2019 Cost of construction update from the RIAI

The RIAI has produced its latest report on the cost of construction in Ireland. Here you can download a copy of that report from our Shop https://pmnarchitecture.ie/shop/ or directly from this link https://pmnarchitecture.ie/product/riai-cost-guide-2019/

Using the Guidelines

On reading the document, you will notice there are exclusions from the basic construction cost, such as VAT, fees and charges, as well as site specific construction costs and atypical client requirements.

A good rule-of-thumb, to account for the majority of standard peripheral (or ‘soft’ costs), is to add 40% to the basic construction cost as noted in the guideline. This would account for typical VAT, professional fees, and charges to local authority, planning costs etc. It does not include for abnormal site or client costs, which are not applicable to the average project, but may be to some.

Whilst this information may be useful to you in assessing the broad scope of an appropriate budget without expert input, any construction project will need professional help from the outset, in order to establish a realistic budget.

You can find more information on that process, from me, here where explain how and why you should commission a Needs and Options Review.

THANK YOU FOR READING OUR BLOG POST ON RIAI CONSUMER GUIDELINES ON CONSTRUCTION COSTS

I would love to hear your comments on the costs information and if you have any questions post them in the comments below and I will get back to you. Thank you for reading my blog on this issue and do share it using the buttons opposite!

If you would like to speak with an architect please feel free to Contact Us

Also you can leave a comment or question below.

Ask The Expert!

You are invited to post your questions on this topic in the comment section at the end of the page and we will advise you as best we can….

LEED Gold Office Building Design

LEED Gold Office Design LEED Gold Office design was a central topic at the recent 'Delivering Commercial NZEB' conference in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, hosted by the Technical University of Dublin. It is apparent that low-energy office buildings are becoming the norm in the...

The evolution of a model of an architectural design

MODEL MAKING AS AN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TOOL Why do architects make models? Because it is fun! From making Lego as a kid to building castles, dens, forts, treehouses, this was the kind of thing I have always enjoyed doing. Now I get to do it for real with buildings -...

A Code of Conduct for clients & contractors

A 'code of conduct' for clients and contractors What is a code of conduct? There is an explicit Code of Conduct for Architects, which governs our behaviour, and if we do not adhere to it, we can lose our Registration and be prevented from practicing as architects. But...

How to plan for developing your site in Cork

How to plan for developing your site in Cork for small infill developments. There is huge site development planning potential locked up in under-developed sites in all over Cork city. With the huge pressure to get houses built, there is a great opportunity for those...

13 things to budget for when planning your house build

These are 13 things to budget for when planning your house build. The single most important thing to do if you want your house build to go as smoothly as possible, is get a realistic budget in place before you start designing. A budget is not what you want to spend,...

Cork Architects selected for 2018 CAA Annual Exhibition

Cork Architects selected for 2018 CAA Annual Exhibition The Jury of the Cork Architectural Association met on Friday 7th September and reviewed the submissions from Cork Architectural practices entered for the upcoming Cork Architectural Association 2018 Exhibition....

Culture Night Clonmel architecture talk

Passive House Architecture Talk in Clonmel The PassivHaus architecture Company is delighted to be asked by Tipperary County Museum to talk to the people of Tipperary on Passive House Architecture. We will be focusing on the RIAI Award winning Quirke's Pharmacy...