#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 …

Our #architecture goes beyond simple building #lifestyle #dreams #Irish #Cottage #Extension

The project I’m showing here really shows how the architecture we create goes beyond simple rooms and building. It’s about building a clients’ dream and lifestyle. Below are a few images of a recently completed double extension and refurbishment of Read More …

What would you build for love?

We’re working on a very interesting renovation/restoration/reconstruction project at the moment – the Chalet at Ard na Gaoithe Forest near to Ashford Castle in County Mayo. Below is what it was looking like before we started: It was in a Read More …

Planning Permission received on this Sligo Irish cottage extension

We just received notification that Planning Permission has been granted for this County Sligo Cottage extension. A mix of contemporary and traditional:

Slideshow and Tear-sheet on this double pitched, Irish cottage extension in County Mayo

I wrote THIS POST a little while back on the Architectural Alchemy that went into fitting a new bedroom, utility, bathroom, playroom/living and artists study into an extension that’s only 23m2. Well, as promised, below is a slideshow showing some Read More …

This @marion_mcgarry #IrishCottage image is going viral !

Sometimes a tweet takes a life of it’s own and I’ve watched with interest how a recent Tweet by Dr. Marion McGarry (whose forthcoming book on Irish Cottages I’m eagerly anticipating) has been liked and retweeted over and over again! Read More …

Tear sheet on the BEFORE & AFTER of the Sligo Cottage renovation/refurbishment

Following THIS POST showing the BEFORE & AFTER photos of the incredible transformation from derelict house to warm & cosy home, below is the tear sheet on the same project which is also being added to the PROJECTS section of Read More …

Planning permission granted for this Connemara refurbishment/extension in a stunning location, constn drawings next

Below is the photomontage showing the Further Infornmation request to show how the refurbishment and extension a house in Connemara impacted on it’s surroundings. As you can see; it settles in nicely with the site (if you can see it!). Read More …

Calsitherm: Not the most exciting looking material but bloody brilliant, @ecologicalbuild mentioned

As the post title says, this may not be one of the most exciting looking materials but we think it’s pretty cool and can be used in a variety of different circumstances: Essentially Calsitherm by Ecological Building Systems is a Read More …

Before & After photos of recently completed project

Below are 2 images showing how a house can be extended and rejuvenated in what I call a ‘matching’ style. You’ll see other examples on my site of a contrasting extension but this shows what you can do if you’re Read More …