Planning Permission lodged on this double split level house #GodSpeed

Just lodged this application for a traditional yet contemporary house. Double split level on steep site. Fingers crossed…:

If you're thinking of appointing me as architect in Co.Mayo, please please read this first…

This problem is rearing it’s head again; clients having unrealistic expectations of the house they’re looking for in County Mayo. Actually this is still occurring across the other counties I’m working including: Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Galway… So if you’re looking Read More …

This was the most popular post of 2014, have a great 2015 everyone

THIS POST on a slideshow of a ‘take’ on a traditional cottage (from 2010) for a new house was the most popular in 2014. If you’re looking for something similar then why not CONTACT US… Have a great 2015 everyone.

I wrote this post on why an architect shouldn't design what the client asks for [UPDATE]

I wrote this post last year on the topic “Why an architect shouldn’t design what the client asks for”. Well, I’ve updated it to include: • Clients sketch • My watercolour at design stage • The finished house Interesting to Read More …

Update on Longford rural house…

The client on this one-off house in Co.Longford sent me this photo after the long-awaited wood pellet boiler and flue was installed (which she was more than happy with – flue visible on flat roof section): The design concept was Read More …

Big photomontage done for this Planning Information request…

We’ve just been given notification on the Grant of Planning permission for this extension to a cottage in Connemara. One of the planning Further Information requests was for a photomontage showing the proposed development; below is what we produced in Read More …

House under construction update: Trusses arrive

Below is a mosaic of the photos from the site visit this morning on the first SI9 house we’re undertaking for a one-off house in County Mayo. The oak trusses come from Glenfort:

Project update: photos of work in progress

Below is slideshow of project on site at moment of rural house in Mayo; 2 storey at front – single at rear – some lovely big glass openings to the south. Not a Passivhaus but a lot of features trickled Read More …

Update 'Work in progress' photos on first project under S.I No.9

Below is a slideshow of photos of a rural Mayo house, two storey at front, single storey at rear with single storey link. This is our first under new BuilDing Regulations (S.I. No.9 of 2014). I am providing full architectural Read More …

Site photos update (work in progress)

Below is a gallery of ‘Work in progress’ site photos of a 2 & 1 storey house extension currently under construction in County Mayo where we are providing full architectural services from design to completion plus ‘Designer’ and Assigned Certifier Read More …