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Panteira you sound like Fr Purcell in Heffs profile photo there 😀
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Originally posted by PanteirA PanteirA wrote:

Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Panteira you sound like Fr Purcell in Heffs profile photo there 😀
 LOL you can consider it payback then 

LOL  Yeah bit of a cross between Fr Noel Furlong and Father Fitzgerald here 😀
I would have said that description would fit The Scientist perfectly. 
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Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Originally posted by PanteirA PanteirA wrote:

Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Panteira you sound like Fr Purcell in Heffs profile photo there 😀
 LOL you can consider it payback then 

LOL  Yeah bit of a cross between Fr Noel Furlong and Father Fitzgerald here 😀
I would have said that description would fit The Scientist perfectly. 

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when you apply for planning permission for an extension how long does it last for??
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Originally posted by Sham157 Sham157 wrote:

Anyone changed to the air to heat system? 
The heating in my gaff has never worked properly (as babbs will testify to) so much so that the entire ground level rads never heat up. Not too much of an issue as most of the living is done on the second and third storey but Im toying now between selling up or doing up the place.
i'm a QS so i'll throw in my tuppence.

a fabric first approach is recommended before anyone considers installing a heat pump in their home. consider maximising insulation, see if you can improve air tightness and then look at the possibility of upgrading your windows and doors if needed. this is the best way to improve comfort in a home.

assuming you have the space, a quick win would be to pack the attic with as much insulation as you can (4 to 500mm of loft insulation would be ideal - considerably cheaper when bought from our brethen in the north), if you have them look at filling cavity walls with bead insulation which is not overally expensive. basically try and improve the thermal efficiency (heat leakage) of the home as much as you can before splashing out on a heat pump. windows and doors are the expensive part but worth looking into if your current windows are over 10 years old. my building is 15 years old with the seals in the double glazing having already failed - you can really feel the draft coming through the french doors. 

carrying out the above upgrades could potentially mean a smaller heat pump is required - saving you money on that front (given your home is a 3 storey you'll possibly be looking at a 12kw or larger heat pump - these babys are not cheap).

put it another way, a large % of the above outlay would be offset by the saving made in needing a smaller heat pump. another plus is you'll have a much more comfortable home to live in compared to a home where you didn't carry out the upgrades and opted for a larger heat pump. another benefit is you'll have a cheaper electricity bill as homes which are better insulated naturally lose heat at a slower rate which results in less work for the heat pump to do.

word of warning with heat pumps btw. because the water runs at a lower temperature larger rads may be required (extra surface area is needed to heat the room to the same level). something to bear in mind.

another warning. sizing the heat pump is crucial. too large and the heat pump will switch on and off all the time which will reduce its lifecycle significantly. too small and the bloody thing will be on non-stop driving the electricity bill through the roof. be sure whoever sizes and installs it has a track record in doing so.


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Originally posted by JUICEBOMB JUICEBOMB wrote:

when you apply for planning permission for an extension how long does it last for??
normally 5 years i.e. the works need to be finished within 5 years.


Edited by colemanY2K - 24 Apr 2021 at 2:09am
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Mrs on to me about getting a top up mortgage to build an extension. If any experts on here or if anyone has any advice before I get the pros in to have a look, I'd appreciate it!

Have a detached house with a "play room" on the side. Mrs wants to build another story above the playroom and create 2 bedrooms. 2 doors will have to be "knocked in" from the landing if you get me.

Any advice?

Any ballpark figures? (Would be looking for turn key finish!). Is it a case how long is a piece of string and hope for the best!


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You need planning permission for that don't ya? 
What size is play room? Like a garage?



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Originally posted by Wheelo Wheelo wrote:

Mrs on to me about getting a top up mortgage to build an extension. If any experts on here or if anyone has any advice before I get the pros in to have a look, I'd appreciate it!

Have a detached house with a "play room" on the side. Mrs wants to build another story above the playroom and create 2 bedrooms. 2 doors will have to be "knocked in" from the landing if you get me.

Any advice?

