Mark Stephens continues as Certified Passive House (Passivhaus) Consultant & Designer

I am pleased to announce that I have renewed my Passivhaus Certification and the qualification as Certified Passivhaus Consultant through the papers, presentations and CPD undertaken over the last 5 years. We have also completed a house fully to the Read More …

#Mayo #Cottage #Refurbishment reaches completion

Another project finished in County Mayo – a refurbishment and tidy-up of a traditional Irish Cottage (our specialty!). The project required planning as we removed the flat roof at the back and replaced it with a double pitched slate roof Read More …

We also undertake #Commercial #Projects

Although we are mostly known for our residential projects; we so undertake some commercial work. Below is an example of one of our local commercial projects where we provided design work on the fit-out of an ‘Intreo’ office; this included Read More …

nZEB and get your planning applications in ASAP!

We are approaching some very critical dates regarding the Building Regulations and particularly Part L (Conservation of Fuel & Energy); so this post explains what this means and what you need to be doing: What is nZEB? ‘Nearly Zero Energy Read More …

#Passivhaus is all about comfort : empirical as well as theoretical analysis (inspired by @MarkSiddallRIBA)

When designing and building a Passivhaus we use the PHPP software from The Passive House Institute. The goal is for the design and resulting construction to meet the Passivhaus criteria. The house below is nearing construction in County Mayo where Read More …

It’s now even easier to book a consultation with us…

As well as our initial consultation/report service that we provide – details and booking HERE And our low-cost ‘Sketch’ package that we offer – HERE We’re also providing meeting slots in the office where we can discuss through what you’re Read More …

Property of the Week #Mayo #Refurbishment

This is something new for us and thought it might be a good idea… I’ll post a refurbishment property that would be a great project for someone. They’ll be close to our office and if you need an architect to Read More …

#BIM isn’t just Revit #CaseStudy #Vectorworks

We’re working on an interesting but difficult project at the moment that has really tested our BIM resources. Below is an outline of the process to where we are now: Step 1: Software: VectorWorks & ArchiCAD Our in-house software is Read More …

Completion reached on this #Mayo #House

We’ve just reached Practical Completion barring a few minor snags on this new house in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. below are a few photos that I took during at last visit (we’ll send our photographer back when the house has settled Read More …

Name checked in yesterdays @thesundaytimes #SelfBuild

I was name checked in a feature in the Sunday Times on self-building yesterday: We’ve added this into the PRESS section of the website where you can see other articles we’re featured in Special thanks to Cian Molloy