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 …

#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 …

New service for house energy performance #ClimateEmergency

It is now essential that we address the current Climate Emergency. And one of the ways that you can do this in your house is by reducing the amount of energy lost through poor insulation and damp. In a similar Read More …

Nearing completion on this #Mayo #Passivhaus

We’re getting closer & closer to completing on this #Passivhaus in County Mayo. All the external work has been down and we’re now starting second fixing internally (all the MHVR & heating is complete) Below are a few photos and 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 …

Our #architecture goes beyond simple building #lifestyle #dreams #Irish #Cottage #Extension

The project I’m showing here really shows how the architecture we create goes beyond simple rooms and building. It’s about building a clients’ dream and lifestyle. Below are a few images of a recently completed double extension and refurbishment of Read More …

Incredible drone photos of one of our new #Mayo #Passivhaus Construction by @LLStructuresLtd

With thanks to Ollie at Long Life Structures (http://www.llstructures.ie); the timber frame company that’s construction one of new houses in County Mayo and permission from our great clients (Michelle & Dave); below are a few photos showing the current construction. Read More …

My fav products @RIAIonline #conference #2018

Following on from my #BIM post on our movie on display at the RIAI Conference this year HERE I went around the show and below are some of our favourite products that we use on our projects: From top left Read More …

Update to 2 storey contemporary extension to traditional farmhouse…

Many thanks to Denise at Denise K Images (photographer) and Self Build Ireland who published the recent article on our contemporary, modernist extension to a traditional 2 storey Irish farmhouse in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Below are a few images from Read More …