8 episodes

Built Around You is an informative podcast presented by Kieran McCarthy, an engineer, home builder, RTE TV Presenter and columnist with the Irish Examiner. 
Kieran's mission is to help guide people through their home building journey. If you are baffled by how complex and stressful it seems to be to build or renovate a house then this is the podcast for you! Kieran demystifies home building by advising self building guests in a simple and down to earth manner and sharing his vast knowledge and 25 years of building expertise. 
The podcast will feature Kieran interviewing and advising couples setting-off on their home build/renovation journey where the relatable stories and Kieran’s straightforward and professional advice will provide invaluable content for the home building/improvement audience. The podcast will also feature regular Q&A's with Kieran as he answers listeners questions.

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Built Around You Kieran McCarthy

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Built Around You is an informative podcast presented by Kieran McCarthy, an engineer, home builder, RTE TV Presenter and columnist with the Irish Examiner. 
Kieran's mission is to help guide people through their home building journey. If you are baffled by how complex and stressful it seems to be to build or renovate a house then this is the podcast for you! Kieran demystifies home building by advising self building guests in a simple and down to earth manner and sharing his vast knowledge and 25 years of building expertise. 
The podcast will feature Kieran interviewing and advising couples setting-off on their home build/renovation journey where the relatable stories and Kieran’s straightforward and professional advice will provide invaluable content for the home building/improvement audience. The podcast will also feature regular Q&A's with Kieran as he answers listeners questions.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    EP8: How to prevent condensation in an old house

    EP8: How to prevent condensation in an old house

    Kieran answers questions from Andy Burke who bought an old house near Kanturk in North Cork. The house suffers from condensation and lack of insulation. Kieran details what the causes of the issues are as well as a series of remedial measures 
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    • 45 min
    EP7: Moving into a Cheap Irish Home in Dingle in January!

    EP7: Moving into a Cheap Irish Home in Dingle in January!

    Kieran interviews Judith Hendrickson from New York who took possession of a derelict farmhouse in in Ventry outside of Dingle Co. Kerry, in January just before the first Covid Lockdown and renovated it whilst living there
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    • 36 min
    EP6: What is the cheapest way to build a house?

    EP6: What is the cheapest way to build a house?

    Kieran answers questions form his instagram following (@kierankmc) on the topic of external house frame design. He outlines what the cheapest frame type and also an interesting question on what frame he would use to build his dream home if money was no object
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    • 30 min
    EP5: How does a BER Expert deep retrofit his period home?

    EP5: How does a BER Expert deep retrofit his period home?

    Kieran meets with Cork BER Assessor Stephen McGovern. Stephen recounts how he renovated his house in Cork City as the Deep Retrofit grant scheme was in its infancy. He shares the trial and tribulations of his renovation journey as well as mistakes he made, what he learned and some of his expert energy saving, insulation and airtightness tips.
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    • 31 min
    EP4: How to INSULATE your home

    EP4: How to INSULATE your home

    Kieran answers a variety of questions on the topic of home insulation from followers of @kierankmc on Instagram.
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    • 20 min
    EP3; 'My House-Swap Self-Build' with Sharon Holland

    EP3; 'My House-Swap Self-Build' with Sharon Holland

    Hear Kieran's interview with Sharon Holland. Sharon and her husband Ger appeared on season 3 of Cheap Irish Homes on RTE1 where they shared the story of how they renovated their beautiful Georgian Farmhouse in Ladysbridge in East Cork, Ireland.
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    • 36 min

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