My Building Journey

Starting a self-build journey in Ireland can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it’s important to be prepared and understand the process before getting started. The first step in the self-build process is to research and plan your project. This includes identifying the location and size of the site, assessing the feasibility of the project and budgeting for costs. It’s also important to familiarise yourself with the building regulations and planning laws in Ireland, as these can vary depending on the location and type of project.

Next, you will need to select and hire a professional team including an architect, engineer and builder. It is important to ensure that they are fully qualified and experienced in the self-build process. It is also a good idea to visit some of their previous projects to get a sense of their work.

Once your project is approved by the local authorities, you can begin the construction process. This will involve obtaining all necessary permits and licenses, as well as coordinating the various stages of the build with your professional team. It is also important to have a good understanding of the construction process and timelines, so that you can manage your expectations accordingly.

It is also important to have a contingency plan in case of any unexpected costs or delays. Self-building in Ireland can be a challenging but ultimately rewarding process and with the right planning and preparation, you can turn your dream home into a reality.

Designing and building a dream home is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many people, and working with the right architect can make all the difference. I recently had the pleasure of working with the team at Scandinavian Homes, based in Moycullen, Co. Galway, to design and build my dream home. The results were truly spectacular.

Scandinavian Homes is a company that specializes in building high-quality, energy-efficient homes that are designed to make the most of natural light and space. Their homes are characterized by simple, clean lines and a focus on functionality and sustainability. Their goal is to create homes that are not only beautiful and comfortable to live in, but also environmentally friendly.

When I first approached Scandinavian Homes, I had a clear vision of what I wanted in my dream home. I wanted a home that was spacious, with an open floor plan, and that made the most of the natural views of my property. I also wanted a home that was energy-efficient, and one that would have a minimal impact on the environment.

The team at Scandinavian Homes listened carefully to my requirements and worked with me to create a design that exceeded my expectations. They suggested incorporating a passive home design, which is a type of building that is designed to minimize the use of energy for heating and cooling. Passive homes are built with high levels of insulation, airtight construction, and passive solar design, which allows them to be heated and cooled using natural energy sources.

The result was a super passive home, low energy and simple design that maximises space and natural views. This home is also equipped with solar panels, which further reduce its environmental footprint.

I am extremely happy with the final result, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the service and expertise provided by the team at Scandinavian Homes. Not only did they help me design and build my dream home, but they also helped me create a home that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. Passive homes such as this are a good move from the point of view of the environment, and I believe that building more energy-efficient homes is crucial for creating a sustainable future.