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Assigned Certifier Services Re-imagined to Add Value

Assigned Certifier Services Re-imagined to Add Value

Worried about Building Control? The government created the complex new building control system in response to Priory Hall, but DKAD...

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The Design Team Explained

The “design team” is the group of professionals who administer the design and construction process. The team for a very...

Before You Start Building- Your Safety during Home Renovations FAQ

Before You Start Building- Your Safety during Home Renovations FAQ

It is important to think about safety from the very beginning. Your architect will advise you of your legal health...

The Construction Contract- Legal Frameworks of Construction FAQ

The Construction Contract- Legal Frameworks of Construction FAQ

The standard building contracts have been developed continuously by the professional bodies for over 170 years. They set out many...

Exciting Apartment Interior

Exciting Apartment Interior

Apartment interior for an upcoming project

Our Ultimate Teenager’s Bedroom- Work in Progress

Our Ultimate Teenager’s Bedroom- Work in Progress

The quality which distinguishes truly life- altering family homes is the ability for a large group of people to share...

Classical Form is Still the Starting Point for Luxury Residential Design

Classical Form is Still the Starting Point for Luxury Residential Design

How Can You Achieve Luxury Without Profligate Expense? As a designers, we are often focused on problem solving. But when...

Rear Extension- Value Engineered Technical Design in Progress

Rear Extension- Value Engineered Technical Design in Progress

Technical design is under way to achieve this 39m2 house extension with our client's chosen budget.

Self Builders Can Now Opt Out of Building Control- Should You?

Self Builders Can Now Opt Out of Building Control- Should You?

This is an excellent question. Minister Alan Kelly recently announced a change to the controversial SI09 2014 Building Control Regulations...

My Neighbour is Building an Extension on our Boundary- What Paperwork Do I need?

We recently received this question by email, it’s a common issue and we thought the response would be a useful...

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What Unforeseen Factors Can Increase my Home Renovation Budget?

          Many clients fear the risk of unplanned cost increases. Investigation at design stage, and careful...

What Does Standard Construction Look LIke?

What Does Standard Construction Look LIke?

“Standard Construction” In Ireland and the UK, standard residential construction is commonly understood to refer to the level of specification...

What is a Bill of Quantities?

A bill of quantities (BoQ) is essentially a very long, carefully prepared shopping list for the parts and labour needed....

What Does “Reinstatement Value” Mean?

This is a term coined by the insurance industry to define the amount of money they may pay out if...

What is a Quantity Surveyor and Do I Need One?

What is a Quantity Surveyor and Do I Need One?

These cost control tasks can be done by the architect OR with the assistance of a quantity surveyor: Cost control...

What is a Tender Process?

What is a Tender Process?

Key Steps in A Tender Process: A technical design is prepared by the architects and engineers. The quantity surveyor (if...

Creation of the Bill of Quantities

Creation of the Bill of Quantities

When a scheme design has been completed, a quantity surveyor may be employed by the client to advise on the...

What is A Schedule of Rates?

What is A Schedule of Rates?

A schedule of rates is a breakdown of the parts of a building by category, which is prepared by builders...

What Does “Standard Construction” Mean?

What Does “Standard Construction” Mean?

In Ireland and the UK, standard residential construction is commonly understood to refer to the level of specification of a...

What Does “Standard Construction Look Like?”

What Does “Standard Construction Look Like?”

If you want “rock bottom prices” you must agree to accept a fairly basic visual standard, similar to ordinary rented...

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