This service is provided nationwide
This service is provided nationwide

New Year, New Shows

year 2019

With every new year, there is always that moment where you look back and reflect on the year gone by. 2018 was a good year for DJ Build Estimations. We launched our new website, we streamlined the layout of our reports and focused on our customer base. As we enter 2019, we have decided to…

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Will Brexit affect cross border construction?

brexit

The uncertainty regarding Brexit is growing as we edge closer to the deadline in early 2019 as Grant Thornton points out. The main concerns in the construction industry are: Material exports and imports Skills shortages Regulations Tendering 64% of materials are currently imported from the European Union. The fluctuations in the value of the sterling…

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Tiny House Builds

Tiny House Build

Something that we have noticed lately, is the rise of Tiny House Builds. America and New Zealand seemed to have introduced the trend and it is slowly being introduced to the rest of the world. Most Tiny House Builds come with DIY instructions and are usually between 400 and 1000 square foot. The idea of…

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Is the boom back?

year 2018

Our third self-build show in Dublin left us wondering if the boom was back with a bang! Suppliers at the self build show wowed customers with their products and then scared the living daylights out of them with their prices. Most are now wondering if they can even afford to build at all. Firstly, architects…

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The Self Build Show

Self Build Show

As our third Self Build show approaches, I wanted to reflect on the past two shows and my thoughts on the venue, exhibitors and facilities. Established in June 2017, we actively searched for shows to attend and showcase our new estimation report.  We stumbled across https://selfbuild.ie/ online one day and very quickly messaged to see…

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Self Build Budget and Finance Tips

budget

When it comes to building or renovating your dream home, accounting might be the last thing on your mind. However, with self-building it is very easy to get carried away. We have listed these top ten tips to help you stay on budget throughout your project.   Determine your budget Set a realistic budget for…

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The Rising Cost of Materials… And Expectations

    “New research conducted by the Federation of Master Builders has revealed that the majority of construction SMEs feel rising materials are putting the squeeze on their profits. Now the consumer is feeling the pinch.” [UK Construction Week, April 2018] Rising costs Over the last few months,  there has been a hike in the…

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Poll Position on a Bill of Quantities

  Whilst at the Self Build show in Belfast this year, we had brought with us a copy of our report and a copy of a typical bill of quantities. We got some good feedback from anyone that stopped to chat. And the odd sly remark from a few passing quantity surveyors! One QS even…

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Self Build – Prevention is better than cure

prevention is better than cure

The key factor to completing a self build is good financial and practical planning, which go hand in hand. Being a building contractor for the past 20+ years and talking to many colleagues and competitors in the field over the years, I have yet to hear about any project that was completed without the odd…

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