About Us


Sean Kerr trading as A1 Design Services, Building Surveyors, provides expertise as well as experienced sean-kerr-2and practical advice for your building development project, large or small. The services provided range from applications for planning permission, fire safety certificates and disability access certificates to building surveys, structural surveys, condition surveys and snag lists.

Project management, health & safety, project supervisor for the design process, working drawings, inspection and certification of works, assigned certifier works are also provided as well as applications for permits for road opening licences, hoarding licences and utility service connections.

A1 Design Services operate in the areas of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural and including building energy, health & safety and land registry mapping elements and can offer a cost efficient service to self-builders, contractors, developers, solicitors and the farming community.

Sean is a registered Building Surveyor and is on the list of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Building Surveyors, registration number B0177.

Sean was awarded a National Certificate in Construction Studies from Dundalk RTC (as it was known then) and followed this up with a National Diploma in Construction Studies (Architecture) from Waterford RTC. The next qualification was a National Diploma in Construction (Building Surveying) from Dundalk IT followed by a BSc (Hons) Degree in Building Surveying from Dundalk IT.

Other courses completed included the Residential BER Assessors course through FETAC in the Cavan Institute, the Renewable Energy Technologies course in Dundalk IT, Building Management and Maintenance in Bolton Street DIT, Advanced 2D Autocad in Griffith College Dublin, the Health and Safety PSDP (Project Supervisor Design Process) course as run by the Institute of Engineers of Ireland and most recently a FETAC Building Regulations course in the CIF.

In addition there were and are many CPD courses (Continual Professional Development) completed each year in order to keep up to date with new building regulations, building products and planning regulations.