Build & Renovate

Energy Savings

  Despite the most severe economic conditions facing our Country in years, despite rising and volatile energy costs, despite rising inflation generally, many appear to be missing the most obvious way of increasing profits and reducing overheads. According to Sustainable Energy Ireland, buildings consume 40…

Add Value to Your Property When Selling

Having converted the attic and added an extension and/or a conservatory there are a number of further improvements which will add additional value to your home.  Install central heating. An efficient heating system is an essential. If your home doesn't have any central heating or…

Presenting Your Property

This is often called 'staging' or 'house doctoring'. We live in an era where appearance is everything. Fashions in interiors have become almost as ephemeral as those in clothes. Buying a house is, for many, no longer a question of 'How many bedrooms do I…

The BER Cert

  About the Building Energy Rating (BER) Implementation dates for BER of buildings What is a BER? Assessors BER as a marketing tool? Legal obligations Costs A word of warning Impacts of EPBD Before you can move into your new home you are now required…

Under Floor Heating

  What is it? Under-floor heating has become a very popular with self-builders over the past few years mostly because it can be very cost effectively install in new builds as floors and walls don't have to be uprooted. It is an efficient home heating…

Mortgage Interest Relief

So you have a new/existing mortgage or loan relating to your home and want to know how much you are due in Mortgage interest relief. There are 3 questions you need to ask yourself in relation to this: Have I an eligible loan? Am I…
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