Current Projects

Entrance To Business Premises, Dublin

I have been asked to devise a scheme for the entrance to this premises in North Dublin. Here are a couple of before and after photos. The brief was to come up with something sharp and attractive but which would require minimal maintenance. The paving is Shelbourne Black Granite with a Newgrange Silver Granite Cobble… Read more »

Bike Storage ,Dublin

Here is a photo of a neat little bike locking shelter we did recently. Note the heavy steel locking bollard which is concreted below ground to a depth of 900 mm. This solved a problem for the homeowner who previously, for security, had to haul the bicycle through the terraced house at least twice a… Read more »

Back Garden Co. Kildare

I am starting a family garden in Co. Kildare for a couple with a two year old son. The principal features will be a large paved sitting/ entertainment space, a custom storage shed, generous lawn area, screening to the unsightly oil tank, herbaceous planting bed, shade planting bed, fruit bed and herb bed. A large… Read more »

Front Porch Co. Laois March 18th

Here are a few photos of the front porch project I am doing in Co. Laois. The shiplap cladding has been started so we can begin to get a sense of the character of the finished structure. The planned colour is Black Ash. The next step is to get the profiled metal roof cladding on,… Read more »

Syrian Garden March 19th

We’ve had a nice dry week so we could move a bit of soil down in the Hazel on Saturday. We got all the excavation done for the central paved area. We also put down a layer of opaque polythene on what will be the perimeter planting beds. The polythene will keep unwanted grass and… Read more »

Front Porch Co. Laois

The brief is to create an entrance porch to provide a weather buffer and more space for boots, coats, dogs etc. The current front door faces south and gets battered with rain and wind which inevitably, in the midlands, comes from a southerly direction. There will be six large windows to maintain light and a… Read more »

Syrian/Hazel Garden February 27th

More rain but good progress nonetheless on Saturday. Perimeter pretty much in, we had to leave out a section to facilitate access for the large precast concrete manhole ring which will form the structure of the central water feature. The water feature will be 2 metres in diameter and 1 metre high. The perimeter will… Read more »

Syrian Garden February 20th

Despite the rain we made good progress down at the Syrian Garden in the refugee reception centre in Monasterevin on Saturday. All of the perimeter posts went in, railing and boarding will happen next Saturday. Not surprisingly, given the recent weather, we encountered an awful lot of surface water. We had to divert a couple… Read more »