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Re: building a house
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2019, 05:01:57 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2019, 11:10:49 AM »
Has anyone ever bought houseplans online or is it best to go through a local architect?

Assume it is more expensive to go local?

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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2019, 11:21:57 AM »
Has anyone ever bought houseplans online or is it best to go through a local architect?

Assume it is more expensive to go local?

dunno, But I know my self build mortgage required the architect to sign off on each stage of the build, not sure how thatd work if you bought them online

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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2019, 01:37:11 PM »
Has anyone ever bought houseplans online or is it best to go through a local architect?

Assume it is more expensive to go local?

I pulled a set of plans from the internet and passed them to an architect friend to draw up. Don't do it. I have been back through planning twice as what I had used didn't suit the site, my advise would be to get a good architect with experience of the specific type of build you are looking for.

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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2019, 06:09:45 PM »
Anyone a rough idea of solicitor price to sell a site? Got a quote and it seems high given the value of the site.
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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2019, 10:14:54 PM »
Anyone a rough idea of solicitor price to sell a site? Got a quote and it seems high given the value of the site.

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Re: building a house
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2019, 05:52:15 PM »
I am currently looking at drawing up plans.
I was just wondering what the going rate is per sq foot? I am looking to sort out our budget and take it from there. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have been thinking about a 2500sq ft traditional square build.

I know this can all depend on spec and design etc but any help would be greatly appreciated!

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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2019, 03:14:25 PM »
I am currently looking at drawing up plans.
I was just wondering what the going rate is per sq foot? I am looking to sort out our budget and take it from there. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have been thinking about a 2500sq ft traditional square build.

I know this can all depend on spec and design etc but any help would be greatly appreciated!

Anyone have an idea on the current rate per square foot? have heard the cost of some materials such as insulation have went sky high.
am looking to build in East Tyrone area and would be a traditional square build as well.

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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2019, 03:41:05 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.

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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2019, 03:55:22 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.

For years it was always priced around £50 - £60 sq foot but as you say things changed a lot over the last decade...Not sure about them rates but you're probably not for away in fairness. Trades men are (good ones) are getting harder to get. there are so many gobshites out there it's not even funny calling themselves tradesmen
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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2019, 04:23:26 PM »
Those rates would be estimated contractor managed build Illdecide - as opposed to true "self-build", which would defintely be cheaper (but seriously time consuming!).
Its not an exaggeration to say the material prices for your housebuild package overall have probably increased by 15% - 20% since the Brexit vote in 2016!

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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2019, 08:59:00 AM »
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.

Thanks, does that price per sq ft include the cost of your site?

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Re: building a house
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2019, 12:03:37 PM »
You going with block built or timber frame?

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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2019, 12:06:17 PM »
Afraid not Clarshack - site was separate.
To be honest I've been chatting to a few QS's over the past few months, and without them seeing plans etc they are quoting £90 - £100 off the top of their head. That is for walk in, fully contracted build - to good finish i.e. high level insulated, MVHR, u/floor heating, external landscaping etc.
They were all arguing the same factors: material price increases, labour shortages & rates increases.

If you are considering a build the only way to truly know, is to get the plans drawn up and get builders to price. You'll get anecdotal rate guidance like my estimates here, but every build and site are different.

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Re: building a house
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2019, 12:31:02 PM »
You going with block built or timber frame?

was thinking of timber frame.