Building Regulations set to change (again) Sept 1st – what exactly is it that I want? @BRegsBlog

A short recap: S.I. No.9 of 2014 came into play March 2014 where projects (falling under and subject to the Building Regulations, type & exemptions) require: • Design Certifier • Assigned Certifier With less than a week to go; there Read More …

Building Regulations SI.9 Submission – Proposal for a Better System

The following submission was made by 37 architects (one of which was me), including 4 past presidents of the RIAI, as part of the current annual review of BC(A)R SI.9 being conducted by Ministers Coffey, Kelly and the Department of Read More …

Sunday Business Post article on Building Regs by Karl Deeter

Saw this interesting article on current Building Regulations in Sunday Business Post by Karl Deeter. Raises interesting point whether the new regulations have improved build quality or simply made it easier to pinpoint who to sue.

Does Passivhaus meet the Building Regulations? @phplusmag @BRegsBlog mentioned

I contributed THIS OPINION PIECE to the BregsForum last year concerning Part L compliance of the Building Regulations. In it I said: “The only way numerically (currently) to assess conformance with Part L of the Building Regulations is via the Read More …

Thinking of self-building in Ireland for 2015? Visit Irish Association of Self Builders @Iaosb …

Thinking of self-building in Ireland for 2015. Then visit the essential website The Irish Association of Self Builders which contains all you need to know regarding the issues and complexities of self-build under the current regulations. The link has also Read More …

MarkStephensArchitects.com 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at Read More …

My highlights of 2015: No.7 Being part of @BRegsBlog

It’s been a privilege & honour to be part of the @BregsBlog. I’ve never been part of a team that has been so hard working where the single goal is bringing a better Building Control System to Ireland. I only Read More …

My highlights of 2014: No. 5 – I'm getting OK with WordPress…

Although not the best, I’m doing OK with WordPress for web development. Below is a list of the sites I’m ‘associated’ with: Here’s the ‘main’ .com hosted business site http://markstephensarchitects.com To see how far you can take WordPress check out Read More …

#RIAICouncilElection Make your vote count #Vote Mark Stephens for Western Region – please share/retweet

RIAI members have until midnight tonight to cast their vote in the RIAI Council Election. Much has been said about making your vote count and to think carefully over your vote and who will represent you on Council for 2015. Read More …

Selfbuilding, SI9 #SundayBusinessPost @BregsBlog mentioned #RIAICouncilElection

This Sunday Business Post (December 14 2014) included the announcement that the Government is set to change the rules for self builders regarding S.I. No.9: The crux of the piece was covered in THIS BREGS POST where key points in Read More …