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March 2017

RIAI Practice Membership 2017 renewed

By | March 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

RIAI Practice Membership 2017 renewed We are delighted to confirm renewal of our professional registration as a practice on the RIAI register. We look forward to another year with very exciting projects in progress, with [...]

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May 2016

RIAI Business Series 2016

By | May 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Valuing your service and charging for it – Tuesday 7 June Paul McNally of the PassivHaus Architecture Company will be presenting to members of the RIAI on the system we have developed for guiding clients through [...]

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December 2015

New Passive House Office Building Project

By | December 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|

New Passive House Office Building Project For further information see The PassivHaus Architecture Company project page here! Call us on 021 2429455 if you would like something similar.

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November 2015

Future Housing Policy opinion piece

By | November 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

These are my thoughts on housing policy as I see it currently; We are in the middle of a housing crisis, with homelessness at shameful levels, rent and purchase prices at levels that exacerbate the [...]

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May 2015

Passivhaus Pharmacy shortlisted for RIAI Architecture Awards 2015

By | May 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Please vote for us in the Public Choice Awards Another great honour, this time from the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. The Pharmacy has been shortlisted in  Ireland’s most prestigious awards for architecture. [...]

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April 2015

Planning Permission Granted for Anne Street!

By | April 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Planning Permission Granted for Anne Street!   We are delighted to announce permission has been granted (April 2015) for this refurbishment and extension to a protected structure in Anne Street Clonmel. Read more about [...]

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January 2015

ONCE OFF FEE OFFER! for February and March

By | January 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

To All Prospective Clients! Due to unforeseen circumstances*, this practice finds itself with excess short term capacity. We are offering 15% off services for the months of February and March 2015! This is on top [...]

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December 2014

Services designer required for EnerPHit project

By | December 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Services designer required for EnerPHit project I am looking for expressions of interest from consultants who would like to act as Services Designer for our EnerPHit extension and refurbishment project in Glasheen, Cork. The project [...]

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October 2014

10 Years in Practice

By | October 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

On the 1st of November I am celebrating 10 years in practice as a self-employed architect. Those years have been good to me, and I hope I have been good to my clients and the [...]

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September 2014

Thermal Bridge assessment for Part L compliance

By | September 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Thermal Bridge assessment for Part L compliance thermal bridge analysis of party wall foundation It seems a shame that due to restriction of competence to calculate thermal bridges for Part L compliance to [...]

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July 2014

Assigned Certifier, Part L, and Air permeability pressure tests in non-domestic buildings

By | July 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Introduction by Paul McNally Architect The following advice comes from Paul Overy, of Overy Associates in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary with whom I have collaborated on several low energy and passive projects. Overy Associates provide expert [...]

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June 2014

PassivHaus Pharmacy site visit

By | June 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Site visit announced! In association with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, Éasca and the Passive House Association of Ireland I am delighted to announce an upcoming site visit. This will be a tour [...]

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February 2014

New Building Control Regulations

By | February 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|

New Building Control Regulations come into force March 1st 2014. The following is from a client guidance document produced by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland to explain the impact of the new legislation [...]

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The Living Building Challenge presentation

By | February 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Living Building Challenge – Case Studies from the Ecovillage in Cloughjordan Paul McNally will be one of the presenters on The Living Building Challenge case studies from Cloughjordan. I will be showing delegates around [...]

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January 2014

1916 Centenary Chapel at Glasnevin Cemetry Entry

By | January 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

COMPETITION ENTRY BY PAUL MCNALLY ARCHITECTURE This is my entry for the competition. Architectural thesis The building consists of two forms which intersect. The outer volume of the 'gathering space' is extrovert in nature, raised [...]

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1916 Centenary Chapel at Glasnevin Cemetry Winners Announced

By | January 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

1916 CENTENARY CHAPEL AT GLASNEVIN CEMETERY Please see below announcement from the RIAI of the winners of the architectural design competition. Congratulations to those awarded and I look forward to attending the exhibition. See my [...]

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November 2013

Hayfield Energy Upgrade

By | November 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Energy Upgrade to Ballincollig home This fine house was constructed in 2004. The clients found the house impossible to heat with winter heating cost at several hundred Euro bi-monthly. With the boiler running almost constantly, [...]

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October 2013

How to Hire an Environmental Architect

By | October 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

How to hire an Environmental Architect This is based on a presentation I have prepared to give to people at their place of work during lunchtime. These people by nature of the business, were particularly [...]

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July 2013

How hiring this architect works

By | July 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

How I approach starting the client/architect relationship Following in the footsteps architectural blog-guru Mark Stephens, I am going to take some time to tell you how I go about working with first-time clients to get [...]

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Environmental Accreditation Awarded

By | July 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

RIAI Environmental CPD Accreditation As of today I am accredited in 'Environmental' services by the RIAI having completed the required learning in this area. I recently completed Joe LIttle's RIAI Building Fabric Design Course and [...]

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