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General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: August 19, 2019, 02:47:17 PM »
Clarshack - just going through this process at the minute. Bought a site last year, and plans passed back in March, and currently have plans with a number of builders for pricing.
Material prices have increased significantly (even in the last year) - insulation certainly impacted by raw material shortage. GBP rate not helping the material prices, as raw material souring from outside UK. Added to that is the demand for good tradespeople in Greater Dublin, leading to a relative shortage in NI.
Our design isnt the traditional square build (less than 2,500sq ft though), but the architect was estimating a "live-in" price of somewhere between £90 - £100 per sq ft for a good finish, albeit that rate is dependent on what you spend on kitchens, bathrooms, landscaping etc.
To be honest I'm expecting builders prices + a slight uplift on some of their PC sums, to come in around  £110 per sq ft.

Architect and associated Fees, Electricity connection etc could easily add another £5 - £8 per sq ft to that, depending on how rural & complex the site is. We got an NIE quote of £10k for connection, but have spoken to people in more rural locations paying £15k - £18k.

I recently got my connection completed and as you have stated being in a rural area, my quote from NIE was actually over £10k.    However I was able to go another company who carried out the majority of the work.  They put up the poles and new transformer and laid the cable to my meter box.  I donít think many people factor this cost in when budgeting for a new build, certainly I hadnít considered it would cost me as much. 
I think this is a fairly new thing but they are definitely worth a call for a quote if nothing else.  I saved about 20% on my NIE quote, and found them very helpful throughout.
Here is a link to their site.

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: March 24, 2010, 05:36:12 PM »
Right folks a wee social event for the diary:

More Power to Your Elbow are appearing in Slaughtneil Hall on Easter Monday (5th April).
Opening act is Mickey Coleman.

Doors open at 8.30.
Tickets (£10) can be bought from any committee member, An Carn or The Dugout.

Just had a chat with him this morning there.  He was staying in Walsh's Hotel in Maghera last night.  He wanted an ice bath prepared for him last night as soon as he arrived. Decent enough spud, fair play to him for what he's doing.

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: June 12, 2009, 11:35:14 AM »
here, what did you think o the shenanigans at last years county final?

Disgrace, werent it............the bannings, not your behaviour i mean

these bloody slaughtneil wans on here, ye can never get them to chat about it

"can o worms opened, hears the "robbies" coming; grabs coat, leaves room"

What can i say without bringing the whole thing up again. Yes bannings were way over the top, glad we got them lifted in the end.  But the thing that annoys me more than anything is that at the minute all over the county there are incidents happening week in/week out and none of the same sanctions are being dished out. Two broken jaws last week apparently, we'll see how that fairs out.  But i don't wanna bring up all that stuff again or Max will have a heart attack.

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: June 12, 2009, 09:43:07 AM »
Right folks, sorry about my first post being one to advertise sumit but here goes.

Slaughtneil are running a Texas Hold'em Poker Night tonight in Brackagh Hall (two miles up the fivemilestraight from the glenshane on the left hand side).

Its a £50 freezeout with the first prize a Ticket for the Paddy Power Irish Winter Festival (worth about £1500).

Game starts at 8.30.

Light Supper will be provided.  Proceeds in aid of our two feile teams who are going to play in the all ireland competitions in a couple of weeks.


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