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Extension - are we dreaming?

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 83 ✭✭Keepan Eye


    I HEARD the young chap Bannon and the QS say about €100 sq ft. Building a house using a builder. Dunno is that cubic or square foot. Maybe get an architect to do plans at your budget first. Could be a good investment. If you need steel reinforcement and drains advice and support wall advice that could be worth spending a few bob on professional advice.. Mind you brick laying is a tough job to get right doing it yourself. But I'd say you'd get a nice extension for that price.
    Have a look at that TV programme on Sunday night 9.30pm.RTE Get some ideas from it. An architectural technician or quantity surveyor might be cheaper than architect. But maybe a plan drawn by a good architect would be best and get her/him to pop over to vet your foundations, drains , blocks. Then you will need a professional electrician to sign off or actually do your electrics, and probably a plumber for the piping. Remember the Insurance crowd will use any excuse to not pay out should your work be deemed to be the fault if any mis-hap floods etc occur. But best of luck and hopefully someone who has done a job such as you plan will give you a steer.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 83 ✭✭Keepan Eye


    You probably get a lot of Builders posting back to you. Get an idea from an independent Quantity Surveyor, Architect or Architectural Technician. I bought and installed my own kitchen via B&Q. Better than what my mate got from a builder. For Insurance you are going to need an ELECTRICIAN as she has to sign off far as I know. And a plumber as Insurer will use any excuse not to pay out should you have a flood. Just use some of your money for a good set of plans ...Least then you can see who is posting What; price wise.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 IPHONEMAN


    Hi,
    Looking to get my conservatory (rouhly 2.3m x 4.6m) converted to a room (glass front with perspex roof & solid walls on 3 sides) I was planning to wait a couple of years but it has started to leak so I guess I need to bite the bullet...
    Ideally i'd like the room a bit bigger (around 4m x 4.6m), is it possible to extend the existing structure? does anyone have any experience of what a job like this will cost?

    Do I need to get planning permission for this?

    TIA


  • Registered Users Posts: 33 JosieMc


    I'm looking for a rough price to build an extension 40 square meters, I would like it to include a small utility room and a shower. The kitchen/dining is 23.5 x 10 at the minute so would be adding onto this and somehow fitting in the utility and shower room..in an ideal world :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,183 ✭✭✭jobless


    got a quote for a 55 sqr metre extension from an architect for 100-120k.... does this sound expensive to people?...


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  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,450 ✭✭✭✭antodeco


    Looking to get a double side extension on the house, roughly 580 sq foot/54sq metres.

    Rough idea on construction cost? Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,183 ✭✭✭jobless


    antodeco wrote: »
    Looking to get a double side extension on the house, roughly 580 sq foot/54sq metres.

    Rough idea on construction cost? Thanks

    we've been getting prices from 1300 - 2000/per sq metre ... roughly same size extension....
    very hard to know who is best to go with considering all the different prices were getting


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,450 ✭✭✭✭antodeco


    jobless wrote: »
    we've been getting prices from 1300 - 2000/per sq metre ... roughly same size extension....
    very hard to know who is best to go with considering all the different prices were getting

    Was yours ground floor of 55sq m, or both floors for 55sq m? My downstairs would just be 55sq m, so assuming the price of 1300-2000 per sq m, I'd have to double it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,761 ✭✭✭✭galwaytt


    antodeco wrote: »
    Was yours ground floor of 55sq m, or both floors for 55sq m? My downstairs would just be 55sq m, so assuming the price of 1300-2000 per sq m, I'd have to double it?

    If more than one floor, and each floor is 55sq m, then yes, double it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 387 ✭✭boardie100


    antodeco wrote: »
    Was yours ground floor of 55sq m, or both floors for 55sq m? My downstairs would just be 55sq m, so assuming the price of 1300-2000 per sq m, I'd have to double it?

    single floor.... although we had hoped to put one bedroom on an upper level....

    not sure about doubling it for a two storey.... You should get some architects out to find out.... a lot dont charge for a quick call out


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,561 ✭✭✭quad_red


    Hi folks,

    Looking for advice. Our house (fifteen years old, we have it for two) has the kitchen currently in a roughly 3x3m 'extension' that is half the width of the house. Looking to 'square' the back of the house off by extending the other side.

    Rough dimensions are 9 meters squared. Want to bring the kitchen back into the body of the house and have this extended area as a living area with a large window/windows onto the garden.

    Inspired by the 'wall of light' concepts from TV shows (thanks grand designs). To reduce cost was thinking of a large central window of amount 3 meters with French doors either side.

    Anyone done anything like this before?

    Any advice on costs?

    Cheers
    Quad


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 10,140 Mod ✭✭✭✭BryanF


    quad_red wrote: »
    Hi folks,

    Looking for advice. Our house (fifteen years old, we have it for two) has the kitchen currently in a roughly 3x3m 'extension' that is half the width of the house. Looking to 'square' the back of the house off by extending the other side.

    Rough dimensions are 9 meters squared. Want to bring the kitchen back into the body of the house and have this extended area as a living area with a large window/windows onto the garden.

    Inspired by the 'wall of light' concepts from TV shows (thanks grand designs). To reduce cost was thinking of a large central window of amount 3 meters with French doors either side.

