As the saying goes the King’s sure did get a house fit for a king! I wake up every day, pull the blinds and am amazed by the spectacular view we are so fortunate to have. I feel blessed, lucky and so very thankful to ever single person that helped make our dream...
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.
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,
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
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
I only thought the design stage was hard until I had to start deciding on finishes for our dwelling. I started to loose my professionalism getting very indecisive as decisions had to be made. It's easy to see a finished product for a client but making a decision for myself that I will have to spend the rest of my life looking at is a whole other ball game....it's giving me a better understanding for clients!
We had just returned home from spending 10 days in sunny Spain with the family and got a lovely surprise with the digger on site. To say I was excited was an understatement!!
So you've received the Final Grant of planning permission, secured the funds, now it's time to get your project started on site...well it's not as straight forward as that anymore! I will give you some information on the new changes required.
So you’ve completed the much thought over scheme design stage and designed the most perfect house but the next question will be…will your local County Council agree to the design and location on site?
It has been a dream of mine to design and build my own home from a very early age. Living in such a beautiful scenic seaside town of Buncrana and growing up with amazing views of Lough Swilly I’ve been blessed with these natural portraits that framed my childhood home.