Common misconception on architects’ stage payments & fees… @RIAIonline mentioned

I’ve written about architects’ fees recently HERE and I’m not going to reiterate the value that you can get from appointing an architect. From a well-designed home that will increase in value over the years, to a home that is Read More …

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 …

Will 2015 be the year of design and making for me?

2014 was always about the cycling, maybe this year will be about designing and making… The eagle-eyed readers will have known about the shed currently under construction but it’s currently missing a vital component, a door. Rather than just go Read More …

Differences between Ireland and UK…

I wrote THIS POST a while back (2011) on the differences between UK and Ireland which focussed on site notices advertising the planning application. I’ve been luck enough over the last few works to be working the opposite way round Read More …

What other jobs (as well as architects) are asked to do work for free?

I am constantly amazed about the requests for about whether I’ll do some work for free and it got me to thinking about what other jobs receive similar requests for do work for free. I guess graphic or web designers Read More …

First Things First – my wife, retainers, planning & life

My wife has a great expression for when I need a bit of guidance on what my attention needs to be focussed on: “First Things First…” What she’s meaning is that in order to reduce your stress in life when Read More …