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



Room Acoustics

Thermal Insulation

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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Arachas Corporate Brokers Limited trading as Arachas is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland

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Self Build Insurance

Full Employers, Public Liability and All Risks cover for New Builds, Extensions and Renovations Cover can be taken at any stage of the project. Very competitive premiums

Fingal Insurance Group Ltd is Regulated by The Central Bank of Ireland.

Phone 01 897 01 05

Ireland’s Largest
Project Management,
Design & Energy Specialists

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 and build a house that matches perfectly with all your needs and requirements. A house that you design and one that you have the controls over the material and the specifications. More….

Aqua Treatment’s aim is to provide solutions to all water problems both for the domestic and industrial markets. We offer an extensive line of products for the most efficient and cost effective treatment of water, for many kinds of water problems.

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….

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..

Flood Protection

The Planning System and Flood Risk Management Guidelines

Building Regulations
BC( A )R S.I.9 & BC( A )R S.I.365

Planning Permission Ireland

Ventilation Basics Series,
why we need ventilation

Tools & Machinery

What tools and machinery are available to you to be used on your project. More….

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 Certification S.I.9 of 2014. More….

Septic Tank Regulation

All you need to know about Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems Registration. More.....

Abbey Marble & Granite Ltd supplies and installs custom made Granite, Marble and Quartz kitchen countertops, bathrooms and Stairs.

We guarantee quality, reliability and a top class customer service.

We provide a total service package for clients, extending from design, initial planning, through to construction and fit-out. After completion and commissioning, we can arrange and supply a comprehensive maintenance management service.

Planning Permissions

Planning Application.  What are the requirements? More....
Planning refused? What is the appeal process? More….
Guidelines for Planning Authorities. More….
Site Characterisation Form. More….

Building Stages
What are the stages for building your house and what kind of things to expect during the build. More….

Water Connection   -   Connection to the ESB   -   Connection to Eircom

Renewable Energy

What kind of renewable energy technology is available to you as a self builder? More.…
The Home Energy Saving (HES) scheme grant. More.…

Building Energy Ratings (BER)

Solar Panels


Heat Ventilation Recovery (HRV)

Wind Energy
Wood Pellet Stoves

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 have some sort of idea about how much our project will cost to complete More...

Types of house constructions

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

Concrete Homes

Timber Framed Homes

Insulating Concrete Forwork (ICF)

Cob Construction

Structural Insulated Panels (SIP)

Log Houses

Steel Framed Structures

Straw Bale Homes

Protecting your investment

Insurance is one of those area’s that self builders should always include in their budget. This should be the most important part of your project as it is needed to protect your investment. More.…

Self Build Insurance
Public Liability Insurance
Life Assurance
Building & Contents Insurance

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