Monthly Archives: January 2018

The sobering reality of the Christmas party

By |2018-01-22T09:15:41+01:00January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorised|

"Workplace cheer is risky business" Donegal employers should ensure alcohol consumption at the workplace Christmas party doesn’t come at the expense of employee safety, says #Build17 health and safety expert Darren Donaghy. The Donegal-based health and safety professional from Donaghy Safety Training has appealed to employers to ensure that the correct precautions are

Help to buy combats ‘fear of cost’ for self-builders

By |2018-01-23T16:39:41+01:00January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorised|

Build's construction expert is urging anyone considering building their own home in Donegal to fully explore the financial benefits of the Help to Buy scheme. Bert Galbraith of Galbraith Construction, one of the Build's team of experts, says the scheme offers a clear incentive to first-time, self-builders. Ahead of this build expo, Mr Galbraith

Building controls don’t go far enough to protect home buyers

By |2018-01-22T09:09:37+01:00January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorised|

Building controls don’t go far enough to protect home buyers from high energy costs in Donegal, says a local building energy rating expert. Dean Spencer from BER in Donegal says that despite improvements to regulations, the authorities have failed to introduce a fail-safe system of inspection in the construction industry. Mr Spencer, who will

Letterkenny ‘needs 100 homes a year’ as mortgage applications rise

By |2018-01-22T09:03:36+01:00January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorised|

"Letterkenny needs at least 100 new homes per year while self-build applications are on the rise in Donegal" More and more people are looking to finance their own self build projects in rural Donegal while in more urbanised areas demand for housing continues to exceed supply. #Build17 estate agent Gareth McLarnon from Glen

#Build hailed a ‘phenomenal success’

By |2018-01-22T08:59:26+01:00January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorised|

Organisers of #Build17, the biggest house building expo in the north west, have hailed this year’s event a “phenomenal success”. Hundreds of would be self-builders, developers and people planning on extending, renovating, buying or selling attended the #Build17 event on Saturday last at Watson Hire in Letterkenny. Supported by AIB, the event was designed