Current Projects

EVE Harvest Sensory Garden, Kildare Town

It’s happening again. Every year around this time, seemingly out of nowhere, comes an irresistible compulsion to attend to the needs of the homestead. And as I have said before it is a totally primal, subliminal, unconscious thing. It quite clearly has to do with our inherent rhythms, our ancient propensity to tie up loose… Read more »

Composter

Here is my first harvest of compost from this nifty revolving composter that I made from a large plastic drum. It is set on a timber frame to facilitate rotation. It incorporates a tubular steel spine running through the middle which is bolted at both ends and has a large steel handle for turning. Material… Read more »

Back Garden North Dublin

We are overhauling a sloped back garden in North Dublin. A lot of overgrown and unwanted vegetation was cleared, an old shed and deck removed. We are constructing a new raised deck with storage underneath, a new set of steps, boardwalk, lower level deck and storage structure / garden room. The block perimeter wall will… Read more »

Agricultural Outhouse Remodel, Co. Laois

We have been asked to turn this 40 square metre former cattle shed into an office suite, complete with interior courtyard garden. The first step is to level the grade and prepare for the pour of the 150mm concrete floor slab. Stay tuned for updates.   Here’s the concrete floor slab going in, Dry lining… Read more »

Recent Paving

Here are a couple of recent, and differing, paving projects. We have an example of staggered standard precast brick paving with raised timber planters surrounded by an American style 1.8 metre lattice topped cedar fence. Then we have a good example of ‘mint’ hued Indian sandstone. Read more »

Decks Are Back

Decks are back. Decks got a bad rap during the boom when anyone who figured they knew one end of a hammer from the other was having a crack at building them. With predictably ugly results. A properly constructed and appropriately maintained deck can last a lifetime. By the way, avoid grooved deck boards, go… Read more »

Play Tower

Here is a nice, compact play structure we just finished in a small back garden in West Dublin. Access is by means of a ladder and climbing wall, the upper platform is spacious, incorporates in-built shelving and can be safely used by several children at once. The ground level is the ever popular sand box.… Read more »

Garden Room or Small House?

Here is a big old garden room the team have been building this past week. At close to 500 square feet it is a space that could be deployed in any number of ways. This will be a one bedroom residence complete with full bathroom and fitted kitchen. Watch this space for further developments; roof… Read more »

Dogs Trust, Finglas

The head scratching has begun up in Finglas as we begin to put our Bloom 2017 garden back together at the Dogs Trust headquarters in North Dublin.   Read more »

Garden Room Extension & Remodel

We are in the process of extending and remodelling a six year old garden room in Co. Kildare. The space is currently deployed as an outside office. The aim is to turn the structure into a small one bedroomed residence. We are reconfiguring the interior, moving exterior doors, adding windows, raising ceilings, insulating, adding a… Read more »