Low cost energy efficient home in Co Antrim

When you’re self-building, getting the design right is more than half the battle. And for William Richmond, the obvious place to start was what he’d be looking at every day. 

My mum passed away in December 2015, and after that I settled back home,” says William. “I had lived and worked in England for a long while, and this move back to NI was the catalyst to building a home on land I had inherited from my uncle.”    

      “I started by looking for an architectural practice, and local estate agent David McKinney suggested a company specialised in eco builds that was energetic and progressive.” 

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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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