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price on fixing up old house

  • 03-08-2023 4:05pm
    Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭

    Hi, So we recently went sale agreed on a house it needs some work, and after the survey was complete i was informed of what i would need to do, a good bit of work but nothing crazy mainly the roof. then i got a builder in and he gave me his quote, lets just say i got a bit of a fright, have a look, what do you reckon he seemed like he knew what he was on about and more or less said the surveyor didn't know what he was talking about which may be correct. see list below.

    Any suggestions on how to cut costs cheers.


    "prelims(skips, insurance, scaffold " 15000

    new roof to top of main house 6500

    new roof to back of extension area 7000

    new concrete floors

    "Break up existing to booth room, wk. and hall " 2,100.00 "

    Reduced level excavation 2,500.00 "

    Disposal - off site 3,250.00 "

    Make up level in base, compacted in 150mm layers " 1,100.00 "

    150 concrete ground floor slab 2,275.00 "

    Isolation joint/perimeter insulation  112.00

    A142 Mesh to slab 720.00

    150mm insulation 2,604.00 "

    Power floating  300.00

    Radon Barrier  960.00

    Radon sump and caps

    underfloor screed 1,995.00

    new bathroom downstairs 7000

    "take off all plasterboard on ceilings, strip all paper and reskim all downstsirs " 6500

    install wooden floor to downstairs 3000

    new skirting architrive doors downstair 3800

    full house rewire 16000

    new plumbing heat pump 22000

    grant deduction for heat pump -6500

    exteral insualtion 14000

    grant deduction for insulation -6000

    kitchen cost 6000

    painting and decoration 3500

    budget allowance total 115716

    vat 15621.66


    thanks for reading