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Where are people self-building in Ireland? Top counties revealed…


Republic of Ireland (ROI) witnessed a 30 per cent growth in self-builds between 2015 and 2016 while Northern Ireland (NI) statistics show a 20 per cent growth in new dwelling starts between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017.

The number of commencement notices issued in 2016 grew 30 per cent on average in ROI with Co Cork leading the way. Self-built house building commencement figures for the first two months of 2017 show further growth: roughly 50 per cent year on year for January 40 per cent year on year for February and 20 per cent year on year for March.