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  1. For the kitchen I never included the price of the appliances or worktops. Its up to yourself what you want to pay there. I found getting prices off 3-4 different people when it came to each job, tiles, kitchen, etc and putting them off each other help put the price down. The lowest kitchen price compared to the highest price had £10,000 of savings. You could cut the price of the house way down by going for lower specs. I'm not saying my house is the top end, its the way I want it to be. I hope all goes well for you.
  2. Sorry Gavin about taking so long to get back, in the process of setting up the internet in the house. I see what I can pull out here when it comes to cost 1) can you remember the cost for the septic tank and the utility connections? £2100 or £3000 for the septic tank that may include or may not include reed beds I have to find the receipt to confirm sorry about that 2) how much was the solar panels and the underfloor heating? The plumbing came just over £13000 thats underfloor, bathroom, etc. The solar panels cost £2450 which I applied for a grant with and got an extra £400 off so total £20
  3. The cost is excluding VAT as you claim it back at the end of the build or the contractor does not charge vat I got the site for under £90,000 so all in it did cost around £248,000 for site and building cost. I will admit that I did not purchase the site out right and did need help from the mortgage company to purchase the site and then build. This did prove problems as all mortgage companies would not offer the mortgage unless I owned the site outright. I found my mortgage through a brokers. My experience was excellent with this one but not sure how other would fair out. Found me what I nee
  4. Its been awhile since I’ve been on. Going through a lot of post. Just to see if any catch my eye. Just about to get the completion certificate for my own house. I have kept a close eye on my building cost the full way through it. Hope this helps. 2 story house 2500 Square feet 4 bedrooms 3 receptions Block house Dash finish All interior completed in solid oak doors, skirting, etc Solid oak staircase Under floor heating Solar panels Completed to what I consider a high standard throughout This included drawing up a set of plans and all associated costs that go with submitting them
  5. Sorry Belfast Boy I did not put in all which was included in the heating system. I've listed them below. Wood pellet stove Installation of wood pellet stove Solar Assisted Air Heating with integrated HRV and hot water £10987.00 Underfloor Heating
  6. Sorry folks that I have taken some time to get back. Was busy sorting out stuff. Got plans and contracts signed for site all this past week. I’ve decided that the heat recovery system would not be the option for me. I do not like trying out something that I can not find out enough about and has not been proven that its worth it. Also I was made to believe that you did not need any other type of heating system which I couldn’t be further from the truth. I sent in for a quote and the top deal would cost £30,000 something which I would not have in my back pocket. If you want more details of the
  7. Thanks for all the replies. Lock and load I know that the building inspector will have the final say but it wont stop me from trying. I’ll be looking into the styrene backed plasterboard and I was always going to insulate the ass out of the house. Good suggestions thanks. Goldbug9999 Inflation has not got that bad yet and if it does it might be cheaper to use it for toilet roll, would be more efficient. Thanks Aptid Still trying to figure out is a ground source the cheapest way by the time you put in the cost of installation, equipment and the cost of your electric bill being doubled. Ov
  8. I am trying to be as efficient and energy saving as possible when building my house. I am looking for suggestions or experience of heating systems that people have came across and which have been good. I am looking under floor heating but do I go down the line of geothermal, solar panels, a combination of both or do these have hidden problems with them. Can anyone give me the best solution to this problem. Thanks
  9. Yes I would be, the Banbridge side of Lurgan but I still commute to Belfast for work. Will take me just over 40mins but I'm happy with that not adding on much more time than I'm already doing. Also I get to share lifts with a friend so makes the journey that bit easier. I know 40mins is not everyones cup of time but I enjoy it. Gives me time to wake up. Yes site was cheap compared to other areas.
  10. Have been off this site for a few months because it wouldn’t let me log in. Changed email and added 35 to user name to sort this tonight. Just to say I’ve bought and happy with everything. I did not go for a house or new build because I still think they are over priced so I bought a piece of land and all in I should have my own 2 storey detached house for around £223,000 and this is done to high spec. I will agree its been a bit of a process getting this up and going but things looking good and far better value for money than buying an already built one today. This is if all goes well. I know
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