Here is a fairly accurate breakdown of the costs of the build in 2005
Five bedroomed dormer bungalow 2200 square feet floor area, Detached Garage. 3 Ensuites
Initial house build cost - (excluding garage, finished floors , tiling, kitchen, landscaping ) = €126k
Garage - about €11k
Site prep plus rough landscaping and water and electricity connection fees , legal fees and engineers fees - brings the cost to about €148k.
Outdoors: tarmac drive, kerbing, lawns, trees, front wall and block paved patio cost another 20k €
The fitted kitchen , fitted wardrobes , flooring , tiling, painting, sanitary ware and the solid fuel range bought the total finished price to approx €202 k
We had a rough budget for everything - and most were exceeded a bit - but the biggest areas of "overspend" or under budgeting were the tiling and the site clearance and landscaping.
Some other rough cost breakdowns:
Blocks - €4.5k
Foundation materials - house and garage €9k
Plastering - inside and out incl materials - €14k
Concrete floor screed €1200
Labour for laying floor screed (ground floor only) €1k
Windows and external doors - €6600
Sanitary ware and showers and shower pump - €4200 ( 1 bathroom + 3 ensuites and 1 cloakroom)
Waste treatment plant €3200
Electrics - €5k
Plumbing €9k includes oil boiler and rads and all heating etc - excludes showers and sanitary ware.
Labour for foundation + walls + roof = €32k (garage included)
Tarmac Drive €8000 (it's big)
Total for other materials not mentioned above - i.e all 1st fix timber , slates, stairs , guttering, insulation drains - approx €26k