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Guesstimate To Rennovate In Ni ?

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Hi

I am looking at a property for my mum who wants to move back to Ireland from Spain but it is a big renovation / refurb job....

Is there any sort of per m2 way to guesstimate at a cost ?

Alternatively anyone care to PM me and i will send on the details and you could guesstimate how much it might cost to rennovate?

thanks

weebobby

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Ive just refurbed a 2 bed bungalow,skimmed all walls and ceilings,new kit and bathroom,new lino and cord carpet,did all work myself except plastering and had my mate whos a sparks to connect the shower fuse box to the board at £2.5k,its the labour charges that kill,lucky im multi trade, and the bungallow is only 30 yrs old,so no damp/roof/electric problems!! what type/style/age is it and I can give you a guesstimate for you or the trades to refurb

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Hi there

i cant PM you - maybe as your a newbie>?

thanks for the reply - much appreciated.
She has been out in Spain since late 90s but wants to return to UK somewhere she can afford.
She will prob get about 120k£ for her Spanish house
I was looking at this property:
164.00 Square Metres according to the LPS website
i know a house is like a mind field but its really just to get a very rough idea as i have never done a refurb job before
Cheers
Weebobby
Edited by getdoon_weebobby

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You could be spending a lot of money just to have the roof done, I see there are two flat roof bays which can collect water. You are probably blowing the last post's budget just to get a scaffold access up there. Then it all requires replastering/ insulating/ new windows etc etc. A full refit. New CH & electrics. Damp proofing. Any structural issues.It won't be much less than building a new one from scratch.Thought about buying a plot of land instead?

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We fully renovated a three storey Victorian house about 8 years ago, mid terrace in a slightly better condition. Had a small extension added to fill in the side return. Replastered, rewired, dampproofed, new windows, new plumbing, decorating, mid range kitchen and bathroom. Total cost was approx £85k. That didn't include reroofing as that had been done before we bought it. Hope that helps! These houses can be money pits. Also consider the 3 storey aspect, it's a lot of stairs up to the top, I wouldn't recommend it for someone in retirement.

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thanks all.

be good to hear from le grand fromage !!??

interestingly two people have quoted past experience of similar jobs costing 85k and 87k on 3 story houses

so can see it being more than i envisaged and hence why i asked the question !!

will prob look to something smaller/more sensible for her

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I would stay well clear, even with a full refurb that house will be cold to live in. Unless you plan to use it only in the summer it would be cold, those houses are probabaly red brick with NO insulation or cavity wall. If you really want that house go there and look at it with a local builder and ask for a quote. That said life is too short not to take a chance now and again and there is good demand in the area for property to rent.

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