function over form

Design 23

At Design23 we want to change the way we design buildings.

About Us

At Design23, we embrace the enduring wisdom of Louis Sullivan (1856 – 1924), whose famous axiom, “form follows function,” profoundly influences our methodology and thought processes. This principle guides us in creating designs that are as functional as they are aesthetically pleasing.

Meet Our Director/Owner
Bernard Deay

Welcome to Design23! I’m Bernard Deay, and it’s a pleasure to have you with us. My journey in the construction and design industry began in my family’s construction business, where I learned the trade from the ground up. This hands-on experience was further enriched by my time on construction sites across New York, Chicago, and Melbourne.

In 2018, after returning from Australia, I co-founded Deaycon Construction with my father, Patrick. Our vision was to offer a comprehensive service for extensions and renovations, guiding clients from the initial concept to the final completion. This vision culminated in a significant accolade when Deaycon Construction was shortlisted for Project of the Year in 2022 by the Irish construction industry for our involvement in the prestigious Courtyard project. Despite this notable recognition, the unpredictable economic climate led us to make the difficult decision to dissolve our partnership.

Combining the invaluable insights gained from my father, my formal education as an Architectural Technologist from DIT Bolton Street in 2014, and my recent certification as a BER assessor, I re-envisioned Design23 in 2023. Our approach uniquely integrates my dual perspectives as an architectural technologist and a builder. This dual expertise enables us to design spaces where functionality and buildability are as meticulously considered as aesthetics, truly embodying the “form follows function” ethos.

Our Commitment to You

Choosing to work with us at Design23 means you can expect:

  • Personalized attention to your project from inception to completion of the package.
  • Designs that blend beauty with practicality, creating functional spaces tailored for your family.
  • Prompt and attentive responses to all your inquiries.
  • Transparent and reasonable fee structures.
  • A dedicated pursuit of the best outcomes for your project.

Whether you’re navigating the planning process, seeking to maximize the potential of your home through extensions, or aiming to enhance its energy efficiency, we’re here to guide you. We’re

Eager to discuss your vision and bring it to life. Let’s have a conversation about transforming your home into the space you’ve always dreamed of. Please reach out through our contact form, and let’s embark on this exciting journey together.

Let’s Create Your Dream Home

At Design23, we’re not just about building structures; we’re about building dreams. Your home is more than just a space—it’s a reflection of you, and we’re here to make it as unique and special as your vision. Reach out to us, and let’s turn your dream home into a reality.

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