Would you build a house at the moment

Sharpy

Member
Livestock Farmer
Our planning permission runs out in 3 months.
We've been waiting 12 months for a builder.
Quote has increased from £200k to £280k.
Funds are sort of organised.
Little choice really. :(
Make a start, ie dig a foundation, lay in some drainage etc, once the job has started you have activated the permission, you might take a while to finish though......
 

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
They've altered the wording on it and it needs to be finished by.....
Class Q?
It has always said that for class Q. To be completed within 3 years of the planning being passed IIRC. We have successfully extended on more than one occasion and it is also relatively easy to get full planning if it does become an issue. (done that too)
 

S J H

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
I’d make a start, I can’t see things dropping much to make a difference. Might be some deals to be had if you’re not in rush, but I think anyone good will alway be busy.
 

Old Tup

Member
Amazing the amount of stuff that is no longer available…from Russia etc due to War.
Timber supplies reduced to zero…etc etc.
Need to be acquiring materials etc well in advance even if it means putting in store.
Far end of the build things like Cookers….etc can virtually unavailable at the moment….lot of electronics come out of the Ukraine or at least parts for them did….
Not vital for the build but sort of thing that can slow things down badly..
 

S J H

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
Amazing the amount of stuff that is no longer available…from Russia etc due to War.
Timber supplies reduced to zero…etc etc.
Need to be acquiring materials etc well in advance even if it means putting in store.
Far end of the build things like Cookers….etc can virtually unavailable at the moment….lot of electronics come out of the Ukraine or at least parts for them did….
Not vital for the build but sort of thing that can slow things down badly..
Timber isn’t unavailable, there’s a levy on it from russia, but most building timber will be from Scandinavia.
 
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cattleman123

Member
Location
devon
Make a start, ie dig a foundation, lay in some drainage etc, once the job has started you have activated the permission, you might take a while to finish though......
All started footings in last year...intention to carry on building...but as already said thinking of holding off for 12mths
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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