If your system has been designed by a systems house for fabricating and installing by a local factory,  then there will be manufacturing tolerance standards that are critical to their operation in all situations

Two years ago, we undertook some refurbishment of the ground floor of our house to create an open-plan living/dining area. As part of the work, we inc(...)

Trees and the related issue of natural light – or the blocking of it – are one of the most common issues for property owners and their neighbours. Photograph: Getty Images

We bought our new home in an urban area relatively recently and noticed during the summer that our neighbour’s trees were significantly blocking our n(...)

Premises for sale in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. File photograph: Alan Betson

A report published on Friday found that small towns in Ireland are suffering a long drawn-out decline and are in urgent need of attention. The Society(...)

Premises for sale in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. File photograph: Alan Betson

A report published on Friday found that small towns in Ireland are suffering a long drawn-out decline and are in urgent need of attention. The Society(...)

The impact of out-of-town shopping centres exacerbated the challenges faced by businesses in small towns, according to the SCSI.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Small towns in Ireland are suffering a long drawn-out decline with urgent action needed to ensure their survival, according to a new report from the S(...)

The selling agent, who is acting for the vendor, has a responsibility to the vendor to achieve the best sale agreement possible. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

We went sale agreed on a property in Dublin. The building surveyor report highlighted issues with electrics and recommended the house be rewired. We r(...)

A heat recovery system can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Our bungalow house was built circa 1984. In 2012, after I retired, we did some remedial work on our house which included increasing attic insulation, (...)

Generally, the planning authority will develop two policies – ‘one-off rural housing’ and ‘rural settlement’ (village type) with specific requirements.

My partner and I would like to build using a prefabricated home company in Poland. There are lots of sites for sale in Ireland but we have no idea of (...)

Air should not be permitted below the dormer floor as it can dramatically affect the room temperature.

We have recently purchased a dormer bungalow which is very warm in general. However, our daughter’s bedroom always seems to be colder than the rest of(...)

In short, the more detail provided at the start, then the less chance there is for arguments at a later stage

We are planning an extension to our property with renovation works included. Our architect has produced drawings of the proposed works. However, we no(...)

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