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 …

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 πŸ˜‰ 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 …

Anyone building or contemplating a build should get a medal…

Anyone building or contemplating a build should get a medal… We’re living in difficult times and anyone that contemplates building should be applauded. To that effect I propose that these brave souls are given a medal: Bronze = Contemplating a 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 …

Self Builders Week – No. 5 – Conclusion and a more positive slant…

Well here we are at another Friday and it’s the end of the weeks posts on self-building. So far they’ve been a little pessimistic and hopefully this post may give a slightly more positive slant to the process. The post Read More …