What is #Conservation ? The Neues Museum #Berlin

The faithful readers and Instagram followers may have spotted that I was in Berlin recently (half of the week was in Berlin but had to cut the trip short when the Passivhaus conference in the other half was moved (again) Read More …

Notification of planning on this vernacular yet contemporary #Mayo #house #design

It is always good news to get a planning permission granted – even better when it goes straight through without a request for Further Information! Below are a few images on the design: Images by SQUAREDD 1 3D Architectural & Read More …

Another #Mayo #Rural #House Completed

Below are a few images of another rural house by Mark Stephens Architects in County Mayo that’s just reached completion. Tricky design and planning process spanning several years but got there in the end. Great work by builders: CGQ Developments Read More …

Slideshow & ‘Tear Sheet’ on completed #house in Co. Mayo

Below are a few photos of a recently completed house near Belmullet, County Mayo. The project features: • Glass to glass connections to maximise the incredible views • Wedge shaped building with sloping eaves to create a flow through the Read More …

Goodbye 2020 – a review of the year

It’s at this time of the year I do a review looking back over the year. No words. We’re still alive & in business & our thoughts & prayers go to those who didn’t make it. Hopefully 2021 may be Read More …

The importance of Post Occupancy Evaluation #POE #CaseStudy #Passivhaus

This post follows on from these: The 1st County Mayo House added to Passive House Database Why materials are important & embodied carbon calculations Using DesignPH as part of the Passivhaus methodology The reason that these posts (and this one) Read More …

Big news for our work going forward…

The faithful readers will know that I have been teaching at IT Sligo for the last few years and it looks at the moment that I will undertaking more lecturing over the forthcoming period. We are still completing projects and Read More …

First County #Mayo house added to Passive House Institute Database*

I’ve written about this recently completed County Mayo #nZEB #Passivhaus previously HERE and we’ve had the great news that after a lot of hard work, coordination & PHPP (the Passive House software) wrangling – the house has been entered into Read More …

A revisit to a completed, tricky jewel of a project in County Mayo

I was in the area of a tricky project we completed a while back and I swung by to see how it looked and took a few photos (below). I’ve written previously on this project HERE and HERE and funnily Read More …

New works complete on this #Thatch #Cottage #Extension – restoration of existing next #Mayo

Popped by an ongoing project for an extension to a thatched cottage in County Mayo last week (first visit in a while due to Covid & lockdown). The new works are complete and now being lived in whilst the existing Read More …