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 …

Notification of grant on this contemporary Irish Cottage extension

Just received some good news at the start of 2021 that this very contemporary extension to a traditional Irish cottage has been granted planning permission: The cottage has undergone previous extensions and this one adds vital space for a family 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 …

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 …

24th International Passive House Conference Discount Code ps I’ll be there

I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the forthcoming 24th Passive House Conference (20th September – 8th October) and the discount code below resets the ticket price to 300€ / for members to 200€ for the 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 …

More on why materials are important #Passivhaus #PHRibbon #ClimateEmergency

I wrote previously on why building materials are important in combating the climate emergency HERE and I’m starting to get to grips with the Embodied CO2 PHPP plug-in ‘PHRibbon’ and have a few bits that I’d like to add to Read More …

New works complete on this #Thatch #Cottage #Extension – restoration of existing next #Mayo

Popped by an ongoing project for an extension to a thatched cottage in County Mayo last week (first visit in a while due to Covid & lockdown). The new works are complete and now being lived in whilst the existing Read More …

We really need to start thinking about materials… cc @the_woodlouse @TimMartelAT #ClimateEmergency

Finally I’ve got round to starting to learn & use PHRibbon by Tim Martel (a plug-in for PHPP that calculates Embodied carbon in a building). Why? Well, we really need to start thinking about materials more. The equation is really Read More …

The office is open!

Following the Phase 2 Lockdown release of Monday 8th June – the office is now open. Social Distancing is to be observed where a minimum distance of 2.0 meters is kept between staff & visitors (the floor is marked as Read More …