Welcome to our business page. We are a new Architecture firm, based in Edenderry Co. Offaly since 2019. We operate our business out of a converted old stone barn studio. Our business and premises are fully insured, and the practice is registered with the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. After 20 years commercial and domestic experience, we have decided to specialise in
We also offer a planning consultation service to investors and developers. Our Mantra is to spend time on each project, think it through and get it right. We invite you to browse through the small selection of our portfolio of works shown here and contact us by email or through the Contact page with any inquiries.
We have a Design Consultation Service for clients who are looking for ideas to change their existing buildings without going through the formal channel of getting drawings prepared. We come to your building at a rate of €150/hr +VAT for first hour and €100/hr thereafter +VAT Often changing what you have is simpler than building a new. Many houses I have looked at have unused rooms or dark rooms that can be opened, bringing in extra light, extra views, and increased functionality to an existing home.
All New Buildings / Developments above or below the ground requires Planning Permission (Unless it is an Exempt Development) We have over 20 years’ experience in dealing with Planning Applications. The Planning System in Ireland is quite complex and can be daunting. Therefore, we handle the entire process for on behalf of our clients. We do the design in accordance with specific Local Authority Requirements.
We prepare all Forms, Design Statements, Planning Reports, Site Notices / Newspaper Ads, Maps, etc. as well as being a liaison with the Planning Authority Design and Access Statements, Permitted Development Advice, Change of Use, Retrospective Planning Applications, Site and Building Surveys
After you have received your final Grant of Planning Permission, you will be able to take your project to the construction stage. We are qualified, insured and experienced to take you through every step of this process. Building Control Submissions: Design Certifier Certificate of Compliance (Design), Notice of Assignment of Person to Inspect and Certify Works (Assigned Certifier) Undertaking by Assigned Certifier, Notice of Assignment of Builder, Undertaking by builder General arrangement drawings for building control purposes – plans, sections, and elevations, A schedule of design documents, The preliminary inspection plans
Construction Drawings / Tender Drawings Project Delivery: Assigned Certifier
Our firm is Architect accredited at Grade 3, we have an excellent understanding of the legislation, philosophy, and technical requirements to work on buildings of local or regional importance. Most protected structures that we have worked on are farm buildings, farmhouses and town houses are of regional importance. Public building or elaborate structures are often Buildings of greater significance should be undertaken by Grades 1 and 2 Conservation Architects. If your project requires the scope of knowledge of a specialist Garde 1 or 2 Architect, we will let you know and help you source the right consultant to assist you with this leg of your project.
The services provided by our conservation consultancy include:
We provide a list of services to help make your development become a reality:
Building condition reports: A Building Condition Report, also called a “structural survey”, is a thorough internal and external inspection of a property to determine its condition. A building inspection is normally conducted prior to a property being purchased and offers the potential purchaser peace of mind by identifying any defects or compliance issues which could incur substantial expense to remedy. Our reports describe the condition of the property under separate headings, which summarises the overall condition of each building element, and make recommendations to remedy any defects or areas of disrepair. A summary at the end of the report will provide a list of all significant areas of disrepair or regulation breaches. As part of our Building Inspection Reports, we identify where Certificates of Compliance with the Building Regulations / Planning Permission will be required to be produced by the vendor. Planning status investigation Certificate of Compliance Certificates of compliance are required for all new build work and for any alteration, addition or extension work to an existing property to ensure that all works have been carried out in accordance with any planning permission granted and the Building Regulations.
Certificate of Exemption Exempted development is development for which planning permission is not required. Categories of exempted development are set out in planning law. Planning compliance confirmation Development surveys and assessment of completion costs Mapping for registration, subdivision for sale Compliance certification