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24-03-2009, 23:23   #1
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Typical renovation costs

Hi,
Does anybody have an estimate as to what typical renovation costs would be to either
A) Completely gut and renovate a period home
B) Renovate without reducing house to a shell e.g replaster, paint, repair floor boards etc

Dublin 4 bed house 1600 - 2000 sq ft
New plumbing
Install central heating
Re-wire
New roof
New kitchen
New bathroom
New downstairs smaller bathroom
Re-plaster walls and roofs
Repair sunken floorboards
Repair period sash windows
New carpets
Knock down wall to make two rooms into one
Knock down wall in order to extend Georgian window into full length "French" door access to garden
Landscape garden

Any estimates, ball park ranges for above, average, per room cost etc.
I'm looking at rough calculation of an offer taking rough estimate of renovation into account.

Thanks in advance for any input.

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25-03-2009, 13:47   #2
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Hi,
Does anybody have an estimate as to what typical renovation costs would be to either
A) Completely gut and renovate a period home
B) Renovate without reducing house to a shell e.g replaster, paint, repair floor boards etc

Dublin 4 bed house 1600 - 2000 sq ft
New plumbing moved hot tank and gas boiler
Install central heating
Re-wire 1 room
New roof
New kitchen
New bathroom
New downstairs smaller bathroom
Re-plaster walls and roofs
Repair sunken floorboards
Repair period sash windows bought new ones for 4 of 6 windows
New carpets
Knock down wall to make two rooms into one
Knock down wall in order to extend Georgian window into full length "French" door access to garden
Landscape garden

Any estimates, ball park ranges for above, average, per room cost etc.
I'm looking at rough calculation of an offer taking rough estimate of renovation into account.

Thanks in advance for any input.

JA1
I bolded the work we did on a three bed period property which is about 1000 (I think) and it came in around 50,000 but we got astronmical quotes from Dublin builders at the time (8000 to knock wall between living and dining) and ended up using a builder friend from wicklow at weekends and labouring myself. Kitchen was top of the line and we sanded all floors. We still have a bit of work to do to bedrooms (No. 1 needs fited wardrobes, 2 & 3 untouched really) I would take into account the recession and the larger house with more work probably needed and estimate 80,000 to 100,000.
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25-03-2009, 13:53   #3
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Hi,
Any estimates, ball park ranges for above, average, per room cost etc.
I'm looking at rough calculation of an offer taking rough estimate of renovation into account.
ballpark minimum €100K
More likely €125-150K depending on finishes, and if any other works need to be done (And with renovating period houses - there's always unforeseen items)
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25-03-2009, 18:17   #4
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OP, you could end up spending anything from €100,000-500,000 depending on tastes.

Basic for some people is gold taps.
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25-03-2009, 18:27   #5
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ballpark minimum €100K
More likely €125-150K depending on finishes, and if any other works need to be done (And with renovating period houses - there's always unforeseen items)
Agreed - minimum - could easily be more
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25-03-2009, 18:36   #6
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I would cost it at €100,000 - €130,000, top finish but watching costs.
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25-03-2009, 19:06   #7
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I would cost it at €100,000 - €130,000, top finish but watching costs.
That looks like a gross under estimation Uncle Tom even in the current climate. The property is in Dublin not Tipperary.

OP you mention the house is a period house. Is it listed?? and if so you can add 15-25% on to the values given above.
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08-08-2009, 12:05   #8
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Budget 250k
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08-08-2009, 21:34   #9
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Insurance rebuild valuations are about 1500-2500 per sq m, your about 200 sq m so that's about 300,000 to 450,000 even nowadays the real bad news is that's plus vat!

Direct labour might trim that to 275k to 400k

A heads up for you, don't deny anyone the right to make money on the job, 50k or other estimates here are not what you listed, you get what you pay for.
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How much did it cost in the end
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