Our starting point is a build budget of £250k for a single storey dwelling and garage. This excludes costs for legal services, planning, building regs, architects fees and other statutory or essential items prior to construction.

So, that's "hopefully" construction costs of £250k plus any furnishings.

For the purposes of this "costs" page all expenditure will be included to reflect an overall total of the costs involved with the exception of the purchase of the site with planning permission.

It will be updated and / or corrected as events unfold.

Legal fees
Cumulative Total

in connection with

the purchase of the site £878.58


Welsh Water


Infrastructure Charge £298

Total £792

E-On (was Central Networks now Western Power Distribution)

Electricity Supply
£6,038.01 reduced from £8,512.12

Divert electricity supply

inc removal of one pole £9,266.01

Additional line survey charge £ 621.72

Total £15,925.74


Architects Fees

Design and Planning £2,199.36 (1st interim)

£4, 876.44 (final to design and Planning permission)

Total £7,075.80

Drawings for Building Regs
and submission Total £4,482.40 £29,154.52

Levels Survey Total £535.00

Integrate levels survey data file onto

site plan and produce 2 copies of 1:200

plan of present and proposed landscaping. £200.00

Local Authority Charges

Planning Application Total £335.00 £30,224.52

Structural Engineer Total £630.00

SAPS Energy assessment (mandatory) £185.00

Building Regs approval, inspections and

10 year structural Warranty £1,761.44

with Build Zone.

Discharge of Planning conditions £85.00

Heat Loss calculations and report £295.00

In connection with construction

Purchase items as follows

3 Grohe Eurosmart basin taps, 1 Europlus Kitchen mixer tap,
2 x shower mixer valves and handles, 2 x Rainshower head
and arms.
Accessories - 3 x robe hooks, 2 x towel rails, 1 x towel ring, 3 x bog
roll holder, 3 x holders for spare bog roll, 3 x toilet brush sets, 3 x soap
dispensers. For 7 internal doors - Karcher Corsica ER30 door handles,
heavy duty door stops, turn and release locks and mortice latch cases

£2,034.87 £34,920.83

1st Payment for ground works (Bungalow and garage / workshop) including,

site clearance, strip foundations, over-site, installation of conduit for

mains water and electricity, pipework for foul drainage, install and connect

biodigester and rain harvester. Pipework for vacuum unit, make up ground

ground levels and level site. All Polysteel costs for icf walls and associated

items for bungalow and garage.

£39,555.11 £74,475.94

SimplyICF - labour costs for crew to erect all icf walls to

dwelling and garage £,4,573.00

Floor and wall tiles for wet rooms (after searching for months we found

B&Q had what we wanted in colour size and finish on sale at £10 per m2

Result! Cheap skate! £669.70

Sanitary ware (ex taps see above) £3,248.61

2nd payment to Ecohaus Internorm for glazing, external doors and garage


Make Do B&Q "border" tiles £163.52

Opus 300 Multi room system £2,100.00

5 camera CCTV system £900.00

2 x Ceiling mounted TV poles £39.98

Payment for MHVR and vac first fix £1,240.00

Payment for roofing materials and all

associated labour
£30,501.06 £134,184.56

Planning Application for non material amendment


Final payment to Internorm for doors and windows


Late entry* Deposit paid in Jun 12, to Internorm for glazing

including all external doors, 2 x electric garage doors and

remote operated front door lock system. £12.986.99

Lightway 400 sun tubes x 3. £1,195.20

Builders Valuation 4

Builders Valuation 5

Builders Valuation 6

Woodburner, floor plate and flue system £2,873.00

Hebden 402 for drive

Letter Box

Sockets and Switches £796.46

LED Lights

HDMI lead

Under floor heating supplies £1,732.76

Door furniture

Heat Recovery and vacuum system £5,779.70

Zip tap (boiling and chilled water) £2.297.41

Sanitary ware

Silestone "Unsui" worktops, upstand,

breakfast bar, splash back and

window board.

13.5 Kw ASHP, Eco Cent plus buffer tank

and advanced control system £5,791.00 £229,583.72

30 Sep 13 - Supply and lay kerb edging stones; lay recycled plastic

grid for gravel, supply and lay gravel, prepare

and lay tarmac to entrance £5,692.34

12 Dec 13 - Builders Valuation 7 £11,521.11 £246,797.17

14 Aug 13 - Builders Valuation 8 £25,000.00

17 Dec 13, - final account for hard landscaping, inc edging

for paths, supply and lay 17 ton granite chips, supply and lay patio slabs

to 2 x patio areas total 40 m2. £3,942.82

7 Nov 13, - Internal painting £676.63

Jan 14 - Additional works inc supply and fit units in workshop and

flooring to roof space over workshop. £1,735.00

Most items have been on a supply and fit basis thus zero rate for VAT, nevertheless, the refund for eligible items that were self purchased currently stands IRO £3.5k.

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