RIAI Business Series 2016

Valuing your service and charging for it – Tuesday 7 June Paul McNally of the PassivHaus Architecture Company will be presenting to members of the RIAI on the system we have developed for guiding clients through the initial contact to getting a project securely...

New York goes Passive!

naphnconference.com We are delighted to announce our presentation of our work to our North American colleagues at conference in New York this June.   The Third Annual North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo will be held June 13th and 14th, 2016, in...

Future Housing Policy opinion piece

These are my thoughts on housing policy as I see it currently; We are in the middle of a housing crisis, with homelessness at shameful levels, rent and purchase prices at levels that exacerbate the issue. Part of the solution is of course to build more houses, but the...

Planning Permission Granted for Anne Street!

Planning Permission Granted for Anne Street!   We are delighted to announce permission has been granted (April 2015) for this refurbishment and extension to a protected structure in Anne Street Clonmel. Read more about it here, where we will blog all the construction...

ONCE OFF FEE OFFER! for February and March

To All Prospective Clients! Due to unforeseen circumstances*, this practice finds itself with excess short term capacity. We are offering 15% off services for the months of February and March 2015! This is on top of any fee reduction already offered in your cost...

Services designer required for EnerPHit project

Services designer required for EnerPHit project I am looking for expressions of interest from consultants who would like to act as Services Designer for our EnerPHit extension and refurbishment project in Glasheen, Cork. The project information is shown here. We have...

10 Years in Practice

On the 1st of November I am celebrating 10 years in practice as a self-employed architect. Those years have been good to me, and I hope I have been good to my clients and the public who use some of the projects I worked on. I am already looking forward to the next ten...

Why an architect should never work for free..

This blog is aimed at other practicioners rather than potential clients. But clients may find it interesting also. I have spent a lot of time in the last year or so researching and educating myself a little about the business of architecture. Those of you interested...

PassivHaus Pharmacy site visit

Site visit announced! In association with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, Éasca and the Passive House Association of Ireland I am delighted to announce an upcoming site visit. This will be a tour of the project one week before the client opens for...

Passive House Pharmacy latest site news

Time lapse video of work so far.. Passive House Pharmacy continues on site   Site Inspection 23rd August 2014 We are dealing with snag items in the pharmacy and the apartment is about 4 days from completion.   Site Inspection 8th August 2014 The pharmacy is open for...

New Building Control Regulations

New Building Control Regulations come into force March 1st 2014. The following is from a client guidance document produced by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland to explain the impact of the new legislation on those proposing to carry out relevant works from...

PassivHaus Pharmacy progress

Passive House Pharmacy continues on site  Site Inspection 21st February 2014 It’s a very cold February to be standing around on site looking at details for two hours, but site inspections have to be one of the best parts of being an architect. When you have...