Tony K

Spreadsheet of build costs

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Does anyone have a spreadsheet breakdown of their self build costs for anew house they wouldn't mind sharing (even if the figures are removed)?

I am not trying to use anyone else's spreadsheet as a costs guide, I just want as thorough a list of itemised costs as I can get to save me drawing up my own one from scratch when so many people must have done it already.

Thanks

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1 hour ago, Tony K said:

Does anyone have a spreadsheet breakdown of their self build costs for anew house they wouldn't mind sharing (even if the figures are removed)?

I am not trying to use anyone else's spreadsheet as a costs guide, I just want as thorough a list of itemised costs as I can get to save me drawing up my own one from scratch when so many people must have done it already.

Thanks

 

Yep - PM me your email address 

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Once you've got one, it's keeping it fed and watered thats the issue.

Spreadsheets are worse than children. Instead of ' .. needing ... ' this or that, spreadsheets just sit there silently sneering at you - 

You haven't updated me recently have you? Hmmm, you'll see....

 

Listing itemised costs is difficult. How much detail? Enough to be meaningful, but not so much as a book keeper might require? Going to cost in the extra travel, the additional phone calls?

 

Consider keeping an online version so you can update it from multiple platforms .

Good luck

 

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24 minutes ago, recoveringacademic said:

 

Once you've got one, it's keeping it fed and watered thats the issue.

Spreadsheets are worse than children. 

 

 

Ya think? I’d much rather sit with a spready than do the hoovering (or deal with kids). Get them structured right and pivot tables are a thing of beauty providing a sense of budget control, or at least an awareness where it’s out of control. I doubt I would have contained costs as effectively without mine, and at the end it became my VAT reclaim with little effort. 

 

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It's  minute by minute insistence compared to silent reality.

 

I agree, spreadsheets are a fantastic tool: sensibly applied, they  make a huge difference. And having an auto-update VAT reclaim tool is a life saver.

I missed a trick - should have trained our children to update our spreadsheet for us. Ah well. 😣

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58 minutes ago, recoveringacademic said:

I missed a trick - should have trained our children to update our spreadsheet for us. Ah well. 😣

 

Nah, you should have taught them to tile the roof, then you could sit inside in the warm with your spready and monitor progress through the window 😉 

 

 

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Thanks everyone, I have PM'd those who made the offer, and am grateful for all the advice as ever!

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On 02/10/2018 at 18:32, PeterW said:

 

Yep - PM me your email address 

 

Peter would you mind if I pm you for this info too please? 

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You would not want to see mine I promise you!

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56 minutes ago, lizzie said:

You would not want to see mine I promise you!

 

Was it that bad?

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9 minutes ago, Coops85 said:

 

Was it that bad?

Worse than you can ever imagine LOL

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