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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 hundreds 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

Average price of timber per m3 (20)

Recent trends:

Timber prices are trending downwards after large price increases at the end of 2021.

Industry predictions:

There is some optimism that timber pricing will remain at least stable for the remainder of 2022 but the chance of price increases are still a possibility.

Any important developments?

The cost of energy may increase production costs again in 2022 and additional transport costs may cause a further increase in pricing before the year is out but there is some optimism that these lower prices will remain for the short / medium term.

  • 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)
  • Pressure Treated Decking Boards 150mm x 35mm x 4.8 Mtr

    Pressure Treated Timber Garden Decking Boards

    Key features:

    • High quality and Pressure Treated
    • Easy to use
    • 4.8 metres long x 150mm x 35mm
    • Ideal for Trades people and for DIY
    19.77 (Inc. VAT)
  • Rough Sawn Timber

    2.7876.94 (Inc. VAT)
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    Rough Sawn Timber

    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
    2.7876.94 (Inc. VAT)
  • Square Fence Posts

    10.6027.26 (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
    10.6027.26 (Inc. VAT)

Cost of insulation in Ireland

Recent trends:

It is expected that an element of fluidity will remain for the short term and this is due to manufacturer cost increases and a result of rising energy and transport costs along with raw material price increases. This has caused an upward trend of pricing throughout 2022.

Industry predictions:

Expectation is ongoing fluctuation in pricing for the short to medium term but prices stabilising eventually.

Any important developments?

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

Cost of sheet materials in Ireland

Recent trends:

Price increases seen in early 2022 have plateaued and actually started to reduce from the summer and in to autumn 2022.

Industry predictions:

Expectation is that prices should at least remain stable in the short term but there is always a risk of a price increase due to supply shortages and a rise in and manufacturing and transport costs.

Any important developments?

Recent stock shortages are likely to push up demand with inevitable rise in costs following. MDF will be affected in particular the war in Ukraine due to key ingredients sourced from Ukraine for this.

  • 11mm OSB Board (2.44m X 1.22m X 11mm)

    11mm OSB Board – Smartply 8ft x 4ft

    Key features:

    • Used for multitudes of jobs
    • Cost effective alternative to Plywood
    • Suitable for structural and non structural applications
    • Moisture resistant and FSC Certified
    • 2.4m x 1.2mm x 11mm (8ft x 4ft)
    26.22 (Inc. VAT)
  • 18mm OSB Board (2.44m X 1.22m X 18mm)

    18mm OSB Boards 3 Smart Ply 8ft x 4ft x 18mm

    Key features:

    • Useful for multitude of construction applications
    • Moisture resistant and FSC Certified
    • Can be used in structural and non-structural applications
    • Cost effective alternative to Plywood
    34.40 (Inc. VAT)
  • 18mm OSB Board Tongue & Groove (2.44m x 59cm x 18mm)

    Tongue & Groove (T&G) 18mm OSB Board Smartply (Ideal Loft Boards)

    Key features:

    • Ideal for loft flooring (Tongue & Groove on all four sides)
    • Will fit through the attic hatch without cutting
    • 2.44m x 59cm x 18mm
    • Very easy to install and connect boards
    • Strong and versatile
    21.92 (Inc. VAT)
  • Marine Plywood Sheeting

    60.4388.79 (Inc. VAT)
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    Marine Plywood Sheeting

    Marine Plywood in 12mm and 18mm

    Key features:

    • 8ft x 4ft sheets
    • Different thicknesses available
    • Can be used in humid conditions
    • Ideal for Trades people and for DIY
    60.4388.79 (Inc. VAT)

Cost of blocks in Ireland

Recent trends:

There was a slight rise in the early part of 2022 and then prices stabilised in the summer before another slight increase in autumn 2022.

Industry predictions:

Cautious optimism that pricing can be maintained in second half of 2022 but rising energy costs may prevent that.

Any important developments?

The fuel and energy situation has exasperated rising costs.

Cost of Plasterboard in Ireland

Recent trends:

Fairly consistent pricing throughout 2021 and 2022

Industry predictions:

Expectation onwards is a price increase due to raw material cost increases in production. Rising energy costs likely to cause further increases throughout 2022.

Any important developments?

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

  • Acoustic Plasterboard

    Soundproof Acoustic Plasterboard

    Key features:

    • Extra Sound insulation
    • Higher density core
    • Suitable for direct decoration
    • High quality product
    20.86 (Inc. VAT)
  • 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
    19.11 (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″)
    20.60 (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
    • Suitable for Trades and for DIY
    13.17 (Inc. VAT)

Cost of Cement in Ireland

Recent trends:

May 2022 saw a rise in costs for cement but this has flattened out into June and July 2022.

Industry predictions:

Rising energy and transport costs are expected to cause an increase in pricing throughout the rest of 2022.

Any important developments?

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

  • Irish Cement 25kg

    8.00 (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
    8.00 (Inc. VAT)
  • Kilsaran Post 10 Concrete Mix 20kg Bag

    Kilsaran Post 10 Concrete Post Mix

    Key features:

    • Just add water so very easy to use
    • Ideal for fencing and support posts
    • 20kg bag
    • Sets very quickly
    6.79 (Inc. VAT)
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    Sand and Cement Mix – 20kg

    7.29 (Inc. VAT)
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    Sand and Cement Mix – 20kg

    Sand Cement Mix

    Key features:

    • Contains sand and cement
    • General purpose masonry
    • 20 Kg Bag
    • High quality product from Larsen
    7.29 (Inc. VAT)
  • White Cement Cimsa 25kg

    White Portland Cement

    Key features:

    • High strength
    • Decorative cement use
    • Elegant finish
    12.44 (Inc. VAT)

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