Ep70 – How much does it cost to build a house in Ireland?

DJ Ramsdale of DJ Build Estimations updates us on builds costs in Ireland at Selfbuild Extend & Renovate Live Limerick in January 2024. He covers:

  • How are projects costed for maximum accuracy?
  • How much is an average self-build costing nowadays, per sqm? For what type of house?
  • What is the most cost effective type of house to build? Size, shape, choice of building method for floor, walls roof, window, setc?
  • What are the typical budget busters?
  • Direct labour versus hiring a main contractor: what savings can you make?
  • Is it cheaper to build with timber frame or blocks?
  • Can you haggle with builder’s merchants?

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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