The Covid bounce back

House building is back to pre-Covid levels in ROI, and surpassing them in NI, first half statistics show.

The trend mirrors a home improvement splurge, with one-and-a-half million homeowners having spent over €11bn in the last year on home improvements. This works out to an average spending of €7,343 per household.


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

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