We will lead you through all stages of your project from the first sketch to the last coat of paint... We have an open studio, and encourage you to come in, make yourself a home...
We provide full Architectural Services for private & commercial clients.
We will provide independent & impartial advice throughout your project, and most importantly, we will find a solution to suit your budget.
However complex your project, we have the capability, expertise and experience to make it a reality.
We have vast experience in altering and extending existing buildings and homes to cater for increased Accessibility for children and adults with special needs and disabilities.
We can assist in making the transition from an inaccessible building to a fully accessible one as stress free as possible. We have worked closely with a number of Occupational Therapists to find the perfect and unique solution for each Client.
We would be more than happy to share our expertise in this area with you.
The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 1st March 2014.
The Regulations require;
From the 1st March 2014, and before work commences on site, the Client must carry out the following under the new legislation;
The Duties of the ‘Assigned Certifier’ are:
Andrew O’Brien Architects are happy to provide the services of the ‘Assigned Certifier’.
Under the new Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations – S.I.no.291 of 2013, one of the duties of the Client is to appoint a Project Supervisor for the Design Process (PSDP).
All clients must appoint a Project Supervisor for the Design Process (PSDP) and a Project Supervisor for the Construction Stage (PSCS) and also notify the HSA that the project is starting. The role of the PSCS will normally be carried out by the Main Contractor. This ‘start date’ is deemed to be before the Architect begins the Initial Design Stage.
The Duties of the PSDP are:
This process is less daunting for you than it sounds. We can advise you through all the steps that need to be carried out.
We would be delighted to provide the PSDP Service for projects on which we are the lead Architects.
A Disability Access Certificate is a certificate of compliance issued by the Building Control Authority with respect to requirements under Part M of the Building Regulations.
An application for a DAC shall be required:
We can assist you in your DAC Application.