Welcome to Irish Association of Self Builders, Ireland‘s largest construction web site where you can find information on self building and house construction including the latest innovations, products and services available to you for your self build project.
Protecting your investment
Insurance is one of those area’s that some self builders think they can do without and by doing so they can save themselves some money. “Wrong”. This should be the most important part of your project. More....
Renewable Energy is energy gained from sources in the process of which few or hardly any harmful effects on the environment occur.
What kind of renewable energy technology is available to you as a self builder? More.…
The Home Energy Saving (HES) scheme provides grants to homeowners who are interested in improving the energy efficiency of their home. More....
Danger of Radon Gas in your home
The greatest health risk from radiation in Ireland is caused by radon. It accounts for 56 per cent of the total radiation dose received by the Irish population. Between 150 and 200 lung cancer deaths in Ireland More….
Here you can see a map showing the areas predicted to be at particular risk from radon - Radon Maps
What to consider and how to approach the planning issue. Also, watch out for the seven year rule, how does it effect you? More....
Types of house construction
What types of construction are available to you to build your house. More....
Building Regulations in Ireland
Building Control ( Amendment) Regulations SI 9, 2014has come to effect from 1st of March 2014 and it will take away some of your rights as a self builder. You can no longer be involved in the project unless you are registered and certified by the C.I.F with at least three years experience in building construction. More…. While we are still waiting for a review of S.I.9 by Minister Kelly, the submission letter from Eoin O Cofaigh to DECLG gives us an idea why most Architects do not want the role of the Certifier. More…. Self Builders and BCAR S.I.9 of 2014 - One year on More….
Minister Paudie Coffey "inspection regime for one-off houses should cost no more than €3,500". More…. Iaosb Letter to S.I.9 Stakeholders: RIAI, SCSI, ACEI Iaosb Letter to TD’s regarding Building Control S.I.9 More…. Iaosb letter to Minister Kelly - Revoke or Revise S.I 9 More…. Iaosb letter to Mr Robin Mandal, R.I.A.I president regarding S.I.9 More…. Iaosb letter to Minister Alan Kelly. S.I.9 has failed Self Builders More…. Law Society of Ireland - Update on Building Control S.I.9 of 2014 More…. Letter to and from Mr Mark McDermott, Law Society of Ireland. More…. Letter to Attorney General, Máire Whelan SC from Iaosb Re: S.I.9 More….
Cost of house construction
Owning a house is the biggest investment that most of us make in our lives, so we need to make sure that before we leap into the construction of our dream home we have some sort of idea about how much our project will cost to complete More...
Health & Safety
Construction work is very dangerous and every precaution should be taken to insure the safety of everyone involved in your project. Before you start your project you must ..... More....
Landscape & Gardening
This area can work out from a few hundred Euro’s to many thousands. Landscaping is down to your individual preference. You can either take it ......More.... Outdoor Living - Planning the perfect summer garden..... More... How green do you grow? .....More.... Gardening in small spaces.....More....
Using Feng Shui in your design
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of creating harmony and balance in the home and office environment.. Feng Shui means ..... More..
Home Automation, or scaleable power is the ability to better and more efficiently control all of the electrical equipment in ones home. More….
Why Self Build
You are going to own a new home and it is time to decide on whether you should buy an already built property or go for your dream and build a house that matches perfectly with all your needs and requirements. More….