Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1575)

Pearse Doherty


1575. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the estimated average all-in cost of building a new social home. [19671/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The information sought in relation to average costs for the construction of new social homes, to the extent and in the format in which it is readily available, is set out in the following table.

1 bed

2 bed (1 storey)

2 bed (2 storey)

3 bed

4 bed

1 bed Apt.

2 bed Apt.

3 bed Apt.

Construction Costs









All-in Costs









The average costs set out are based on the analysis of returned data from tendered social housing schemes over an extended period (up to and including Q1 2019), and have been updated based on published tender index information, as required.

'Construction Costs' are reflective of building costs (including VAT) and include normal site works and site development. 'All-in Costs' include construction, land cost, professional fees, utility connections, site investigations/surveys, etc.