Hidden Costs Can Reach €80,000 When Building In The Midlands

They all come in the form of non-construction costs.

Non-construction costs of a new house in the Midlands are now as much as €80,000.

This includes hidden costs like development charges, ESB, Irish Water and VAT.  

This week the Central Bank's announced that Ireland needs to build 34,000 homes a year for the next decade just to meet demands of a growing population.

Former CIF President & Chairman Construction Industry Dominic Doheny says many people remain in the dark when it comes to these costs:

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