Slideshow & ‘Tear Sheet’ on completed #house in Co. Mayo

Below are a few photos of a recently completed house near Belmullet, County Mayo. The project features: • Glass to glass connections to maximise the incredible views • Wedge shaped building with sloping eaves to create a flow through the Read More …

#SimonOpenDoor bookings now open – more slots with YT available too!

After a few years break; Mark Stephens Architects are providing Simon Open Door Consultations from Tuesday 4 May 2021 to Friday 14 May 2021; bookings ARE NOW OPEN! THIS LINK takes you to the booking page What you can expect: Read More …

Notification of grant on this contemporary Irish Cottage extension

Just received some good news at the start of 2021 that this very contemporary extension to a traditional Irish cottage has been granted planning permission: The cottage has undergone previous extensions and this one adds vital space for a family Read More …

Update to working arrangements due to Covid & lockdown

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 3 weeks due to the current lockdown announced today (Wednesday 6th January 2021). The office is now closed. This is from Friday 8th January 6pm Work is continuing remotely Read More …

Goodbye 2020 – a review of the year

It’s at this time of the year I do a review looking back over the year. No words. We’re still alive & in business & our thoughts & prayers go to those who didn’t make it. Hopefully 2021 may be Read More …

The importance of Post Occupancy Evaluation #POE #CaseStudy #Passivhaus

This post follows on from these: The 1st County Mayo House added to Passive House Database Why materials are important & embodied carbon calculations Using DesignPH as part of the Passivhaus methodology The reason that these posts (and this one) Read More …

Compare Apples with Apples – nZEB & Passivhaus #ThermalBridging #24intphc

I wrote THIS yesterday on my presentation at the 24th Passive House Conference on nZEB & Passivhaus in Ireland and the question is that surely they must be close now in terms of performance? As I said in my conference Read More …

Delivered presentation at #24intPHC International Passivhaus Conference on nZEB, Passivhaus & Certification in Ireland

Well I think my presentation yesterday ‘Mind the gap: nZEB and Pas­siv­haus: An Ir­ish per­spec­ti­ve’ at the 24th International Passive House Conference went OK. Originally planned for Berlin (was really looking forward to returning to the city where we had Read More …

Gearing up with #DesignPH for #Passivhaus #PHPP modelling

As promised in this last post on MATERIALS and THIS POST on our first house that was added to the Passive House Database, I’m giving a little more information on our Passive House modelling methodology… The PHPP modelled house linked Read More …

First County #Mayo house added to Passive House Institute Database*

I’ve written about this recently completed County Mayo #nZEB #Passivhaus previously HERE and we’ve had the great news that after a lot of hard work, coordination & PHPP (the Passive House software) wrangling – the house has been entered into Read More …