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Building Materials Price Tracker – Updated 2024

We know that the price of building materials is at the forefront of many peoples minds at present – particularly those currently building and anyone who plans to do anything in the near future.

We have tracked the price of popular building materials across the industry and use this data to show you how costs are increasing or decreasing.

We have calculated figures on a per m2 or m3 basis and taken an average to help you see general trends. As time goes on the size of the data set will increase and trends can be seen over a monthly and eventually yearly basis. We hope you find this useful info.

Cost of Timber in Ireland

Cost of timber in Ireland

Recent trends:

Timber prices have been trending downward since 2022 and have not suffered significant changes recently.

Industry predictions:

There has been a slight increase since the last quarter of 2023, however the trend is to stabilize during the remainder of 2024, with the exception of grade timber that will probably have an increase soon.

Any important developments?

There is some optimism that these prices will remain for the short / medium term.

  • Decking boards

    14.5018.81 (Inc. VAT)
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    Decking boards

    Pressure Treated Timber Garden Decking Boards

    Key features:

    • High quality and Pressure Treated
    • Easy to use
    • Range of sizes available
    • Ideal for Trades people and for DIY
    14.5018.81 (Inc. VAT)
  • Planed Timber

    1.6528.56 (Inc. VAT)
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    Planed Timber

    Planed Timber

    Key features:

    • High quality timber for interior use
    • Ultra smooth
    • Various sizes and dimensions available
    • Ideal for Trades people and for DIY
    1.6528.56 (Inc. VAT)
  • Square Fence Posts

    8.8721.87 (Inc. VAT)
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    Square Fence Posts

    Square Fence Posts for Fencing & Landscaping projects

    Key features:

    • Pressure treated to highest standards
    • Perfect for fencing and landscaping
    • Available in a variety of sizes
    • Square at one end and tapered to a spike at the other end
    • Ideal for Trades people and for DIY
    8.8721.87 (Inc. VAT)
  • Rough Sawn Timber (C16 grade)

    1.5863.22 (Inc. VAT)
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    Rough Sawn Timber (C16 grade)

    Hard wearing C16 Rough Timber for all types of general construction

    Key features:

    • Available in wide variety of sizes and lengths
    • Suitable for beams, batons and studding and general construction
    • C16 Structural Grade Timber
    • Ideal for Trades people and for DIY
    1.5863.22 (Inc. VAT)

Cost of insulation in Ireland

Cost of Insulation in Ireland

Recent trends:

Insulation prices had a slight increase but are still lower when compared with early 2023.

Industry predictions:

Expectation is for lower price fluctuation throughout the remainder of 2024.

Any important developments?

The fuel and energy situation may contribute in the medium term to rising costs due to raw ingredient shortages along with global transport costs rising.

  • Knauf Earthwool Insulation – Loftroll 44 (100mm x 13.9m2)

    Knauf Earthwool 44 100mm Loft Roll Insulation

    Key features:

    • Used on pitched roofs at ceiling level
    • Trusted brand
    • Thermal Conductivity is 0.044 W/mK and the R Value is 2.25 M2K/W
    • Easy to install and handle on site

    Bulk Discounts: Buy 10-20 rolls save 2% / More than 20 rolls save 3%

    47.96 (Inc. VAT)
  • Metac Isover Acoustic & Thermal Insulation Roll

    ISOVER Metac Insulation Roll W/mK 0.034

    Key features:

    • High performance and high quality thermal insulation roll
    • Excellent acoustic performance
    • Suitable for use in multiple locations
    • A1 Fire Rating

    Bulk Discounts: Buy 10-20 rolls save 2% / More than 20 rolls save 3%

    62.32137.56 (Inc. VAT)
  • Sheep Wool Insulation

    104.19189.80 (Inc. VAT)
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    Sheep Wool Insulation

    Pure & natural Sheep Wool Insulation

    Key features:

    • 100% pure, natural, breathable and environmentally friendly material for insulating attics, ceilings, roofs, walls and floors
    • High performance of thermal insulation with Thermal Conductivity between 0.0359 and 0.042 W/mK
    • Used in all types of commercial and residential buildings along with campervans and sheds
    • Can absorb up to 33 % of its own weight in moisture, without losing any of its insulating properties
    • Nothing added at all – just 100% pure natural wool
    104.19189.80 (Inc. VAT)
  • Unilin FR/ALU Flat Roof Insulation (Xtratherm)

    Unilin (previously Xtratherm) Thin-R Flat Roof Insulation (FR/ALU)

    Key features:

    • High thermal performance PIR insulation board for flat roofs
    • Features vapour-tight aluminium foil facings suitable for use with single ply membranes
    • Compatible with mechanically fixed single ply systems/ Loose laid ballasted systems
    • Insulation for Mechanically Fixed Single Ply Waterproofing Systems
    • Range of thicknesses available
    • Unilin was previously known as Xtratherm
    38.27132.50 (Inc. VAT)

Cost of sheet materials in Ireland

Cost of Sheet Materials in Ireland

Recent trends:

Prices have been steadily decreasing since 2022, with minor upward movements.

Industry predictions:

Expectation is that prices should at remain stable in the short/medium term.

Any important developments?

Stock shortages are likely to push up demand with inevitable rise in costs following.

  • Loft Flooring Panels 1220x300x18 Pack 3

    Tongue & Groove Attic / Loft Flooring Sheets

    Key features:

    • Perfect for flooring your attic or loft
    • Easy to use and work with
    • Pack of 3 and made from OSB
    • Size means they fit through the attic hatch
    • Ideal for Trades people and for DIY
    15.00 (Inc. VAT)
  • MDF Sheets

    25.0053.95 (Inc. VAT)
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    MDF Sheets

    The Finsa Fibrapan Plain MDF Sheet is a high density and strong board which is flexible and durable.

