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 …

The Part III Exam – Becoming an architect… @RIAIonline @Gilleeece mentioned

This post is part of the ArchiTalks series where a group of us (architects who also blog) all post on the same day and promote each other’s blogs. The Topic ‘Leader’ for this post ‘The Architectural Registration Exam’ is Meghana Read More …

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 …

Free template & scale for clients & flowers/bubbly on completion!

In our pursuit of easing the process for clients we’re now providing a set of templates and a scale rule to help in the design process: Both of which are customised with our details to make it easier for clients 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

#Architalks #30 #Ugly

This post is part of the ArchiTalks series where a group of us (architects who also blog) all post on the same day and promote each other’s blogs. The Topic ‘Leader’ for this post ‘Ugly’ is Jeremiah Russell. I am Read More …

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 …

#Architalks #29 #Homecoming #Celtic #Vernacular

This post is part of the ArchiTalks series where a group of us (architects who also blog) all post on the same day and promote each other’s blogs. The Topic ‘Leader’ for this post ‘Homecoming’ is Bob Borson. Firstly, it’s Read More …