God’s speed on this planning application… #ProtectedStructure #Contemporary #Pavilion

Tricky project going in for planning soonish. Works to a Protected Structure (you call it Listed in UK); a link section that moves into a separate similar volume which then links again into a more contemporary, zinc clad box at Read More …

The magic of film takes over in this Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage Restoration in Co. Mayo Ireland

The faithful reader will have seen the ongoing restoration work we’ve been undertaking at Ballyglass Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage in Belmullet, Co. Mayo. Well my work here (for a while is ending) where we now have the cast iron gutters, spike Read More …

Our #restoration of the light house keepers cottage is in #CryFromTheSea #Film

The embargo on me talking about this project has been lifted and I can give details on how our restoration project of the light house keepers cottage at Ballyglass, Belmullet, County Mayo is going to be in a forthcoming film Read More …

Completed photos of this #Lockdown project of thatch cottage restoration & extension in Co. Fingal

Another lockdown project reaches completion (this was a little while ago but took a while to get the photographs together). Below, therefore, is a slideshow of photos of this restoration and extension to a Protected structure/thatched cottage in County Fingal. Read More …

2 successful planning permissions on Protected Structures

We’ve received notification on two successful planning applications where Mark Stephens Architects were appointed to prepare conservation reports on the protected structures (Listed if they were in UK); both undertaken for Eugene O’Neill Architects (we are more than happy to Read More …

Embrace the red tape and bureaucracy and then go and hug a planner…

What’s incredible as I go about my work is the level of apprehension and fear the general public have over dealing with officialdom in the building process. Whether it’s the worry over what the planner will let you do, the Read More …

A short post on Protected Structures…

This came up today and I thought the answers I gave to client would make useful short blog post: What is a Protected Structure? You may be more familiar with the UK term of ‘Listed Building’, in Ireland the similar Read More …