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 …

Well we made it. Project completed! #BIM #Vectorworks

Following on from THIS post where I showed a project in progress that involved considerable coordination of BIM model, drawings, fabrication & building. Well, we finally got it complete! Even when the steel was fabricated and I was having doubts 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 …

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 …

What would you build for love?

We’re working on a very interesting renovation/restoration/reconstruction project at the moment – the Chalet at Ard na Gaoithe Forest near to Ashford Castle in County Mayo. Below is what it was looking like before we started: It was in a Read More …

Initial consultations/designs now available in sterling & dollars for UK & US clients & also #Brexit

A good percentage of our work is with emigrants from the UK and the US returning to Ireland, either with renovating/extending older properties or entire new houses. With Brexit looming large on the horizon together with Trump; I can only Read More …

Nearing builders finish completion on this double extension to already extended Irish Sligo cottage

Not quite as good as a triple extension 😉 But this double extension to an already extended traditional cottage in County Sligo is nearing completion from the builder (finishes still to do):

Nearing completion on this ‘Triple’ extension #Mayo

We’re getting very close to completion on this ‘Triple’ extension in County Mayo: The triple (Tony Curtis would be proud): • Porch • Kitchen Dining with double pitch and rain chain • Bedroom with zinc fascia More to follow soon…

2 successful planning permissions on Protected Structures

We’ve received notification on two successful planning applications where Mark Stephens Architects were appointed to prepare conservation reports on the protected structures (Listed if they were in UK); both undertaken for Eugene O’Neill Architects (we are more than happy to Read More …

The Book of Irish Cottage Extension Plans updated & selling fast!

We’re pleased to announce that we have updated the ‘Book of Irish Cottage Extension Plans’ This book of 10 Now 11! extensions for cottages came about from the work the practice has undertaken in the restoration, renovation and extension of Read More …