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This week’s vital property news: Eircode has finally arrived

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

Daft Daft

THE BIG NEWS in the property world this week was the introduction of Eircode.

It is hoped that that new system will modernise the way the Irish postal service works.

There was also news of how new regulations on renting in Berlin had managed to bring about a decrease in rents.

The Big Movers

Ireland’s new crematorium 

It was announced this week that a new crematorium is set to be built in Dardistown Cemetery.

Construction will begin this month and is expected to be completed by next summer. The non-denominational facility will be open to people of all religions.

The new structure has been designed by A&D Wejchert & Partners Architects. It will be set back within a grove of trees and the areas within the building itself are to be enclosed within a high wall of weathered limestone.

crematorium The Glasnevin Trust The Glasnevin Trust


The past week has seen the launch of Ireland’s new post code system, Eircode. 

It means that now every address in the country will have its own seven-digit identification code. It is hoped that the system will give businesses and individuals a greater ability to locate properties.

However there have already been some teething problems with the new system, with some people finding searches for their properties returning incorrect results.

Under Construction

  • Irish Water this week revealed the number of individuals that have paid their water bills to date. 
  • A Dublin City Council official has said that it is the responsibility of everyone in the city to keep it clean.   

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  • The introduction last month of more stringent rules on landlords in Berlin has seen rents fall by more than 3%. 
  • The government has announced plans to spend money on a number of national monuments and historic properties – including fixing the roof of Kilmainham Gaol.  

Des Res

This week Business Insider took a look at one of the more interesting categories at the World Architecture Festival. The ‘Best Future Building’ takes a look at structures that are yet to be completed. Here is a selection of just a few of them:

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  • White Clouds by MORE & Poggi (Saintes, France)

  • Wembley Theatre by Flanagan Lawrence (London, UK)

  • Wellington College Performing Arts Centre by Studio Seilern Architects (England, UK)

  • Water Park by Aedas (Hong Kong)

  • Vommuli Eco Awareness Resort by WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design (Maldives)

Pics: World Architecture Festival

And Finally…

While you might not have terribly high ambitions for redesigning your house – what about your pet’s living area? This week US-based Pyramid Design Co. has shown the world their new ‘Puphaus’, a dog house inspired by modern architecture.

Read: This incredible glass house will be built into a cliff above the Aegean sea

Also: There’s a new waterfront development in Dublin city centre to lust after

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