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 …

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 …

My favourite drawing – you can’t beat a good site layout

You’d be surprised to hear that it’s not the plans, sections and elevations that get my heart a flutter – although very important and they need to communicate the design. My favourite drawing is the site layout. Why? I’m always Read More …

#Architalks #28 #Moonlighting

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 ‘Moonlighting’ is Michael Riscica… This post Read More …

This #Mayo #Kitchen #Extension completed today…

The kitchen extension below was completed yesterday which included much needed additional living space and with a small reconfiguration also included a new utility room:

This story equally applies to me #Architect #Story #FridayFun #Clients

I’ve heard this story a few times, told by different people depending on what job they do: “A King was having problems with the plumbing in his castle and called a series of plumbers to fix the problem. None of Read More …