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Clueless....Demolition & Self Build

  • 09-10-2021 8:51pm
    Registered Users Posts: 203 ✭✭ SunnySundays

    Hi, I'm looking at a potential demolition of a derelict cottage and build my own house on the site. Ideally 3 bed with a small office,nothing overly fancy.

    Genuinely haven't a clue where to start, could anyone give me a run down of the full process from planning, design, demolition,construction etc. including the professionals I need and likely costs etc.

    Thank you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 203 ✭✭ SunnySundays

    Bump! Anyone at all?

    Even a starting point would be very helpful.

  • Registered Users Posts: 661 ✭✭✭ starbaby2003

    Hi, I’m not a professional but for our renovations we engaged an architect first off. You would probably need a QS too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,621 ✭✭✭ malinheader

    Definitely need some sort of plan, lots of different equations here.To name a few How well you want to insulate, heating, quality of foundations, ground quality and what part of country will have a big factor.

    The way materials are going at the moment it's not going to be cheap.

  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 43,413 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler

    To get you started you will need either an architect, engineer or technician. Ask about locally for recommendations or have a look at your local council's website for online planning applications in the general area and see who the most popular agents are.

    You can get a firm that will supply all services to you including engineers and QS or you can engage them individually.