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Posts by Diarmuid Kelly

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...

DKAD Christmas Break 22nd Dec- 5th January 2015- Our Happy Review of an Exhausting Year!

DKAD Christmas Break 22nd Dec- 5th January 2015- Our Happy Review of an Exhausting Year!

Before retiring to the couch for a fortnight of badly needed sleep, we would like to thank all our clients,...

Design Team Meeting Illustration

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...

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...

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...

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...

Just Discovered Art Consultations at Graphic Studio Gallery

The Graphic Studio in Dublin recently hosted an event for architects and interior designers where many of Ireland’s most acclaimed...

Building Contractor Required- Invitation to Tender for House Extension Project

Location: North Dublin Timeframe: Ready to start Our client plans to build the extension shown in these images and would...

We Require Additional Drafting Services in Revit/AutoCAD

In response to strong demand for our services, we are seeking additional drafting services on an outsourced contract basis to...

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...

Simon Open Door Event DKAD.ie at Hilton Airport Hotel, Saturday 10th May

€50 donations in return for one hour consultations. All proceeds to local Simon Community to help homeless people. Diarmuid Kelly...

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