The office is open (sort of) from today!

From Monday 12th April, due to the Covid-19 restrictions on residential construction projects being lifted, the office is now open (sort of) The office is manned & others are still continuing to work remotely from home. If you do pop Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects providing Simon Open Door Consultations (online): Tues 4 May 2021 to Fri 14 May 2021

After a few years break; Mark Stephens Architects are providing Simon Open Door Consultations from Tuesday 4 May 2021 to Friday 14 May 2021; bookings will open Monday 29 March 2021 at 13:00 THIS LINK explains what you need to Read More …

Planning just about to go in on this #Mayo #Contemporary #Cottage #Extension

I seem to have ended up being the ‘go-to guy’ for Irish Cottages, refurbishment, restoration & extension. This project calls into that category. It’s in County Mayo and features a contemporary extension at the rear using ‘agricultural’ materials to respect Read More …

Update to working arrangements due to Covid & lockdown

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 3 weeks due to the current lockdown announced today (Wednesday 6th January 2021). The office is now closed. This is from Friday 8th January 6pm Work is continuing remotely Read More …

Happy New Year ! Office & business Covid opening arrangements…

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 4 weeks due to the current Level 5 lockdown. From Monday 4th January 2020 for 4 weeks the office will be closed to visitors. Work is continuing remotely. Site Read More …

Goodbye 2020 – a review of the year

It’s at this time of the year I do a review looking back over the year. No words. We’re still alive & in business & our thoughts & prayers go to those who didn’t make it. Hopefully 2021 may be Read More …

The importance of Post Occupancy Evaluation #POE #CaseStudy #Passivhaus

This post follows on from these: The 1st County Mayo House added to Passive House Database Why materials are important & embodied carbon calculations Using DesignPH as part of the Passivhaus methodology The reason that these posts (and this one) Read More …

Big news for our work going forward…

The faithful readers will know that I have been teaching at IT Sligo for the last few years and it looks at the moment that I will undertaking more lecturing over the forthcoming period. We are still completing projects and Read More …

Gearing up with #DesignPH for #Passivhaus #PHPP modelling

As promised in this last post on MATERIALS and THIS POST on our first house that was added to the Passive House Database, I’m giving a little more information on our Passive House modelling methodology… The PHPP modelled house linked Read More …

First County #Mayo house added to Passive House Institute Database*

I’ve written about this recently completed County Mayo #nZEB #Passivhaus previously HERE and we’ve had the great news that after a lot of hard work, coordination & PHPP (the Passive House software) wrangling – the house has been entered into Read More …