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 …

What can you as architects do in this #ClimateEmergency ? @lloydalter mentioned #IrishArchitectsDeclare

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact Read More …

Great testimonial added (from another architect)…

It’s great when you get feedback from your peers (a visitor to one of our projects by a fellow architect), and we’ve just added this to the Testimonials Page on our website: “[This] house is an advertisement as to why Read More …

#Energos #Vectorworks for #Passivhaus projects

As a long-time user of Vectorworks (In a previous life I ran the most successful UK/Ireland Vectorworks consultancy) and a Certified Passivhaus (Passive House) Designer / Consultant, I was thrilled to see that Vectorworks implemented tools to calculate Building Energy Read More …

Survival links for the new #Architecture students of 2019

Following on from THIS POST regarding the CAO points for Architecture & congratulating you on getting there Here are a few links that may help once there: The Ultimate list of Tips for Incoming Architecture Students Top books for Architecture Read More …

Recession cycles & #CAO #Architecture cc @RIAIonline

Congratulations to all the students who have just received their CAO results and have chosen Architecture as their career. The RIAI has a neat summary of the points required this year (and those for last year) for the Architecture courses Read More …

Notification of Grant of Planning received on this #Contemporary #Thatched #Cottage #Extension

We’ve just received notification of Grant of Planning received on this #Contemporary #Thatched #Cottage #Extension in a very visible location in Ireland – no locations yet until full grant received: ps Went straight through planning without a single Further Information Read More …

Booking our consultations online is now even safer #SSLCertificate

Our highly successful suite of consultations (links below) are now even safer to book online: • Initial Consultation & Needs/Review Report • Energy Analysis Consultation • House extension (small) / Remodel Service • Book of Irish Cottage Extensions Plans The Read More …

The perfect combo of design and cycling! #bora @BORAhansgrohe @BORAGmbH

The faithful followers & friends will now of my passion for cycling and I received a great magazine yesterday from a friend who also likes his cycling and supplies kitchens. The Bora Magazine contains information on their incredible vapour extraction Read More …