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Irish Association Of Self Builders
The Representative Body for Self Builders of Ireland

Self Build Direct is the leading insurance policy offering protection to individuals building or extending their homes.

Our cover leads the market and has been developed after assisting 1,000's of self builders over the last 20 years.

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Welcome to 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.

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

Building Regulations in Ireland

Building Regulation 2017 - Fire Safety
Septic Tank Regulation - All you need to know.  

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....

Types of house construction - What types of construction are available to you to build your house. More.…

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…

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....

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

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 is energy gained from sources in the process of which few or hardly any harmful effects on the environment occur. What kind of renewable energy  technology is available to you as a self builder?  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..

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….

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

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


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

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