Friday, September 25, 2009


Today we officially become a 24 hour service with the Online Enquiry Form. Actually it's not a form yet but a note on the simple information we need to come and "Help Your House". For those of you who cant get to a phone between 9 and 6 during the working week and do all their real business on a keyboard in the wee hours you can use email! In true user friendly and simple style all you have to do is follow the 6 steps on the left and bingo!! Sleep at last for you knowing that you have taken action on that house problem that has stressed you out all those years! Anthony

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Wherever you are in the Republic of Ireland Help My House can get you the sound advice for a fixed price you thought you'd never get! Perhaps you've had many tradesmen giving free but not independent advice. We provide Independent but not free advice. As this advice represents the forerunner of a larger construction spend typically we recommend you prioritize independence. All our architects operate under the RIAI Professional Code of Conduct which prohibits them from taking any inducement (payment) from contractors. Ahhhhhhhhhh....more peace of mind! Call us on 01 6683519.

Monday, September 14, 2009


I can confirm that we now have full national coverage! If you are in Crumlin or Connemara, Cavan or Kanturk at last...Help is at hand! Ivory towers are being abandoned at a rate of knots and an essential link is being established between people in need (or should I say Houses in need) and a body of willing expertise. The Press release is going out today and here it is:

Launch of Help My

A new nationwide service for homeowners, providing reliable expert advice on house defects and related issues, for a fixed fee, will be launched on Thursday 17 September.

Homeowners have to be careful with their budgets these days, so if they think their house needs some building or repair work, they’ve got to be sure about the scale of the problem before they call in the professionals – and potentially start paying out big money!

That’s where Help My comes in – for a fixed fee-, an experienced and reliable architect will call to a client’s house to examine and assess the problem. He or she will provide a written list on what to do next.

In one simple visit, all the questions about whether a job will be big or small (or not needed at all) will be answered or further diagnosis will be recommended.

The fee for a visit from the Help My House team is fixed at just €150 in most urban areas and €200 elsewhere. VAT and expenses are included in those figures, so there are no hidden charges.

Advice is available in every county in the country, and all Area Architects are members of the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland), so homeowners can be sure that the advice given is unbiaised and reliable.

Help My – Smart advice for a fixed price.
More details on the Web:

Extra information
Help My has been set up by Dublin-based architect Anthony Brabazon, whose aim is to provide homeowners with simple, yet reliable, advice on building or repair works in the home.
Anthony was motivated to set up the Help My House service on hearing yet another story of an old-age pensioner who was ripped off by bogus “professionals” offering to “fix” a perfectly adequate roof.
In Anthony’s experience, many people just don’t know where to start when they discover problems in their houses, and so, before they make a decision which could cost hundreds, or thousands, of euro, they can now get fast, dependable advice from a professional – and for a fixed fee.

Contact details
Anthony Brabazon is available for media enquiries:
Phone – 01 6683519
Mobile – 087 9795454
Email –

Thursday, September 10, 2009


"Is that crack serious?"
"Why is my wall damp?"
"My roof is leaking, what should I do?"
"Where can I get smart advice?"
"Do I need planning permission for my extension?"
"My shared garden wall is collapsing, what do I do?"
"My windows are rotting, what are my options?"
"My house is freezing and ice forms on the inside of the windows"
"Black treacle is leaking through my wall"
"What are those black dots on my bathroom ceiling"
"I smell mushrooms in my back room"
"My building is protected, can I do anything?"
...and the list goes on!

Help My House is here to help with independent expert advice and clear "next step" directions. There is no shortage of people advertising building products and services so it is best seeing us as a helpful "Diagnostic Service" which can for a fixed price give you a site visit, advice and report on next steps.

The Help My House Area Architect in your locality is a fully qualified architect member of the RIAI and has developed a wide experience in understanding how houses of different eras were constructed. Like a Building Detective they can examine the issues and give you the information you need for the next step.

Here's the simple Six Step Approach...


1. Ring us on 01 668 3519 or e-mail and we will contact you.
2. We will note the outline of the defects and concerns you have regarding your house and we will advise who your local Area Architect is.
3. The Area Architect will contact you within 48 hours and arrange a suitable time to visit the house.
4. The issues are inspected and discussed on site during the site visit of approximately one hour.
5. The Area Architect issues you with a bullet point list outlining the next step.
6. The fee is paid directly to the Area Architect who provides the service either before or at the conclusion of the visit. Payment terms and method are agreed when appointment is set.


€150 for urban areas where the Area Architect is located (e.g. Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Dundalk etc.).
€200 for all other areas.
All cost include VAT (at 23%) and travel.


£150 for urban areas where the Area Architect is located (e.g. Belfast, Irvinestown).
£200 for all other areas.
All cost include VAT (at 20%) and travel.