This is the Frequently Asked Questions section of iDevelop where you get a chance to browse through the questions below and hopefully find the answers you're looking for.
If for any reason you can't find the answer to your question below, feel free to contact us directly and we will be happy to help you out.
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iDevelop.ie brings together all the information you will need to help you manage your Self-build project from acquiring a site, planning and budgeting through to the build process.
We can give you information on different building techniques and available technologies, helping you make better informed decisions as well as providing you with design ideas along the way to give you some inspiration.
We also can put you in touch with qualified tradesmen and suppliers in your area or around Ireland who can help you to get the finished house you are looking for in your build project.
Finally, we can help you find the products you need, we provide up-to-date information on the different products/technologies available at each stage of the build process to help you find the perfect solution for you. We also list product suppliers so once you have found what you need you can easily find out where as well.
iDevelop.ie helps you to get in contact with your customers, our innovative categorisation model allows you to list your business across a more specific range of searchs - this helps the Self-builder to find the business they need but also means your business will appear to customers who actually are looking for your business rather than a generic search result list.
If you choose to use one of our Advertising packages you will have access to features such as Google mapping - meaning you will appear in geographic searches, you can upload images of previous work to further promote your business and you will be included in the lists of businesses which can be contacted using our 'Get a Quote' forms, to name but a few of the extra features available to you.
We have an extensive database of information relating to the products/technologies you may/will use during your Self-build project.
You can navigate through our iProducts database in 3 ways:
- You can type in the search term you are looking for and we will return you a list of products which relate to this term - the key features/terms that we will match include:
- Product/Brand Name: If you know the name of the product you are looking for then type it in and we will take you straight to the relevant information for this product(s).
- Type of Product: e.g. Boiler, perhaps you want to compare a range of products, get the information you need and see which one fits your particular needs.
- Product Usage: It may be for a particular application e.g Wall Insulation as opposed to Floor Insulation.
- Manufacturer: Perhaps you know who makes it but you can't remember the name, we can help.
- Construction Stages: Following the Building Process from iBuild - we break down our product information into the appropriate stages of construction, you can see the products you need to order and the technologies available for you to use.
- Navigate through our A → Z list of products and brands.
No matter which approach you use you will find detailed product information, guide pricing and a list of suppliers for you to use.
iBuild contains all the information you will need to manage/plan your build project whether it is a New Build, Attic Conversion, Extension, Renovation or a Retrofit.
We cover all the prep work you need to do before the project begins from finance and legal information through to acquiring a site and any planning requirements that you need to take into consideration.
We also provide you with a management system for each of our iBuild project types, this will help you to manage the build from start to finish in terms of budgeting and planning, tracking expenditure and work progress.
Finally, in each section, we take you through the steps of that proposed build project, giving hints and tips on what to look out for but primarily we will try to guide you to through the build process so that you can feel confident dealing with your contractor or even enable you to manage the project yourself.
iFinance not only gives you independent information on the financial options you have to fund your build project, as well as calculators to help you cost the project to give you a realistic estimate of the expense involved.
We also provide information and advice on any legal issues you may need to take into consideration such as land ownership, rights of access, building regulations, site insurance, etc.
iHome is about your "Home" - your house may already be built but we can give you all the information you need to get the level of comfort and style you need to make your house the home you want.
We can also help before the build process commences, giving you information on some of the decisions you need to take into consideration to let you get the function/finish you need e.g. Home Security, Home Cinema, Home office, etc.
Just as iHome is about your home, iGarden is about the garden. Here you can access gardening tips, planting how-to's, as well as guides on how to create features in your garden e.g. decking, fencing, water features, etc.
You will also have access to product information from our iProducts section covering plants, tools, garden equipment and accessories. we also have linked in information to help you contact gardening professionals to help with any projects you are planning to undertake.
iDesign is all about ideas and inspiration, check through our case studies/features to see design examples covering all areas of your home from Building/Architectural features, Extensions and Attic Conversions to the latest Interior Design ideas and Exterior landscaping.
We have monthly features, where you can see different design ideas and their practical application. Get information on the products used and if you want you can contact the tradesmen/suppliers/professionals involved in bringing these feature projects to fruition.
iEnergy gives you all the information on products and installations that will make your home a more energy efficient building. This section will be of particular interest to those concerned with achieving a high BER rating. In it, BER rating is explained and guidelines are given on how to achieve a certain rating.
Energy efficient products are described in detail. This section will be a valuable reference, in particular, to those who are involved in newbuild and retrofit projects.
Running and life-cycle costs are also discussed and we provide invaluable tips on how to save energy, and consequently money, when it comes to heating and powering your home.
My Info is your own little bit of iDevelop.ie, upload your own hints and tips, share information on your building project, post photos/videos to let us see how it is going. You can also ask questions of your fellow iDevelopers in our forum.
Registering with My Info means we can tailor search results to your location and put you in contact with tradesmen and suppliers in your locality first before expanding results if necessary.
Something to sell? Then just post it on our iClassifieds section - fill out our online form, giving information about the item, upload image(s) if you like and it will appear in our iClassified section for 30 days.
You can enter your contact details to allow any buyers to contact you directly or if you are registered with My-I then we can direct any queries/requests through My-I to make life that little bit easier.
Please note that any items deemed not to be in line with the terms and conditions of our website will be removed without warning and no refunds will be processed.