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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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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

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


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Cash Incentives to Restore Properties in Rural Areas

Cash Incentives to Restore Properties in Rural Areas

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.

Help-to-Buy scheme opens for applications today

Help-to-Buy scheme opens for applications today

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.

Septic tank rules under review

Septic tank rules under review

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