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Deirdre from Galway
Our A rated house is now completed 14 months ago. Our fuel bill (oil) is 40% of the total of our previous home, which was approx 40 m2 smaller. Fantastic saving
Posted October 21-2010

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Mike from Wexford
We recently finished a 2000 square feet part dormer part two storey house. The total costs including all fees was €187500, which is €94 / ft2.
Posted October 07-2010

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Claire & Andrew from Louth
We love the underfloor heating which we installed in our newly constructed house.
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Posted May 05-2011

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September 17-2013
The Irish Self Builder News Page has migrated to our Facebook page
All comments in relation to the Building/Construction industry in Ireland are most welcome
Please follow this link https://www.facebook.com/HouseConstruction

May 30-2013

Did you Know
Can can now promote your company and the service that you provide on Irish Self Builder for only €5 per week (ex vat)
Yes, it's true, only €5 per week

April 11-2013
Attic Conversion
Do you need more space or an additional room
Converting your attic is the cheapest way to add an additional room to your home
Call Lane Planning & Design (086-2345570) for free advice on the Planning and Building Regulation implications

March 25-2013
The following professional services are available from Lane Planning & Design (listed alphabetically)
Auto-Cad Services
Building Reports
Certification
Contract Specification
Development Consultations
Mapping Services
Planning Appeals
Planning Applications
Site Inspections
Snag Lists
Surveys
Tendering
Working Drawings
Lane Planning & Design offers as standard practice a comprehensive and professional
Lane Planning & Design has full Architects Professional Indemnity Insurance
Please see www.lpd.ie for further details

March 15-2013
Elite Book of House Plans
The Elite Book of House Plans (2013 Edition) is now available to purchase from the following websites for only €7.95
The Definitive Guide to Building an Energy Efficient House is now available to purchase from the following websites for only €9.95

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www.xplans.co.uk
www.xplan.ie

February 21-2013
Are you thinking of buying a site in Wicklow
Do you understand the zoning and local needs requirements of Wicklow County Council
Lane Planning & Design offers a consultation explaining the zoning and local needs requirements for you specific site for only €150 (plus vat)
Please contact Lane Planning & Design at http://www.lpd.ie/

January 08-2013
Spring 2013 Offer
Lane Planning & Design
Are you building an extension, porch, sun-room or conservatory, which is planning exempt.
We will provide the following for only €750.00, which is amazing value for money
  • Site Survey (Measurement stage)
  • Existing Floor Plan Drawing/s
  • Proposed Floor Plan Drawing/s
  • Proposed relevant Elevations Drawings
  • Contract Specification
The offer is subject to terms and conditions. Please follow this link

December 11-2012
The housing market seems to be on the up. Lane Planning & Design have undertaken 3 surveys in the last 10 days. This is good news for all concerned
Please see www.lpd.ie

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November 08-2012
Energy Saving Products
Reduce Your Energy Bills
Save, Save, Save with a wide variety of energy saving products  
Our New website is under development
Further details to follow

August 21-2012
Bad News
1,212 new housing units were commenced in the first four months of 2012, according to new statistics released by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). This represents a drop of 539 units or 31% drop on the same period during 2011 when work began on 1,751 new units, according to the CIF’s latest Housing Statistics Bulletin.
Further details can be found here

July 17-2012
Good News
The Government has announced details of a new €2.25 billion investment in new capital projects. The initiate will create jobs in the education, health, justice and transport sectors.
Approximately 13,000 jobs will be created according to government sources

June 25-2012
Good News & Bad News
The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal that residential property prices nationwide grew by 0.2% in the month of May 2012.
Overall prices are down down 15.3% in the year to May.
Further details can be found here

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June 18-2012
Bad Bad News
Euroconstruct is predicting that the number of new home buildings, completed in Ireland, will fall by over 40% in 2012.
If correct, the number of house completions in the 26 counties, will be less than 3,000.
This compares with some 90,000 homes completed in 2007.
The vast majority of the newly constructed homes consist of one-off housing.
Further details can be found here

