Self Builders and the Building Regulations amendments – what can you do? @bregsforum @targetzerogroup @passiveacademy mentioned

I’ve written about this a lot already and below is the post from the BRegsForum which details the current situation regarding self-builders and the SI80 Building Regulations Amendments: http://bregsforum.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/self-builders-to-be-phased-out-under-s-i-80-bregs/ This post therefore concentrates on what you can do if the Read More …

The Building Regulation changes and Self Builders: one for @bregsforum

The forthcoming changes in the Building Regulations in March 2014 (S.I. No. 80 of 2013 BUILDING CONTROL (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2013) have big repercussions for residential self-builders. Nearly 60% of houses constructed in Ireland are self-builds (source NaSBA) and with the Read More …

Slideshow of 2x extensions to dormer bungalow by self-builder – Work in progress…

Here’s a slideshow of a project we’re working on with self-builder for 2 extensions to Irish dormer bungalow. Features include:   Contemporary yet traditional curved walls at one end with curved ‘barn’ roof at other Traditional concrete barges but curved Read More …

I look into my crystal ball on the Building Regulation amendments for self-builders…

This continues on a bit from the last post on the problems with Inspecting and Certifying Self-Builders and I’ve written stacks already on the Building Control Amendment, here’s one of the posts HERE. The main item that’s going to hit Read More …

The difficulty with inspecting and certifying self-builders…

I was just going to mention this in a tweet but I think it needs a few more words – it’s still going to be a nice short, punchy post 😉 When you’re working on a main contractor built project; Read More …

Watercolour of current project used to illustrate Self Build magazine contemporary design article

The image below (and it’s been on the home page for a while now) was used to illustrate ‘The art of building a house in the countryside’ in Self Build & Improve Your Home magazine. I’ll also pop it into Read More …

The Building Control Amendment (2013) a step closer…

So, it looks as if the Building Control Amendment is a step closer as far as I know it was signed into law last Friday. Obviously nothing has happened yet as far as working practice and I’m sure there will Read More …

There comes a time when YOU as self-builder need to step up to the plate…

I’ve written about something similar to this in ‘YOU are the contractor!’ but I think a little more needs to be said: The comes a time when YOU as self-builder need to step up to the plate… Remember in ‘YOU Read More …

Will we ever put blinds on our house [poll] + coolest house on film

I love a blog post – Combo: 1. Will we ever put blinds on our house Mash-up with: 2. The coolest house included in a film: Following on from yesterdays blog post on A LONG OVERDUE JOB ON THE HOUSE Read More …

A long overdue job done on our house – the joys (& woes) of self-building…

Even after ‘completing’ our house and living in it for the last 7 years there are still jobs that need to be done. One of these jobs we finished this weekend… Below is the BEFORE photograph… Our house – AFTER: Read More …