditional Irish cottage has been granted planning permission: The cottage has undergone previous extensions and this one adds vital space for a family Read More …

Update to working arrangements due to Covid & lockdown

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 3 weeks due to the current lockdown announced today (Wednesday 6th January 2021). The office is now closed. This is from Friday 8th January 6pm Work is continuing remotely Read More …

Happy New Year ! Office & business Covid opening arrangements…

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 4 weeks due to the current Level 5 lockdown. From Monday 4th January 2020 for 4 weeks the office will be closed to visitors. Work is continuing remotely. Site Read More …

The importance of Post Occupancy Evaluation #POE #CaseStudy #Passivhaus

This post follows on from these: The 1st County Mayo House added to Passive House Database Why materials are important & embodied carbon calculations Using DesignPH as part of the Passivhaus methodology The reason that these posts (and this one) Read More …

Compare Apples with Apples – nZEB & Passivhaus #ThermalBridging #24intphc

I wrote THIS yesterday on my presentation at the 24th Passive House Conference on nZEB & Passivhaus in Ireland and the question is that surely they must be close now in terms of performance? As I said in my conference Read More …