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Buying a House To Renovate

Buying a House To Renovate

Thinking of buying a house to renovate? Here’s some inspiration from homeowners in an urban context. The family continued renting before they could move into their self-built refurbished digs, but the result was well worth the

Farmhouse Renovation

Farmhouse Renovation

Stunning views, a family connection and the prospect of an original design prompted Lory Higgins, his partner Sandra and their young family to leave Dublin and set up home in Co

The Contemporary Bungalow

The Contemporary Bungalow

For Rodney and Emma McKay of Co Down, building a ‘traditional’ bungalow was out of the question. And the result is very different indeed to what you’d expect a one and half storey house to look

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


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New energy grant for ROI

New energy grant for ROI

ROI homeowners will now be able to claim up to half of the cost of their home’s energy upgrade, under a new Deep Retrofit scheme launched at the SEAI Energy Show, however you will have to group with your neighbours to qualify. €5 million has been ringfenced for …

RIAI Simon open door

RIAI Simon open door

For one weekend only, architects in every corner of ROI will be volunteering their time and expertise to give advice to the public on their building projects, whether large or small, to help raise funds for the

Ask an architect and make a difference

Ask an architect and make a difference

For one weekend only, architects in every corner of Northern Ireland will be volunteering their time and expertise to give advice to the public on their building projects, whether large or small, to help raise funds for cancer


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Canney announces arrangements for the Voluntary Homeowner Relocation Scheme

Canney announces arrangements for the Voluntary Homeowner Relocation Scheme

After attending today’s Government meeting, Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Mr. Seán Canney T.D., has announced that the Government has agreed the administrative arrangements for a once-off targeted Voluntary Homeowner Relocation

New energy grant for ROI

New energy grant for ROI

ROI homeowners will now be able to claim up to half of the cost of their home’s energy upgrade, under a new Deep Retrofit scheme launched at the SEAI Energy Show, however you will have to group with your neighbours to qualify. €5 million has been ringfenced for …

RIAI Simon open door

RIAI Simon open door

For one weekend only, architects in every corner of ROI will be volunteering their time and expertise to give advice to the public on their building projects, whether large or small, to help raise funds for the