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Preserving Historical Elements in Homes: A Guide to Maintenance and Restoration

Historic homes occupy a cherished position within our communities, acting as tangible links to our collective past and embodying the architectural and cultural heritage that newer constructions can rarely replicate. Preserving these buildings, with their distinctive aesthetics and narratives, necessitates … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel Ideas: 7 Cost-Effective Tips for Updating Kitchens

Transforming your kitchen doesn’t have to drain your savings. With some creativity, a bit of DIY spirit, and strategic planning, you can refresh your kitchen’s look and functionality without breaking the bank. Here are some budget-friendly kitchen remodel ideas that can help you achieve your dream kitchen while keeping costs in check:- Continue reading

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Creating a Home Office Space: 9 Tips for Setting Up a Productive and Stylish Work Area

                          In the wake of shifting work dynamics, the importance of a dedicated home office space has never been more pronounced. Crafting a workspace that not only caters … Continue reading

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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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