When trying to pick an architect – don’t focus too much on other houses they’ve done

Now this is a bit of a dichotomy: • You’re trying to pick the architect that’s perfect for you, your family and your project • Therefore you’re looking through their portfolio of work (HERE is ours by the way) • Read More …

2016 Review of projects – Wow it’s been busy

It’s that time of year for our annual review of projects. It looks like we’ve finally seen the tide turn and this year has been exceptionally busy. Let’s hope this continues (for everyone) in 2017 despite Brexit & Trump. So Read More …

New online sketch design service now available across Ireland ! Prices held until 2017

To fulfill the inquiries beyond the Connacht region that we are currently receiving (which are considerable) we are pleased to extend the online sketch design services to across Ireland. This is achieved by being able to also purchase the TRAVEL Read More …

We pay the VAT until the end of the year!

The consultations that we’ve been providing over the last year that are bookable and payable online have been a great success. The benefits to our clients have been immense: • A low-cost way of appraising the feasibility of a project Read More …

Why use an architect #2 – @RIAIonline mentioned

I wrote THIS POST a few days ago on why you should choose an architect as opposed to anyone else for your project. This included THIS PDF which outlined firstly the reasons for choosing an architect and secondly why you Read More …

Architectural alchemy on this Co.Mayo extension – employ an Architect!

Following on from the ‘Architectural Alchemist’ POST. Below is a slideshow of a project reaching completion where we did a little bit of magic… Architectural Alchemy – an example: How do you get a brand new bedroom, a utility room, Read More …

Houseologist, Interiorista or Architectural Alchemist ? @houseologyhome mentioned

Eva Byrne who’s doing great work @houseologyhome (http://houseology.ie) has a great moniker or handle for the work she does – ‘Interiorista’. Now I can’t copy that one and following returning home to a near completed project yesterday (slideshow to follow Read More …

The 3-room traditional Irish Cottage:What do do with it & new book from @marion_mcgarry

As the faithful reader will know we have a grá for the three-roomed, traditional Irish Cottage. We have done numerous restorations, refurbishments and extensions to this ubiquitious, traditional architectural form across Ireland. It was of great interest therefore that I Read More …

Double pitch Irish Mayo cottage extension [Progress report]

Work progressing well on this tight budgeted double pitched Irish cottage extension in County Mayo. Although small the new layout gives a massive increase in usability, space and light: More to follow…

Piccies of recently completed kitchen extension in Galway

We’re completing a series of kitchen extensions at the moment (wait ages and three come a long at once!). When they’re all ready I’ll do a ‘Trio of Desserts’ post showing them all similar to ‘Come Dine With Me’. Anyway, Read More …