What you need to plan for outdoors

outdoor planning

Tackling the outdoors requires a plan at the design stage, from wastewater and fuel to patios and garden design.

In this article Les covers:

  • Overview of how to connect the house design with the garden design
  • Requirements for onsite wastewater treatment systems
  • Requirements for hard and soft landscaping
  • Requirements for rainwater harvesting and drainage
  • Requirements for fuel tanks


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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