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Daniel Keane is an Architectural Technologist based in Portlaoise. Having worked in a number of Architects offices throughout Ireland, in 2005 he open his own practice in Portlaoise. The practice specialises in individual residential design and retrofits, with over 300 bespoke ‘one off’ house designs to date. The goal of the practice is to provide the highest standard of architectural services, both in terms of design and quality of execution on site.

Dan Keane: Design your house for yourself – not your neighbour

I recently carried out an extension to a dwelling house which is quite settled and of a house built in the 60s. The area...

Dan Keane: What you need to know about the Commencement Notice and Building Control...

As most people are aware the commencement notice process changed in 2013 to a new online system.  Previous to this a commencement notice was...

Dan Keane: Supervision and quality control when building will save you in the long...

As most people are aware the commencement notice process changed in 2013 to a new online system. Before this a commencement notice was quite a...

Dan Keane: Extensions and conversions can have many knock-on effects

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been asked to take a look at a couple of developments onto dwelling houses where the...

Dan Keane: Let’s talk about radon, pyrite, ventilation and condensation

We are quite lucky in Laois that a number of recent problems that have cropped up in buildings haven’t affected any houses in the...

Dan Keane: The steps you have to go through to get your planning permission

Over the last couple of weeks we have looked at the pre-planning process in relation to the pre-planning meetings, percolation and ensuring that your...
Raised Bed Percolation Area we recently completed in Ballinakill

Dan Keane: This is the worst time of year to be doing your Percolation...

Now that spring has sprung and everyone is thinking of building, many people turn their eyes to the Percolation Testing process.  Water tables are...

Dan Keane: When building your house, your friends won’t work for nothing

Following on from my last column, today we will look at budgets to allow an appropriate design for your build. After your Pre-Planning meetings with...

Dan Keane: What we simply have to know about the planning process

We might as well start with a look at the planning process. My column over the next few weeks will bring you through the process...

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