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June 26, 2006 at 7:59 pm in reply to: How well do you know Dublin? #766010
stopcheatingbyrightclick.jpg. i love it.June 20, 2006 at 7:59 pm in reply to: Off-topic ornament question #778160
i’m looking at two of them in the house opposite, one in the front living room window, and one in the bedrrom window above it.. they also have plaster pillars holding up an ornately trimmed tiled canopy over the porch, and all the eaves have elaborately carved timber panels hanging off them. and the tiny drive is cobbled.
money does not equal sense or taste.June 12, 2006 at 2:21 am in reply to: Purchasing land advice #778097
bit of info here http://www.realestate.ie/pv/Spring%202002/town_planning.pdf
sterilisation is usually part of a large planning grant, and ties up land from development for a specified time period. i wouldn’t get my hopes up on getting planning on unzoned land that is also sterilised.May 17, 2006 at 6:47 pm in reply to: Multiple simultaneous planning applications for the same site #777763
@Thomond Park wrote:
Yes it is not that uncommon that a landowner will submit a second application shortly after an initial or even second or third one has been been submitted it can be percieved as a way of pre-empting ‘negative site history’ as the second application is made prior to the initial decision be it positive or negative. What may be worth checking is whether such an application must carry a yellow or white application notice on site
I am not sure if this is permitted in other juristictions
i’ve done multiple applications for the same site in the past, but not for different versions of the same building(s). if the second application is on the same site, whether or not it’s for the same part of the site, it must be advertised on a yellow background. it is also necessary to indicate on the second application that the site is currently subject to an existing application.March 29, 2006 at 4:47 pm in reply to: Handrail Safety #776347
you must have missed Part M, page 7, Diagram 4
Remember that they’re only guidelines – you have no real obligation to conform to the minutiae. Turning the handrail into the wall, or down the wall, or all the way to the floor is the kind of thing you’d expect to see in the back stair of a secondary school built c. 1972.
yeah found it eventually. it’s amazing what your eye can miss when you’re flicking past in a blind panic.
funnily enough this is a backstairs, only used as a secondary fire escape. we just wanted to avoid hassle down the line.
thanks lads.March 10, 2006 at 4:34 pm in reply to: Ambitious personal project…. #775647
decent model considering it’s your first effort. the floor plans would be a bit more useful, and the context the house is to sit in if you can. looks good though.March 9, 2006 at 9:00 pm in reply to: Ambitious personal project…. #775645
i’d love to see the design.
have you referenced any construction guides or design data literature?
i delight in how ugly smoking shelters can be. the one outside skyler’s pharmaceutical plant in carrigtohill is the ugliest pile of plastic corrugated sheeting and plywood i’ve ever seen. if anyone ever asks me to design one i’ll go out of my way to make it as difficult to use and enjoy as possible.February 24, 2006 at 5:46 pm in reply to: Part M and duplex’s #775536
that’s not reeeealllly true sw101.
i was referring to a duplex over single-storey where no level access is available from the rear to the duplex. as much as i’d love to build a 40 storey apartment building with no lifts, i don’t think it’d be a good idea.February 24, 2006 at 3:22 pm in reply to: Part M and duplex’s #775534
well its just i saw duplex apartments with about 10 steps up to them in wicklow asnd i was just wondering how they would comply with part m and i dont think they would.
in that case the steps would have to be able to facilitate the ambulant disabled, rather than a wheelchair-bound individual.
in an apartment complex, it isn’t necessary to have each apartment fully compliant, so you don’t need to service each floor with a lift or ramps. however, where practicable, on the ground floor or any level where a level entrance can be created, it is encumbent on the designer and builder to facilitate people with disabilities.February 21, 2006 at 3:48 pm in reply to: Working in Kilkenny #775332
a quick search shows up a few offices there http://www.riai.ie/?type=2&location=Co+Kilkenny&submit2=Search&skillgroup=&buildinggroup=&grade=
tony reddy might be a good starting point, you might be able to migrate to another of his offices if you decide to leave kilkenny. best of luck.February 20, 2006 at 7:50 pm in reply to: Working in Kilkenny #775330
why kilkenny?February 16, 2006 at 1:59 am in reply to: Planning questions #766978
what was the error? the problem here is that the planning permission is a legal document, and any error will cause problems down the line if it comes to certifying the works or selling the property.
if it is granted permission and you have already submitted an observation, you can appeal to an bord pleanala. if the council glossed over it and now reckon it should be granted anyway, i don’t fancy your chances.February 10, 2006 at 12:29 pm in reply to: Are Stables exempted developemt #766879
if it’s demountable, all that will help with is making it easy to demount it when it’s discovered to be an illegal structure. as has been said, request a secton 5 and go from there.February 8, 2006 at 3:01 am in reply to: Visualisation advice… #766864
here’s a list of some of them
modelworks would be one of the bigger names and do some good work.January 13, 2006 at 1:01 pm in reply to: Kildare Civic Offices #757376
i’ve driven by it at night when the whole thing was lit up and it looks great. i’ll take a couple of shots next time i pass it.January 12, 2006 at 3:29 pm in reply to: Advise Required – Thanks #765080
the RIAI is a good starting point. guarantees some level of qualification. a lot of people seem to find architects by word of mouth, references from people they know, and pot luck.January 3, 2006 at 2:42 pm in reply to: Rear Extension #764982
my advice would be to get planning anyway, and for goodness sake employ somebody to design it who knows what they’re doing.November 23, 2005 at 7:52 pm in reply to: why did you become an architect #715735
something along the lines of what lex’s mate said. the built reality of something i’ve conceived and designed, or played a part int the process, is very rewarding. other minor considerations like the money i might make (which i’ve now realised i probably won’t in this game) and the fact that i had to move away to study it in the capital helped.November 18, 2005 at 12:27 pm in reply to: mount jerome #742016
anyone know when the church bar is due to open and what it’s called? they look to be nearing completion with the flag stones going down outside and the hoarding finally being disassembled