Fiona McPhillips is an author, journalist and interiors fanatic. Having survived a complete home renovation and extension, she was inspired to write down all the tips, tricks and techniques she learned along the way, with a little help from the experts. Fiona lives in her never-quite-finished home in Dublin with her husband, three kids, a dog and two cats. Colm Doyle graduated in architecture from Dundee University and practised in London with the award-winning Paul Davis & Partners before establishing DMVF Architects in 2005. As an RIAI Grade 3 conservation architect, Colm has a passion for integrating contemporary architecture within historic environments. Lisa McVeigh studied architecture at Queen's University, Belfast and worked for Campbell Conroy Hickey Architects in Dublin before setting up DMVF Architects. Lisa specialises in residential projects and has an RIAI accreditation in health and safety and a Grade 3 accreditation in conservation. John Flood studied architecture at DIT, Bolton Street and worked on award-winning projects with de Blacam & Meagher Architects before founding DMVF Architects. John has experience in bar, restaurant and office design as well as residential projects and holds an RIAI accreditation in sustainability.
a step-to-step guide for anyone looking to transform their house -- Sunday Independent if you're looking for lots of practical advice in an accessible format, you'll find it, along with lots of inspiration, in this book ... supremely useful and readable -- Belfast Telegraph a comprehensive guide that will arm you with all the tools you need to complete your own home renovation or build -- Ireland's Homes, Interiors & Living Magazine a beautiful publication ... homes that you would love to step into... wonderful photographs -- Today with Sean O'Rourke, RTE Radio 1 practical advice on building, renovating and extending -- Irish Country Magazine a very important addition to the library of anyone who's building their own home in Ireland -- Self Build Ireland a great book for anyone thinking of making changes to their home ... an easy read, full of sensible, helpful advice covering all parts of a house project ... anyone embarking on a house project will find the book a tremendous asset' * RIAI's House + Design Magazine * practical step-by-step guide -- Irish Homes, Interiors and Living Magazine