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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 1- Essential Intangible Qualities

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

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...

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...

How to Prepare for Your DKAD Simon Open Door Consultation

This page helps you to prepare, gather information and get the most from your short charity consultation. If you have already...

Construction FAQ: How long does it take to develop planning permission into construction drawings?

This is a response to a recent query on our website; it’s something all clients ask us so we decided...

Mechanical and Electrical Consultant- Your Design Team FAQ

Mechanical and Electrical Consultant- Your Design Team FAQ

When construction professionals talk about “M&E” in a domestic project, this probably refers to the “plumbing” and “electrics”. In a...

Benefits of Our New BIM Workflow for Commercial Housing Projects

Benefits of Our New BIM Workflow for Commercial Housing Projects

It is estimated that BIM technology can deliver 30% cost savings on commercial construction projects. We have developed an apartment...

Apartment Construction Stage Services- Samples of Previous Technical Design Work

After planning permission has been secured for a housing development, and a decision has been made to proceed to construction,...

10 Signs of a Safe and Well Run Building Site- Your Safety during Home Renovations FAQ

10 Signs of a Safe and Well Run Building Site- Your Safety during Home Renovations FAQ

The obvious signs of compliance may indicate a strong health and safety culture on your project, but they could equally...

Different projects need different skills and services- your architect will help you decide

What Professionals do I need and When? Your Design Team FAQ

This is a very basic list of your professional services needs for a home renovation project; please read the descriptions...

Various skilled professionals collaborate to make your project a reality long before the builder starts onsite.

Architectural Services- Your Design Team FAQ

In this context “Architectural Services” describes the core design, information management and building procurement tasks which are carried out by...

Man working on complex steelwork. Structural Engineers create the skeletons of complex buildings

Structural Engineer- Your Design Team FAQ

Architects are qualified to provide structural design, and this is appropriate for many simple domestic projects, but structural design is...

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...

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...

Summer Holidays- DKAD Shall Close from Monday 27th July-  Tuesday 4th August

Summer Holidays- DKAD Shall Close from Monday 27th July- Tuesday 4th August

Diarmuid Kelly is pleased to announce that he is getting married to the lovely Mary Plunkett on 17th July, and...

New Office Address for DKAD- Sky Business Centre, 57 Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

After six years producing architecture in North Dublin, we are pleased to announce a change to our postal address: Sky...

DKAD Raises €700 for Simon Open Door 2014- Some Sketches Created During the Event!

DKAD Raises €700 for Simon Open Door 2014- Some Sketches Created During the Event!

Sincere Thanks to All Participants The Simon Open Door events at The Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel, and the Beacon Hotel...

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