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Posts by Diarmuid Kelly

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...

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...

Client Message Via Facebook

Kind Words from Catherine and Paddy, Drogheda

“Hi Diarmuid, Catherine ******* here. You came to myself and Paddys house in ***********. I just wanted to send you...

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...

We’ve Decided to Hire an Architect for Our Home. How Do We Get Started? Architectural Practice FAQ

A new client contacted us by email, to ask how much it costs for an initial call-out and consultation. They...

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...

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...

Hurricane Damage Scene

How Do I Check my Insurance Needs Before starting Building Work on My Home?

This is a common question, and it applies to all projects, after a builder has been selected, while the building...

“How Will Our Design Process Work?” A Design Process Storyboard for a Small Dining Room Extension. Architectural Practice FAQ

Nearly all our domestic clients are new to the architectural design process, to describe the service they’ll receive we like...

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...

Steps to Follow on Every Site Visit- Your Safety during Home Renovations FAQ

Contact the building contractor by phone before every visit. Meet them as soon as you arrive, stay with them at...

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...

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