Did you know that we can also help with landscape and garden design? #Vectorworks

We are frequently asked to create landscaping plans for planning applications (see below for typical sample): Normally we have undertaken this service in conjunction with local nurseries where we work with them in the specification of indigenous plants, trees and Read More …

Planning isn’t easy, the design is the easy bit – it’s all the other stuff! #revisit

I wrote THIS POST in 2012 on ‘It’s not the design that will scupper your planning permission’. Things are worse if not better and this post acts as a bit of a revisit. As I said in 2012 I’m confident Read More …

Online Planning Advice – €50 per question

There has been such a response to THIS POST on the Statute of Limitations and Planning Enforcement that I can no longer provide the response to specific questions free of charge. So, if you have a question on any of Read More …

Top Tips For Planning Your New Home Gym guest post by @remodeling

We’ve been asked a few times recently to either incorporate a gym into new house or to factor in space into an existing one. This guest post by Stephanie Sylvester of Modernize outlines what you should consider when planning your Read More …

Getting Planning Permission isn't easy and can be expensive…

I thought I’d share a couple of ‘challenges’ we’re having at the moment on planning applications… I’ve written before HERE on why it isn’t the design that can scupper your planning permission – I’m confident if that if we work Read More …

We also do #Conservation Reports for #Planning

Thought I’d let you know that we are also asked as RIAI Architects Accredited in Conservation (Grade III) to undertake Conservation Reports as part of the planning application process. We’ve undertaken a few so far since becoming accredited and we’re Read More …

#RTEinvestigates cute hoors

Ireland has some great words and phrases specific to it’s locale and countrymen/women. Cute hoor is such an example. The Urban Dictionary (http://www.urbandictionary.com) defines ‘cute hoor’ as: Phrase used in Ireland to describe a slippery customer, a rogue, a charlatan, Read More …

Decisions on 2 planning appeals in. Not good.

Earlier this year I posted that we had 3 planning appeals going in; in fact it turned out to be 2. As one person commented “like buses you wait ages and then 2 come along at once.” You can read Read More …

Planning tips #1-7: Roundup

I peaked a bit too early on this one when I mis-scheduled the posts. Anyway, here they all are in one post: Below are all the recent Planning Tips we’ve posted over the last week (or so) 1. Don’t Participate Read More …

Planning Tip #7 – Sometimes you're just not going to get planning

This is the toughest one to swallow. Sometimes, for whatever the reason. You’re just not going to get planning on your site. Whether it’s a contravention of the Local Authority Development Guidelines or it’s impossible to find an area on Read More …