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Matthew & Muiread Kelly’s selfbuild cottage

Matthew & Muiread Kelly’s selfbuild cottage

Matthew and Muiread Kelly’s connection to the land made this selfbuild cottage project a very instinctive one, helped along by Matthew’s engineering background. But there were still plenty of surprises in

Holiday Home in Co. Wexford

Holiday Home in Co. Wexford

Showing signs of age after just 25 years, this self build home nestling in a Co Clare housing estate was the last place Niall and Sinead O’Connell expected to find their future holiday home. But the views and location were too good to pass up in an area where houses are hard …

Co Antrim Home Extension

Co Antrim Home Extension

When Peter and Rhea Marshall of Co Antrim bought their house they did so with a view to building an extension, as their family was expanding. Nurturing the design process was their first priority.

County Clare Holiday Home

County Clare Holiday Home

Showing signs of age after just 25 years, this self build home nestling in a Co Clare housing estate was the last place Niall and Sinead O’Connell expected to find their future holiday home. But the views and location were too good to pass up in an area where houses are hard …


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Designing your home interior

Designing your home interior

Designing your home is like writing your autobiography in three dimensions; the perfect interior should reflect your vision, creativity, lifestyle and personality.

RIAI Awards

RIAI Awards

Here’s a look at who won the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) Awards for Best House and Best Extension.

Make your home a houseboat

Make your home a houseboat

These are no ordinary houseboats, they’re the real thing. What you need to know about the floating house and the legal requirements.


News Latest product and company news from the construction industry

Septic tank rules under review

Septic tank rules under review

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government has Septic tank rulesconfirmed to SelfBuild that the ROI septic tank rules are currently under review.

Grant VortexAir Hybrid

Grant VortexAir Hybrid

If you are building a home & need help meeting the renewable energy obligations as required under building regulations, Grant VortexAir Hybrid is your solution.

ROI’s Budget 2017 measures favour self-builds

ROI’s Budget 2017 measures favour self-builds

An income tax rebate incentive is being introduced to assist first time buyers of new homes to fund the deposit required under the Central Bank macro-prudential rules.