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 Scheme.
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 homeowners who want to upgrade their homes to an ‘A’ rating […]
Sligo’s County Development Plan is being revised to remove ‘locals only’ planning rules, SelfBuild has learned, with counties Galway and Kerry considering similar moves UPDATE 30 MARCH 2017: A spokesperson for the Department of Housing confirmed to SelfBuild changes to the rules at a ministerial level were underway: “The Department is presently engaged in consultations with planning […]
Self-builders who want to avail of the Help to Buy scheme as of 2016 must apply by 31 March 2017 The Help to Buy (HTB) scheme, which helps ROI first time buyers put down a deposit towards purchasing or building their home through a tax rebate, is causing some confusion among self-builders who have drawn down the first tranche […]
ROI homeowners have spent €1.2 billion through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) since its launch in 2013, but interest in the scheme in 2016 fell significantly. The Help to Buy (HTB) scheme introduced in this year’s Budget has however managed to pick up the slack with better than expected demand for the new tax incentive aimed at first time buyers […]
In ROI sites with poor drainage will benefit from the EPA’s new Code of Practice, which is expected by the end of the year. The ROI Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at giving the green light to systems that would make it possible to build on sites with low permeability, SelfBuild has learned. The […]
The kits are available to borrow free of charge for a period of two weeks. Armed with a few DIY tools you can conduct your own home energy survey to pinpoint problem areas – and test whether work you’ve carried out has paid off! Public libraries in Dublin city are now offering you the possibility […]
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.
An ROI Government sponsored competition is looking for Universal Design solutions for older persons living in Ireland, with a focus on technology and adaptability.
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 2017.