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January 20, 2008 at 9:33 pm in reply to: Chaos at the Crossroads #760358
Im half way threw this but construction of dublin is more interesting
Although is does demonstrate how little “real” progress had been made in the intervening years….December 12, 2005 at 6:04 pm in reply to: developments in the South-East #764044
More developments should come online in Waterford over the coming 12 months, with the recent sale of the council-owned 32 acres on the outskirts of the city. The land described in some reports as the best commercial development land in the country was bought by an undiclosed buyer for some â‚¬45 M. Watch this space!
That land was expected to make in the region of â‚¬30-32 M, from what I was told prior to the sale. Hopefuly we will see a quality development on the site.
Generally speaking lots of development going on at present in waterford, althought I understand that there’s a surplus of office space there at the moment.December 12, 2005 at 5:36 pm in reply to: developments in the South-East #764042
I haven’t seen the Planning Application as of yet, I did see some preliminary sketches which appeared to indicate retention of some of the trees along the roadside boundary. It would be a great shame to see the removal of the trees along the roadside.
One wonders how viable the project will be and who the anchor tenant will be seeing as the big two are already in town and have plans for new stores . Dunne Stores are to build a new store; on their site on the Davis Road (planning permission granted earlier this year), after recently undertaken an extensive redevelopment of their store at the Oakville Shopping Centre.
Furthermore the town already benefits from a 5 screen cinema (developed in the mid 1990’s as part of the urban renewal programme)December 9, 2005 at 6:47 pm in reply to: Can I request to see a Planner’s report? #764026
Normally 3 days after a decision has been made the relevant reports are put on the planning file, so it should be possible to see it.September 6, 2005 at 6:07 pm in reply to: Architecture in the West #761175
Try the RIAI web site(http://www.riai.ie) for advice on selecting an architect. Sorry can’t recommend a good architect in the areaSeptember 2, 2005 at 12:31 pm in reply to: Foundation advice #761155
Hi, I am involved in a building project in which there is 6 foot of bog to the mud. I am aware that bog/peat soils corrode limestone which is 7 Euro a ton and hence have been advised to use sand stone at 12 Euro/ton.
My question is how quickly will acidic soil like bog corrode limestone, is this nonsense and should I proceed with the limestone or is there an other suitable stone which could be used?.
My advice would be to consult a structural engineer with PIJuly 12, 2005 at 10:39 am in reply to: Architect v Technician #759724
I think much of the problem here in Ireland is to due to the fact of the ” book of house plans” which most ordinary folk who want to build a house buy, along with the site and before they go to anyone to design (or reproduce) a house:- their ideas are pretty much defined without taking into consideration the charactor of the site.
I am of the opinion that a house which is suited to the site can be designed without breaking the bank and not necessarily requiring the serivces of a qualified architect, if people sought some advise from qualified/experinced persons before they bought the site or considered what they wanted… From experience “the box is already defined” for many before they talk to anyone.
Even reading Cork COCO Rural Design Guide would be a start in the right direction, where the house is in a rural setting for most.July 11, 2005 at 5:28 pm in reply to: Architect v Technician #759710
Technicians / draftsmen / engineers are more likely to stick to the mundane and easy to achieve and you can guarantee your house will look exactly like about 500 other pvc covered horrors throughout the country.
Definately true of alot of engineers and draftsmen, however the same can’t be said of the technician with an architectural backround…
Examples of houses designed by a south-east firm of architectural technologists.
Admittely they will properly charge fees along the same lines of a qualified architect.July 11, 2005 at 3:18 pm in reply to: Architect v Technician #759707
A lot really depends on what you want yourself…
A qualified architect should be capable of producing a quality design which you should be happy with. Most have individual styles, which are generally reflected in in their designs… The same can of course apply to others who drawn or/design houses etc, be it engineers, architectural technicians etc,.
The best way to see who suites you is to see what they have done (designed)in the past… Some are more suited to designing houses than others.April 4, 2005 at 1:32 pm in reply to: Citywest : Mansfield’s giant heap of crap #745547
Harry & co at the Point are one of only two objects to the retention and completion of that mass od Sh!te according to SDCC web site which a decision is due today… It will properly take An Borfd Pleanala to refuse the development.
Could you do it for me? I don’t know how.
Does anyone have pictures of Clonmel?
I’ll see what I can do about getting a few pictures of Clonmel.March 29, 2005 at 3:30 pm in reply to: Building regs for complete newb #752332
A good book to get would be HomeBond’s House Building Manual, however it generally pays to get an architect/exprienced designer involved at an early stage and the pair of you work togetherFebruary 24, 2005 at 9:02 pm in reply to: Re-use of mills #751248
There’s loads of examples around. To name a few off the top of my head. there’s a fairly large one on the Quay’s in Waterford, its an arts centre or tourist office, almost directly across from the bus station. I know there’s an old grain store on Davitt’s Quay in Dungarvan which was converted to Apartments. The developers wanted to pull it down, but An Bord Pleanal refused that andt a revised scheme was done incorporating it. D Dillion in Dungarvan was the architect if I remember correctly. Richmond Mill in Clonmel is another, which was converted to apartments and there’s one or two in Cahir Co Tipperary – Ed Walsh in Cahir was the architect for those. In Fethard Co Tipperary back in the 80’s an old mill was converted into a theatre… its used regularly, restored thanks to an ANCO (FÃ¡s) scheme.
Hope this helps.February 15, 2005 at 2:32 pm in reply to: Laois Blanket Rezonings #750085
Meanwhile, Offaly County Council is preparing local development plans for the villages of Rhode, Clara, Daingean and Edenderry all of which are expected to come under development pressure for commuter housing.
As it is Edenderry is a commuter town.February 14, 2005 at 10:49 am in reply to: Laois Blanket Rezonings #750083
So much for proper planning…. its all about making generating money for the local authority underPart V
The minister has to be firm and put his foot down, otherwise we might as well bin the NSS nowFebruary 7, 2005 at 3:01 pm in reply to: Laois Blanket Rezonings #750076
The next step in the pale spreading as far as tipperary. oh dear.
You won’t believe this (maybe you will) but there are people commuting to Dublin on a daily basis from Thurles, admittly using the rail service.January 28, 2005 at 4:03 pm in reply to: Olympia Theatre Portico #748430
Any images of the tempory/semi-permanent sign… just to see how little thought went ito it?January 25, 2005 at 10:14 pm in reply to: Council House Architecture #749870
At a guess I would say that most of the extensions to council houses never had a qualified or architect’s imput into their design.
One suggestion might be to look at the planning files for houses seeking permission for extensions, you might get ideas from them/ or find someone who has a flare for designing extensions which are practical and interesting and would cost you an arm and a leg.
I know South Dublin County Council’s planning files can be viewed on-line at sdublincoco.ieJanuary 25, 2005 at 10:48 am in reply to: Shopping Centre Architecture #749899
burge_eye looks like you got in while I was preparing the post on that one.
I understand that there was some complex fire engineering solutions employed in the design of that project which greately reduced the cost of construction.January 25, 2005 at 10:40 am in reply to: Shopping Centre Architecture #749898
Has anyone considered making residential floors over shopping centres? It might humanise them.
The Whitewater Shopping Centre Development in Newbridge includes 84 apartments along with a 6 screen Cineplex, commercial office space, in addition to the 50 or so retail units, although I think the developers at one stage wanted to omitt the 6 screen Cineplex element of the project, and replace it with office space but the Planning Authority took a different view on that matter.
Architects for the project are Henry J. Lyons & Partners.