Lovely comment by Niall at @ecologicalbuild on the #Mayo house featured in the current @phplusmag

Another great comment to add to TESTIMONIALS section of website from Niall Crosson At Ecological Building Systems Niall Crosson – Group Technical Manager BTech, MEngSc,MIEI, CEPHC. Ecological Building Systems, Main Street, Athboy, Co.Meath Tel: 046 9432104 www.ecologicalbuildingsystems.com “WELL DONE on Read More …

Passive House Plus (@phplusmag) free-to-read due to Covid-19 – and we’re in it with @LLStructuresLtd

Passive House plus free to read, in print & digital, due to Covid-19 crisis Here is their information: Dear reader, To ensure anyone who wants to read Passive House Plus can do so easily during this challenging and disrupted time, Read More …

If you haven’t seen #Parasite yet – here’s why if you’re in #Architecture

Oscar-winning film Parasite from Korea is a must-see if you have anything to do with architecture. Here’s why: 1. The attention to the architectural detail in the sets is incredible; this combined with the cinematic experience makes the whole (roller-coaster Read More …

Heat Loss Form Factor and #Mayo #Rural #Houses

I wrote THIS POST yesterday that explained that a more ‘simpler’ form will result in a building that is less expensive to heat. I also presented a paper & poster at the Passivhaus Conference in Munich in 2018 where I Read More …

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 …