Any ballpark figures? (Would be looking for turn key finish!). Is it a case how long is a piece of string and hope for the best!
Id suggest if you want a ball park then post up sizes etc but I doubt anyone will be in a position to even give anywhere near an accurate ballpark. Best bet would be to just get a few different builders to look at it. Planning permission will be required so thats Architects fees too amongst others.
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In regards to top up, my bank have been pretty easy to deal with. I'm currently in the process myself and almost felt like they were asking me 'how much do do you want'.


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Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

In regards to top up, my bank have been pretty easy to deal with. I'm currently in the process myself and almost felt like they were asking me 'how much do do you want'.


i got the same with regards to the amount, but the actually process was a pin in the hole. Ridiculous amount of paperwork, surveys etc to get the cash released, and even at that they’ll only release the second half of the funds when it’s “complete”, so we have to wait for them to do that before we can buy floors, paints, cabinets, patio etc
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Thanks for all the replies.

Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

You need planning permission for that don't ya? 
What size is play room? Like a garage?


Yeah planning permission shouldn’t be a problem hopefully as loads of houses were originally built with the 2 storeys. 

Mrs is talking mental money but I was hoping about 25/30k. Will obviously get it properly priced so was just wondering what ballparks people think it could be if they got something similar done.

Will be getting at least 3 reputable builders in to price anyway!

Here’s a picture of one of houses in my estate as mine:


We’d be building above the playroom/utility.

Measurements in similar house as per above are but it would go above part of kitchen too:

Family Room/Bed. 4 4.84 x 2.39. Utility 1.55 x 2.48. WC 1.55 x 0.95.



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Originally posted by Wheelo Wheelo wrote:

Thanks for all the replies.

Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

You need planning permission for that don't ya? 
What size is play room? Like a garage?


Yeah planning permission shouldn’t be a problem hopefully as loads of houses were originally built with the 2 storeys. 

Mrs is talking mental money but I was hoping about 25/30k. Will obviously get it properly priced so was just wondering what ballparks people think it could be if they got something similar done.

Will be getting at least 3 reputable builders in to price anyway!

Here’s a picture of one of houses in my estate as mine:


We’d be building above the playroom/utility.

Measurements in similar house as per above are but it would go above part of kitchen too:

Family Room/Bed. 4 4.84 x 2.39. Utility 1.55 x 2.48. WC 1.55 x 0.95.

I wish you the best of luck!!! 
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If you get that for €30k ill buy a hat and eat it. Id say double or almost double. I built a single storey extension, just a playroom back in 2008 and its roughly around 3.2 x 2.5 and it was almost €25k. Think you’re in for a shock.
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Originally posted by Sham157 Sham157 wrote:

If you get that for €30k ill buy a hat and eat it. Id say double or almost double. I built a single storey extension, just a playroom back in 2008 and its roughly around 3.2 x 2.5 and it was almost €25k. Think you’re in for a shock.

Double would’ve been my guess based on work I’ve had done & friends have had done. 
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Originally posted by Wheelo Wheelo wrote:

Thanks for all the replies.

Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

You need planning permission for that don't ya? 
What size is play room? Like a garage?


Yeah planning permission shouldn’t be a problem hopefully as loads of houses were originally built with the 2 storeys. 

Mrs is talking mental money but I was hoping about 25/30k. Will obviously get it properly priced so was just wondering what ballparks people think it could be if they got something similar done.

Will be getting at least 3 reputable builders in to price anyway!

Here’s a picture of one of houses in my estate as mine:


We’d be building above the playroom/utility.

Measurements in similar house as per above are but it would go above part of kitchen too:

Family Room/Bed. 4 4.84 x 2.39. Utility 1.55 x 2.48. WC 1.55 x 0.95.


Building work is a pain so if there is anything else you are thinking of getting done, loft conversion, rear extension etc. Do it all at once if you can.

At the end of the day, the value of your house will increase the same amount so technically it doesn’t cost you anything (assume the housing market doesn’t crash again).

A good architect will be able to show you what’s possible and the relevant costs. 

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Prices for construction work in the home has gone through the roof, with the lock down, people not being able to travel are spending the money on their home improvements etc....

My sister in law was about to get an extension done and the prices they were quoted were nearly as high as the price of the house!. 
     
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