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Posts by Diarmuid Kelly

Various Forms Used During the Construction Process

Correct Flow of Information During Construction

The roles of all the parties working on the project are clearly defined in the building contract, and in the...

A Typical Site Inspection

What Does the Architect Do During Construction? Construction Stage Services FAQ

First – time clients are often confused about what we architects do during construction. Architects do not direct day to...

It’s Time to Focus on The Customer Experience of Home Renovation

Our new assessment process for selecting building contractors should reward the companies who can provide a great service to our...

Choosing a Building Contractor- Your 30 Point Checklist for a Positive Customer Experience

We put a lot of work into improving our clients’ experience of the design and construction process, and the choice...

Choosing a Builder 6- Setup and Accreditation

This post is part of a series of 6 listing 30 checks to consider when selecting a building contractor.  Contractors...

Choosing Your Builder 5- Achieving Quality

This post is part of a series of 6 listing 30 checks to consider when selecting a building contractor.  Quality...

Choosing Your Builder 4- Resources for Getting the Job Done

This post is part of a series of 6 listing 30 checks to consider when selecting a building contractor.  At...

Choosing Your Builder 3- Resources for Customer Service

This post is part of a series of 6 listing 30 checks to consider when selecting a building contractor.  Most...

Choosing Your Builder 1- Essential Intangible Qualities

This post is part of a series of 6 listing 30 checks to consider when selecting a building contractor.  Every...

File Naming Convention Diagram

Understanding Construction File Naming Codes on DKAD Drawings

This page contains tables to explain the codes on our drawings. Our drawings use a recognised standard for file naming,...

8 Reasons why you can no longer build a house without professional services.

8 Reasons why you can no longer build a house without professional services.

A new client recently asked if it was possible just to hire an architect for design and planning permission stages,...

Paperwork for use onsite must be quick, concise and effective

10 Cheap and Easy Things a Small Builder Can Do for a Better Customer Experience

There are three tiers of building contractors at the SME scale and what separates them is not their knowledge of...

10 Easy Steps for a Fantastic Home Renovation Experience

It’s possible that these simple measures could add 15%- 20% to the construction budget, but they have the potential to...

Dormer Bungalow Reinvented as Super-Insulated Ecohome; The Beauty of This External Insulation is More Than Skin Deep!

Like many rural homes, this comfortable dormer bungalow in the beautiful Meath countryside had two major shortcomings: very poor insulation...

Choosing Your Builder 2- Management of Time and Money

This post is part of a series of 6 articles listing 30 checks to consider when selecting a building contractor. ...

Delighted to see our Drumcondra house on the cover of Property Plus in Today’s Sunday Business Post

Delighted to see our Drumcondra house on the cover of Property Plus in Today’s Sunday Business Post

Check out the full article in the paper this morning. We tackled the difficult problem of creating a 124m square...

Interior featured in this week’s Sunday Business Post

Interior featured in this week’s Sunday Business Post

Check out the cover of the Property Plus supplement this Sunday for the full story. Planning strategy, successful layout and...

Office Design and Visualization for IT Training Centre

2016, client and budget confidential We were asked to develop an interior architecture scheme for an IT training company in...

Open Plan Living Space Interior Lit from Above

1950’s Terrace Reinvention Drumcondra

In 2006, a young single Cillian bought a 1950’s terrace house as a starter home. In the heart of Drumcondra, close to...

Multi- Family Home Extension- A New Approach to Traditional Rural Housing

Rural families in Ireland have a strong tradition of building houses on family land. This goes to the core of...

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