Gerry Gleeson Dream Homes (GGDH) offers a service that is both professional and independent of contractors. We are a one-stop solution from initial design through all intermediate stages to the final certification of the completed works. Clients may opt to avail of all or part of our services.


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Planning Permission


GGDH Planning Permission service includes

  • Consulting with the client on their specific requirements
  • Preparing preliminary  Architecturedrawings
  • Preparation/submittal of budget estimates
  • Preparation of final drawings
  • Lodging of planning application


Building Drawings


This involves the expansion of the Planning Permission drawings through the development of detailed construction drawings.
Building drawings will

  • Ensure building details comply with relevant building regulations
  • Ensure all contractors are pricing on a similar basis
  • Provide adequate information so as to minimize claims from contractors due to on-site holdups
  • Ensure fewer site variations due to lack of information on drawings


Tender Process


If the circumstances require a tender process, contract documents will be issued to a number of contractors.

The tender process provides for

  • Agreed contract
  • Defined contract conditions
  • Competitive prices


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Periodic inspections are undertaken with a view to providing a Certificate of Compliance with Planning Permission / Building Regulations at the substantial completion of the works.


Site Financial Control


Site financial control involves monitoring project costs, making recommendations on stage payments and variations, and agreement on the final account.

It does not include day to day monitoring of outlay.


Interior Finishes/Fit Out


While most people will prefer to deal with interior finishes/fit out personally, GGDH can assume responsibility for these items including wall/ceiling finishes, painting and wallpapering, tiling, coving, floor finishes (wooden, tiled and carpet), kitchen and bathroom fittings.


Site Works Finishes


Again, most people will prefer to look after site works finishes themselves. However, if required, GGDH can include such works in their remit e.g. footpaths / driveways, garden walls / gates, and landscaping.



Snag List


GGDH will provide a snag list for all building works carried out within the scope of their remit.



As part of all site inspections, GGDH provide a Certificate of Compliance with Planning Permission / Building Regulations.


Waste Water Treatment


GGDH provide a full wastewater treatment service from site assessment to installation and certification of the completed works.


Grant Application


GGDH will guide clients through the grant application process. For details of grants available to you please refer to the Citizens Advice


Project Management


GGDH will undertake the management of the complete project including design, planning, tender, and construction.


Why Self-Build?



Choosing to Self – Build your home means that you are in control and responsible for the full process. When you Self – Build your home, you are able to select your ideal location (planning restrictions apply), design your home to fit your needs, determine the size that it will be and the budget you have to make it happen. You can decide on the number and layout of rooms, the type of materials to be used and all other decisions which have to be made ensuring you achieve your dream home at the end of the process.

Working with you, we will make sure that your Self – Build home or building project is designed to match your dreams and within your budget. We can, if required organise and manage all aspects of the Self – Build process and we will coordinate all the different trades so that you can be sure that your home will be finished to the highest standard, at the most competitive price.


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