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Building Regulations in Ireland

Building Control Regulations 1997 - 2015. More….
Building Control Regulation S.I.9 of 2014. More….
Building Control  Regulations
SI. 365 of 2015 More…

Declaration of Intention to Opt Out of Statutory Cert. S.I.9 of 2014. More….

Building Regulation 2017 - Fire Safety
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Why Self Build - You are going to own a new home and it is time to decide on whether you should buy an already built property or go for your dream  More….

Planning Permissions - What to consider and how to approach the planning issue.  Also, watch out for the seven year rule, how does it effect you? More....
Do you need Planning Permission? More….
Planning Permission refused? More….

Types of house construction - What types of construction are available to you to build your house. More.…
Concrete, Timber Frame , ICF, SIP, Cob, Steel Frame
Brick ,  Log, Straw Bale , Adobe , Cordwood

Protecting your investment - Insurance is one of those area’s that some self builders think they can do without and by doing so they can save themselves some money. “Wrong”. More....

Danger of Radon Gas in your home - The greatest health risk from radiation in Ireland is caused by radon. It accounts for 56 per cent of the total radiation dose received by the Irish population. Between 150 and 200 lung cancer deaths in Ireland  More….          * Radon Maps

Renewable Energy - What kind of renewable energy  technology is available to you as a self builder?  More.…
Solar , Geothermal , H.R.V , Wind , Air , Wood Pellet

Building Energy Rating - Grants

The Benefits of Natural Thermal and Acoustic Insulation Hofatex Wood Fibre thermal insulation is made from renewable and sustainable softwood  More…

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Cost of house construction - Owning a house is the biggest investment that most of us make in our lives, so we need to make sure that before we leap into the construction of our dream home we know the costs involved. More…

Health & Safety - Construction work is very dangerous and every precaution should be taken to insure the safety of everyone involved in your project. Before you start your project you must More.…

Home Networking - Home Networking, put simply, is the facility to have all of your homes’ multimedia services, such as TV, Satellite, DVD, More ….

Home Automation - Home Automation, or scaleable power is the ability to better and more efficiently control all of the electrical equipment in ones home. More….


Landscape & Gardening - This area can work out from a few hundred Euro’s to many thousands. Landscaping is down to your individual preference. More....
Outdoor Living - Planning the perfect summer garden
How green do you grow? .....
Gardening in small spaces.....More....

Using Feng Shui in your design - Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of creating harmony and balance in the home and office environment.. Feng Shui means More..

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A blog to debate the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations (BCAR)

Feng Shui Tips That Could Change Your Life


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