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Timber frame houses

  • 06-04-2022 9:43pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4 Jax4

    Has anyone recently built a timber frame house through manufacturers with a catalogue of a series of houses.

    Looking at a company in Moycullen in Galway with design plans that can be customised, and the catalogue features prices which seem very reasonable.

    Anyone use this or a similar supplier?



  • Registered Users Posts: 717 ✭✭✭ macvin

    Remember you need a plot of land and connection to services. Connections can be 10k+.

    Also driveway, gates, fencing.

    I had a look. Prices are ok. Not cheap, not expensive and they seem to have built a fair few houses.

    The savings come from you choosing a pre-designed model so you gain from economies of scale and you also benefit from a fixed price.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Jax4

    Thanks macvin.

    It does seem that even taking into account the plot and connection charges, that it is still alot more economical than other building options. I know the designs are quite limited, even though you can adapt them I think. Will definitely consider it, just hesitant as there doesn't seem to be much talk about them... is there a catch?

    Have you come across any other pre-design model companies?

  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 43,832 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler


    Will you get planning? Will you get a mortgage? Will they comply with statutory building regulations and who will certify this? What about house insurance? Have you costed everything else such as services etc?

  • Registered Users Posts: 32 olddognotricks

    Following this as we also looked at moycullen company and another in mayo.

    Biggest problem on the second crowd was finance-was told would get mortgage but different story when I made enquiries.

  • Registered Users Posts: 84 ✭✭ Calvin001

    watched a repeat of a tv show, DIY SOS last night. They built one very quickly, 10 days i think. very reasonably priced too I believe, you could say next to nothing. Give Baz ashmawy a call 😁😁

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