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Self build cost cutting tips needed Northern Ireland

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
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  • oc75oc75 Forumite
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    Thanks Motoroguy some great advice there. Did you appoint a contractor? if so, can you recommend any. We are building between Armagh & Dungannon. We have just got prices in and they have all came in at £90-£100sq ft and that isn't even a complete finish. Only downstairs flooring and 1 bathroom finished, with only a £10k allowance for kitchen.
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    oc75 wrote: »
    Thanks Motoroguy some great advice there. Did you appoint a contractor? if so, can you recommend any. We are building between Armagh & Dungannon. We have just got prices in and they have all came in at £90-£100sq ft and that isn't even a complete finish. Only downstairs flooring and 1 bathroom finished, with only a £10k allowance for kitchen.

    The contractor we used has subsequently went out of business. Its a shame as he was exceptionally good. :(

    He was from Markethill too so would have been ideal.
  • oc75oc75 Forumite
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    damn:(:(!! and thank you for responding.
  • oc75oc75 Forumite
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    What sort of spec was yours finished to? We have a budget of around 280k but doesn't have to be finished for that, a bedroom with en suite and kitchen is all we need to be completed, the rest can be done anytime!


    Hi Cluelessselfbuilder - we are now at the stage you were at last year. How have you got on with your costs? our costs have come in at £100 sq/ft and that is excluding quite a bit of flooring and only allowing £10k for kitchen. Can you recommend any contractor to do the whole package?
  • oc75oc75 Forumite
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    Is Victoria Plumbing in Lurgan that is recommended above no longer open? can't find it!
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    oc75 wrote: »
    Is Victoria Plumbing in Lurgan that is recommended above no longer open? can't find it!

    They now trade under the catchy name "Plumbing Supplies Lurgan"

    http://www.plumbingsupplieslurgan.com/

    They've a showroom upstairs and the plumbing supplies bit is downstairs. If you need assistance when you're there try to get talking to Jim, the owner.
  • oc75oc75 Forumite
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    Ahh many thanks.

    They must've had yo change name as there looks to be a large online supplier with the old name
  • Hi, Anyone any updates on building a house at the minute? Currently have mine started with external/internal walls 50% complete & finalising prices for roof.


    Interested in hearing anyone else in the same position.
  • Hey guys,

    With regards to building a new home, we've found that Haldane Fisher are absolutely brilliant.
    Several branches across Northern Ireland and servicing parts of the UK too.

    They have a section on their website specifically for self build, plus bathrooms, kitchens, and general Building supplies.

    Search Haldane-Fisher on Google.
    Sorry I can't post a link to their site in here. Best of luck!
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    sounds like an advert for that company
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