Notification received of grant of planning on this new house…

Just received notification that this new, split level house – a contemporary take on a linked barn complex has been granted planning permission in County Roscommon:

Planning lodged on this new #Rural #House

We’ve just lodged a planning application for this new house in the Connacht area (no names yet): I’ll let you know how it goes. This photomontage was included in one of our most comprehensive set of drawings at application stage 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 …

2016 Review of projects – Wow it’s been busy

It’s that time of year for our annual review of projects. It looks like we’ve finally seen the tide turn and this year has been exceptionally busy. Let’s hope this continues (for everyone) in 2017 despite Brexit & Trump. So Read More …

New online sketch design service now available across Ireland ! Prices held until 2017

To fulfill the inquiries beyond the Connacht region that we are currently receiving (which are considerable) we are pleased to extend the online sketch design services to across Ireland. This is achieved by being able to also purchase the TRAVEL 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 …

Our first Irish Cottage ‘Stock Plan’ extension is now available!

The faithful readers will know of our love for the traditional Irish cottage and it’s one of our most popular projects we get to work on. You can read more about this iconic form that appears across Ireland HERE We’ve 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 …

Different Pre-Planning Policies across the country? #Planning

Preplanning Differences across the State I’ve written previously HERE about the benefits of a pre-planning consultation prior to getting too deeply involved; and that advice still holds. But I was contacted via a colleague who has had less than satisfactory Read More …

Planning Permission Granted on this split level new house in County Roscommon

Roscommon Planning Permission Granted We’ve just received the Final Grant of Planning Permission for this split level new house in County Roscommon: Following a tricky amount of Further Information requests from the Council, where we provided a lot of landscaping Read More …