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About Fingal Planning Consultants

Fingal Planning Consultants were established in 1999 by Emmett Tolan specialising in the residential/commercial sectors. The company was set up on the strengths and wealth of experience gained in a wide variety of projects in the construction industry over the past twenty five years. Special attention is paid on individual projects to detailed design and quality of finish.

Emmett Tolan is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (MCIAT), a Chartered Building Engineer (C. Build E FCABE) and a Registered Building Surveyor (B0230).

Since its formation, Fingal Planning Consultants has developed a vast client base, which includes corporate, community and private sector projects.

We provide a complete range of architectural and construction services from the design concept stage to project management. We place great emphasis on achieving a high level of quality in all aspects of our work. We can offer advice on the selection of a range of competent builders suitable for your project.

It is the policy of the practice to establish close working relationships with its clients during the design and construction phases of projects and to maintain these relationships upon completion. We are a small practice and can provide a constant “hands-on” service to all of our projects. The majority of our business is won through referrals and currently most stem from repeat commissions from our client base.

Naturally, we have established a good dialogue with Local Authority planners and we have a high rate of success, including, a good record in winning planning appeals.

We are up to date with the latest in legal, statutory and contractual requirements and design to the highest energy standards. 

Fingal Planning Consultants offer a no-nonsense, design-led, cost efficient solution to everyday problems.

Fingal Planning Consultants is a practice that provides full architectural services, project management services and construction consultancy.  This includes full time site consultancy and management services, where required, providing full control throughout the construction process.  We advise on planning issues, building regulations, fire safety certificates, disability access certificates, sustainable design and in careful consultation with clients provide a tailored service. 

Our design experience is extensive having projects from many areas including retail, commercial, industrial, residential and educational.  At all times we strive to provide both the best services and the best designs for any given project.

Our Objectives

  • We aim to achieve a high level of client satisfaction - which is reflected in the high number of repeat commissions

  • We aim to provide competitive pricing, guaranteeing a quality service at an affordable price, no matter what the scale of the project

  • To offer clients a personal and bespoke service

  • We are committed to excellence and integrity in our design and management roles

  • We strive to deliver building projects in a safe environment, on time and within budget

  • We aspire to give the best advice, producing the best results within the parameters set by our clients

  • We bring a broad range of experience to successfully resolve all projects that we manage

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Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

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