2021 bumper year for self-builders

On the backdrop of a buoyant property market, self-builders were busy building homes in 2021.

In 2021 there were 5,301 commencement notices for one-off houses in ROI, statistics from the Building Control Management System show.

Cork continues to be the most active county, followed by Galway.

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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