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  • July 30, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

Meeting our Manufacturers One of the best things about my job is meeting our manufacturers but over the last year or so that has become impossible. However, I couldn’t let another year go without meeting them, even if it is virtually. Daniel and Andrea from LND took the time to chat with me about LND […]

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  • Exterior Lighting, external lighting
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  • July 18, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

Who knew that I could write a whole post on plastering?! Well, little did I know the importance of plastering and the skill of a plasterer until the first time I saw the imperfections that show up under the light. I will never forget the lesson as it was one of my first residential design […]

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  • Lighting, Lighting Design, Monica Duggan, plastering, Residential Lighting
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  • July 4, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

Plumbing first fix is choosing where your water, waste, and heating system pipes go. In order to do this, you need to know where your toilets, sinks, showers, dishwasher, washing machines, underfloor heating, etc will eventually be situated in your house. It involves pre-planning and we thought we’d pre-planned! You know that feeling when you […]

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  • first fix, Lighting Design, Lighting Designers, Monica Duggan, Newsletter, plumbing, Renovation, selfbuild, willie duggan
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  • June 20, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

Last week I spoke about switching so that this week I could move onto first fix without tripping over myself. I can’t seem to get away from the electrics these days 😉 Some might not know what is involved in the first fix. Well in simple terms, it is when the electrician first starts to […]

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  • Deconstructing, electrician, first fix, Lighting Design, Monica Duggan, new build, renovate, Self build, willie duggan, wiring
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  • June 6, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

Lighting is clearly a major part of my life so I knew I’d have quite a lot to talk about when it came to this part of my blog. I struggled with where to start when discussing the subject, do I delve into the first fix electrics or take a step back and talk about […]

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  • Blog Post, Deconstructing, decorative lighting, Lighting, lighting controls, Lighting Design, Lighting Designers, lighting switches, Monica Duggan, Power of Switching, scene setting, Self Build Newsletter, switching, willie duggan
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  • June 1, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

When lighting what some might call was your ‘standard’ home, people tend to believe that there is no need to pay for the services of a lighting designer. However, and of course, we tend to differ! So what value do we bring to a standard home that warrants paying for the service of a lighting […]

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  • downlights, Electrics, Floor Plan, functional lighting, Home renovation, kitchen, Kitchen Design, Lighting Design, lighting designer, Lighting Plan, lighting tips, Monica Duggan, mood lighting, newbuild, Renovation, selfbuild, willie duggan
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