New PSDP accreditation mark issued

Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) Paul McNally is an accredited PSDP having completed the required training to act in this capacity. This is an additional service to the role of architect, the main function being to co-ordinate Risk Assessments during the...

The Passive House payback myth

The Passive House payback myth This is a topic that has been niggling away at the back of my mind for years, and I have the seed of an analogy in mind that hopefully I can develop in this blog to clarify how I feel about this and should prove useful to clients and...

What is a Passive House?

What is a Passive House? A Passive house is a house which is so energy efficient, it not does require a conventional heating system. A true passive house, or PassivHaus in German is a building, and not necessarily a house – it can be a pharmacy, a school,...

How to brief your architect

How to Brief your Architect Once you have found the right architect, take some time to prepare a clear brief. The Brief Know how much you intend to spend. Your architect will be able to give you budget costs, as a cost per square metre (or foot) for the proposed...