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How best can I convert my attic?

Article by Noel Larkin Published in Irish Times, Property Clinic Section, 22nd October 2015 Q I am about to purchase a BER A2-rated four-bed semi-detached new-build in a managed development. I am considering converting the attic space into a den/study area. The house has extensive photovoltaic solar panels on the east-facing rear aspect, and also has a…
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Royal Gaels Ladies Gaelic Football Club

The official launch of Royal Gales journey to Feile 2015 in Wexford was held in the Pastoral Centre Dunshaughlin on Friday evening 5th June. We are main Feile sponsor and Noel was on hand to present the girls and their managers with their fantastic new Feile kit. We wish the girls all the best and hope that their…
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Cracks in walls

Here's my answer to a readers question in The Irish times on May 7th 2015 Cracks in walls Q. In 2006, I built a four-bedroom house and was informed by the builders that as the property settles some cracking would occur. Cracking did start to appear over some windows, doors and ceilings. Over the years…
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Who fixes the problem when the builder is no longer around?

Article by Noel Larkin Published in Irish Times, Property Clinic Section, Dated 9th April 2015 Q We recently bought a ground- floor apartment from a developer. We soon discovered rainwater was leaking into the livingroom from the patio door and that there was a draft. The builder reset the doors and used a sealant before Christmas, but…
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