As architects in the North West, focusing mainly on the areas around Letterkenny, Buncrana, Donegal Town and Enniskillen, we cover a broad range of works from small creative projects to larger and more complex developments.
We live and work in an area with its own unique character and history, and our practice strives to create buildings that reflect a regional identity by respecting both our traditional past and our forward- looking present. We are committed to providing a quality service in terms of our design and our administration, and guarantee that our work is tailored to suit the needs of each individual client.
Passive House/ Passivhaus is a rigorous ultra- low energy building standard that was developed in Germany in the early 1990s. It is applicable the world over and is well suited to the Irish climate and building materials.
The standard has led to the design of buildings that are so energy efficient that they don’t require conventional heating systems, and as a result much less carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere.
The big benefit to a Passive House owner is that running costs are very much lower than for a standard Irish home. We are pleased to say that John Curran of allan.curran.architects.ltd is a qualified Passive House Designer and is currently involved in the design of a number of Passive House standard houses.
This was our first self-build and we were impressed by the helpful advice we received from the initial planning through to completion of the build. Roci was careful to warn us of the financial implications of any decisions which helped to keep us within our budget. We wanted a modern innovative design which was economical to heat and maintain and we have been delighted with the result. The design also incorporated features which maximize the particular strengths of our unusual site. We also required the renovation of an old mill and the architectural advice received was also invaluable both in obtaining planning consent and enabling us to achieve our objectives whilst staying within our budget. Overall we have been delighted with the project and remain grateful for the quality of the advice and communication which we received from the architect which enable us to enjoy the experience from start to completion.Jonathan and Barbara, Co. Fermanagh
With regards to the project of renovating and building an extension to our family home the advice and input from Mr. Allan was excellent regarding involvement with design options and also liaising with Building Control and the ContractorMalcolm, Co. Fermanagh