Guides & other useful documents

Most large self-build stakeholders produce guides to help the community at large. These include design guides, budget guides and everything in between, from showing you how to paint your house to building cost calculators. They are all gathered here in one neat list, just click on the download button to access them.

Service connection guides and forms 

ROI Irish Water online portal – all applications (2020)

ROI Irish Water Pre Connection Enquiry form – to check if a mains water connection is feasible (2019)

ROI Irish Water Connection Application form (2019)

ROI Irish Water Diversion Application form (2019)

NI Water Application to realign sewer line (2019)

NI Water Application to build over sewer line (2019)

NI Water Application for a New Connection guide (2020)

ROI ESB Networks online application for new power connection (2020)

NIE Networks online application for new power connection (2020)

Design and build guides 

Self-build guide by Haldane Fisher (6th Edition), Haldane Fisher, The Self Build Guide 

Design checklist by Landmark Designs (2020) , Landmark Designs, Design Services Checklist  

Design and build guide by healycornelius design (2020) , Healycornelius design, A Journey Guide to Creating Your Dream Home 

Designing homes for all users , Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, Universal Design Guidelines For Homes in Ireland 

Budget guides 

Mortgage providers’ budget guides  

Self-build guide by MC Financial (2020), MC Financial, Self build and renovation guide 

ROI Cost template by Ulster Bank (2017), Ulster Bank (ROI), Cost of Construction Template 

ROI Ulster Bank mortgage guide, Ulster Bank (ROI), Self Build Mortgage Lending Criteria 

ROI Danske Bank self-build guide, Danske Bank, The eight stages of building your own home 

EBS Mortgages self-build guide, EBS Mortgages, Your guide to building your home: Build your own sweet home 

Bank of Ireland (ROI) self-build guide (2018), Bank of Ireland (ROI), Homemade: Your guide to building or renovating your own home 

Progressive’s self-build guide to the mortgage process , The Progressive, Your step-by-step guide to Self-build mortgages 

Other Budget Guides

RIAI Building Cost Guidelines (2019), RIAI, RIAI Building/Construction Cost Guidelines 2019 

Construction costs in Ireland 2019, Isabel Barros Architect, Construction Costs in Ireland 2019 

SCSI House Cost Calculator, SCSI, Renewing your house insurance rebuild calculator 

Selfbuild Build Cost Calculator, Selfbuild/ProntoCalc, Build cost calculator  

NI Direct guide to raising money to build a home, NI Direct , Raising the money to build your own home 

Other guides and documents 

ROI sequence of build for statutory requirements when opting in, Winkens Architecture (2015)

ROI sequence of build for statutory requirements when opting out, Winkens Architecture (2015)

EXCLUSIVE TO Sb+: The Ultimate DIY Painting guide (2011, 2020 update), by Brian Cahill, protected by copyright

RIBA project management guide – Plan of Work (2020)

DIY Energy Audit, City of Vancouver (2010)


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