Maybe the â€œCork Rural Design Guideâ€
by the Cork County Council might give you some food for thought
. I got a copy in Easons (â‚¬20) a few years ago for friends who needed to extend a house that they acquired just outside Limerick.
Though some of the â€œArchitectsâ€ around here might scoff a bit at it
, as I for one with no such professional background, we still found it a worthwhile read. Here is a link to download a free PDF version at corkcoco
or alternatively visit the slideshare
site and click the full screen modus for best results.
See also this thread