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BER Assessors in Mayo

March 10, 2008
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Some of the registered Building Energy Rating Assessors in County Mayo Company: National Energy Assessors Email: louise.sweeney@nea.ie Address: National Energy Assessors Lord Edward Street Ballina Tel: 096 79477 Fax: 096 79466 Web Site: www.nea.ie Expiry Date: 31/12/2008 Locations covered: ULSTER, CONNAUGHT, LEINSTER, MUNSTER, DUBLIN Registration Type: NEW DWELLINGS Company: Energy Survey Services Email: pat@energysurveyor.net...
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BER Assessors in County Kilkenny

March 7, 2008
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Building Energy Ratings Assessors (BER) in Co Kilkenny Barry Lynch Co. Kilkenny Company: EDPM Ltd Email: Address: EDPM Ltd Unit 5 Village Business Centre Upper New St Kilkenny Tel: 0567723707 Fax: 0567756466 Web Site: Expiry Date: 31/12/2008 Locations covered: MUNSTER Registration Type: NEW DWELLINGS Ben Hickman Co. Kilkenny Company: D. Brennan & Associates Email:...
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BER Assessors in County Cavan

March 7, 2008
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List of BER Registered Assessors – Building Energy Regulations Ireland in County Cavan Company: Brendan Smith Consulting Engineer Email: bsce@eircom.net Company: Airpacks Ltd Email: sales@airpacks.ie Company: P and S Civil Works Ltd Email: declangaffney@pandscivilworks.com Derek McCabe Co. Cavan Company: CO2.ie Email: derek@roebuckhouse.ie Gerard Reilly Co. Cavan Email: gerardreilly2000@yahoo.co.uk Gerry Brady Co. Cavan Email: egbrady07@eircom.net...
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Building Energy Rating Assessors – will more be needed?

November 14, 2007
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Building Energy Rating Assessors – will more be needed?

In Ireland it is estimated that up to 200,000 people involved in rental or sale transactions  will need Building Energy Rating (BER) certificates each year. A BER (Building Energy Rating) is the standard calculation of the energy performance of a building, produced by a qualified assessor.  The BER certificate is an energy label, similar...
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Curtain Twitchers or Private Investigators?

November 14, 2007
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Irish house buyers are now employing private investigators and specialist agencies to investigate their future new neighbours . The prospective buyers can have things checked out like –  whether they have criminal records to whether they are fond of throwing late-night parties. The managing director of a company which offers the vetting service says...
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Green Mortgage from PTSB

October 31, 2007
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PTSB have launched a Green Mortgage – basically any PTSB Irish mortgage applicant can ask for the Green Mortgage – and get  the following 1. 10% off a Botanic Greenhouse at www.botanicgreenhouses.ie 2. €1,000 discount off a Shomera at www.Shomera.ie 3. 15% off a new bicycle at www.cycleways.com 4. Free electricity meter (worth €42)...
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Cheapest House Insurance

October 15, 2007
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The irish Financial regulator did a survey of home insurance quotes in August 2007 . They only checked 7 of the major insurers – Allianz , AXA, Eagle Star, FBD, Hibernian, Quinn Direct and Royal Sun Alliance. In  all the comparisons for properties occupied by the home owners  – Quinn Direct came up with...
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Wood Pellet Heating

October 10, 2007
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With the introduction of the €4,200 ‘Greener Home Scheme’ grant last year, wood pellet boilers and stoves are now a popular choice for domestic heating . With oil and gas prices probably rising in the future , it will be  significantly cheaper to run a heating system on wood pellets. Wood pellet systems are also more  environmentally...
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Home Insurance – Leaks

October 5, 2007
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A large number of householders in Ireland  have been affected by damage caused by water leaks at some time . The damage is usually caused by washing machines, showers, burst pipes, leaking baths, dishwashers and burst water tanks. It’s also be caused by human error, such as leaving water to overflow when filling up baths...
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Lower Irish House Prices in August 2007

October 4, 2007
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House prices fell again in Ireland during August 2007 –  to bring the rate of decline to 3.3 per cent since the start of the year, according to the latest Permanent Tsb/ESRI house price index.  The index shows house prices nationally fell 0.3 per cent in August following on from a 0.4 per cent...
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Moving House Top 10 Tips

October 3, 2007
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1. Make sure you book your removal company well in advance. 2  Pack as early as possible once your date has been confirmed. 3. Label contents of all boxes … especially the one marked kettle! 4. Empty the loft. 5.Take cuttings of your favourite plants from the garden to take with you. 6. Redirect mail. 7. Check...
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Choosing an Estate Agent or Auctioneer to Sell your House

October 3, 2007
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Many hosue sellers  choose to sell with the assistance of an estate agent / auctioneer  because it can be  more convenient, and can sometimes be  more effective, than selling privately. Good agents have a wide net of prospective buyers, and know how to promote your home  You should choose  an agent with the following...
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Stamp Duty should be cut again – say Builders.

October 2, 2007
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The Construction Industry Federation has urged the irish Government to restore confidence in the housing market by slashing stamp duty. Launching the CIF’s annual Construction Review, federation president Hank Fogarty called for a radical reform of stamp duty and mortgage interest relief to bring stability to the Irish housing market. Fogarty said: “The house...
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New Developments and BER

October 2, 2007
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The new regulations that came into force from 1 January 2007 mean tha all newly constructed dwelling for which planning permission was applied for on or after January 1st, 2007 – must have an Energy Rating cert. It is unlikely that properties that only had planning applications in January would be ready to be...
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Introduction to Building Energy Ratings – BER

October 2, 2007
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From 1 January 2009 all existing buildings, when offered for sale or letting, will require a BER  Currently Building Energy Ratingsare only required  for new dwellings constructed or offered for sale, for which the planning application was submitted from 1 January 2007 and which are substantially completed by 30 June 2008. . What is a...
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