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Designing a Kid-Friendly Room: Ideas for Creating Spaces That Are Fun and Functional for Kids

Designing a room for children is an exhilarating challenge that combines creativity, playfulness, and practicality. A kid-friendly room should be a space where children feel comfortable, safe, and inspired to explore, learn, and play. Whether you’re designing a bedroom, playroom, … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation on a Budget

Renovating a bathroom doesn’t always mean gutting it and starting from scratch. With a strategic approach, you can make minor updates that lead to a significant visual transformation without draining your wallet. This article explores budget-friendly bathroom renovation ideas that … Continue reading

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Navigating the Home Building Process: Top Tips for Future Homeowners

Building a new home is an exciting journey, one filled with endless possibilities and the promise of a fresh start. However, it’s also a complex process requiring careful planning and informed decisions. Here are some essential tips and suggestions to … Continue reading

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Winterising Your Home: Steps to Prepare Your Home for Colder Weather

As the days grow shorter and a chill enters the air, we know it’s time to prepare for the winter months. Given our unique climate in Ireland, winterising involves more than just keeping the cold out—it’s about ensuring your home … Continue reading

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DIY vs Hiring a Tradesman – Which is Best?

When embarking on a home improvement journey, one main decision stands out: Should you tackle the project yourself or enlist the expertise of a tradesman? Both pathways offer their own sets of advantages and challenges. Let’s delve into the pros … Continue reading

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Plumbing Call out Charges and Tips 2023

Plumbers specialise in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage, drainage in plumbing systems and heating. They play a crucial role in ensuring that homes and buildings have proper heating, water and waste flow helping to maintain … Continue reading

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Architect cost survey for house extension of 40m2 or more

A while ago we did an architect cost survey to get an indication of the fees for preparing plans and certifying a house extension of 40m2 or more.  Here is a sample of the replies we received below:-

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Safety Tips for Hiring a Tradesman

Hi folks, The vast majority of tradesmen are hardworking genuine people.  Nevertheless, when you are posting jobs, it is very important to take the same precautions online as you would offline.  Below I have listed some tips safety tips for … Continue reading

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Safety Tips for Hiring a Tradesman

Hi folks, The vast majority of tradesmen are hardworking genuine people.  Nevertheless, when you are posting jobs, it is very important to take the same precautions online as you would offline.  Below I have listed some tips safety tips for … Continue reading

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Is Your Home As Warm As It Could Be?

Can you believe that it is five years since we had the really heavy snow? So many families were snowed in at the time. We were snowed in for two weeks and apart from the fact that the food stores … Continue reading

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