2016 Review of projects – Wow it’s been busy

It’s that time of year for our annual review of projects. It looks like we’ve finally seen the tide turn and this year has been exceptionally busy. Let’s hope this continues (for everyone) in 2017 despite Brexit & Trump. So Read More …

Why use an architect #2 – @RIAIonline mentioned

I wrote THIS POST a few days ago on why you should choose an architect as opposed to anyone else for your project. This included THIS PDF which outlined firstly the reasons for choosing an architect and secondly why you Read More …

Black Friday week offer – house extension/remodelling drawing + model only €495 inc VAT !

Architects can join in the Black Friday offers too! As a Black Friday Week promotion – our HOUSE EXTENSION/REMODELLING SERVICE will also include a foamboard model of the relevant part within the same incredibly low price of €495 inc VAT! Read More …

Come & see me @SwinfordTown #EnterpriseTown #Expo @BOIbusiness #LetsConnect 4th Nov 2016

Just to let you know I’m going to be at the Swinford BOI Business Expo THIS FRIDAY 4th November, 5-8pm – in the Swinford Cultural Centre Please pop by and say hello Click HERE for the full schedule of events Read More …

Do you need planning permission for changing windows?

This is omething I’m asked on a fairly frequent basis, what are the guidelines if you’re doing work around the house and you’re thinking of altering windows – is planning permission required? The Department of Environment and Local Government has Read More …

These gorgeous @RIAIOnline Site Signs arrived & going up #busy

These lovely RIAI site signs have just arrived with the first going up this afternoon on a timber frame extension to a traditional 2 storey farmhouse u More to follow..

Our first Irish Cottage ‘Stock Plan’ extension is now available!

The faithful readers will know of our love for the traditional Irish cottage and it’s one of our most popular projects we get to work on. You can read more about this iconic form that appears across Ireland HERE We’ve Read More …

The 3-room traditional Irish Cottage:What do do with it & new book from @marion_mcgarry

As the faithful reader will know we have a grá for the three-roomed, traditional Irish Cottage. We have done numerous restorations, refurbishments and extensions to this ubiquitious, traditional architectural form across Ireland. It was of great interest therefore that I Read More …

Double pitch Irish Mayo cottage extension [Progress report]

Work progressing well on this tight budgeted double pitched Irish cottage extension in County Mayo. Although small the new layout gives a massive increase in usability, space and light: More to follow…

Sometimes you don’t need to build anything… #Design

I may be unique but if something doesn’t need to be built then I don’t recommend building. If the same can be achieved with maybe moving a few walls, creating new openings, changing windows to doors or integrating the architecture Read More …