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 - Revised 1st of September 2015 - Revised Building Regulation - S.I.365 More…. 1st of September 2015 - Minister Coffey signs new Building Control Regulations for single dwellings houses and extensions More…. 31st July 2015 -Ministers Coffey and Kelly ease application of Building Control regulations for single dwellings houses and extensions.More….
30th July 2015 - Major Reform of Building Regulations. More….
28th of July 2015 - New rules will remove requirement for one-off homes to be inspected More…. IAOSB submissions BCAR S.I.9 of 2014.More…. Public Consultation BCAR S.I.9 of 2014 on 15th Apr 2015, Iaosb represented by Mr & Mrs Gallaher and Mr Vivian Cummins. More…. Ministers Commence Review of Building Control RegulationsMore…. Self Builders and BCAR S.I.9 of 2014 - One year on More….
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….