Our Expertise

Passive House

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.

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Expert Witness

allan.curran.architects.ltd has been in existence for over 30 years and during that time we have built up a level of skill and knowledge as Expert Witness.  Mr. Roderick Allan has appeared in various cases from the High Court through to District Court and Arbitration Hearings.

As well as being involved in architectural or construction issues covering commercial litigation, Mr. Allan has also appeared in cases involving Client/contractor disputes, client/architect disputes, boundary disputes/mapping, buildings defects and failures, health & safety matters, Road Traffic accident reconstruction, and Compulsory Purchase Orders.