For one weekend only, architects in every corner of ROI 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 the homeless.
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.
Thinking of buying a house to renovate? Here’s some inspiration from homeowners in an urban context. The family continued renting before they could move into their self-built refurbished digs, but the result was well worth the wait…
Stunning views, a family connection and the prospect of an original design prompted Lory Higgins, his partner Sandra and their young family to leave Dublin and set up home in Co Wexford.
Arguably Ireland’s oldest manufactured building material, lime is a very beneficial product to use on any building project but has yet to make a comeback to mainstream building… Characteristics There are many benefits to lime, the main one being that it is exceptionally well suited to dealing with damp environments. No wonder our ancestors used […]
When you find the perfect place to relax, it’s tempting to think about buying a holiday home. Máirín and Kevin Conroy were lucky to find one in Co Mayo, although it did need some work… “We’d stayed in a lot of horrible holiday homes and that galvanised us to go on the hunt for a […]
To complete the interior of your home (known as second fix) you will need decorative trimming/ finishing timbers; for your floor it’ll come in the form of skirting board and for the door surround, architrave. Beyond that, trimming/finishing can actually be applied anywhere to improve appearance and hide joints, edges, imperfections, or for protection. They […]
This is the final article in our series highlighting the problems you may face when building an extension. Here we guide you through the thorny issues of glazing, services and last but not least, interior design… Glazing If you plan to build an extension, at the top of your list is probably the desire for […]
Considering the amount of rainfall we’ve been having the past couple of winters, (and summers!), not to mention flooding, now’s the time to tackle what to do to protect your building from letting water in. Here’s a look at both prevention and cure. To serve & protect A home must first and foremost provide shelter, […]
How Colette and Patrick Murray’s 1930s home in Co Antrim was extended to cater for their twenty first century needs, including high tech accessories… “Because the house was built in 1935 we wanted to keep the traditional look but still have modern living,” says Patrick. “When you walk through the front door it feels very […]