Key Factors to Consider Before Garden Paving

Key Factors to Consider Before Garden Paving Are you thinking about getting your garden paved? Garden paving is used to create a pathway through a garden and a solid surface for an outdoor sitting or a dining area. Apart from this, the hard paving juxtaposes perfectly with the greenery of the garden, which in turn […]

New Property Alert Service launched to help deter property fraud

The Property Registration Authority (PRA) has launched a new Property Alert Service to help property owners protect themselves against the risk of property fraud. Property fraud can occur where property is fraudulently sold or mortgaged.   The Property Alert Service is a new, free, online service available to the public that will allow property owners to monitor registered properties for possible fraudulent activity.Users of the service will receive email and/or text alerts when an application has been lodged with the PRA […]

Tipperary house prices to rise 2.9% in 2019 – REA survey

The price of the average three-bed semi in County Tipperary is expected to rise by 2.9% in the next 12 months, according to a survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. Prices in the county rose by 7.8% to €163,125 in 2018 – with no change between September and December. The REA Average House Price […]

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 […]

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