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Working from Home covered on RTE’s The Business

Hosted by Richard Curran on Saturday mornings, RTE radio’s The Business featured the subject of working from home following a recently released UN study.  On February 18th Richard Curran interviewed Paul Mooney from Tandem Consulting on the subject, who said it costs...

Maximise your light opportunities in Ireland

Short winter days and cloudy summer days leave us starved for light.  When we speak to people about their ideas, natural light and lots of it tends to be a recurring theme. At over 50 degrees North, we have a big variation in the length of days from summer to winter. ...

Accommodation for returning family members.

This blog follows a number of enquiries to create additional living space for family members returning home from abroad or in-laws moving in. The term being used to describe the space being added to a family home is a “family flat”, replacing the more restrictive (and...

Kitchen Islands

Kitchen islands have been one of the main transformations of modern kitchen design. A great work space, they also provide a casual dining space and a great way to socialise while getting food prepared. As well as a lovely aesthetic, kitchen islands allow one to face...

How will the house extension affect the BER rating of my home?

A BER (Building Energy Rating) certificate is an indication of how well a building performs in terms of energy consumption and associated carbon dioxide emissions: the lower the consumption of energy, the higher the rating. The calculation is based on a number of...

Design tips for Sun & Orientation positioning…

If you ask what it the best orientation for a garden, most people will say a south orientation. Given modern lifestyle and our northerly latitude in Ireland the answer might not be so clear-cut. Few people spend a lot of time in their homes during the daytime; instead...

Ideal Homes Show

At the Ideal Home Show this April (15-17th) we will have a gallery wall with photos of a sample of our house extensions.  Having completed over 400 house extensions, the gallery will only be a small sample but hopefully will give you an idea of how your home can be...

5 Tips For Planning A House Extension

If you are reading this your home is no longer meeting your needs and you are embarking on what can be an exciting but daunting journey. We hope this ‘Planning A House Extension’ blog will reduce the “daunting” feelings and increase the excitement by...

Dublin House Extensions – 5 Tips

We get asked this question all the time. Whats the best bit of advice you have for Dublin House Extensions. We have pinned down some advice on this but if you woule like to skip ahead and see examples of our Dublin House Extensions just click here. We have loads of...

House Extension Ideas – 5 Steps to your Dream Home

Shomera offer a Design & Build service which means we do both the design and the build.  Having designed and completed over 400 house extension/renovation projects we have some fantastic House Extension Ideas. We believe this is the best way of doing it as it...

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