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Building new house what are the prices like in Poland?


Gosiaa 2 | 89  
17 Oct 2008 /  #1
I am wondering where I could find info on building cost in Poland
How much per m2 on double brick house ? How much would it be for
excavation ? How much do bricklayers charge ??? and how much for
1000 bricks ?
If anyone know of helpful sites ?

Cheers
jrmax988 3 | 8  
18 Oct 2008 /  #2
I'm in the same process at the minute. It is a question with no real anwser. You need to budget between 2000-3000 PLN per m2. For this price you will have a house of good standard. Go to dobry-dom.pl and you can get a rough idea of the plan you want, then you find the hard task of getting a price of costruction. My house will be about 150 m2 and am hoping of having the building work done 130,000 PLN.
ukpolska  
18 Oct 2008 /  #3
There is another post on this here and if you use the search feature in the top right hand corner you may be able to find a lot more info ;)
OP Gosiaa 2 | 89  
18 Oct 2008 /  #4
Thanks everyone , I will be building in the near future within next 12 to 20 months
I recently got a building block and looking round.
Also I have heard there will be changes in regards to the permission or
classification of the land , does anybody know more details about it ?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
18 Oct 2008 /  #5
and how much for 1000 bricks ?

You need to do more research. There are so many types of bricks that it would be difficult to cost.

Castorama might be a good place to see what is on the market. Then go to a local wholesale merchant.

Delivery of sand is usually more expensive than the sand itself. In other words: look for hidden costs
gtd 3 | 639  
18 Oct 2008 /  #6
I would get references and check SEVERAL examples of the work of whoever you hire as a builder as well...even talk to the owners of those houses and ask them if they were happy or if they had any problems. If the builder gets insulted by this or try to avoid the issue RUN AWAY. Any good craftsman would be happy to show his quality and gain another customer. Cheaper is NEVER better in this arena. I have heard people complain a lot of the general availability of good skilled labor the last years. It is going to be your home for years or for life so don't risk problems for a few zl.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
18 Oct 2008 /  #7
I recently got a building block and looking round.

What does this mean? you have building blocks to build your house? What type? how thick?

Also I have heard there will be changes in regards to the permission or
classification of the land , does anybody know more details about it ?

This is the first step, you have to go to the local town hall to answer this, every area is different. We can not answer this.

Gosiaa, this is a big project and it sounds like you have never done this before?.
You need to know what your land is designated for, this is the first point, you must go to the town hall and ask for the general plan, if they have one.

I would recommend finding a good builder and pay him some money and go through EVERYTHING with him.
You will need some architects drawings, but these are easy enough to come by.
Have you water, sewage, gas, electricity on your plot? Usually not.
Is there is an existing house on your plot?
I seriously recommend giving this job to a professional, you will save a lot of money in the long run.
You might think that doing it yourself is cheaper but if you do not know what you are doing it will cost you more.
Even if you have done this sort of thing before , Poland has extreme temperatures and you need the help of professionals, so you don't spend all your money only to find out that it can't survive the winter.

Also they work out the tenders differently.
There is a new law about if you are in a certain area around a town you can apply for building permission and it should be automatic.

Where is your plot, how big is it and what zone is it designated for?
If you have any more specific questions, I will try to help.

I do wish you luck on your project and I am not trying to stop you, I just want to point out the reality of the situation.
eleanoroconner 4 | 55  
24 Oct 2008 /  #8
I seriously recommend giving this job to a professional, you will save a lot of money in the long run.

I think Sean is spot on. Find an architect to project manage it for you. It will cost you less in time, money and stress in the long run and you should end up with a house that is suitable for Poland!

Architects also have better contacts for materials so buy at reduced prices. What you loose on the architects fee can be made up, to some extent, in these savings.

How to waste Money: I did this two years ago - hired a translator and organised a meeting with local government office to discuss changing land use on a plot. Flew to Poland, took translator, went to office - woman off sick, noone else could help. Took translator back to office, flew home!!!!!!

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