Deep retrofits are the way forward #ClimateEmergency #Passivhaus #EnerPHit #ArchitectsDeclareIE

Currently Ireland is midway in #ScienceWeek: Science Week refers to series of science-related events for the general public which are held in a specific countries during a designated week of the year. The aim of such science weeks is to Read More …

#Mayo #Cottage #Refurbishment reaches completion

Another project finished in County Mayo – a refurbishment and tidy-up of a traditional Irish Cottage (our specialty!). The project required planning as we removed the flat roof at the back and replaced it with a double pitched slate roof 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 …

Notification of Grant of Planning received on this #Contemporary #Thatched #Cottage #Extension

We’ve just received notification of Grant of Planning received on this #Contemporary #Thatched #Cottage #Extension in a very visible location in Ireland – no locations yet until full grant received: ps Went straight through planning without a single Further Information Read More …

The perfect combo of design and cycling! #bora @BORAhansgrohe @BORAGmbH

The faithful followers & friends will now of my passion for cycling and I received a great magazine yesterday from a friend who also likes his cycling and supplies kitchens. The Bora Magazine contains information on their incredible vapour extraction 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 …

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 …

Property of the Week #Mayo #Refurbishment

This is something new for us and thought it might be a good idea… I’ll post a refurbishment property that would be a great project for someone. They’ll be close to our office and if you need an architect to 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 …