A few observations on opting out of SI9… @BRegsBlog

There’s a few things that have arisen regarding clients and opting out of SI 9 recently that I thought I’d share: Firstly, if you’re not sure what I’m talking about with opting in or out – read THIS first So, 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 …

How much does an architect cost ? 2017 Prices

This is the topic I return to again and again! THIS POST summarises and has links to the older posts (going back to 2010) THIS POST goes through our new business model for initial consultations and ‘sketch’ designs Pricing strategy Read More …

A cautionary tale of buying property in Ireland

Sometimes in this job you’re involved in a cracking tale. And this is such. I’ve got clearance from the person concerned for it’s go-ahead – names, counties and auctioneers omitted! • I’m approached via email enquiring on my interest on Read More …

Great to see 'New Office Opening' makes it into my personal FB 'Year in Review'

Great to see ‘New Office Opening’ makes it into my personal FB ‘Year in Review’ Mark Stephens Year In Review ps A lot of me cycling too (main photos from Tour of Flanders)

5 unbearable truths of building in Ireland

This is a post I’ve been thinking about for a while and concerns the raw, unbearable truisms of designing and building in Ireland. Not pleasant reading but unfortunately (in my experience), all true: 5 unbearable truths of building in Ireland Read More …

Architects in novels… @RIBAJ mentioned #FridayFun

Just as write THIS POST on The Fountainhead and architects in novels/film, the RIBA Journal has this great article on Architects in Novels (heroes, villains or just a bit useless) I told you the posts would get more fun as Read More …

Site photos update (work in progress)

Below is a gallery of ‘Work in progress’ site photos of a 2 & 1 storey house extension currently under construction in County Mayo where we are providing full architectural services from design to completion plus ‘Designer’ and Assigned Certifier Read More …