One-off houses cheapest to build

Building a one-off house on a greenfield site in the countryside remains the most cost effective way to build a house, says the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI).

In this article we cover:

  • Why new builds in the countryside are cheapest
  • RIAI member’s view on how to encourage more renovations and high density housing
  • New report showing how ROI is one of the dearest places to build in Europe
  • How much inflation is added to build costs in 2022


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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