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Whether you’re a self builder, serial renovator or extending your current home, here’s what you need to know before taking the plunge. Scan through our most popular topics so that you are well prepared and ready.....

Be part of the low carbon revolution, and reap the benefits of low energy bills and high indoor air quality. Learn all about renewable energy, from heat pumps to photovoltaics (PV), and ventilation. Plus stoves and other alternative methods of heating.

Find out how much it costs to build a house in NI and ROI, what the main cost elements are, how to manage cash flow and how to set your budget based on resale value.

Learn all about different window types, designs and where to place them. Find out how much they cost, the difference between double and triple glazing, and what technical specifications to check when buying.

There are many simple yet effective ways to insulate your home, which can significantly reduce heat loss while lowering your heating bills. Find out what type of insulation suits your project…

If you want to build a house, or add a large extension to your existing home, you’ll need planning permission. Find out how and where to apply, common pitfalls and how to maximise your chances.

Every little helps when it comes to building or home improving – find out what grants and other financial incentives are available, how to apply and how they work.

There’s a lot of choice when it comes to building methods, from traditional block work, timber frame, Insulating Concrete Formwork (ICF), Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and many more.

Planning a new kitchen, or revamping your existing space? Find out how to design your kitchen, where to source it and much it will cost.

Learn all about bathroom design and manufacture, and how to maximise space on a budget.

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