Heat Loss Form Factor and #Mayo #Rural #Houses

I wrote THIS POST yesterday that explained that a more ‘simpler’ form will result in a building that is less expensive to heat. I also presented a paper & poster at the Passivhaus Conference in Munich in 2018 where I Read More …

Heat Loss Form Factor & architectural education cc @ElrondBurrell @ecominimalnick

As an architect, Passive House (Passivhaus) designer/consultant and educator (I’m a part-time lecturer at IT Sligo); we are at a critical phase in architectural education as regards aesthetics and energy performance. A significant factor that contributes to energy loss is Read More …

The critical dates for your planning application…

This is one of the most popular things I regularly explain to clients: CLICK HERE for the Key Dates for your Planning Application This pdf (80kb) shows in diagrammatic form the key dates you need to meet when you submit Read More …

Extend your Planning Permission before it’s too late !

I’ve posted something similar to this previously but it’s imperative that if your planning permission is running out (Ireland only) (ie within say 6 months) that you can now extend this permission by a maximum of a further 5 years. Read More …

Responsibility of stage payment certificates and why architects shouldn’t rush to the bottom

I’d just received a blank Stage Payment Certificate from Ulster Bank (ah, not them again!) and realised there was a subtle difference in the wording on the form: “I confirm there have been no changes to the specification and costings Read More …