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Can I Extend and Renovate my “Fixer Upper” for €100,000? A First Time Buyer’s Renovation Budget Explained
In 2013, €100,000 was like a king’s ransom to most businesses in the Irish construction industry. Now clients approach us with budgets at this level and are shocked when we tell them how little can be achieved with such a large sum of money. We have decided to tackle this issue with a clear worked example.

In 2018, rates for some types of construction have increased 50% since the recession, client expectations have increased, there is a shortage of competent construction workers, and subcontractors are now more accountable for quality.

These pressures have inflated the many expenses which make up a typical renovation budget. Even the most seasoned commercial clients are struggling to achieve tenable construction prices, and first time buyers must understand the financial risk of buying a home in need of complete renovation.


whoa.
renovation  homes  architecture  houses  building 
february 2018 by jm
Rents dwarf Celtic Tiger era with ‘disastrous effect’ on society

“The scale of the challenge here remains depressing,” says the report. “It has never been viable to build apartment blocks in the vast majority of this country.” [...] The report notes that the rise in living costs of almost three quarters in less than five years is “a symptom of strong demand for housing” as economic recovery continues and the population grows.
“But there is nothing inevitable about housing costs rising with demand,” it says. “That only happens when supply fails to respond, and the complete absence of any meaningful level of construction over the past five years is a systemic failure in desperate need of policy solutions.
“There is no more urgent task facing the Minister for Housing, his department and advisers, and the Housing Agency, than understanding why the costs of building, and building apartments in particular, is so dramatically out of line with our own incomes and indeed with the cost in other countries.”
daft  housing  ireland  fail  homes  rent  building 
november 2016 by jm
How IFTTT develop with Docker
ugh, quite a bit of complexity here
docker  osx  dev  ops  building  coding  ifttt  dns  dnsmasq 
october 2015 by jm
Soda Bottle Rocket - Make:
you can use 2-liter carbonated drink bottles to build an inexpensive, reusable water rocket. The thrill factor is surprisingly high, and you can fly them all day long for the cost of a little air and water. It’s the perfect thing for those times when you just want to head down to the local soccer field and shoot off some rockets!
model-rocketry  toys  make  kids  water  building 
april 2015 by jm
Bazel
Google open sources a key part of their internal build system (internally called "Blaze" it seems for a while). Very nice indeed!
blaze  bazel  build-tools  building  open-source  google  coding  packaging 
march 2015 by jm
Why djb redo won't be the Git of build systems
A counter-argument: "so, redo, from a conceptual point of view, has a really good and simple approach (very djb-y), and I'm sure it's an excellent tool for new projects, but for existing projects that already use make in a non-recursive fashion, it would a maintenance PITA. And that's why I conclude that redo in its current conceptual state will never be the Git of build systems. make is still more flexible, and even though it has its flaws, it's still good enough for most people, and also a de-facto standard."
redo  build  djb  building  make  compilation  from delicious
january 2011 by jm
good Hacker News thread on djb's "redo"
YA make-replacement build system. the thread is better than the linked article, btw
hacker-news  via:fanf  make  build  djb  redo  compilation  building  coding  open-source  from delicious
january 2011 by jm

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