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 …

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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 …

PSDP (Project Supervisor Design Process) now bookable and payable online…

We have now added our PSDP (Project Supervisor Design Process) Services as an appointment that can be booked and paid for online to ensure your compliance with the Construction Regulations. For more information on your duties and to book us 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 …

Yay I am now a qualified PSDP (Project Supervisor for the Design process)

I have recently passed the RIAI Project Supervisor Design Process course which qualifies me to take on the appointment of PSDP on construction projects. What exactly is a PSDP? Read what a PSDP is HERE (opens in new window) Does Read More …

Notification received of Planning Permission on this County Sligo House Extension

Just received notification that this house extension to a County Sligo cottage is going ahead: Below is a rendered view: Key features include: • Single storey link between old and new • Contemporary mono-pitched two-storey extension to rear of existing 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 …

Earliest I’ve ever got @RIAIonline ‘mark’s sorted out #2017

This is the earliest I’ve got my RIAI ‘Marks’ sorted out – fees paid and ‘Marks’ received and included on website, drawings and letters for 2017 On we go into the New Year!

How many inspections does a build need ? @BuildConReg & @BRegsBlog mentioned

I’ve written about this subject previously HERE and the key part and precedent mentioned in this post is: “It is held that an architect is entitled to use his judgement as to how frequently he inspects: “…He may in such Read More …