Household Guide

Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Introduced

The Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan, a new Government-backed mortgage for first-time buyers, will be available nationwide from local authorities from Thursday, 1 February 2018. The loan can be used both for new and second-hand properties, or to build your own home. In line with Central Bank rules, a person or couple can borrow up to 90% of the market value of the property. Under the loan, they can choose a fixed rate of 2%-2.25% interest for 25-30 years, so they [...]

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McDaids Bathroom Plumbing Tiles Launch 4D Virtual World “phygital” to engage Customer Experience in North-West

McDaids Bathroom Plumbing Tiles are launching Virtual World 4D Experience in our showroom in the next week or so . We are introducing Virtual Worlds 4D in our store a powerful technology-led consumer experience.Virtual Worlds 4D delivers a ground-breaking interactive virtual reality buying experience .This will offer our customers a chance to visualise & interact with their new bathroom before they buy.   A futuristic simulating headset is worn by the customer and places them centre stage in their designed space.The [...]

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350,000 households already availed of SEAI grants for home energy improvements

350,000 households already availed of SEAI grants for home energy improvements Posted on24 April 2017. Almost 350,000 homes have benefited from grants through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to make energy improvements in their homes. SEAI is urging homeowners to avail of their entitlement to the grants which cover about 30% of the average cost of the upgrade works, making their homes warmer and more energy efficient. The grants are awarded for upgrades like roof and wall insulation, heating [...]

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5 Tips For Choosing The Right Bathroom Tap

Which Tap Would Suit My Bathroom? Traditional Basin Mono Mixer Tap The overall look and functionality of your bathroom fittings and taps can have a major effect on the overall look of your bathroom. Whether you are designing your bathroom from scratch, replacing your old bathroom, or updating your existing bathroom with a new look, it is a good idea to think carefully about which type of bathroom taps are best for your requirements while keeping to your own style and taste. Here is [...]

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Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) Scheme Extended

Home Renovation Incentive Scheme The Home Renovation Incentive Scheme provides for tax relief for Homeowners and Landlords by way of an Income Tax Credit at 13.5% of qualifying expenditure on repair, renovation or improvement works carried out on a main home or rental property by qualifying Contractors. In September of last year, seeing the success of the measure, the Department of Finance announced the extension of the scheme for a further year until 31st December 2016. (more…)

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Types of Tiles

 Types of Tiles Tiles are manufactured from a variety of materials such as clay, metal, stone, terrazzo and quartz, each with its own characteristics. Two of the most commonly used are Ceramic and Porcelain but in this article we are going to give a comprehensive overview of most of the different types available at McDaids Bathroom Plumbing Tiles. (more…)

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Thinking About Taking Out Your Bath?

Installing a New Shower? Well, after years of talking about it, hours of complaining about our teenagers using the only En Suite in the house (Ours), its done!! We have finally managed to remove The Bath from our Bathroom and replace with a Brand New Shower Enclosure. Why??  I hear you cry!!  In the past The Bath was used for bathing the kids,  relaxing after a hard days work, washing hair over, soaking the feet.  We even had a very good [...]

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