As with all construction works, the cost of a Deep Retrofit renovation depends on the scale of the project and the specification of materials and finishes.
As a very rough guideline, we advise customers to budget from €1,700 per m2 for a Deep Retrofit renovation including finishes, design and management as detailed below.
In our experience mid-specification Retrofit works costs from €900 per m2 for the following:
- Strip out works
- Wall insulation (drylining)
- Attic Insulation
- Windows and doors
- Electrical re-wire
- Light & power
- Heating system and heating controls
The cost of fit-out and finishes are additional and, in our experience, the budget for this part of the works needs to be from €800 per m2. Fit out & finishes normally consists of the following:
- New ceilings
- Internal doors
- Skirting boards and architraves
- Kitchen allowance
- Bathroom fit-out
- Timber flooring
- Tiled floors
- Painting & decorating
- Attic flooring and storage
The rates of €1,700 per m2 also includes the following:
- Concept design + budgeting
- Interior design
- Working drawings
- Project planning
- Structural engineer
- Project management
- Contractors insurance cover
- Health & safety
- Site operating overheads
Total cost above for a RENOVA Deep retrofit renovation is from €1,700 per m2
The following are excluded from the works listed above and would normally incur additional costs:
- Furniture removal and storage
- Insulating a suspended ground floor / installing an insulated concrete floor
- Heat pump instead of boiler
- Underfloor heating
- Solar panels
- AluClad windows instead of PVC
- High end kitchen, e.g. Noel Dempsey Design
- Built in joinery, e.g. alcove units
- Repair works – e.g. re-pointing, re-roofing, damp treatment
- Asbestos removal
- Kitchen appliances
- Loose Furniture
- Paving, gardens, boundaries
- House extension
- Planning applications
- BER consultant & SEAI application
Always bear in mind that tastes and expectations vary greatly when it comes to fit-out and finishes, so naturally the cost of fit-out and finishes can vary greatly.
At RENOVA, we will always endeavour to tailor a scope of works to suit your budget. So, if you budget doesn’t quite stretch to €1,700 per m2, speak to us and we’ll advise on how best to spend the budget that you do have.
The figures above are based on a typical 3 bed semi-detached house with 2 bathrooms and a WC, circa 100m2. Economies of scale have an impact on the rate per m2. A smaller house will cost more per m2 and a larger house can cost less per m2 for the same works.
NOTE 1: Our pricing always includes design and management plus all fittings and finishes and VAT for a full turn-key service.
NOTE 2: The information above is provided as a guideline only. Do not make any financial decisions based on the information provided here.