Homes for Smart Ageing Universal Design Challenge Brief

Adaptable and smart homes will be the future in the developed world with advantages from saving energy to creating homes suitable for a lifetime. The Homes for Smart Ageing Universal Design Challenge (HSAUDC) is an open call for ideas that can demonstrate innovation in the design and delivery of solutions for adaptable and smart homes. […]

Average couple frozen out of the housing market – CIF

Research shows that average couple (nurse, garda, teacher or civil servants with 5 years’ experience) are unable to secure a mortgage for average priced house.) The Construction Industry Federation’s submission to the Central Bank’s review of its macro-prudential mortgage recommended changes to the rules that would allow the average couple with a strong track record […]

Have your windows ready for Winter – Future proof your Home with Mirror and Glassworx

Convert single glazed windows to double glazed with Mirror and Glassworx. Fogged up windows? Condensation on the glass? Rubbers to small ? Hinges and handles not closing correctly ? These are all signs that you are Heating the street! as they say. When you turn your heating on it rises to the ceiling and a good […]

New housing package announced by Government will increase the supply of new homes

The announcement yesterday evening by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly that he is to reduce levies for construction and make changes to planning standards, will increase the supply of houses and lower construction costs significantly, according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Director General of the CIF Tom Parlon stated: “The removal of costs […]

Six steps to increase housing supply and stimulate growth in the economy – CIF

If 10,000 more housing units are built per year, an additional 25,000 people will be employed in the construction sector, according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).  This would also restore residential construction activity to levels needed to meet the growing high levels of demand. The CIF have proposed six steps for inclusion in October’s […]

Activity in residential construction sector in Tipperary falls sharply compared to 2014 but sentiment remains positive – Link2Plans

Figures from the National Housing Construction Index for the first four months of 2015 show a sharp fall in activity in the residential construction sector in Tipperary when compared to 2014 but sentiment continues to remain positive. The latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index from Link2Plans reveals that commencements in Tipperary have fallen […]

Explore the Possibilities: Buying, Building & Living in Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Cloughjordan EcoLearn presents Explore the Possibilities: Buying, Building & Living in Cloughjordan Ecovillage on Bank Holiday Saturday 30th May from 11am to 5pm with a repeat event scheduled for Saturday 24th October.   This day long event will be of interest to people who are actively looking to ‘rightsize’ their lives to a more sustainable […]

Average house price in Tipperary rises 6% in year – survey

The price of an average three bedroom semi detached house in Tipperary has risen by 6.04% to €120,625 in the past year, but the market has remained flat in the first three months of 2015, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. The Real Estate Alliance Average house index concentrates on […]

Irish house prices rising fastest in EU

Ireland’s house prices were 16.3% higher in the last quarter of 2014 than in the last quarter of 2013, according to Eurostat estimates released today. This is the highest annual house price increase in the EU. Today’s estimates also show that the rate at which Irish house prices increased over the year in 2014 was […]

Tipperary records fall in planning applications in 2014 as growth in residential construction sector slows down – National Housing Construction Index

2014 saw planning applications in Tipperary fall by -8% and commencements increase by +15%, while nationally, the residential construction sector in Ireland experienced mixed fortunes as the rate of growth fell sharply in the last quarter of the year according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index. While both planning applications (+12%) […]

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