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Re: building a house
« Reply #120 on: March 29, 2021, 10:20:56 PM »
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its not a basement we're doing but a retaining wall between us and neighbours as there is a 2m height difference. then building off the retaining wall for a new structure with cavity wall.

I've had three different builders/blocklayers tell me three different ways they would do it. I however think none of them actually have a clue what they are talking about

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« Reply #121 on: April 20, 2021, 10:49:55 AM »
have a question on claiming vat back on a new build in the north. is the cut off point for buying and claiming vat on materials the date when you get the building control certificate? or can you buy paving stones and kerbs etc after that date but as long as the claim is submitted within 3 months of receiving the completion certificate?

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« Reply #122 on: April 20, 2021, 12:49:03 PM »
The building control cert is only one of several documents you can use as evidence in the North
You Can also use rates cert or a letter from your bank or building society
You can make 1 claim 3 months after the date of the document you are using as evidence
See page 14 on this PDF - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/828064/VAT431NB_form_and_notes.pdf

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Re: building a house
« Reply #123 on: April 20, 2021, 01:28:30 PM »
have a question on claiming vat back on a new build in the north. is the cut off point for buying and claiming vat on materials the date when you get the building control certificate? or can you buy paving stones and kerbs etc after that date but as long as the claim is submitted within 3 months of receiving the completion certificate?

How much did you end up paying per sqf?
We have a 2900sqf 2 storey with the planning department at the minute and would like to have an idea of what's coming.

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« Reply #124 on: April 20, 2021, 01:43:11 PM »
have a question on claiming vat back on a new build in the north. is the cut off point for buying and claiming vat on materials the date when you get the building control certificate? or can you buy paving stones and kerbs etc after that date but as long as the claim is submitted within 3 months of receiving the completion certificate?

How much did you end up paying per sqf?
We have a 2900sqf 2 storey with the planning department at the minute and would like to have an idea of what's coming.

£95 - £100 for a high standard of finish, outside work on top of that.

Not what you want to hear but building materials prices are going through the roof at the minute.

As an example - 1m3 of 35/40N concrete was £59-60 a year ago - you could pay £70 plus now.

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Re: building a house
« Reply #125 on: April 20, 2021, 01:53:01 PM »
have a question on claiming vat back on a new build in the north. is the cut off point for buying and claiming vat on materials the date when you get the building control certificate? or can you buy paving stones and kerbs etc after that date but as long as the claim is submitted within 3 months of receiving the completion certificate?

How much did you end up paying per sqf?
We have a 2900sqf 2 storey with the planning department at the minute and would like to have an idea of what's coming.

£95 - £100 for a high standard of finish, outside work on top of that.

Not what you want to hear but building materials prices are going through the roof at the minute.

As an example - 1m3 of 35/40N concrete was £59-60 a year ago - you could pay £70 plus now.

Wood up serious price at min as well.
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« Reply #126 on: April 20, 2021, 02:30:08 PM »
have a question on claiming vat back on a new build in the north. is the cut off point for buying and claiming vat on materials the date when you get the building control certificate? or can you buy paving stones and kerbs etc after that date but as long as the claim is submitted within 3 months of receiving the completion certificate?

How much did you end up paying per sqf?
We have a 2900sqf 2 storey with the planning department at the minute and would like to have an idea of what's coming.

Believe it or not we built a 2700sqf (2 storey) in 2020 for £65 per sqf in Tyrone area, and that's it painted, tiled and wooden flooring etc and I think it's a decent finish. This also included electric (£3k) and water connections but didn't include any other fees such as architect's. Expect to pay 20%+ extra in 2021 however.

Should add that we Project Managed this ourselves and the best thing we ever did was get a QS to do up costings and this meant we didn't go over budget as too many people lose the run of themselves when building a house.

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Re: building a house
« Reply #127 on: April 20, 2021, 02:47:05 PM »
The building control cert is only one of several documents you can use as evidence in the North
You Can also use rates cert or a letter from your bank or building society
You can make 1 claim 3 months after the date of the document you are using as evidence
See page 14 on this PDF - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/828064/VAT431NB_form_and_notes.pdf

Thanks for this link.

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« Reply #128 on: April 20, 2021, 03:13:38 PM »
Clarshack how much of that £65 psf did you have the labour carried out on by yourself?

A finished house - landscaped / driveways etc will cost much closer to £100 psf

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« Reply #129 on: April 20, 2021, 04:21:04 PM »
Clarshack how much of that £65 psf did you have the labour carried out on by yourself?

A finished house - landscaped / driveways etc will cost much closer to £100 psf

Didn't do any labour myself. There's just gravel on the driveway and no landscaping done so i'd say you could spend a fortune on that all right.
There's no fancy stonework either.
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« Reply #130 on: April 20, 2021, 08:40:30 PM »
For those of you who self built, and managed themselves - when sourcing building supplies did you price around at various suppliers or did you just go to 1 main supplier.  Our QS has done an itemised price guide for us, but various buliders, roofers etc say you need to price around.  Any advice would be helpful.

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« Reply #131 on: April 20, 2021, 09:58:19 PM »
Price round the big things, but in the main, used the one builders yard for everything else. You just wonít have time to price everything.
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« Reply #132 on: April 20, 2021, 10:47:30 PM »
You can get some local dry lining companies that come with their own strippers, and Iím not talking paint strippers
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« Reply #133 on: April 20, 2021, 11:03:58 PM »
You can get some local dry lining companies that come with their own strippers, and Iím not talking paint strippers

Watched the first video, didnt see the big deal.

Then I watched the rest of them....

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« Reply #134 on: April 20, 2021, 11:15:12 PM »
You can get some local dry lining companies that come with their own strippers, and Iím not talking paint strippers

Watched the first video, didnt see the big deal.

Then I watched the rest of them....

Mobile phones !!! Some of these guys are getting divorced and sacked!
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)