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 …

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 …

Why you need an architect… @Barros_Isabel @form_architect @paulmknally @winkenswexford @RIAIOnline mentioned

Over the last week I’ve presented five different sketch scheme ideas to five different clients. They’re always a bit nerve wracking in that you never know whether you’ve interpreted their brief or requirements correctly. Luckily all five presentations went well. Read More …

There isn't "The One"; in relationships or designs

Now I’m sure there are a few out there who met there wives and husbands as love-struck teenagers and found ‘the one’ at an early age and never had to search for another. I suspect however that the majority (myself Read More …

Mary completes the house of peacefulness…

I wrote a while back about the conversation between our house and our neighbour’ Mary House. Well, Mary has finished (more or less) and the house is now occupied. A little bit of back history: The house had a planning Read More …

My Structural Engineer on Grand Designs!

I know it makes it sound like I own a structural engineer but I’ve worked with Paul Cuddy now on several projects and he’s going to be on Grand Designs on Wednesday 12th September at 9.00pm on a castle restoration Read More …

Planning Permission granted on these 2 designs…the secret of Mayo design is simplicity of form…

Just received confirmation of GRANT of planning permission of these 2 schemes: 1. New house near Ballina, County Mayo: 2. House extension to traditional Irish cottage, near Ballina, County Mayo: What’s interesting about these schemes is that they adhere to Read More …