IN FOR A SHOCK – How a humble electricity pole bust the budget for Lisa and Nathan Langtry in Co Armagh.
A river runs through it – Keith and Romina McGreal of Co Mayo fought long and hard to buy and then build on their dream site.
Of rumours and roominess – Tim and Mairead Andrew of Co Down managed to revive a grandiose house that had already gotten a few facelifts.
‘We lived off manpower, rainwater and bottled gas’ – Tracy and Pete Collins literally shed blood, sweat and tears renovating their dream cottage on an island in Co Cork.
Sense of place – What started off as a retirement project in Co Kerry turned into a work of art.
By George! – Giving new meaning to the term tailor-made, Mark Johnson of Co Armagh had to precision engineer with specialist equipment most of the tools he needed to build his mock-Georgian circular home.
Integrated kitchen – Sometimes a kitchen redesign is more about working with what’s already there than moving it to a new location, as John and Mary Shafferty of Co Dublin learned.v
Certifying an eco house – Marcus Tindal of Co Donegal explains how he landed the fire safety certificate for his straw bale, clay and exposed roundwood building.
Selfbuild Bootcamp – Your complete guide to building in ROI from the experts we gathered at Selfbuild Live Dublin.
Bathroom bliss – How to make your bathroom work, whether you’re designing it from scratch or upgrading an existing one.
Walk-in showers – Wet rooms are all the rage and for good reason – find out what you need to know about them.
Tailored – Kitchen design is at the heart of the home and budget so make sure you get it right with our handy guide.
Biomass burners – All you need to know about biomass boilers and biomass stoves.
Smart heating controls – One of the cheapest and most effective ways to reduce your energy bills is to control how often your boiler comes on and for how long.
Wall finishes – There’s more to it than choosing between paint and wallpaper.
Building with mud – A low cost but labour intensive way to build your home.
SELFBUILD LIVE CORK – Come meet the experts at Selfbuild Live Cork this November 10-11th in Millstreet, and bring your plans!
Next generation timber – Cross Laminated Timber is the new kid on the self-build scene; we look at what this building method has to offer.
Kitchens of the future – The tech gadgets that will make your life easier in five years’ time.
Winterproofing the garden – How to protect the garden from cold and damp, give shelter to wildlife and grow some vegetables in the process.
Ask the expert – Your self-build questions answered..
Scrapbook – Ideas for where to store your logs this winter.
INSIDER NEWS – Latest products and services for self-builders.
Find the perfect facade – Fibre cement cladding options from Cedral.