Thursday, October 17, 2013


Anthony Brabazon, founder of Help My House, welcomes the budget announcement of 
The home renovation tax incentive (HRI) scheme which will run for the next two years and give a tax credit of 13.5 per cent on money spent on renovations between €5,000 up to a maximum of €30,000. Projects above this value will also benefit from tax relief on first €30,000.
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said during his budget speech that qualifying work would include work such as window-fitting, plumbing, tiling and plastering.
Anthony said that such an incentive should prove the necessary encouragement to homeowners to "get that job done" but advises that architectural advice, as offered by Help My House nationwide, is invaluable in spending such money wisely. "We have sadly seen too many examples of people starting construction works with a rush of blood to the head only to be left in tears at the end due to the absence of professional advice". He adds "It's nice to see tax compliant builders being supported after years of being undercut by the black market". More information on the scheme is available at

Monday, March 4, 2013


Hi Anthony,

I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know we followed up on your diagnosis and advice re attic insulation and bathroom dry lining and damp problems. Your recommended contractor (name with Anthony) finished the work just over a week ago and we are already reaping the benefits. I have to say we couldn't be more satisfied with his work. We found him to be extremely honest, hard-working, conscientious and neat (not something you find with most builders!).  We can't recommend him highly enough and, in fact, we will be employing him for further work in the future.

Thank you, Anthony, for your invaluable advice which I have no doubt saved us money in the long run by pointing us in the right direction.  We are very happy with the results.

Kind regards,

Dublin 12 client