Architect, engineer, technician or builder? Who to call when you plan to build

It pays to do your homework on the range of professional services available

An extension to a Dublin house designed by Joe Fallon Design

An extension to a Dublin house designed by Joe Fallon Design

Planning to renovate your home or to build a new one is one of life’s bigger decisions. The first question to ask is what professional help you are likely to need.

The stress of building can be considerable but that doesn’t stop us piling into it. The economic recovery has brought on a surge of renovations and one off building projects. Between 2015 and 2016, the latest years for which figures are available, Ireland saw a 30 per cent growth in individual house builds, according to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

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