A large proportion of homes built in Ireland are classed as “self build” houses where a person obtains a site or a plot of land, gets plans drawn up for the house and applies for planning permission. Then they employ a builder to construct the house – maybe doing a proportion of the work themselves or subcontracting out parts of the work to tradespeople.
This Self Building Blog has some useful insights from someone who completed a self-build in Ireland in 2005. It has very useful information about building costs and links to other sites that should help anyone thinking of building a house in Ireland.
Building your own house in Ireland can be far cheaper than buying a ready made house- as long as some time is spent at the planning stage.
Self Build can be a lengthy process that can be full of problems along the way – but you can end up with the house you dreamt of at a price you can afford.
Find out about the latest Mortgage Rates In Ireland on MoneyguideIreland . They have up to date information on all the various lenders and mortgage rates in Ireland . So If you need a self build mortgage take a look.
My Home Ireland has some useful information about Building Energy Ratings and other articles of interest to self builders