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Zero Energy SelfBuild

Zero Energy SelfBuild

    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 […]

Behind the  scenes

Behind the scenes

A reconfiguration of your living space, with a few square feet added, may seem like small change, but it can wreak as much havoc as adding a full extension! Ciara and James Rockford of Co Antrim learned this the hard way… The only way to tell if a house performs well is to live in […]

Family ties

Family ties

Strengthening bonds within a family often involves gatherings for special events, perhaps even a joint holiday or two. Brothers-in-law Ryan Livendale and Callum Scott cemented their relationship with a slightly more unconventional approach… It all began when my wife and I first viewed a house for sale in the most idyllic position. It was a […]

Window dressing

Window dressing

What happens when you love where you live but yearn for a different style of home? Janet and Stephen Montgomery of Co Antrim adopted a contemporary bungalow makeover. Two years after they married in 1990 Janet and Stephen bought a recently built bungalow. Situated in a desirable residential area, it was also tucked into a […]