2 successful planning permissions on Protected Structures

We’ve received notification on two successful planning applications where Mark Stephens Architects were appointed to prepare conservation reports on the protected structures (Listed if they were in UK); both undertaken for Eugene O’Neill Architects (we are more than happy to Read More …

The Book of Irish Cottage Extension Plans updated & selling fast!

We’re pleased to announce that we have updated the ‘Book of Irish Cottage Extension Plans’ This book of 10 Now 11! extensions for cottages came about from the work the practice has undertaken in the restoration, renovation and extension of Read More …

Our book on #Irish #Cottage #Extension #Plans featured in @selfbuildire magazine

Our book of Irish cottage Extension plans was featured in Self Build Ireland Magazine (https://twitter.com/selfbuildire): Click HERE to purchase or on the image above. Promo code valid until March 31st 2018 This article is also included in the PRESS section Read More …

This @marion_mcgarry #IrishCottage image is going viral !

Sometimes a tweet takes a life of it’s own and I’ve watched with interest how a recent Tweet by Dr. Marion McGarry (whose forthcoming book on Irish Cottages I’m eagerly anticipating) has been liked and retweeted over and over again! Read More …

When trying to pick an architect – don’t focus too much on other houses they’ve done

Now this is a bit of a dichotomy: • You’re trying to pick the architect that’s perfect for you, your family and your project • Therefore you’re looking through their portfolio of work (HERE is ours by the way) • Read More …

Fair play to @Hozier on doing the right thing on his ‘rock star manor’

I noticed with interest over the weekend that Hozier is doing the right thing with his proposed new house in Wicklow: Rather than building a new ‘Mansion’; Hozier has done the right thing by utilising an existing property with several Read More …

Why use an architect #2 – @RIAIonline mentioned

I wrote THIS POST a few days ago on why you should choose an architect as opposed to anyone else for your project. This included THIS PDF which outlined firstly the reasons for choosing an architect and secondly why you Read More …

The 3-room traditional Irish Cottage:What do do with it & new book from @marion_mcgarry

As the faithful reader will know we have a grá for the three-roomed, traditional Irish Cottage. We have done numerous restorations, refurbishments and extensions to this ubiquitious, traditional architectural form across Ireland. It was of great interest therefore that I Read More …

We also do #Conservation Reports for #Planning

Thought I’d let you know that we are also asked as RIAI Architects Accredited in Conservation (Grade III) to undertake Conservation Reports as part of the planning application process. We’ve undertaken a few so far since becoming accredited and we’re Read More …

A cautionary tale of buying property in Ireland

Sometimes in this job you’re involved in a cracking tale. And this is such. I’ve got clearance from the person concerned for it’s go-ahead – names, counties and auctioneers omitted! • I’m approached via email enquiring on my interest on Read More …