Mark Stephens continues as Certified Passive House (Passivhaus) Consultant & Designer

I am pleased to announce that I have renewed my Passivhaus Certification and the qualification as Certified Passivhaus Consultant through the papers, presentations and CPD undertaken over the last 5 years. We have also completed a house fully to the Read More …

TY Project on Swinford Town Hall

Swinford Town Hall 1.0 Historical Background Townhall, Swinford Below is an animation of the Town Hall in Swinford: 1.0.1 The building was on a T-shaped plan with a seven-bay deep single-storey central return. The priests and the parishioners decided to Read More …

Black Friday Sale starts on all consultations…

We proudly announce that our new campaign for Black Friday 2019 has started We will pay the VAT off any consultation/product booked online in our SHOP ‡ These include: • Consultation/Needs Review Report • Consultation + sketch package • Consultation Read More …

We put a lot of work in on projects – completion reached on this #Roscommon #SelfBuild

A family have just moved into their new self-build where we were the architects from the beginning until the end. I wrote THIS POST a short while back for #ArchiTalksIE on how long projects take and the one below from Read More …

How long does it take? #ArchiTalksIE

This is an ‘ArchiTalks – Ireland’ post where blogging architects in Ireland post on the same subject on the same day/time The topic of this post is “What’s a typical timeline to design and build a house” The problem and Read More …

#Mayo #Cottage #Refurbishment reaches completion

Another project finished in County Mayo – a refurbishment and tidy-up of a traditional Irish Cottage (our specialty!). The project required planning as we removed the flat roof at the back and replaced it with a double pitched slate roof Read More …

Mark Stephens speaking at @Vectorworks #DesignSummit on #Energos #Passivhaus #ClimateEmergency #ArchitectsDeclare

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking at the Vectorworks Design Summit next year on using Vectorworks Energos software to facilitate low energy Passivhaus designs to fight the climate emergency. If you are a Vectorworks user (or interested in Read More …

Architect? Use your skills in the #ClimateEmergency #IrishArchitectsDeclare

I saw this excellent leaflet given out at the recent RIAI conference (think by the Irish Green Building Council ?) and thought it best to share the ways Architects can use their skills in the #Climate Emergency. You can also Read More …

We also undertake #Commercial #Projects

Although we are mostly known for our residential projects; we so undertake some commercial work. Below is an example of one of our local commercial projects where we provided design work on the fit-out of an ‘Intreo’ office; this included Read More …

nZEB and get your planning applications in ASAP!

We are approaching some very critical dates regarding the Building Regulations and particularly Part L (Conservation of Fuel & Energy); so this post explains what this means and what you need to be doing: What is nZEB? ‘Nearly Zero Energy Read More …