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land commission cottage extension, garristown, fingal
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We are thrilled to have had our extension/refurbishment a land commission cottage in Garristown, Fingal featured on the cover of the summer 2017 edition of Selfbuild magazine. The project retained the proportions and layout of the original house re-organised around a new entrance hall with a contemporary main living space the rear. Although the rear of […] Read more – ‘land commission cottage extension, garristown, fingal’.
how to research the history of your house – sunday independent architect’s advice column
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We prepared an article for last Sunday’s Sunday Independent on an approach to researching historic homes. For those that missed it, the text can downloaded below. How do I find out about the history of my house?     Read more – ‘how to research the history of your house – sunday independent architect’s advice column’.
irish times – an irishman’s diary
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The conservation works to Drogheda North Lighthouse (for more details see here) featured in An Irishman’s Diary in the Irish Times on 28.12.16. Full article below: Let there be light – An Irishman’s Diary on the restoration of the Drogheda North Light Read more – ‘irish times – an irishman’s diary’.
carstown house irish times article may 2016
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The Irish Times featured an article on the condition of Carstown House in May 2016. http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/who-will-save-this-crumbling-manor-1.2633407 More details about the works can be found here.     Read more – ‘carstown house irish times article may 2016’.
two projects featured in winter 2015 edition of selfbuild magazine
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We have two Victorian projects featured in this months Selfbuild magazine. One is an energy upgrade retrofit of a Victorian house in Ranelagh, Dublin. See full story on selfbuild.ie The other is a feature on conservation works to a 19th century timber framed house in Greenore, Co. Louth. Read the full story on selfbuild.ie (Photography: […] Read more – ‘two projects featured in winter 2015 edition of selfbuild magazine’.
irish times feature on energy efficiency in period homes
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Our Albany Road retrofit project of a Victorian house in Ranelagh featured in the property section of this weeks Irish Times. Click the link below for the full text of the article: Period Restoration: Channel energy into roof, floors and walls   Read more – ‘irish times feature on energy efficiency in period homes’.
warrenstown house, co. meath featured in spring 2015 selfbuild magazine
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We were pleased that the house at Warrenstown, Co. Meath was selected by Selfbuild magazine to be featured in their Spring 2015 edition….. When Michael and Gráinne Keane got the opportunity to purchase a site and move to the country, they jumped at the chance. Living in Dublin at the time, the idea of relocating to County Meath (Grainne […] Read more – ‘warrenstown house, co. meath featured in spring 2015 selfbuild magazine’.
Selfbuild magazine feature – Kilsallaghan land commission cottage extension
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An extension and refurbishment of a family-owned land commission cottage to an A3 energy rating featured in the Winter 2014 edition of the Selfbuild Extend and Renovate magazine. Read more – ‘Selfbuild magazine feature – Kilsallaghan land commission cottage extension’.
no need to conserve – selfbuild magazine spring 2013
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Feature article on Partmarnock extension published in Spring 2013 edition of Selfbuild & Improve Your Home. Read more – ‘no need to conserve – selfbuild magazine spring 2013’.
caution with glass box extensions!
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We prepared an article for the Winter Edition of Selfbuild & Improve Your Home magazine examining the area of allowable glazing and energy efficiency in extensions. The article also featured a commentary on the Northern Ireland regulations which would seem to have a lot more latitude than ours. The full article can be viewed at: […] Read more – ‘caution with glass box extensions!’.
something old something new
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Full page article on the Mount Merrion A2 rated house featured in an Irish Times supplement in September 2012. Read more – ‘something old something new’.
a room with a view – plan magazine february 2012
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A four page feature on the Mount Merrion A2 rated house was published in the February 2012 edition of Plan Magazine. Read more – ‘a room with a view – plan magazine february 2012’.
meet the A team – sunday times january 2012
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This Sunday Times article looked at several A rated energy efficient houses which also achieved a high level of aesthetics and quality appearance. Our own Mount Merrion project featured in the article. Read more – ‘meet the A team – sunday times january 2012’.
selfbuild extend & renovate autumn 2011
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“From the Ground Up” feature article on demolition and reconstruction of low energy A2 BER rated house in Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin feature with heat pump cost analysis case study. From the Ground up – SelfBuild & Improve Your Home   Read more – ‘selfbuild extend & renovate autumn 2011’.
construct ireland sept/oct 2010
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News article of live monitoring of Ochener air source heat pump at Dunshaughlin Childcare Facility.   Read more – ‘construct ireland sept/oct 2010’.
construct ireland may/june 2010
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“Slane Barn Converted to Low Energy Home” feature article of low energy retrofit/conversion of agricultural outbuilding at Slane, Co. Meath. Follow the link below to read the article: Slane barn conversion – CI Iss 1, Vol 5   Read more – ‘construct ireland may/june 2010’.
construct ireland sept/oct 2009
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“Does Old Mean Cold?” research article on achieving energy conservation in historic buildings. The article includes an analysis of upgrade measures to a typical Dublin Georgian townhouse and their impact on the energy rating of the building. Follow the link below to read the article: Fergal McGirl articl#2924D9 Read more – ‘construct ireland sept/oct 2009’.
RIAI the new housing
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Moatlands estate, Ratoath featured in RIAI publication showcasing examples of imaginative housing schemes.   Read more – ‘RIAI the new housing’.
irish architect nov/dec 2002
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Feature article on Jamestown Childcare Centre phase I, Ratoath.   Read more – ‘irish architect nov/dec 2002’.