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How much does it cost to build a house?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by multilingual, May 16, 2007.

  1. multilingual

    multilingual UKBF Regular Free Member

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    A plot of land has come up for sale near to me with outline planning permission for a single 4 bedroom dwelling with garage.

    Does anyone have a ball park figure of how much it would cost to build a house on that plot from start to finish?

    I know its not easy, but a rough idea would be great.

    I am talking about a clean plot, so there is no need to clear the site first, but we would need all the usual stuff like vehicle access rights, electric, gas, etc.

    Thanks :)

    JB
  2. estwig

    estwig UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Our quantity surveyors have just finished preparing a quote for a three bedroom house, with garage we are hoping to build for a client. Very basic spec, it is an end of terrace, so already got a house beside it. Decorated with heating, kitchen and bathroom, basically ready to move in.

    £110,000.00 inc VAT

    So add a bit more for your extra bedroom.

    Hope this helps.

    EDIT

    Thinking about it, recken you will be looking at about, £150,000.00 ish.
  3. multilingual

    multilingual UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Thanks for that :)

    The plot is up for £90k, and if it will cost about £130k to build it, then overall outlay will be in the region of £220k.

    That sort of house would not fetch much more than £210k in Lincoln anyway, so that looks like the end of that idea ;)

    Looks like the build cost is too much to make it work.

    JB
  4. estwig

    estwig UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Those prices are to pay a builder to take care of the whole project for you, manage it yourself and save a fortune.
  5. sirearl

    sirearl UKBF Regular Free Member

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    our build cost for a 2 bedroom bungalow is £60,000 build time 13 weeks
  6. Steve Cool

    Steve Cool UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Me and my mate, a house builder, were discussing this the other week. He said his last 3 bed detached house with integral garage had a bricks, mortor, timber, windows and slate cost of £35,000, ie a watertight shell. Add to this plumbing, 'lectrics, finishing and all labour. Yep about another £65,000.
    Then the land........???

    Cheers

    Steve
  7. An Oasis

    An Oasis UKBF Regular Full Member

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    There was a self build (kit) on grand designs. Very nice 4 bed, no expense spared for 110K. A mate was looking into a similar project estimated at 160K built + land

    Lots of kit houses available, which is probably the easiest route.
  8. welshnoonoo

    welshnoonoo UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Was that including the price of the builder & project managed?
  9. An Oasis

    An Oasis UKBF Regular Full Member

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    From memory, er... I think the couple did the majority of the work and used specialists for areas that they did not want to cover. No idea how many years ago it was filmed. First shown 18? months ago, so 2 - 3 years old?
  10. An Oasis

    An Oasis UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Good point K

    Have you ever done one of this kit builds? Look interesting, always fancied having a dabble, if I could find the right spot, oh and then manage to get permission.
  11. zibulsky

    zibulsky UKBF Regular Free Member

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    i was looking at this same question and was told if you budget about £900 per square meter of floor space, that will only give you standard fixtures and fittings hi spec finishes budget more
  12. Travelling Sam

    Travelling Sam UKBF Regular Free Member

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  13. estwig

    estwig UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Yes they do look like fun to build, but no never done one.

    You are right about the planning, think a lot of these kit houses are European and our planners don't like the style. You need to find somewhere really isolated to put one up.
  14. gmyorks

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    Just been looking at a 2 bed semi bunglow, thats is fire damaged, has no roof, outside walls still standing.
    needs full renovation similar bungalows on the market for £135

    Any have any idea of the renovaton costs..?

    its up for sale at the min at £65K.