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We're a BESPOKE residential design
studio based near Dublin

Our design
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/ ‏‏‎ Extension

An extension, no matter what size, can allow existing houses to better provide for the needs of modern family life. See how we can add value and floor space to your home.

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/ ‏‏‎ Alteration

Many existing houses have poor, disjointed and segregated spaces. Altering the existing layout and joining spaces together can improve flow, reduce wasted space and make rooms more spacious.

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/ ‏‏‎ New Dwelling

A greenfield or infill site provides a blank-canvas for a new dwelling. Whether modern or traditional, we can tailor any new dwelling design to your budget and individual requirements.

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/ ‏‏‎ ‎Individual

Sometimes your project doesn't fit inside a box, because every home is unique. Contact us to find out how we can help.

Passionate
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With over 8 years combined experience - and counting - we love creating homes that are as beautiful, practical and timeless as possible.

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Services

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Architectural Design

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Masterplanning

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Planning Approval

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Landscape Design

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Building Regulations

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Professional Connections

A project such as this can be daunting and stressful. We walk you though each step before we begin, highlighting each stage and guiding you along to achieve the outcome you are aiming for.

Working in conjunction with a network of other professionals, including engineers, quantity surveyors, health and safety advisors and contractors, your project is in good hands.

select work

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/ Bunclody

/ Terenure

/ Malahide

/ Blackrock

/ Newbridge

/ Auburn

Process

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A brief walk-through of what you will experience working with us

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Design
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There are a few fundamentals that we include in every project, no matter how big or small.

Correct type and position of glazing is used to maximise the amount of natural light that gets into the home, no matter the orientation.

Spaces are arranged to allow the home to function as it should - private and public spaces separate, with ancillary and service spaces adjacent.

Everyone needs a connection outside to nature. We seek to enhance the relationship of your home with the outdoors, making it visually appealing and physically accessible.

People

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We are a small but growing design studio. Find out more about the faces behind the name.

Founder /
Architectural Technologist

/‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎ Eric Stilwell

Born and raised near Johannesburg, South Africa, I moved to Ireland in 1999 and have since lived in Dublin, rural Carlow and, now Dunshaughlin. I was the Lead Designer for Joe Fallon Design, an award-winning architectural practice, for six years before founding The Design Lab in 2020.

News

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Useful information, resources and practical design tips that we collect during the course of our work.

Latest posts
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Welcome to the Lab!

A fresh look for a new venture. Join us for the journey of The Design Lab.

Let’s talk

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If you feel that we'd work well together, please get in touch with details of your project. We'd love to hear from you.

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Contact Info

+353 85 729 0821 eric@thedesignlab.ie

Find Us

78 Fairfield
Dunshaughlin
Co. Meath

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