House Extension Cost Survey 2017

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recently we did a House Extension Cost Survey with some of our tradesmen. The question was how much would it cost to build an average 40m2 single story rear extension excluding VAT with apex roof finished to a good standard and ready to furnish?   I have attached a sample of the replies we received below with some tips provided by the tradesmen.  I have added VAT of 13.5% on all the prices quoted and converted to a total price for 40m2 where a square metre or square foot price was provided:-

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Playrooms: A luxury or a necessity?

Playrooms - a luxury or a necessityPlayrooms – are they necessary? Well, they’re not compulsory but they do have their advantages. Even if toys are brought from the playroom to the other living areas, the playroom functions well as a storage area for all the toys that seem to increase vastly at every birthday and Christmas.

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Results and Video of our April Draw 2017

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Hi folks,

here are the results and video of our April Draw 2017. Each month we have a draw for everyone who hires a tradesman and provides feedback. So not only do you get up to 4 quotes from Rated Tradesmen but you also are in with a chance to win a cash prize as well!

The draw for everyone who hired a tradesman and provided feedback in the month of March was held on April 29th. The results are as follows:-

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Upcycling Tips with Joanne of Kyle Lane

Upcycling Tips with Joanne CondonFollowing the popularity of our recent post on upcycling, we contacted Joanne Condon of Kyle Lane in Clonmel with some questions. Not only is Joanne a master in upcycling, she also runs workshops, is bringing out a book and has provided demonstrations on RTE Today.

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How to Create Fabulous Outdoor Eating Spaces – 6 Tips

6-tips-creating-perfect-outdoor-eating-spacesSummer is on its way and with the Easter Monday and a May bank holiday coming up, it’s the perfect time to plan and create a space for outdoor eating. When we do get good weather in Ireland (and let’s face it, we have to grab the chance to enjoy it when it does happen) it’s lovely to be able to make the most of it by enjoying a cuppa outside or even creating a dining area within the garden. The right dining space outside gives you another room in your home really.

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Is Navy the New Black when it comes to Kitchens?

navy-kitchen-inspirationNavy is the new black when it comes to interiors decorating and yes, kitchen colours too.  I think many are surprised and are describing this as an unexpected trend. However, navy really is beautiful, it carries connotations of sophistication and confidence. It co-ordinates beautifully with warm brasses or coppers, it also makes whites or soft greys really stand out.

If you’re planning on a new kitchen, here are some examples to help you decide if a navy kitchen is right for you or not. As it’s a dark colour, your kitchen needs to have lots of natural light to carry this off but if it does, I think the navy really adds a wow factor.

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Results and Video of our March Draw 2017

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Hi folks,

here are the results and video of our March Draw 2017. Each month we have a draw for everyone who hires a tradesman and provides feedback. So not only do you get up to 4 quotes from Rated Tradesmen but you also are in with a chance to win a cash prize as well!

The draw for everyone who hired a tradesman and provided feedback in the month of February was held on April 1st. The results are as follows:-

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6 Interesting Ideas for Decorating Your Walls

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Would you like to redecorate your walls but don’t want to use wallpaper or paintings? Are you looking for something different from the run of the mill designs? Yet you don’t want to break the bank?

We have a number of different, interesting and perhaps even eccentric ideas here for you to decorate the walls of any room in your home.  See below:-

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Jim Curtis Video Testimonial for Tradesmen.ie

Hi folks,
here is a video testimonial we received a while ago from Jim Curtis, Clonsilla, Dublin 15. Jim posted a job looking for plans for an attic conversion on Tradesmen.ie and was very happy with the result. You can see the video feedback below:-

 

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Interiors Design Trends for 2017: Helping You Make Decorating Decisions

helping-you-make-decorating-decisionsNow that the sun has started shining, I’ve started to think about decorating and yes, judging by the number of people in my local hardware shop choosing paint, people are planning on getting the paint brushes and wallpaper paste out over St Patrick’s weekend.

Whether you are planning on changing the wall colour, just adding a few accessories or doing a total revamp of a room, knowing the interior design trends for 2017 will help you make your decisions. The good news is  many of them haven’t really altered that much since 2016 which suggests they won’t be changing drastically in the near future and we also have the research from Pinterest to prove it.

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