Useful Links.

Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is the Regulatory and Support body for architects in Ireland.  The RIAI is designated as the competent body for architecture in Ireland under EU Directive 2005/36/EC. As official registration body under the Building Control Act 2007,  the RIAI administers the Register of Architects in Ireland. The RIAI website provides comprehensive information on the RIAI's services to the profession and to the public.

 

Houzz.

Houzz is a treasure trove of architectural images, an invaluable design resource. It is a place to browse and enjoy wonderful photos of successful design solutions, a place to connect with others who have gone before you. Enjoy!

 

Architectural Record.

The latest, boldest, and sometimes most outlandish architectural solutions from across the world. This is the "haute-couture" of architecture. Sometimes bizarrely impractical and sometimes brilliant.

 

The Building Regulations.

The Building Regulations lay down a complex set of statutory standards and practices for the construction of new buildings, extensions, material alterations, and changes of use of existing buildings. They provide for the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants, and set down new standards in terms of thermal insulation and building efficiency.

 

Dublin City Council (Planning).

Dublin City Council's website provides information on the planning process, the submission of planning applications, and on planning policy within the city centre area. 

 

South Dublin County Council (Planning).

South Dublin County Council's website provides information on the planning process, the submission of planning applications, and on planning policy within the South Dublin area. 

 

Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown County Council (Planning).

Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown County Council's website provides information on the planning process, the submission of planning applications, and on planning policy within the Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown area.

 

Fingal County Council (Planning).

Fingal County Council's website provides information on the planning process, the submission of planning applications, and on planning policy within the Fingal district. 

 

Wicklow County Council (Planning).

Wicklow County Council's website provides information on the planning process, the submission of planning applications, and on planning policy within the Wicklow area. 

 

RIAI Conservation Acreditation.

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is the Regulatory and Support body for architects in Ireland. As official registration body under the Building Control Act 2007,  the RIAI administers the Register of Architects in Ireland. The RIAI website provides comprehensive information on the RIAI's services to the profession and to the public.

 

Irish Association of Self-Builders.

Welcome to the website of the Irish Association of Self-Builders where you can find information on house construction and self-building, including the latest innovations, products, and services.  A superb website for those who wish to do it themselves.

 

Architecture Ireland.

Architecture Ireland is the official journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. It's objective is to be a forum for excellence in architectural practice, featuring the work of RIAI registered architects in Ireland and abroad. Alongside in depth building features, the magazine covers a wide range of topics relating to the practice and experience of architecture in Ireland.

 

Disability Access Certificates.

A Disability Access Certificate (DAR) is a certificate granted by a Building Control Authority which certifies compliance of the design with the conditions of Part M of the Building Control Regulations, 2010. A Disability Access Certificate is required for all non domestic works which require a Fire Safety Certificate. The Act states that buildings shall not be opened, operated, or occupied, without the granting of a Disability Access Certificate.

 

 

Passive House Association of Ireland.

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Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

SEAI's mission is to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures. SEAI's actions will help advance Ireland to the vanguard of the global green technology movement, so that Ireland is recognized as a pioneer in the move to decarbonized energy systems.

 

Watch Grand Designs on U-Tube.

Kevin Mc Cloud's wonderful  television series follows the dramatic trials and tribulations inherent in producing any piece of fine architecture. A fascinating series which opens the world of architecture to all with great style and humour. Enjoy!

 

The Building Regulations. Part A. Structure.

The Building Regulations, Part A, Structure.

Technical Guidance Document A.

 

The Building Regulations. Part B. Fire.

The Building Regulations, Part B, 1997-2015, provide detailed Fire Safety standards and practices for the construction of buildings.

Technical Guidance Document B.

 

The Building Regulations. Part C.

Site Preparation and Resistance to Moisture.

The Building Regulations, Part C, Site Preparation and

Resistance to Moisture.

Technical Guidance Document C.

 

The Building Regulations. Part D. Materials and Workmanship.

The Building Regulations, Part D, Materials and Workmanship.

Technical Guidance Document D.

 

The Building Regulations. Part E. Sound.

The Building Regulations, Part E, Sound.

Technical Guidance Document E.

 

The Building Regulations. Part F. Ventillation.

The Building Regulations, Part F, Ventillation.

Technical Guidance Document F.

 

The Building Regulations. Part G. Hygiene.

The Building Regulations, Part G, Hygiene.

Technical Guidance Document G.

 

The Building Regulations. Part H.

Drainage and Waste Water Disposal.

The Building Regulations, Part H, Drainage and Waste Water Disposal.

Technical Guidance Document H.

 

The Building Regulations. Part J. Heat Producing Appliances.

The Building Regulations, Part J, Heat Producing Appliances.

Technical Guidance Document J.

 

The Building Regulations. Part K.

Stairways, Ladders, Ramps, and Guards.

The Building Regulations, Part K, Stairways, Ladders, Ramps, & Guards.

Technical Guidance Document K.

 

Building Regulations, Part L. Conservation of Fuel and Energy.

Part L of the Building Regulations deals with the conservation of fuel and energy in buildings. It sets minimum tresholds for thermal performance and provides detailed guidance in terms of building details, materials, and performance of heat producing appliances. Finally, Part L sets down minimum quotas for the provision of supplimentary renewable resources in all buildings.

 

The Building Regulations. Part M.

Access for People With Disabilities.

The Building Regulations, Part M, Access for People with Disabilities.

Technical Guidance Document M.