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 gone as planned and the house isn’t quite finished.
Charlie and Gillian Hutchison reflect on the sudden passing of a close friend, who also happened to be their architect. X
Having undergone a self-build in England, Rebecca Pendergast knew exactly what she needed from her new home in Co Down. X
When Dan Runyon of Co Offaly emigrated two decades ago, he knew it wasn’t forever. What’s more, he also knew that when he did return it would be to SelfBuild his own home. X
Sometimes it’s hard not to get carried away when you’re renovating your home. Laura and Ian MacAllister of Belfast undertook a renovation project that transformed their home into a very contemporary space, epitomizing city living. A
Offsite construction may seem like a modern building method but in Ireland it dates back to at least 1895, the year in which Ken and Patrice Brennan’s unusual bungalow was built. X
Period homes have so much charm it can be hard not to fall under their spell. However in this day and age of low maintenance, cheap-to-heat homes, they can leave much to be desired. X
A few months into their project Sinead and Jonathan Willox of Co Tyrone decided to go zero energy selfbuild, but was it worth it? When you’re building your own house it’s quite fascinating – not to mention frustrating! – to see the knock-on effects one decision can have. The choice of a certain type […]