In March 2018 ICF commissioned a report into the cost of concrete and quarried materials used in new house construction.

The key findings from this research are that:

1. The basic construction materials supplied by quarry operators, readymix concrete suppliers, concrete block and other product suppliers account for just 3.2% of the cost of building the most common form of new house in Ireland – the three bedroomed semi-detached house. This new house building cost excludes the cost of site purchase;

2. Including site costs, the basic construction materials account for just 2.6% of the total cost of providing a standard three-bedroom house in the Greater Dublin Area;

3. The costs of these forms of construction materials have been relatively steady since 2010.

To read the full report please click here.