Building methods explained

Ronan McKee provides a bird’s eye view of the most common building methods available to self-builders in Ireland today.

In this article, we cover:

  • How self-builders are building homes in Ireland today
  • Design considerations before choosing your build type
  • How Building Control will be involved
  • Building Regulations requirements
  • Full chart comparing the most popular build routes, from masonry and timber frame to ICF and externally insulated builds with: Description, Relative Cost, Pros and Cons

Ronan McKee

Written by Ronan McKee

Ronan McKee, MCIAT, is managing director at FMK Architecture based in Ballymena.

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