September 2023

House Extension Plans Ireland

Is planning permission needed to change my house?

If you plan to make alterations or additions to your home, such as building an extension, you may be required to obtain planning permission from your local authority. Typically, planning permission is required in the following situations: Minor changes to your property generally do not require planning permission. It’s essential to verify whether planning permission is required …

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Attic conversion – planning permission or not? The Rules

Transforming an attic can be a cost-effective and practical way to generate extra living space in a house. Often, no external approvals like planning permission are needed, especially if the alterations are primarily internal and do not affect the property’s outward appearance, except for adding Velux-style roof lights on the rear roof slope, which is …

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How to design your new Kitchen/ Living Room – some ideas.

Designing a kitchen/living room in Ireland involves a harmonious blend of functionality, comfort, and cultural aesthetics. The Irish home is often a hub of warmth and sociability, and this ethos should be reflected in the design. One of the key considerations when designing a kitchen/living room in Ireland is the weather. The frequently changing climate …

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Architectural history of Blackrock, County Dublin

Blackrock, a suburb located in County Dublin, Ireland, has a rich architectural history that reflects its evolution from a small fishing village to a thriving seaside town. Today, Blackrock’s architectural landscape is a mix of Georgian, Victorian, and modern structures, showcasing its historical and contemporary significance within the Dublin region. In terms of commercial and …

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How to make your home more energy efficient.

The Irish government recently enacted legislation that means that homes and other buildings will no longer need planning permission for solar panels, except where they are close to airports and some emergency facilities. This, along with other energy-saving incentives and grants paves the way for you, the homeowner to transform your home for the better. …

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