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

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.

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”. This should be the most important part of your project. More....

Renewable Energy

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.…

The Home Energy Saving (HES) scheme provides grants to homeowners who are interested in improving the energy efficiency of their home. 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….

Here you can see a map showing the areas predicted to be at particular risk from radon -  Radon Maps

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....


Building Regulations in Ireland

Building Control (Amendment) Regulations SI. 365 of 2015 More….
Declaration of Intention to Opt Out of Statutory Certification More….

Overview building a Dwelling under SI 365 2015  By Winkens Architecture
Overview of Regulations SI9 2014 for average Dwelling By Winkens Architecture
1st of September 2015 - Revised Building Regulation - S.I.365  More….
1st of September 2015 - Minister Coffey signs new Building Control Regulations for single dwellings houses and extensions More….
31st July 2015 - Ministers Coffey and Kelly ease application of Building Control regulations for single dwellings houses and extensions. More….

IAOSB submissions BCAR S.I.9 of 2014. 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 have some sort of idea about how much our project will cost to complete 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....

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 ......
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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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….

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. More….

Septic Tank Regulation

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

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The Benefits of Natural Thermal and
Acoustic Insulation

Hofatex Wood Fibre thermal insulation is made from renewable and sustainable softwood  More….

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.

Phone 01 897 01 05

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

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



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