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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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Robert’s Ballyclare Self-build – Irish designer homes

Robert’s Ballyclare Self-build – Irish designer homes

As an architecture student, I had a fixation with the use of ‘proportion’ systems in building design. From Vitruvius to Le Corbusier, many architects historically employed mathematical and geometric systems to help formulate the layout of their buildings. This approach has …

Concrete Floor Finish

Concrete Floor Finish

Concrete is much more than a building material but if you plan to use it as a finish, it’ll take time and dedication to make it look right. Here’s

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


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Domestic feed-in tariffs on the way

Domestic feed-in tariffs on the way

The ROI government is looking at introducing feed-in tariffs for renewable electricity generation in the home, sources in the Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment tell SelfBuild.

Homes for Smart Ageing Competition Launched

Homes for Smart Ageing Competition Launched

An ROI Government sponsored competition is looking for Universal Design solutions for older persons living in Ireland, with a focus on technology and

ROI Self-build Relocation Grants for Flood Victims

ROI Self-build Relocation Grants for Flood Victims

Details of the Voluntary Homeowner Relocation Scheme are due to be released “soon”, the Office of Public Works tells SelfBuild, within the first quarter of