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House Extension Costs

Back in 2014 we sampled thousands of home builder’s quotes from our OnlineTradesmen.ie service to determine accurate home extension costs for property owners across the country. That survey revealed a national average home extension cost of €981 per square metre. As expected, actual extension build costs varied across particular counties and regions. To get an accurate Home Extension Cost for your home please get a House Extension Quote Here from our Network of Qualified Builders.

In 2014 Property owners in Dublin and surrounding counties paid a premium for their house extensions coming in at an average of €1,069 per square metre. This no doubt was a result of higher build costs and higher salaries in the Dublin region and included towns close to Dublin in the counties of Kildare, Wicklow and Meath. Meanwhile property owners in rural areas paid up to 15% less for home extensions, with an average build cost of €908 per square metre.

So how do Home Extension Costs compare in 2016?

It would be expected that in an expanding economy, house extension costs would increase and this has proven to be the case. However, once again it very much depends on where you live.

Analysis of home extension quotes from Irish house builders on the OnlineTradesmen.ie service in the second half of 2015 shows that the national average home extension cost has increased to €1,020 per sq meter. This represents a 4% increase from 2014 prices.

Much of this rise has been again been fuelled by Dublin with the average home extension cost in 2016 now standing at € 1,133 per sq m. This represents an increase in the capital of just over 6% from 2014 levels.

In rural areas outside our main cities, prices increased more modestly at € 943 per Sq m (€100 per sq ft) or over 3.5% from 2014 levels.

Based on these figures it is now 21% more expensive in Dublin to build an extension compared to rural county locations.

So in a nutshell, if you are looking to extend your home this year the grid below shows you all you need to know about building an extension costs in 2016:

 

House Extension Location*

   Cost Per Sq/M Ex VAT**     

Dublin City* 1,133
Cork City* 1,068
Limerick City* 1,049
Galway City* 1,064
Leinster - Rural 927
Munster - Rural 915
Connacht - Rural 987

* Includes surrounding commuter belt areas. For Dublin it includes East Kildare, North Wicklow and South Meath.

**Prices quoted exclude VAT and are for a builders finish only (plasterboard & floors).

To get an accurate House Extension Cost for your home please get a Home Extension Quote Here from our Qualified Network of Builders.

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Comments

Question regarding costs of extension after the covid 19 outbreak. Would it be wise to wait 6 months or so and see if costs come down due to suspected recession.I am looking to get kitchen extended but am thinking of holding out for bit in order to get lower quote
4/14/2020 8:26:28 PM | Reply

@Karol dunne: Hi Karol, I'd be happy to offer you a quote that would be very reasonable. Recession or not.

5/15/2020 10:16:08 PM | Reply

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