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House Extensions

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DKAD specialises in both luxury, and highly practical domestic additions and refurbishments.  We are a design practice, and we never use standard plans.  We meet with clients many times over the course of a design process and take time to truly understand their tastes and needs. Whether your budget is small or large, we believe that a tailored solution will always deliver the best value for your home.

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  1. Every project goes through its own unique and rigorous design process, from listening to your ideas, through deciding on the right course of action, and choosing fixtures and fittings for the completed building.
  2. House plans, sections and elevations for construction can be generated using highly sophisticated “Building Information Modelling” techniques. This is the fastest and most dynamic way to design and manage a building project.
  3. We believe in understanding your needs and communicating our ideas clearly. On average, clients have more than ten hours face to face contact with their architect during the first part of the design stage.
  4. During construction, you will enjoy the comfort and security of a fully administered building contract.
  5. We can provide full architectural service, or specific services.
  6. If you are considering s simple conservatory, a sun room, or kitchen extension you should always have the benefit of architectural advice.
  7. See your project in 3D, as a traditional model, or a sophisticated digital image.

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House Extension Services and Resources
Fully Socially Distanced Site Visit Procedure for Initial Consultations

Fully Socially Distanced Site Visit Procedure for Initial Consultations

In response to renewed Covid19 restrictions, we have developed a procedure for initial consultation site visits with no interpersonal contact.

Sky Arc House

Budget and Brief Budget €130,000 Approx. Area of addition 46m2. Completed 2017 In the 1990’s, new housing estates were deliberately...

Urban Cottage for a Writer, The Liberties, Dublin

Budget: €38,000 Location: The Liberties, Dublin 8. This was the smallest construction project we have done in the last few...

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...

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...

Our Latest Work in Today’s Sunday Business Post: How to make your own space

Our Latest Work in Today’s Sunday Business Post: How to make your own space

Be sure to pick up today’s Sunday Business Post to read the article in full. http://www.businesspost.ie/getting-the-builders-in-how-to-make-your-own-space/

Very happy with this new design for a semi-detached family home. Today’s work in progress at DKAD!

We have been working to reinvent a conventional semi-detached home in Dublin for the last number of months, and we...

Dual Indoor & Outdoor Pavillions- Immersive House Extension Concept for Garden Lovers- DKAD Work in Progress

We are currently working on this new 22m2 living space for a family with a keen interest in gardening. This...

1950’s 2 bed transforms into stylish 4 bed.

1950’s 2 bed transforms into stylish 4 bed.

Dublin has thousands of 2 up 2 down terraced houses like this one, located in mature communities, some just minutes...

11m long Clerestory Window Overlooking Meath Countryside. Steelwork coming together. Not a bad view to wake up to!

11m long Clerestory Window Overlooking Meath Countryside. Steelwork coming together. Not a bad view to wake up to!

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...

Luxury Material Palette for Circulation Space

Luxury Material Palette for Circulation Space

We are continuing work on this luxury home. We are aiming to achieve a thoroughgoing design quality and have combined...

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.

Test Render of Luxury Interior

Interior View of New Luxury Home- Work in Progress

We created this image to test the material palette of a new luxury home, overlooking the river Boyne. Look out...

Carlingford House- Exempt Development in Historic Village

Date: Completed 2012 Budget: Approx €106,000 Excluding VAT Construction Period: 1 Year Area of New Build: 39.8 meters squared Area...

2 Up/ 2 Down Dublin

Contract Price Inc. VAT: €115,000 Services Provided: Full Architectural Services Location: Medium- Density 1950’s Local Authority Terrace, Dublin. Brief: The...

Wheelchair Accessible 4 Bed

Date: 2009- 2010 Services: Full Architectural Service Brief: The clients were a couple with three young children who required that...

House Extension, Raheny, Version 2

Date: March 2010 Services Provided: Stage 1 Design Services Only Brief: This was the second variation of the design for...

House Extension, Rathfarnham, Dublin.

Date: Unbuilt 2008 Budget: Not Defined Services Provided: Stage 1 scheme design, Stage 3 Production Information Brief: The clients for...

Luxury Residence Malahide Dublin

  Date: Completed November 2010 Construction Period: 16 weeks Budget: Not Disclosed Services Provided: Design and visualisation, production information and...

House Extension Raheny, Version 1

Date: March 2009 Budget: Not Disclosed Construction Period: 6 Weeks Services Provided:   Stage 1 Design Services Only. Brief: The client’s...