Ep 26 – Bungalow new build in Co Wicklow

Episode 26: First time self-builder David Dobbs, who happens to be an estate agent, shares his experience getting planning permission from Wicklow County Council and running into some trouble with his main contractor.

He talks about:
– How the existing cottage on the site helped secure planning permission
– His bungalow design tips to add light and space
– His experience with his architect and quantity surveyor
– Opting out of appointing an assigned certifier and health and safety requirements
– Sourcing products from abroad to save money
– Finding a new contractor midway through the build
– Tips and advice for a novice embarking on a self-build project

Read all about this project, as featured in the Autumn 2020 edition of Selfbuild magazine, here

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