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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 …

Farmhouse – Enduring legacy

Farmhouse – Enduring legacy

Charlie and Gillian Hutchison reflect on the sudden passing of a close friend, who also happened to be their architect.

Architectural and practical

Architectural and practical

Having undergone a self-build in England, Rebecca Pendergast knew exactly what she needed from her new home in Co Down.


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Mark’s County Down Extension – Irish designer homes

Mark’s County Down Extension – Irish designer homes

We bring you the homes Irish architects, engineers and other house building designers live in. This self-built refurbished home in Co Sligo is a refuge for Dublin-based Derek Treneman.

Irish Holiday Home – Derek Treneman

Irish Holiday Home – Derek Treneman

We bring you the homes Irish architects, engineers and other house building designers live in. This self-built refurbished home in Co Sligo is a refuge for Dublin-based Derek Treneman.

Space saving

Space saving

How to live large in your bijou dwelling with clever space planning and transformable furniture.


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Stone House – Between a rock and a wide open space

Stone House – Between a rock and a wide open space

If you want to build a stone house make sure you familiarise yourself with some basic concepts before you get started.

Ask an Architect

Ask an Architect

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

Glazing Protection

Glazing Protection

Protection from our wet and windy Irish weather is essential when it comes to choosing glazing and doors, but considering they’re the ‘eyes of the house’ aesthetics matters too.