Ep47 – Guide to house design

Architect Zeno Winkens of Winkens Architecture chats about spatial design, including:
– How to choose the right location for your house
– Designing your home from the inside out/outside in
– Window and door locations
– Budget friendly designs
– Difference between an A1, A2 and A3 building energy rated house
– Working with a builder and what to watch out for on site
– How to work with your architect


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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