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. A
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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. A
Research from Fairco, an Irish manufacturer of burglar-proof window and door systems, shows that even with alarms and CCTV, burglars can enter your house in nine seconds flat! A
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment has made a Statutory Rule entitled 'Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016' (S.R. 2016 No. 146) ('CDM 2016').
Damp might sound like a dry subject, but it’s actually something that can drain a household’s resources.Left untreated it can cause a range of problems from serious structural damage to health concerns. This autumn SPAB’s (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) annual National Maintenance Week
If you want to build a stone house make sure you familiarise yourself with some basic concepts before you get started. X
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 research.
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. X
In short, many systems will be robust, they will be recovered and will be usable after a flood. Where electrical components are used or damage is suspected – then a professional assessment (and repair) is necessary. A
Most people in Ireland don’t yet understand just how dependent we are on energy imports or that we have at our fingertips what we need to be self-sufficient. Our wind and weather are one of our greatest natural resources, but that’s not a perspective most people have. A