June 6-2012
The Definitive Guide to Building an Energy Efficient House is now available to purchase at all good e-book sellers.
The Definitive Guide to Building an Energy Efficient House provides a step by step guide to the layperson or self builder to design and build an energy efficient, eco friendly home to suit their specific requirements. Information is provided on engaging professional and contractors, the design and layout, insulation and U-values, the superstructure, air-tightness, ventilation, electricity, water heating, heating and radiation and renewable energy
Buy the kindle version of the The Definitive Guide to Building an Energy Efficient House from Amazon

May 30-2012
Good News
The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) proposes to invest €2 billion to complete construction work in progress and develop greenfield sites in Ireland. The chairman of NAMA, Mr. Frank Daly, says the investment could create up to 25,000 construction jobs and a further 10,000 additional jobs in the wider economy
Further details can be found here
Good News
The Minister of Education and Skills, Mr Ruairi Quinn.TD., has signed an agreement to facilitate to aquisition of building plots for new schools
Further details can be found here

May 08-2012
Do you need a set of house plans. The best site I saw is Xplan. Prices start from less than €125. Great value
Further details can be found here
Posted by Mick, from Wicklow

April 15-2012

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., has announced the publication of the draft Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2012 for public consultation.
In advance of finalizing the draft regulations which are intended to facilitate a further strengthening of the building control system in order to improve the quality of buildings into the future, comments are invited from industry stakeholders, members of the public and other interested parties.
In addition, for your information is a detailed explanatory note which aims to provide background material in relation to the current regulatory regime and the amendments proposed.
Submissions and comments on the draft regulations should be forwarded, in writing or by email, to the address indicated below.

Mr. Paris Beausang,
Architecture / Building Standards,
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government,
Custom House,
Dublin 1,
Tel: + 353 (0)1 888 2321
Fax: + 353 (0)1 888 2693
E-mail: buildingstandards@environ.ie

Further details can be found here

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January 26-2012
Inspection of Septic Tanks
How can the proposed scheme to inspect septic tanks throughout the country be economically viable to administer when the fee is to be set at €50.00 for each inspection
Mark from Cabinteely

December 22-2011
New Septic Requirements
Lane Planning & Design (www.lpd.ie) provide expert and professional advice in relation to the existing requirements. A full planning application service is also available to clients.

October 26-2011
Priory Hall
The RIAI (Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland) states that it works to ensure consumer protection through a range of services and the provisions in the Building Control Act 2007. What consumer protection have the residents of Priory Hall got, shame shame
John from Dublin

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Priory Hall
I want to know what sanctions/disciplinary measures have been taken, or are planned, by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) against the one of it's members, which was responsible for the Priory Hall Project
Gearóid from Baile Átha Cliath

October 5-2011
Planning Permission were granted for 2599 houses in the second quarter of 2011 and 3043 in the second quarter of 2010, a decrease of 14.6%.
Planning permission were granted for 711 apartment units, compared
with 2335 units for the same period in 2010, a decrease of 69.6%.
One-off houses accounted for 34.0% of all new dwelling units granted planning permission in this quarter.
The total number of planning permissions granted for all developments was 4244. This compares with 4675 in the second quarter of 2010, a decrease of 9.2%.
Source Central Statistics Office

August 31-2011
Building costs are now at heir lowest for circa 13 years.
Irish Self Builder would advise anyone considering a home improvement project to take advantage of the current low construction costs.
Now is the time to build that Extension, Sun-Room , Porch, Conservatory, Etc.

July 07-2011
Lane Planning & Design (Planning application and planning permission in Wicklow and south Dublin) and Xplan (Ireland's House Plans Provider) have jointly introduced a unique initiative called Cad My House
With Cad My House clients can purchase a beautifully presented and framed A4 or A3 printed cad version of their home
See for www.lpd or www.xplan.ie for further details
Wicklow County Council has released details of the decline in the number of planning applications from 2007 to 2010.
2007 No. of Applications = 2795
2008 No. of Applications = 2143
2009 No. of Applications =1359
2010 No. of Applications = 1147
Wicklow County Council estimates a total of 800 planning application for the current year

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