Work starting on this 2 storey extension to traditional 2 storey Sligo farmhouse #TimberFrame

We have a lot of projects starting on site at the moment (plus a lot just granted planning permission and are going through planning (fingers crossed); this timberframe extension to an existing 2 storey Sligo farmhouse creates a new courtyard Read More …

PP granted and starting on site on this contemporary courtyard extension to trad. farmhouse

Planning permission granted & going to site on this contemporary, courtyard extension to a traditional 2 storey farmhouse in County Sligo, Ireland: Watch this space for ‘Work in progress’ updates…

We also do #Conservation Reports for #Planning

Thought I’d let you know that we are also asked as RIAI Architects Accredited in Conservation (Grade III) to undertake Conservation Reports as part of the planning application process. We’ve undertaken a few so far since becoming accredited and we’re Read More …

Tear sheet uploaded on our new office and a massive thanks to those involved…

There is no better way for an architect to obtain work than for him/her to showcase their own projects. We did it with our own house (image below): And now we’re doing the same for our new office: Below is Read More …

3 new houses for 2015 : Are you looking for an architect in West Ireland? #Upturn?

Maybe (maybe) finally the economy is on the turn and it’s great news that the Government is looking into amending the Building Regulations (again) to allow self-builders to construct their own homes – which is incidentally a large percentage of Read More …

Currently working on high-end UK residential projects in #Vectorworks #BIM

As well as undertaking my own projects I also provide outsourcing work to UK architects & clients using Vectorworks; the project below is for a UK project I am currently working on: But I can’t see very much? I hear Read More …

Qualifications + experience + CPD = better buildings

I popped up my professional qualifications and accreditations on the home page yesterday (also below): But what do the qualifications really mean? It means I take my work and training seriously; the Accreditations take the form of Continuing Practice Development Read More …

Now's the time to start thinking of getting an architect…(ahem)

I wrote THIS POST last January on the statistics of enquiries I receive over the year and it peaks it January. If you look at the graph people are starting to look at getting work done either for a new Read More …

Architects can do more than just the pretty bit…

The writing was on the wall prior to the implementation of the Building Regulation Amendments under S.I.No.9 of 2014 but since April 1st it looks as if the situation will increase… The situation being my appointment for the design and Read More …

I wrote this post about exams ages ago [UPDATE] #passivhaus #conservation

I wrote this POST on exams & taking tests ages ago and since then I’ve taken and passed two big exams: RIAI Conservation Accreditation (Grade III) and Certified Passivhaus Designer (and Consultant) And in the light of these exams and Read More …