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Building Stages

Welcome to the Building Stages section of Irish Association of Self Builders.  Ireland’s largest construction web site where you can find information on self building and house construction including the latest innovations, products and services available to you for your self build project.

There are a few important things that you should do before you start your building process:

Do your homework and cover any objections or problems that might arise during the build. Always have a back up plan incase you need it.

Get everything in order and do a timetable, but be reasonable as things do not always go as planned, specially the weather.

Make sure that you have taken all the proper precautions as far as Insurance and health & safety.

It is very important that you have a written contract with all your contractors, detailing what is required and the quality of the materials that is to be used.

When you do your budget, add an extra 20% to cover unforeseen circumstances.

Stay calm and do not panic if things do not go as planned, there is always a solution, you just have to find it by looking at your options.

Get involve as much as you can, even if it is just overlooking the project from time to time. It is always a pleasure to see a building and project progress.




1- Finding A Site 2- Ground Condition 3- Designing Your Home 4- Planning Permission 5- Finding Contractors 6- Site Clearance 7- Foundations
8- Base Structure 9- Drains & Pipes 10- DPC & Radon 11- Ground Floor 12- Wall Structure 13- Cills & Lintels 14- Second Floor
22- Second Fixes 23- Snag List 24- Decorating 25- Moving Water Connection ESB Connection Eircom Connection
15- Roof Structure 16- Chasing 17- Doors & Windows 18- External Wall Finishes 19- First Fixes 20- Interior Joinery 21- Interior Plastering