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:

Looking for an architect in the West of Ireland? Book an initial consultation… [page updated]

If you are contemplating an architectural project in the West of Ireland then our INITIAL CONSULTATION service is proving a great way to kick-start a project. We undertook a stack of consultations like this in 2016 and we’re continuing them 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 …

Nearing completion on the two storey contemporary extension to Sligo Irish farmhouse [slideshow]

Quick update with a slideshow on this two storey extension to a traditional Irish farmhouse in County Sligo:

Tear sheet on proposed Mayo Passivhaus by Mark Stephens Architects…

We’ve added THIS TEAR SHEET on the proposed Passivhaus (Passive House) that has just been granted Planning Permission in County Mayo, Ireland. Mark Stephens Architects are appointed as Project Architects providing a full architectural service from inception to completion was Read More …

House design in rural Ireland #NarrowPlan

Rural House Guidelines – Narrow depth plans There are several consistent themes running through every County Council in Ireland regarding rural house design: • Simple plan forms • Traditional roof pitches (35-55 deg) • Narrow plan depth It’s this last Read More …

Revisit on this completed cottage restoration & extension in County Mayo

I did Design & Planning only on this Cottage Restoration & ‘Upside-Down’ extension where we added vital living space upstairs with bedrooms below. Below are a slideshow of images followed by the ‘Tear Sheet’ that opens a pdf (1Mb) A Read More …

Our #Sedum #Grass #Roof update

I wrote about the concern we had with our grass roof looking very red HERE; it was in fact flowering! The photographs below were taken this morning (hence darkness prior to sunrise) and the roof is now slowly turning back Read More …

The #NewOffice in Swinford is open!

There’s still a bit of work to do but we’re in! We’re finally working from our new office in Swinford, County Mayo. I’ve also taken on an assistant (Melissa) who you can see in the photo: A special thanks to Read More …