About mybuild.ie

Independent advice from John Corless – the leading expert in building practices in Ireland.

Don’t know who to turn to for an honest and independent opinion on your building project? Your search is over.

You have met or heard John Corless at Selfbuild shows around the country; now get the benefit of his expertise and experience specifically on your plans.

Options include:

  • E-Mail Telephone advice (Preferred Option)
  • Site Visits

What’s available:

  • Advice on House or Extension type and design
  • Location on site
  • House orientation
  • Choosing a designer
  • Choosing a design
  • Masonry or Timber Frame or some other building form?
  • Roofing
  • Windows and doors
  • U-Value
  • Air Tightness
  • Heating systems
  • Insulation
  • Room layout
  • Finishes
  • Energy saving
  • Cost management
  • Quality checks
  • Confidential reliable service from someone you can trust

From concept to completion – advice all along the way from someone you can trust.

Very reasonable fees.

An honest opinion from and independent source. No vested interest. On your side. Saving you money.

No need to build three houses to get it right. Future-proofing your home.


“We met John Corless after an entertaining and informative seminar at the Self Build Show in Cork. The advice he gave us was invaluable. He saved us thousands of euro.”  – Jim & Noreen McCarthy, Munster.

“Plain speaking. No vested interest. What more can you ask for?” – Paul, Co Antrim.

“It is refreshing to find someone who isn’t trying to talk-up something. John gives clear advice which is very easy to follow. We had our plans completely redrawn after meeting him and we see now the disastrous path we were following with our first set of plans.” – Lisa and Ciaran, Leinster.

“John pointed out a number of issues with our plans which we were able to rectify before building. We rearranged doors and moved walls and our home is very comfortable and serviceable now and once he pointed them out, we saw the mistakes we were going to make. Thanks so much to John.” – Karen and Martin Gallagher, Ulster.

“We had no idea about building and John provided invaluable advice and we contacted him a few times during the process and we found his advice really useful. It changed a job we were dreading into a fun experience.” – Sharon B., Dublin.