Simon Hoe Architect, Architect, RIAI, RIBA, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Welcome to Simon Hoe, RIAI

Simon Hoe Welcome to my firm, Simon Hoe, RIAI, a design and project management architecture practice based in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, conveniently located to serve domestic and commercial clients in the greater Dublin area and beyond.

We offer the best in contemporary design for new builds, extensions, renovations and conversions

We understand that uncertainty about costs can be a big worry during a building process and have introduced a new fixed price design and build service for our customers.

Background

I have been a practicing architect since 1980. My portfolio includes an extensive variety of innovative, dynamic designs.

Approach

I take a contemporary approach, with a focus on sustainable design. Ultimately, my goal is that each space is soundly constructed and delightful to occupy.

As a small practice, you will deal directly with me for all design and project management. I take personal responsibility for every job, from initial discussions to completion of the finished build.

Services

  • Energy efficient, contemporary design for extensions, renovations and conversions
  • Planning applications
  • Full project management or interim inspections
  • House condition reports
  • Design consultations
  • Complete interior design service including concept documents, lighting, materials, floor finishes and furnishings

New! A Fixed Price Design and Build Service.

To provide energy efficient home upgrades and extensions.

A design and build service suitable for small works, establishing the budget at an early stage, and ensuring delivery of a tailored job with no extra costs.

1. We meet to assess your requirements, the obstacles and opportunities the house presents, whether or not planning permission is necessary, availability of grants. We draft out a design and bill of works.

2. We cost out the bill of works, and finalize the extent of work and total budget with you. If we do not proceed from this stage, we charge €190 inclusive of VAT.

3. Otherwise. we finalize the design, bill of works and budget with you.

4. Our selected builders sign an RIAI contract with you to provide the work as designed for the budget figure with no extras.

5. We regularly visit the work to pre-empt difficulties, establish the build quality is satisfactory, check progress, and control the stage payments to the builder.

6. On completion, we arrange for retention of money against the full amount payable, to be held for 6 months against the rectification of any defects within that period.

Our fee, which is within the agreed budget, is charged in two stages, on contract signing and on completion.

Timely Advice: Negative Equity Can Be Discharged or Reduced

Most lending institutions allow negative equity to be carried with you when you trade properties, providing funds to enhance the value of your new home through refurbishment or extension. In many cases, this work can be done under permitted development regulations, so that planning permission is not required.

What's Next?

Please take a look through at our portfolio and if you like what you see, give me a call. I'd be happy to hear about your plans and to discuss how I could work with you on design, planning permission or project management.

Our Services

  • Architectural Services

Photos Of Our Work

Extension Design Ideas, Co. Dublin

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Every house is different. Even seemingly identical houses on the same road will have mirrored plans, See full gallery >>

Extension to Small Cottage

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A square gardener’s cottage, originally associated with an estate, was tucked into a walled garden See full gallery >>

Bungalow Extension, Leopardstown

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Bungalow extensions must be carefully designed to prevent an accumulation of "messy" add-on elements. See full gallery >>

Extension Foxrock

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A two storey extension was built to create a large living room and a large bedroom above. The additional See full gallery >>

Red Brick Restoration. Merrion Square

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A sadly neglected nineteenth century corner building on the edge of Merrion Square was designated a protected See full gallery >>

Garden Room Killiney

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A hot in summer and cold in winter greenhouse is replaced with a well insulated garden room. The glazing See full gallery >>

Renovation at Dean's Grange

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The house was un-insulated, the north facing kitchen dark with mouldy areas and useful ground floor space See full gallery >>

Foxrock Home Remodel

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A large balconied side extension, loft conversion, and re-modelling of the front of the house to preserve See full gallery >>

Converting 1 House into 2

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Converting a single house into two dwellings meant close attention to the divergent requirements of a See full gallery >>

Killiney Remodel

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Remodelling of the front, extensions into the loft and rear. Relocation and top-lighting of the stairwell See full gallery >>

Glenageary Extension

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Angled boundaries and an easterly prospect presented a tight dark site. An octagonal form (originally See full gallery >>

Oakwood Extension

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A side extension provided an airy entrance and transformed the front of the house. A family room to the See full gallery >>

Glencullen Extension

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Timber frame construction was used for economy. A raised ceiling allows for sunlight from dawn until See full gallery >>

Wicklow Extension

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A house hidden within a wonderful garden and contained by severe planning controls was given three bedrooms See full gallery >>

Apartment Conversion

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A 3 storey house converted into 3 apartments. A new basement light with a lightwell, with a double lit See full gallery >>

Garden Room Extension

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Simon Hoe's client wanted to extend their home without compromising their enjoyment of their garden. See full gallery >>

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Our Customers Say

Garden Room Killiney

I reckon the job went a lot better because Simon was in the middle dealing directly with the builder.

Michael Cotter from Killiney, Co Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

House Renovation Deansgrange

Simon was able to achieve that which we thought was impossible, adding light into the kitchen and utility room.

Brendan Griffin from Deansgrange, Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Extend, Renovate Cottage. Dublin

I wanted the ideas, creativity and expertise that an architect could bring.. and we got that in bucketloads from Simon.

Bebhinn Murphy from Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Kitchen Extension

The extension is very bright. Everyone thinks it's magnificent

Helen and Pat from Glenageary talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Extension Design

We retained Simon for the building work - I definitely recommend doing that.

Mark from Glenageary, County Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Light Into Small Spaces

The final result was outstanding – thanks to Simon’s design, the formerly dark north facing side of the house is now flooded with light..In every respect, Simon exceeded my expectations..

Lucinda Bray and Deb Brennan from Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin .. See full testimonial

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