We have great satisfaction of how Patti maximises the use of the sun from early in the morning till late in the evening, which saves on our fuel bills and is good for the environment. Mostly, however, there is a sense of well being from living in a house where the sun is going through all day. We would never had envisioned the home that we have without Patti's professional advice. Overall we found the service superb.
Thinking of making an old house your ideal home? Maybe you have bought an old property that touched at your heartstrings, but you don’t know how to make it into a home for modern living without destroying its special character? Maybe you are living in an old property and you want to make it more compatible with your needs and the demands of daily life?
As an experienced and award-winning RIAI registered architect accredited in building conservation, I, Patti O’Neill, principal at O’Neill Architecture, can give you the design solution and the professional advice you need. And my unique Conservation Design Clinic is the ideal way of gaining from my experience without committing to a contract that lasts the length of the building works.
My role as your architect is to get the best out of your old building so that what you love becomes the heart of your new home. Also to help you avoid having to throw away money on the type of easy solutions that are all too commonplace.
Key to this is, primarily, making sure you get full use of the building you have, and minimizing what is then needed to be added. Too often people love their old house but end up adding on what is in effect a second house because they can’t see how to adapt what they have to modern living.