C60 News

Planning Enforcement Continues to Grow


In the most recent planning statistics published by the Department of Infrastructure covering Q3 of 2016, there is has been a small drop in the number of planning enforcement notices compared with Q2, but the year on year trend continues to show a steep increase with new planning enforcement cases being up 18.8% on the [...]

Planning Enforcement Continues to Grow2017-01-25T13:56:17+00:00

Upper Ballinderry Planning Permission Granted


C60 Architects and Town Planners have successfully gained planning permission for this contemporary home to be built in Upper Ballinderry. Despite a previous planning restriction of the site which had limited development to a single storey bungalow, C60 Architects and Town Planners successfully argued that this contemporary 2 storey building form was appropriate for this [...]

Upper Ballinderry Planning Permission Granted2019-03-26T17:43:17+00:00

Apply for the Community Halls Programme


Department for Communities (DfC) Community Halls Programme The Department for Communities (DFC) are calling for applications for the Community Halls Programme. This is an opportunity to apply for up to a £25,000 grant towards the upkeep of your community hall. Communities Minister, Paul Givan, has encouraged eligible organisations to the Community Halls Pilot Grant Programme [...]

Apply for the Community Halls Programme2016-11-11T11:52:01+00:00

Passive House in Northern Ireland


We are very excited to be attending the Towards Zero Carbon Dwellings - Passive House in Northern Ireland briefing tonight at Ulster University. This is guaranteed to be a really interesting briefing on the future of building in Northern Ireland both from a technical and a political perspective. It will include talks on Passive [...]

Passive House in Northern Ireland2019-03-26T17:43:17+00:00

C60 at Four Years Old


C60 is leaving behind its infant years and reached the grand age of four years old. Thanks to all our friend and clients for their continued support which has helped us grow and develop. We love what we do, and in the last four years we have seen massive changes in the way buildings are [...]

C60 at Four Years Old2019-03-26T17:43:17+00:00

C60 giving away Smartphone Virtual Reality Goggles


C60 Architects have been leading the way in the development of Virtual Reality as a design tool since the company formed nearly 4 years ago. Where others use 2D plans and elevations, C60 Architects have always known the benefit of being able to look around a virtual model to inform the design process. That is [...]

C60 giving away Smartphone Virtual Reality Goggles2019-03-26T17:43:17+00:00

Smart Home (Update)


Gone are the days of having to install network cable throughout your home. The improvements in wifi stability mean that your whole home can be an Internet connected 'smart home' with the flick of a switch. When considering your new home, you do not just have to consider which floor finish you want or what [...]

Smart Home (Update)2019-03-26T17:43:17+00:00

CDM(NI)2016 – Domestic Client Duties


CDM (NI)2016 which comes into force on 1st August 2016 makes a distinction between CDMNI2016 domestic clients and commercial clients. A domestic client is any individual who has construction work carried out on their home, or the home of a family member. Such work must not be done for or as part of any business. [...]

CDM(NI)2016 – Domestic Client Duties2019-03-26T17:43:17+00:00

Domestic Client Legal H&S Duties


FREE C60 factsheet to outline the basic duties of a domestic client under the CDM(NI)2016 regulations. Topics include: Appointment of Designers Appointment of Contractors Notification of the Health & Safety Executive Click HERE to get a download link...  

Domestic Client Legal H&S Duties2019-03-26T17:43:17+00:00

Principal Designer – CDM(NI) 2016 UPDATE


The revised Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (NI) 2016 finally come in to force on 1 August 2016. The main change will see the abolition of the CDM Coordinator, with the role replaced by that of Principal Designer. The regulations are also exended to include domestic projects which had previously been exempt. The regulations are [...]

Principal Designer – CDM(NI) 2016 UPDATE2019-03-26T17:43:17+00:00
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