Mark Stephens Architects included in best practice for Roscommon Rural House Guidelines

County Roscommon have just released their own Rural House Guidelines and we are proud to say that one of our projects has been included within it. You can see our example showing ‘Best Practice’ when extending properties and using flat Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects featured in Home&Build Magazine (Summer 2016)

The current issue (Summer 2016) of Ireland’s Home&Build – Self Builders Guide features the house we designed for Tim Morris in Foxford, County Mayo. Available now in all good newsagents or subscribe HERE Or click HERE for the online edition 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 …

4 key pages anyone building in #Mayo should read…

I’ve just sent these 4 key pages to a client considering a new house in County Mayo. All of them essential reading: 1. The Mayo Rural House Design Guide by Mayo County Council 2. What is the difference between an Read More …

If you're thinking of appointing me as architect in Co.Mayo, please please read this first…

This problem is rearing it’s head again; clients having unrealistic expectations of the house they’re looking for in County Mayo. Actually this is still occurring across the other counties I’m working including: Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Galway… So if you’re looking Read More …

Project Tear sheet update: Mayo house

Second update of PROJECTS section of website with tear sheet on one-off near Passive house in County Mayo:

Who are you? Post #1 Where are you from? #Cornwall #Mayo

This is the first in a week of blog posts following on from my blogging tip of A blog post a day on a specific subject. For those not completely up to speed the topic is a big one and Read More …