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Bungalow build - planning

  • 19-10-2020 10:45pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 20 Hereford202


    Is it possible to build a bungalow to a fairly good standard for 240000ish in the south east? Have been enquiring about a mortgage but I think we would be better to get plans drawn up and planning application in first? A lot of the questions the banks ask when I enquire re build cost I dont know the answer yet. We have a site already.


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  • Subscribers Posts: 36,269 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Is it possible to build a bungalow to a fairly good standard for 240000ish in the south east? Have been enquiring about a mortgage but I think we would be better to get plans drawn up and planning application in first? A lot of the questions the banks ask when I enquire re build cost I dont know the answer yet. We have a site already.

    Yes it is.

    Clever design will give you the best result for your budget


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 Hereford202


    Ya, I've done rough sketches. Not looking for anything fancy, probably thinking an L shape to allow for a sitting room come dining room/kitchen. But otherwise fairly standard shaped rooms.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,524 ✭✭✭ muddle84


    Its all about size and specification. If you want a high spec then you might have to keep the footprint down and visa versa if you're happy with a lower spec house you could look at a larger footprint.

    The planning will determine what BER rating you will need so you will be governed by that to a point in terms of insulation. On average from my own experience and friends in the west of the country the average cost per square meter is around €1300 for middle of the range house so you would be looking at 180 to 190 spuare meters.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 10,101 Mod ✭✭✭✭ BryanF


    Muddle, when did build?


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,269 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    muddle84 wrote: »
    Its all about size and specification. If you want a high spec then you might have to keep the footprint down and visa versa if you're happy with a lower spec house you could look at a larger footprint.

    The planning will determine what BER rating you will need so you will be governed by that to a point in terms of insulation. On average from my own experience and friends in the west of the country the average cost per square meter is around €1300 for middle of the range house so you would be looking at 180 to 190 spuare meters.

    the bolded bit is incorrect

    your "level of insulation" is determined by the building regulations that are applicable at the time of construction, and are the same for everyone throughout the country.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,524 ✭✭✭ muddle84


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    the bolded bit is incorrect

    your "level of insulation" is determined by the building regulations that are applicable at the time of construction, and are the same for everyone throughout the country.

    My bad! I should have said the BER report determines what insulation, specs for windows doors etc you need to meet the building regs!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,524 ✭✭✭ muddle84


    BryanF wrote: »
    Muddle, when did build?

    I am currently building at the moment!


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 Hereford202


    Have prices gone up much? We're still in the planning stages. Unsure whether to build or buy. Although buying seems expensive too. What would a 3 bed bungalow be worth these days? South of the country.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,299 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Have prices gone up much? We're still in the planning stages. Unsure whether to build or buy. Although buying seems expensive too. What would a 3 bed bungalow be worth these days? South of the country.

    Prices yes.
    Insulation alone has gone up near 40% since last year.
    Labour, Savin pipes and timber have all shot up.


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