FAQ from Simon Hoe Architect

pickapro asks Simon Hoe Architect about insurance, project process, clean-up and aftercare in our homeowners frequently asked questions section.


Is your company insured?

Yes, we have Professionall Indemnity insurance.

Project Process

What is the project process?

We understand that the important thing in choosing an architect is finding one who can listen to the client's original idea, and be prepared to take trouble to understand their particular requirements and preferences.

In particular, we feel that it is most important to identify opportunities offered by the site, overcome restrictions imposed by regulations or site conditions, and be able to develop and build that original idea.

As your architect, I will be able to advise on the legalities, such as planning issues, and cope with the technicalities, such as Building Regulations.

Once the design is agreed and planning permission is obtained, comprehensive working drawings will be developed to ensure inclusive and competitive tendering for the project by carefully selected builders.

Throughout the build, regular site visits are required to ensure quality control and the monitoring of monthly costs.

On hand-over, we provide Certificates of Opinion on Compliance with Planning Permission and Building Regulations.

Finally, we follow-up all projects to ensure the correction of any defects arising after completion

During what hours are you available to meet customers?

As per agreement with the customer.


Do you remove rubbish arising from project?

Not applicable.

Is cost of rubbish removal included in the quotation?

Not applicable.


Can you provide ongoing maintenance and support?


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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