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Finding the Best Site

Searching for your Ideal Site!! The start of a new year is the best time to start your search for the best site to build your perfect home from the ground up. Watch KMC Homes first blog of the new year where Kieran discusses what you need to consider in selecting the...

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Modern Classics

Building a Modern Classic There was a time when building a new home was simple. You had few enough choices: 3 bed or 4? Slate or tile? Tarmac or gravel?   Things have moved on a lot since then. The Celtic Tiger saw the dawn of architects being employed in a wide...

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Air To Water Units

Being good to the Environment Let's face it, as we look out our windows in winter at the smoke billowing from neighbouring chimney stacks we must conclude that this can't last forever. Whatever your thoughts on saving the environment, if you push the fast forward...

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Choosing Timber Floors

Choosing timber floors is a key decision for your new home and certainly an area where a little advance homework and knowledge goes a very long way. First of all; what types of floors are available, when are they best used and which offer best value?   There are...

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Island Hobbing

Some time ago there was a revolution in kitchen design, the arrival of the breakfast bar (peninsula) thus beginning the advent of the social kitchen. This which was soon upgraded to the "island". Along with a walk- in wardrobe the island has now become a 'must have'...

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Underfloor Heating

I am getting an extension built and considering getting underfloor heating fitted, would this be better than fitting a radiator? I am assuming that the rest of your house is heated using radiators. There are benefits to using underfloor heating, It's a very gradual...

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Fitted Windows

Is it worth getting expensive windows fitted? Whether you opt for PVC (entry level), aluminium or aluclad (top end) the u values (insulation measure) remain the same, depending on spec. In general if budget is a concern I advise clients to fit aluclad or aluminium in...

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House Insulation

How do I keep my House warm in the Winter & Cool in the Summer This is a common enough complaint and largely due to the insulation or rather lack of it in your house. Insulation is like putting on a coat in winter, it keeps the cold (or excessive heat) out. Houses...

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