In north Dublin, this family home with an ‘A okay’ BER rating is on the market for €650,000

31 Dooroge Woods in Ballyboughal offers some 175 square metres of living space

Building energy rating, or BER, certifictions for new homes were introduced as compulsory about 14 years ago, so most people buying a new home since then know the comfort of an A-rated, energy efficient residence that is draught free and low cost to heat.

No surprise then that new builds are in such high demand. Take this substantial four-bedroom, detached home in north Co Dublin as a prime example.

Recently listed for sale with REA ...