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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 …

House on Stilts

House on Stilts

Woodturner Max Brosi dreamt of building his own abode for most of his life but it wasn’t until he met his now-wife Anna Marie that the decision to self-build was made.

Selfbuild in Co Down

Selfbuild in Co Down

Anyone who has gone through a self-build as involved as Derek and Lorna Lawther’s in Co Down will wonder if it was worth all the hardship. On thing’s for sure, the satisfaction of moving in knowing you’ve done it all yourself is hard to beat - even if everything hasn’t …


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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.

Woodturning masterclass

Woodturning masterclass

Working wood with a lathe is not only surprisingly easy to learn, it’s addictive too! Woodturning is an immensely rewarding hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all skills and ages.

Creating a pet friendly garden

Creating a pet friendly garden

There is a misconception that pets and gardens are not compatible, you have to choose one over the other. The good news for animal lovers is that you can create or remodel your garden into a purpose-built outdoor haven for any type of household companion.


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Flood damage

Flood damage

If you have been a victim of flood damage, it could happen again, so we thought we’d bring you this list of tips from www.appliancesdirect.co.uk regarding prevention and cure.

Best in class

Best in class

Here’s a look at who won the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) Awards for Best House and Best Extension. The results were announced just as we went to print.

Light up!

Light up!

As our eyes age, less light gets to the retina to stimulate the nerves. To reduce eye strain and escape the effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) you should therefore consider adding more illumination, and of the right kind.