Do you need planning permission for changing windows?

This is omething I’m asked on a fairly frequent basis, what are the guidelines if you’re doing work around the house and you’re thinking of altering windows – is planning permission required? The Department of Environment and Local Government has Read More …

Planning application going in on this #Sedum #Roof #Passivhaus #Mayo

After a lot of pre-planning; we’re lodging the planning application on this unusual house next week: It has a stack of thinks I love in design: • Plan is to go fully Passivhaus Certified • Folded origami style roofs • Read More …

Mark Stephens Accredited in ‘Environmental’ services by the RIAI (@paulmknally mentioned)

Mark Stephens is now RIAI Accredited in ‘Environmental’ services. In addition to the core competencies as defined in the RIAI Standard of Knowledge Skill and Competence for an Architect; an architect with RIAI Environmental CPD Accreditation can provide advice on Read More …

Calsitherm: Not the most exciting looking material but bloody brilliant, @ecologicalbuild mentioned

As the post title says, this may not be one of the most exciting looking materials but we think it’s pretty cool and can be used in a variety of different circumstances: Essentially Calsitherm by Ecological Building Systems is a Read More …