Building Stages

Welcome to the Building Stages section of 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.

Are you building your own home?

Make sure you are properly insured. Give Self Build Direct a call.

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There are a few important things that you should do before you start your building process:

Do your homework and cover any objections or problems that might arise during the build. Always have a back up plan incase you need it.

Get everything in order and do a timetable, but be reasonable as things do not always go as planned, specially the weather.

Make sure that you have taken all the proper precautions as far as Insurance and health & safety.

It is very important that you have a written contract with all your contractors, detailing what is required and the quality of the materials that is to be used.

When you do your budget, add an extra 20% to cover unforeseen circumstances.

Stay calm and do not panic if things do not go as planned, there is always a solution, you just have to find it by looking at your options.

Get involve as much as you can, even if it is just overlooking the project from time to time. It is always a pleasure to see a building and project progress.

Electric Connection

You have made the decision to build your own home. The site has been selected and the plans drawn up.

Follow this step-by-step guide to get your new home connected to the electricity network. Please apply online or Alternatively, please follow the step by step guide below.

Note: If your new home is part of a housing scheme development, your builder will have already made an application for an electricity connection.