All it needed was a bit of fertiliser! #Sedum #Grass #Roof

Following on from THIS POST on the care I’m putting into my sedum grass roof; this is a quick update on the power of fertiliser! Here’s the roof in June when the fertiliser went down – as you can see Read More …

Tear sheet on proposed Mayo Passivhaus by Mark Stephens Architects…

We’ve added THIS TEAR SHEET on the proposed Passivhaus (Passive House) that has just been granted Planning Permission in County Mayo, Ireland. Mark Stephens Architects are appointed as Project Architects providing a full architectural service from inception to completion was Read More …

My #Passivhaus guest post on Garden Designer @LinseyEvans blog…

Click HERE to view my guest post on Garden Designer Linsey Evans blog (opens in new window)

House design in rural Ireland #NarrowPlan

Rural House Guidelines – Narrow depth plans There are several consistent themes running through every County Council in Ireland regarding rural house design: • Simple plan forms • Traditional roof pitches (35-55 deg) • Narrow plan depth It’s this last Read More …

How to care for your #Sedum #Grass #Roof

The faithful readers amongs you will know that we have two Sedum grass roofs on our house; An intensive roof on the house (that is with serious structure, soil and ‘real’ grass and plants) and an extensive roof (that is Read More …

“This design is perfect and I don’t want to change it!” – You know it could get better! #Planning #Clients

Don’t get fixed on the design This is something that happens a lot. This is how it goes: 1. I analyse the clients brief, site topography and other constraints 2. I produce a design 3. The client loves it 4. Read More …

Two of our houses on RTE’ Tracks and Trails

I wrote THIS POST in regarding the ‘conversation’ our own house has with our neighbours (both designed by yours truly). Well it was lovely to catch sneaky glances on them during RTE’s recent programme ‘Tracks and Trails’; I’ve grabbed a Read More …

Notification that we’ve received Planning Permission on this #sedum #grass #roof #Passivhaus

I wrote THIS POST a short while back on a recent planning application for a sedum, grass roofed Passivhaus (the intention is to go the whole route of Passivhaus certification). We were pleased to hear (thanks to the shear amount Read More …

Our #Sedum #Grass #Roof update

I wrote about the concern we had with our grass roof looking very red HERE; it was in fact flowering! The photographs below were taken this morning (hence darkness prior to sunrise) and the roof is now slowly turning back Read More …

Update on our other grass roof…

Following yesterdays post on the sedum roof on the shed, below are a couple of photographs showing how the intensive grass roof over the underground section of our own house is faring. All I can say is that I wish Read More …