How many inspections does a build need ? @BuildConReg & @BRegsBlog mentioned

I’ve written about this subject previously HERE and the key part and precedent mentioned in this post is: “It is held that an architect is entitled to use his judgement as to how frequently he inspects: “…He may in such Read More …

Timing or Sequencing is the key to great construction #Passivhaus

“I say I say I say, what is the secret to great comedy” “I don’t know what is the secret to great…” “timing” The same applies in the construction world. The secret to great construction is timing. Or as it Read More …

Our very own #Passivhaus u-value calculator for iOS & Android is released!

Finally after months of development and testing, our own U value calculator app UValue is released on Apple iOS as well as Android and Windows Phone. Below are a few screen grabs that show the key features: • Scalable high Read More …

Reminder of #Passivhaus Fact sheets at TeachPassiv.com

Quick reminder that I’ve put together a stack of PASSIVHAUS FACT SHEETS ON TEACHPASSV.COM More to follow!

New Years Resolution : More commercial work. @paulmknally mentioned

Over the last year there were a couple of non-residential, commercial projects that I thought “Yes, I could have done that one”. In much the same way that an actor sees the roles that he could have done better [than Read More …

MarkStephensArchitects.com 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at Read More …

3 new houses for 2015 : Are you looking for an architect in West Ireland? #Upturn?

Maybe (maybe) finally the economy is on the turn and it’s great news that the Government is looking into amending the Building Regulations (again) to allow self-builders to construct their own homes – which is incidentally a large percentage of Read More …

Currently working on high-end UK residential projects in #Vectorworks #BIM

As well as undertaking my own projects I also provide outsourcing work to UK architects & clients using Vectorworks; the project below is for a UK project I am currently working on: But I can’t see very much? I hear Read More …

#Passivhaus trickle-down on 'Standard' projects

What I’m seeing over the last few years is that even if the client doesn’t go the ‘whole enchilada’ with a certified Passivhaus (I would however highly recommend designing, building and certifying to the Passivhaus standard incidentally); many of the Read More …

Part L Thermal Modelling/Building Regulation compliance:Pt 3 #Passivhaus @Target_Zer0 mentioned

This third post on the basics of Thermal Modelling and Building Regulation compliance and explains how Thermal Bridging is handled as part of the Passivhaus certification. This FACT SHEET outlines the fundamentals of Passivhaus Thermal Bridge terminology and calculations. It Read More …