This service is provided nationwide
This service is provided nationwide

Tendering for builders


Tendering process Tendering or bidding for a project is a common practice among builders and contractors. The process for some can be daunting, awkward and time consuming. It is important that builders tender for projects that they can manage and are right for their company size. Over the years, tenders have become more complex. Larger…

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Choosing an Architect

The first step to any self-build project is securing an architect and getting plans drawn up. In our opinion it is one of the most important aspects of your project. Getting an architect that you can trust and can incorporate an idea onto paper within a budget is so important. Cost This is the point…

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Home is where the heart is


Whether you have a 7-bedroom mansion overlooking a lake, or a 2 bed tiny house on the edge of a secluded forest, your home is where your heart is. Often translated “Family is where the heart is”, the original proverb identifies that with where there is love and acceptance, is also your home. When someone decides to…

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DJ Build Estimations – Where it all began

self build, estimations, quantity surveying

On the anniversary month of DJ Build Estimations launching, the team decided to let you all know how and where it all began!   What do we do? DJ Build Estimations provides innovative and accurate Bills of Quantities without QS terminology. We operate within the construction sector both north and south of Ireland. Self-Builders, tradesmen,…

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Online Self Build Calculators


If you type self-build costs or self-build calculator into google, you will get pages of build cost tools to help. Some ask you for only 3 or 4 values or input criteria before it spits back out a figure. But can you count on this? Yes, there are other calculators that may go into more…

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Home Improvements

home improvement

Spring always seems to be the time of year where people decide to do some renovations or home improvements. There are lots of ways you can revamp your home. From updating your kitchen or bathroom, extensions to add more space, or improving on energy efficiency. Here we look at some of the main themes in…

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Shortages, Shortages, Shortages


Tradesmen shortages in the construction industry is becoming more and more apparent as the years go by. Bricklayers have dropped by 19% since 2009. Plumbers and Electricians have fallen by 10% since 2015. Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB, said: “Skills shortages are skyrocketing, and it begs the question: who will build the new…

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New Year, New Shows

year 2019

With every new year, there is always that moment where you look back and reflect on the year gone by. 2018 was a good year for DJ Build Estimations. We launched our new website, we streamlined the layout of our reports and focused on our customer base. As we enter 2019, we have decided to…

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Will Brexit affect cross border construction?


The uncertainty regarding Brexit is growing as we edge closer to the deadline in early 2019 as Grant Thornton points out. The main concerns in the construction industry are: • Material exports and imports • Skills shortages • Regulations • Tendering 64% of materials are currently imported from the European Union. The fluctuations in the…

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Tiny House Builds

Tiny House Build

Something that we have noticed lately, is the rise of Tiny House Builds. America and New Zealand seemed to have introduced the trend and it is slowly being introduced to the rest of the world. Most Tiny House Builds come with DIY instructions and are usually between 400 and 1000 square foot. The idea of…

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