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23-08-2004, 12:39   #1
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Attic conversion rough estimate

The other half has gone and got herself pregnant again ,so I am thinking of getting the attic done anybody have one done lately...?I am in a 3 bed semi in Dublin.Thanks
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I am in a 3 bed semi in Dublin.Thanks
A friend got his done recently , again Dublin for €25K. That included a toilet and WHB in the attic, a more basic job could have been done for about 16K I think.

The company did a good job, and in roughly the time they said they would, if you go any further, I'll get their number for you
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Could you post their details ?

I got quoted €25k from attic conversions.ie for the most basic job - rip off.
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Sister and husband in Clane got a quote of 26k for a coversion.
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Jaysus.....25-26 grand for an Attic conversion!

Was thinking of getting it done with a sorta dormer style....can only imagine the cost
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Mine is in the process of being converted - 3 bed house in Cork

Conversion with full ensuite, three roof windows - no dormer - €16k all in to include bathroom ware, flooring & electrics. Had three quotes, two at €16k & one at €20k.

Really pleased with the quality of work
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Mine is in the process of being converted - 3 bed house in Cork

Conversion with full ensuite, three roof windows - no dormer - €16k all in to include bathroom ware, flooring & electrics. Had three quotes, two at €16k & one at €20k.

Really pleased with the quality of work

Thats good News I was planing to spend around the 16k mark,how long from start to finsh...?
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Depends on how many working - I have two guys working on mine. In fairness, they fitted me in amongst other jobs, so its dragging on a bit - they gave me a full week initially & are now working weekends. Nearly finished, so I'd say a total of two weeks full time would do it easily.

Just on the pricing point, the guys I have working for me do quite a bit of stuff for the family & are very open with their pricing. They showed me the net materials & labour list & they are basically making just over four grand between them for the job, cash in hand, so I'd be very wary of paying much more than 16k for the whole thing unless you were including dormer work etc...
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Having a dormer tends to provide a bit more usable standing space.

Put as much storage in the eaves as possible.

The top of the house can get quite hot in summer - much sure there is ventilation. Possibly have the door at the bottom of the stairs to prevent all the heat going upstairs in winter.

Make sure the roof is properly insulated, with a vapour barrier.
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Sorry to Jump in on this one but are you allowed convert the attics in apartment blocks?
There's a lot of beams up there, so just wondering.

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Mine is in the process of being converted - 3 bed house in Cork

Conversion with full ensuite, three roof windows - no dormer - €16k all in to include bathroom ware, flooring & electrics. Had three quotes, two at €16k & one at €20k.

Really pleased with the quality of work
Is this city or county Do you mean a normal 3-bed semi ? Did they have to change the A-Beams ? End of questions ... :-)
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Sorry to Jump in on this one but are you allowed convert the attics in apartment blocks?
Your lease / title documents are likely to forbid it.
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Mine is in the process of being converted - 3 bed house in Cork

Conversion with full ensuite, three roof windows - no dormer - €16k all in to include bathroom ware, flooring & electrics. Had three quotes, two at €16k & one at €20k.

Really pleased with the quality of work
Im living in cork and am thinking of getting a 3 bed house attic converted. Can you give me their details please? They sound pretty good..
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The other half has gone and got herself pregnant again ,so I am thinking of getting the attic done anybody have one done lately...?I am in a 3 bed semi in Dublin.Thanks
Hi
Do you know it will only be a store room when you are finished (that is if you are selling later)I did my own and am over the moon with it but if I was selling tomorrow it would be sold as a 3 bedroom with a store room can you put a double dog leg stairs over the existing stairs if you can go for it it will save space if you want to see 1 I can show you mine Sandyford area.
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Do you know it will only be a store room when you are finished (that is if you are selling later)I did my own and am over the moon with it but if I was selling tomorrow it would be sold as a 3 bedroom with a store room can you put a double dog leg stairs over the existing stairs if you can go for it it will save space if you want to see 1 I can show you mine Sandyford area.
Thanks for the offer but this thread was started 4 years ago and I am sitting in my Attic now.
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