Driveway Surface Options and Prices – Survey

Driveway Surface Options and Prices

Hi folks, recently we did a quick survey on driveway surface options and prices with paving contractors on our website.   We asked some paving contractors to give a couple of their preferred driveway surface options and prices per square metre including site preparation.  We also got a few tips for getting the best job done.   We have included a selection of the replies below excluding VAT:-

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Corona Virus Phase 3 Re-opening

Hi folks,

In Ireland the Covid-19 Corona Virus lockdown began on Friday 27th March 2020.  From 18 May 2020, Phase 1 of Ireland’s Roadmap for reopening came into place.   Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions came into place on 8 June. Phase 3 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions came into place on 29 June.

Here are some of the changes that came into place below in relation to work, retail, face coverings and travel:-

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Results and Video of our June Draw 2020

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Hi folks,

I hope you are all coping ok with the Corona Virus lock down.

At Tradesmen.ie, we are continuing to provide our service within the restrictions that apply. Please feel free to look for quotes but only permitted works should be carried out until these restrictions are lifted.

You can keep up to date with news from the Government and the HSE at www.gov.ie and www.hse.ie

Here are the results and video of our June Draw 2020. Each month we have a draw for everyone who hires a tradesman and provides feedback. So not only do you get up to 4 quotes from Rated Tradesmen but you also are in with a chance to win a cash prize as well!

The draw for everyone who hired a tradesman and provided feedback in the month of May was held on June 27th. The results are as follows:-

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Kevin Kelly Testimonial for Tradesmen.ie

Hi folks,
here is a video testimonial we received a while ago from Kevin Kelly. Kevin posted a job on Tradesmen.ie and was very happy with the result. You can see the video feedback below:-

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Wall & Floor Tiling Price Survey

Hi folks, we did a quick wall & floor tiling price survey lately with tilers on Tradesmen.ie.  We asked a selection of tilers what range of prices per square metre would you pay for tiling an average size bathroom for labour only . We have included a selection of the replies below excluding VAT:-

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Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions

Hi folks,

In Ireland the Covid-19 Corona Virus lockdown began on Friday 27th March 2020.  From 18 May 2020, Phase 1 of Ireland’s Roadmap for reopening came into place.   Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions is coming into place on 8 June.

Here are some of the changes that will come into place below in relation to work, retail, face coverings and travel:-

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Results and Video of our May Draw 2020

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Hi folks,

I hope you are all coping ok with the Corona Virus lock down.

At Tradesmen.ie, we are continuing to provide our service within the restrictions that apply. Please feel free to look for quotes but only permitted works should be carried out until these restrictions are lifted.

You can keep up to date with news from the Government and the HSE at www.gov.ie and www.hse.ie

Here are the results and video of our May Draw 2020. Each month we have a draw for everyone who hires a tradesman and provides feedback. So not only do you get up to 4 quotes from Rated Tradesmen but you also are in with a chance to win a cash prize as well!

The draw for everyone who hired a tradesman and provided feedback in the month of April was held on May 30th. The results are as follows:-

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Garden Decking Price Survey

Hi folks,
recently we carried out a garden decking price survey.   There’s some nice weather forecast for the coming days. Hopefully we’ll have some nice weather this Summer and with the fine weather it could be a good time to look at some home improvements to your garden. Garden decking is always a popular job so we asked some tradesmen on our website to give us some tips for installing decking and the prices involved.  Here are some replies we got below:-

Darren from Kerry: There’s a massive difference in decking from natural timber(regular timber)to the most expensive composite..concrete base is best and a galvanised batton base is best with white river composite or sapelle natural timber! €100m2 to €200m2

Brendan from Westmeath:  Price would depend on site preparation and decking material.. the wood decking sold by most hardwares are of poor quality..so i generally use a doughlas fir wood i get specially cut by a sawmills…so as a guideline price i would say €75 per msq”

Colman from Offaly: The 2 most recent patios I done were completely different. The first in knocklyon was a straight forward flat 9m x 6m large rectangular patio ( 54m2) with no designs which took 35 hours to complete at €800. in my estimate i had allowed for €850. this gives a cost of €14.80 per m2. The next was in kilternan which had an area of 26m2 with 2 steps and angled ends and 2 diamond shaped designs which was not straight forward and took 30 hours to complete at €750 for labour. this was originally what i estimated and worked out at €28.85 per m2.

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I hope this helps some of you who are interested in putting garden decking in your garden and hopefully it has given you some ideas as well.  If you do decide to go ahead with your garden decking job you can get a number of quotes from rated tradesmen by posting your job in our garden/landscaping section here

At Tradesmen.ie, we are continuing to provide our service within the restrictions that apply.  Please feel free to look for quotes but only work that complies with the government guidelines should be carried out until these restrictions are lifted.   

As I write this, outdoor work is allowed with the phase 1 easing of restrictions.  However, this policy could change in the future so please keep up to date with news from the Government and the HSE at www.gov.ie and  www.hse.ie.

If you have any other comments or suggestions please feel free to comment below

Cheers

Oliver Dempsey

Tradesmen.ie

25 May 2020

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Covid-19: Phase 1 of Ireland’s Roadmap for reopening

Hi folks,

In Ireland the Covid-19 Corona Virus lockdown began on Friday 27th March 2020.  From 18 May 2020, Phase 1 of Ireland’s Roadmap for reopening came into place.   I have summarised some of the main points below that relate to retail, work and construction:-

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Attic Conversion Price Survey 2020

Tradesmen.ie Attic Conversion Cost Survey 2020
Hi folks,
recently we carried out a survey on attic conversion prices with some of our tradesmen across Ireland. The country is currently in a lockdown with the Corona Virus but hopefully in the coming months the lockdown can be gradually lifted and we can start looking at home improvements again.  If you have been reading my previous articles you will see some important steps I think we need to take in order to get the virus under control.

Covid-19 will change the way we live and work in the future, for example there may be more working from home or college students may attend their courses from home using online facilities.  If extra room is needed for work or study, an attic conversion might be worth looking at.  In our attic conversion survey the question we asked was as follows:- How much would it cost, excluding vat, to add an extra bedroom in the attic and were there any tips they could give for getting the best job done. Here is a sample of the replies we received below:-

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