Blog 10 - Second Fix

Monday, 23 April 2018 11:57

 

 

The Second Fix stage of a build consists of the finishing touches. This is when you start to see your house becoming a home and when the move-in date looks a lot closer in sight. After Christmas and once our floors dried out we got our electrician Denis Lavery Electrical to come back to fit our light switches, plugs, fuse board, etc. You require an electrical certificate from your registered electrician before ESB will make the connection to your dwelling. It took approx. 2 weeks for this connection from the certificate lodgement date, however, there is an ESB connection application form that is required to be filled out and submitted and a connection fee paid prior to this stage and you should allow a couple of months time-frame for this.

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Blog 9 - First Fix

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:45

What exactly is first fix stage some of you may be wondering? These terms are widely known for anyone in the trade but can be quite daunting if you are unfamiliar with construction, which to be honest, most self-builders are. This stage consists of plastering the walls, floors, ceilings, inserting cables for electrics and pipework for plumbing. This is when a lot of very important decisions need to be made and this stage should be well thought out before meeting your electrician and plumber.

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Blog 8 - Renewable Technology

Friday, 10 November 2017 16:53

Building a new home today has come on leaps and bounds in the past 10 years in terms of renewable energy. Since the introduction of the Building Control Amendment Regulations, BC(A)R, in 2014, new policies have been put in place to ensure that all newly constructed homes are more energy efficient and use renewable energy technologies. This is quite a daunting task, even for an architect, as some of the products are relatively new and how do you choose the right one for you?

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Blog 7 - Windows...A frame for our scenic views

Friday, 03 November 2017 12:43

Choosing the type of windows/doors is a very important decision to make as it frames the landscape, views and provides us with shelter from the outdoors. We decided to work with Lynch Windows, Buncrana and we found them to be very professional and well experienced. We were delighted to be able to work with such a professional local company that was right on our doorstep and who were very competitively priced.

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