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 …

Our book on #Irish #Cottage #Extension #Plans featured in @selfbuildire magazine

Our book of Irish cottage Extension plans was featured in Self Build Ireland Magazine (https://twitter.com/selfbuildire): Click HERE to purchase or on the image above. Promo code valid until March 31st 2018 This article is also included in the PRESS section Read More …

The Book of Irish Cottage Extension Plans is launched…

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

Slideshow and Tear-sheet on this double pitched, Irish cottage extension in County Mayo

I wrote THIS POST a little while back on the Architectural Alchemy that went into fitting a new bedroom, utility, bathroom, playroom/living and artists study into an extension that’s only 23m2. Well, as promised, below is a slideshow showing some Read More …

Mould and buildings! A huge thanks to Simon McGuinness @PassiveLogical for this [video]

The topic of mould has raised it’s head a lot on the refurbishment of older properties we’ve been working on recently. The excellent video below by Simon McGuinness (PassiveLogical) gives a full and detailed explanation of what’s happening and what Read More …

New Years Resolutions to my clients #housenaming

There are a few things we’ll be continuing/adding to our ‘Standard’ services to our clients for 2017: As an incentive to grant permission to photograph projects we’ll give: FREEBIES • A complimentary bottle of bubbly on completion • Complimentary bunch Read More …

This @marion_mcgarry #IrishCottage image is going viral !

Sometimes a tweet takes a life of it’s own and I’ve watched with interest how a recent Tweet by Dr. Marion McGarry (whose forthcoming book on Irish Cottages I’m eagerly anticipating) has been liked and retweeted over and over again! Read More …

When trying to pick an architect – don’t focus too much on other houses they’ve done

Now this is a bit of a dichotomy: • You’re trying to pick the architect that’s perfect for you, your family and your project • Therefore you’re looking through their portfolio of work (HERE is ours by the way) • Read More …