    Key features:

    • High density and strong
    • Flexible yet durable
    • Range of sizes available
    • Ideal for Trades people and for DIY
    25.0053.95 (Inc. VAT)
  • Birch Plywood

    109.00154.98 (Inc. VAT)
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    Birch Plywood

    Birch Plywood Sheets

    Key features:

    • High quality hardwood plywood available in a range of thicknesses
    • Durable panels that are strong and also easy to finish
    • All boards are a standard 8ft x 4ft (2.4m x 1.2m)
    • Great for a range of projects including furniture and panelling for construction jobs etc
    • Ideal for Trades people and for DIY
    • The grade is BB/CP
    109.00154.98 (Inc. VAT)
  • OSB Boards 18mm Kronospan

    OSB 3 Boards 18mm (2.44m x 1.22m)

    Key features:

    • Great quality and value OSB boards that cover 2.88m2
    • 18mm thick and suitable for all types of general building applications
    • Used mainly for hoardings, partitions and casings
    • Each board is 2.44m x 1.22m x 18mm
    • Ideal for Trades people and for DIY
    22.50 (Inc. VAT)

Cost of blocks in Ireland

Cost of Blocks in Ireland

Recent trends:

There has been a slight decrease since 2023, after the prices stabilised for a while.

Industry predictions:

Cautious optimism that pricing remains stabilised throughout 2024.

Any important developments?

The fuel and energy situation may contribute to rising costs.

  • 4″ Concrete Blocks (44 Per Bale)

    4″ Concrete Blocks

    Key features:

    • Build to last
    • Available in large quantities
    • Irish made
    • 4″ Concrete Blocks
    1.35 (Inc. VAT)
  • 6″ Concrete Blocks (32 Per Bale)

    6″ Concrete Blocks

    Key features:

    • Build to last
    • Available in large quantities
    • Irish made
    • 6″ Blocks
    1.93 (Inc. VAT)
  • Concrete Stock Brick 210x100x65mm

    Stock Blocks

    Key features:

    • High quality
    • Available in large quantities
    • Irish made
    1.10 (Inc. VAT)
  • Concrete Soap Bar 4×4

    Concrete Soap Blocks

    Key features:

    • Ideal for level changes in a build
    • Irish made
    • 4″ x 4″ Block
    2.04 (Inc. VAT)

Cost of Plasterboard in Ireland

Cost of Plasterboard in Ireland

Recent trends:

No significant increases on price for more than a year.

Industry predictions:

There may be small prices fluctuations due to raw material cost increases in production. Rising energy costs likely to cause further increases throughout 2024.

Any important developments?

The fuel and energy situation is contributing to rising costs due to raw ingredient shortages along with global transport costs rising.

  • Foil Backed Plasterboard

    Moisture resistance foil backed plasterboard

    Key features:

    • Foil layer acts as a vapour barrier
    • Prevents creeping damp
    • Self adhesive
    • Versatile product for roofs, decks or walls
    21.41 (Inc. VAT)
  • Gyproc Fireline Plasterboard

    Gyproc Fireline Plasterboard – 120 mins resistance

    Key features:

    • 120 minutes Resistance
    • Mold and mildew resistant
    • Hard durable surface
    • Interior or exterior use
    • Each board is 2.4m x 1.2m x 12.5mm (8ft x 4ft x 0.5″)
    23.09 (Inc. VAT)
  • Acoustic Plasterboard

    Soundproof Acoustic Plasterboard

    Key features:

    • Extra Sound insulation
    • Higher density core
    • Suitable for direct decoration
    • High quality product
    23.38 (Inc. VAT)
  • Plasterboard Slab – Gyproc Wallboard

    Wallboard Plasterboard – Plain Slabs

    Key features:

    • Used extensively in domestic and commercial settings
    • Lighter construction
    • Fire resistance
    • Unsuitable for very damp or humid conditions
    • 2.4 metres x 1.2 metres x 12.5mm thick
    • Suitable for Trades and for DIY

    Bulk Discounts: Buy a pallet of 80 sheets and save 10%

    14.99 (Inc. VAT)

Cost of Cement in Ireland

Cost of Cement in Ireland

Pricing is slowly trending upwards since the end of 2023.

Industry predictions:

Rising energy and transport costs might yet cause a slight increase in pricing throughout 2024.

Any important developments?

The fuel and energy situation is contributing to rising costs due to raw ingredient shortages along with global transport costs rising.

  • Irish Cement 25kg

    8.50 (Inc. VAT)
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    Irish Cement 25kg

    Irish Cement in 25kg bags

    Key features:

    • High quality general purpose cement
    • Made in Ireland
    • Ideal for concreting, block laying and plastering applications etc
    • Low Carbon Cement
    8.50 (Inc. VAT)
  • Building / Plastering Sand Tonne Bag

    Tonne Bag of Plastering / Building Sand

    Key features:

    • High quality
    • Ideal as a plastering sand
    • Irish Product
    • 1 Tonne Large Bag
    80.95 (Inc. VAT)
  • White Limestone

    5.93 (Inc. VAT)
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    White Limestone

    White Limestone Sand

    Key features:

    • Fine texture
    • 25Kg Bags
    • Elegant finish
    5.93 (Inc. VAT)
  • Cement – Mannok 25kg (Plastic bag)

    Cement from Mannok (25kg) in plastic bag

    Key features:

    • High quality and versatile general purpose cement
    • Suitable for use in any building application, including concrete, mortar, plastering and screeding
    • Perfect for general use, particularly in smaller jobs and repairs
    • Supplied in weatherproof plastic bags – so better protected against the elements when being stored in the yard etc
    • Ideal for Trades people and for DIY
    7.82 (Inc. VAT)

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