Ireland Needs to Progress 45,000 Homes per Year to B3 Energy Rating

SEAI Deep Retrofit Conference Discusses Plans to Upgrade Ireland’s 1 Million Energy Inefficient Homes Over 200 building professionals, including architects, specifiers, builders, plumbers, engineers and researchers, gathered at SEAI’s second Annual Deep Retrofit Conference in the Aviva in Dublin. The conference brought together building energy efficiency experts from Ireland and Europe to discuss solutions to […]

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The Housing Agency Report 2017

National Statement of Housing Supply & Demand and Outlook of 2017 – 2018. Key points New Builds Sufficient development land – Construction Growth – Progress in unfinished estate completions Sales Residential sales decline in 2016 – House price increases slower Rental Sector Rents rise across country – New rent highs in Dublin. Affordability problems in particular […]

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CIS: €17bn in construction projects planned for 2017

The CIS Construction Opportunities Report 2017 reveals that there is an increase of €1bn in combined project values over 2016 in construction work planned for 2017 with €17bn worth of projects in planning for 2017. The CIS (Construction Information Services) Report includes comprehensive descriptions and contact details on the largest active and most lucrative projects […]

Economy

UK Construction Growth in September

Tim Moore, IHS Markit UK Construction News: First growth since Brexit due to house-building In September, the UK construction industry has seen its first signs of growth since May. The Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) reached 52.3 in September, up from 49.2 in August. UK House-building up This growth has been attributed to a […]

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Most new houses outside urban centres

An ESRI report has found that demand for housing is greatest in Dublin, the Dublin commuter counties and other larger cities including Cork and Galway. However, the increase in housing completions recorded between the first quarter of 2013 and the last quarter of 2015 was concentrated outside of these regions. The disparity of pricing between […]

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