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Fergus Flanagan Architects
John Halligan Architects Gavin Shannon Building Contractor
Rathcorbally Construction Ltd.
Anne Mahon Architect
Deirdre Foran Design
P. McHugh & Sons Construction Ltd.
Allied Retail Innovations and Solutions Ltd.
John Frim Building Contractors
Sugrue Builders Ltd.
Deirdre Prince Landscape Architect
Colm Byrne Civil & Building Contractors
Lissadell Construction Limited
Louisa Ryan Journalist Maeve Devoy Features Editors Anne Oâ€™Malley John Daly Accounts Frank Whyte www.theirishpropertyguides.ie firstname.lastname@example.org
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The simpler the moto, the more sophisticated the design- so why complicate things? Why not try something a little different- something that defines the box, rather than residing in it- and experience a whole new way of living? These are the possibilities at Fergus Flanagan Architects Ltd.a firm that is driven by individuality and innovation. Dedicated to administering technical advancements, quality and best practice to each new project, the design team at Fergus Flanagan Architects Ltd. have the ability and the imagination to make a whole new world come true.
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Leading architect, Fergus Flanaganwho puts his name to the practice and everything that comes out through its doors, to guarantee excellence-- qualified from the University of Portsmouth, England, with an honours degree in Architecture. Now a Member of the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland, with over 14 years’ experience working in the Architectural field, not only Ireland but in Germany, Switzerland and the UK- Fergus attributes his success to his experiences and the vast variety between them all. Understanding how to incorporate this into the firm’s portfolio and their prospective clients’ briefs, has led Fergus Flanagan Architects Ltd. towards success- where they have set a new design standard within Ireland. “I never know what a building will look like at the start of a project,” Company Founder, Fergus Flanagan revealed.
“I start with a blank sheet every time- this Ltd. in 2009, after graduating from the way you do not rule out innovation. Every Waterford Institute of Technology-- has client is different, every site is different, extensive experience working on a diverse every project has different challenges and range of domestic houses, extensions, budgets- it is in this way that every build- commercial, leisure, educational and retail ing construction should be different. We do fit-outs. He is senior member of the design not rush projects, good ideas evolve — they Find us on Facebook! don’t just happen. We don’t set a time limit on any of our projects unless our client has one. It is ready when our client is happy and we feel that we have achieved the high bench mark that we set ourselves.” Specializing in New Builds, House Extensions, Fergus’ team feel exactly the same. Anthony Burke- who joined Fergus Flanagan Architects
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main responsibilities are to manage overall projects from design through to construction stages, including the management of documentation and the co-ordination of design teams. He has experience on a range of projects from complex modern domestic houses and extensions to comRobert Cullen is another senior mercial, leisure, educational, ofmember of the Fergus Flanagan fice fit out and refurbishments. Architects Ltd.â€™s design team. His He has extensive knowledge 6
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With offices in Dublin and Wexford, the practice provides a full range of architectural and design services, focusing on both domestic and commercial projects of every scale. From small extensions to complex details – Fergus Flanagan Architects Ltd. provide
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“We don’t want to get any bigger and lose touch — we want to do bigger As a Certified Passive House De- designs and better stuff. of building construction and particular experience in sustainable building technologies.
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“When John set up the company, he was already working part time for another firm,” company Architect, Maria Kelleher, explained. “He had to work both jobs to ensure the company’ future, and it was only after a few years of tough, dedicated work, that he was finally able quit and focus on his own business. When the recession hit, John knew it was time to diversify and that’s when the BIM consul- “We have a weekly meeting to make sure tancy was established- since then, we’ve everything is being seen to and supervised never looked back or been in better form.” properly,” Maria described. “We are a
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IT’S THE PERSONAL TOUCH that takes a project from standard to special. It’s what gives a home its authenticity and brands it with its own a kind of unique- as we all know that every client is unique and that every brief has its own sense of character. For Gavin Shannon Building Contractor, the ability to work closely with his clients on building their one-off homes is the main contributor to his success.
The reason his name is so well known throughout the east of Ireland, is because his hard working attitude is hard to find and his commitment to his work is hard to challenge. With a schedule that is close to full up for the next year, Gavin Shannon only cements his name to the best construction work. Realising at an early age that he enjoyed working with his hands and that construction was something that he was interested in- Gavin began his career as a plasterer and became self-employed at 18. This step into the construction business, which instilled him with the necessary understanding of how a project develops throughout its construction phase- set him up to go at it alone, as a Building Contractor in 2007, building peoples’ homes.
“I always had an interest in construction,” Gavin explained. “My dad was a handy man and I was always helping him. When I was working as a plasterer, I knew that I had to do something more- that I could handle more than the work that I was doing.” So Gavin began project managing the erection of one-off-houses, renovations and extensions for his family and friends. As his work matured and the results were seen throughout his native County Wexford, Gavin’s list of contacts and clients began to grow and the team that he worked with expanded. Now working with a team of Contractors and men like himself- Gavin takes pride in the work that they are doing. And he can say with every confidence that any pro-
spective client will not be disappointedhe and his team will only offer them the highest quality of work and standards. “I want people to get the best for their money- so we work in the best way, with the best systems,” Gavin said. “There are huge costs ahead of new home builders these days- everything has to be signed off by an engineer. It puts a lot of extra costs
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“I treat each house as if it is my own,” Gavin explained.
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LIVING IN IRELAND can often leave us stuck inside our homes, wishing the rain to go away. And when the sun comes out, it can have us wishing the walls away too. RIAI registered Architect, Anne Mahon, has both the vision and the skill necessary to integrate our beautiful landscape with intricately designed oneoff homes, extensions, refurbishments or educational properties. By diffusing the lines between inside and out, opening up each project to the light and insulating
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Deirdre Prince Landscape Architect In the construction trade, there are certain rules and regulations that cannot be broken for safetyâ€™s sake- but when it comes to garden design, while some of the same guidelines still applythe rulebook can be thrown out when inclement weather affects the progress and deadlines change. There can be days with heavy rain or freezing conditions, which can halt all landscaping work on site and this doesnâ€™t always comply with the tight building programmes that exist today. Registered Landscape Architect, Deirdre Prince- who has overseen the successful completion of many varied and weathered landscape projects- knows better than to step out on to a site with any pre-conceptions, as each site has completely different conditions and each landscape is a bespoke design, waiting to be discovered.
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Graduating in 1992, with a degree in Architectural Technology from Dublin Institute of Technology (D.I.T.), Deirdre spent a number of years working in the construction industry, working alongside numerous professionals and developing her skills. It was her love of nature that finally compelled her back to college to study a Masters in Landscape Architecture at University College Dublin (U.C.D.), and since then, Deirdre has been rethinking the boundaries
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of her clients’ backyards, front gardens and commercial landscapes, where she has never been happier, and neither have her clients. “The same guidelines do not apply to architects and landscape architects,” Deirdre explained. “I worked in the construction sector for several years and I understand how it operates- designing landscapes is different as it has to take the eventual growth of plants into account. It is very rewarding thoughwith each season, the plants grow, and you see the difference you’ve made to a project.” “There is nothing quite as rewarding as working with nature and creating landscapes which provide areas of calm and relaxation for Clients. Landscape architecture and garden design are slow forms of performing art and the spaces I design are continually changing with each season and creating different vistas each year.”
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