Some projects on the books at the moment…

I thought I’d share some of the projects we’re currently working on and their status. Large extension to Irish cottage – submitted for planning New/Reconstructed house (due to fire) & connection to existing granary – planning granted & starting on Read More …

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:

Work progressing well on this contemporary extension to 2 storey Irish farmhouse [slideshow]

Work progressing well on this contemporary extension to 2 storey Irish farmhouse, below is the slideshow:

Slideshow update on almost (sorry) Passivhaus in County Mayo, my last self-build?

Here’s a few photos from site visit at weekend (team meeting on percolation area) on the low-carbon new house in County Mayo. Features include: • Design to Mayo Rural House Design Guidelines • Very high levels of insulation & airtightness Read More …

When’s the best time to build your own house (and other important stuff)…

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” Anonymous The answer therefore to the title’s question is obvious and the same – it’s NOW! Forget about negative equity, mortgage tax reliefs, Read More …