This week in the Examiner, I answered a readers question related to the costs associated with building your own home.

DEAR Kieran, My partner and I are looking to build a new home on our farm in West Cork. We have what we believe to be a reasonable budget, judging by what some friends and family members have built for in the past, but we are very new to the whole house building process and everyone seems to have a different opinion on what a reasonable budget is and how much we should pay. It all seems very complicated and uncertain

Can you please tell us what are the key factors that affect the cost of a house and how we could best ensure we are getting the best value when we build?

View full article with answers here.





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