    Anyone done anything like this before?

    Any advice on costs?

    Cheers
    Quad
    Depending on structure, style, existing house, works required : 15/50k


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 21,648 Mod ✭✭✭✭helimachoptor


    just a general query,

    Likely to complete the process of buying a house in the next few weeks.

    Its 115 sq meters, we are going to convert the garage which should get us to about 135 sq meters.


    We'll likely extend but probably not for at least 5 years.

    What type of costs are we looking at (in todays money) for a 2 storey extension

    Lets say we want to extension to be 80 sq meters leave furnishings etc out for the moment

    Design, build, electrics, plumbing, windows/doors, ballpark figure?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,647 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    just a general query,

    Likely to complete the process of buying a house in the next few weeks.

    Its 115 sq meters, we are going to convert the garage which should get us to about 135 sq meters.


    We'll likely extend but probably not for at least 5 years.

    What type of costs are we looking at (in todays money) for a 2 storey extension

    Lets say we want to extension to be 80 sq meters leave furnishings etc out for the moment

    Design, build, electrics, plumbing, windows/doors, ballpark figure?

    80-100k.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20 places


    is 12.000 a good price for a 15 x 15 extension ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,820 ✭✭✭893bet


    places wrote: »
    is 12.000 a good price for a 15 x 15 extension ?

    An unbelievable one. Be careful!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20 places


    how much would it cost ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,547 ✭✭✭✭Poor Uncle Tom


    Very recent 16 x 13 extension €22,000


  • Registered Users Posts: 337 ✭✭Petermc83


    Long time viewer of the thread and first time poster..

    Thinking of extending the kitchen/living room space. Single story - 39m2..
    What sort of budget price should I be looking at?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,647 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    Petermc83 wrote: »
    Long time viewer of the thread and first time poster..

    Thinking of extending the kitchen/living room space. Single story - 39m2..
    What sort of budget price should I be looking at?

    45k - 50k ish


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  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,450 ✭✭✭✭antodeco


    Rough cost for a double extension, 55sq m single story, so 110sq m in total?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,647 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    antodeco wrote: »
    Rough cost for a double extension, 55sq m single story, so 110sq m in total?

    Just the build cost or inclusive of planning and building control assigned Certifier fees?

    I usually say €1200-€1500 per square meter in Dublin depending on finish but I seen prices today for a friends ground floor extension and first floor extension over an existing ground floor extension coming in at €1000 per Sq. M with a decent spec finish, sanitary ware included, bathroom tiles, led spots, 100mm insulated board throughout.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,862 ✭✭✭RobAMerc


    I've been quoted for 5 *5 sq meter hip roof extn for 15k
    does this sound a bit cheap ?
    the guy says it will be building reg compliant and certified, does this sound right ?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,647 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    RobAMerc wrote: »
    I've been quoted for 5 *5 sq meter hip roof extn for 15k
    does this sound a bit cheap ?
    the guy says it will be building reg compliant and certified, does this sound right ?

    Sounds slightly cheap to me. Depends on location also.
    Is it a cash job? Is the builder a registered builder?

    What is the build up that he will,use to meet the building regulations?
    Floor insulation, wall section details, roof insulation etc?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,183 ✭✭✭jobless


    kceire wrote: »
    Just the build cost or inclusive of planning and building control assigned Certifier fees?

    I usually say €1200-€1500 per square meter in Dublin depending on finish but I seen prices today for a friends ground floor extension and first floor extension over an existing ground floor extension coming in at €1000 per Sq. M with a decent spec finish, sanitary ware included, bathroom tiles, led spots, 100mm insulated board throughout.

    1000 seems very cheap based on quotes we've been getting in Wicklow.... did he use an architect ?...


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,647 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    jobless wrote: »
    1000 seems very cheap based on quotes we've been getting in Wicklow.... did he use an architect ?...

    A technician lodged the planning and helped work out the spec got the quotes.
    Consulting Engineer is now running the job on site and designing any structural elements and certifying the project.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,183 ✭✭✭jobless


    kceire wrote: »
    A technician lodged the planning and helped work out the spec got the quotes.
    Consulting Engineer is now running the job on site and designing any structural elements and certifying the project.

    whereabouts is the job being done?.... we're being quoted minimum 1400.... we're planning on something just below that size and have decided to use an architect.... would a technician be a better option?.. whats the difference?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,647 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo


    jobless wrote: »
    whereabouts is the job being done?.... we're being quoted minimum 1400.... we're planning on something just below that size and have decided to use an architect.... would a technician be a better option?.. whats the difference?

    North Dublin.

    Makes no different who you use, it's the spec that the builder prices to suit you and building regulations. Tell your architect your mad budget and design to it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,862 ✭✭✭RobAMerc


    kceire wrote: »
    Sounds slightly cheap to me. Depends on location also.
    Is it a cash job? Is the builder a registered builder?

    What is the build up that he will,use to meet the building regulations?
    Floor insulation, wall section details, roof insulation etc?

    I imagine it to be a cash job. He says it will be built to regs with proper cetification too


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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 10,140 Mod ✭✭✭✭BryanF


    RobAMerc wrote: »
    I imagine it to be a cash job. He says it will be built to regs with proper cetification too

    We obey the law on this forum thanks


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