Building Your Home, Designing Your Future

Residential Architecture: New Build & Renovation Specialist

Residential Architecture: New Build & Renovation Specialist

WHO WE ARE

We’re a dynamic, full-service, Irish architectural business; providing expert solutions in design, planning & project management to create or transform your dream home.

At the heart of JS Design is John Scanlon, a Kerry Native and chartered architectural technologist, building engineer and surveyor. John brings almost two decades of experience in designing and managing exceptional residential & commercial builds across both the UK and Ireland.

John Scanlon

John Scanlon

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

WHAT WE DO

We turn your vision into a reality, from concept to completion.

Our mission is to create or transform residential properties across Ireland, from start to finish, at an affordable cost. We can help home builders and owners get the most out of their homes with new builds, extensions, renovations or energy upgrades.

We work in close partnership with our clients to explore ideas and solutions to ensure our designs are tailored to meet their needs, property and budget.

Our approach is flexible and the unique part of our service is our involvement in the project can be determined by the client. We can provide feasibility sketches, one off design, surveying or manage the whole project from concept to completion.

Extensions

A great home extension not only adds space, it can also boost its value substantially. We love how extensions can build on the unique character of your home and help fulfil its potential. Instead of settling for the standard box, we work with you to create your dream space. Extensions may be relatively small projects, but we know just how much they can achieve.

Houses

Building a house is the chance for many people to live out their own Grand Design dreams—so dream big! We love working with our clients on new build projects because there is so much potential to create something special. We ask you the right questions to uncover the design ideas and options that are best for your unique circumstances, and we use our skill and experience to make them a reality.

Conversions

Conversions are the perfect way to add space without building on. Even a simple loft conversion can transform your living space completely—as long as the design ideas really work. We start by gaining an understanding of the space and it’s potential. Maybe it’s destined for life as a new flat, full of character and period features. Or perhaps you have a loft space that could make a stunning new bedroom with amazing views; our first job is to recognize the potential.

Refurbishments

Staying in your home and turning it into a more spacious and comfortable one is often a far more prudent financial choice than moving. Add value and get the space you always wanted with a well- designed refurbishment. There is a lot to consider: Do you go for a full renovation or refurbish just some areas? Do you add a new kitchen? A new bathroom? These decisions will often involve new electrics and plumbing, so getting the design brief clear from the outset is key.

Property Surveys

This thorough inspection enables the client to make a well-informed decision on the feasibility of purchasing a property, based on it condition. It examines all accessible parts of the property. The report will typically consist of description of form of construction and materials used, general condition of property, identifies major defects with the property, suggests remedial actions, might recommend future special investigations, advises on matters relating to planning permission and building regulations.

3D Images, Interior Views and Walk through

Develop up 3D images indicating detail such as materials, texture, landscaping, furniture layouts, etc. If you would like a walk through your house, we can develop that too.

Feasibility Assessment Consultation

This one-hour consultation helps homeowners establish if a new build, extension or renovation is realistic or really possible from a budget, planning, design, space perspective as well as many other critical elements. See more here.

WHY US

With 20 years of experience in home design in both Ireland and the UK for new build, extensions and renovations, we are the specialist to guide you through your projects challenges.

We Listen:

We will take the time to find out what’s important to you so that we can design a home that suits yours and yours family’s needs.

We Understand:

Budget is extremely important, we have a process that gives you better control over your building costs.

OUR PROCESS:

1. Pre-design:

Visiting the site/property and establishing the brief.

2. Initial Design:

Develop sketches to present ideas to the client.

3. Developed Design:

Finalise the design & submit planning application (if required).

4. Detailed Design:

Develop how the building should be constructed, how to comply with building regulations.

5. Tender Process:

Competitive tender process with suitable contractors.

6. Contract Administration:

Make site visits/inspections, stage payments & certification.

7. Guide:

We have a useful client guide, that will fully explain our role and the client input at each stage.

8. Confidence:

We want all our clients to feel confident with design decisions that impact your project.

TESTIMONIALS

      

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" We commissioned John, to renovate and modernise our 2-story farmhouse to create additional space for our new family. He completely transformed our home, from start to finish into something we are proud of and love. We really couldn’t have made this project happen without him". - Ardfert, Co. Kerry

      Home Extensions Design

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" We wanted to add a new 3 bedroom wing to our rural detached house. John was so patient with us throughout the whole design process. He was also able to advise and manage the whole project from start to finish on our behalf." - Ballymac, Co.Kerry

           

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" We asked John to extend and renovate our old council cottage into a modern 3 bedroom home. He completely exceeded our expectation of how much we could transform our home, and made the design capture our beautiful views and the natural light ". - Glencar, Co. Kerry

We brought a timber frame house (built approx 1970's) and wanted to upgrade it internally. We also would be missing for the for the duration of the building works. John kept us updated with regularly photos and emails. The house has been totally transformed.

 

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CONTACT US

If you’d like to talk to us about how we can transform your home, please contact us to arrange a no- obligation consultation and a coffee

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