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Lots of people are thinking about getting home extensions this year

In Dublin, the average cost of extending your home is 15% higher than in rural areas.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

DEMAND FOR HOME extensions is up again, according to a building projects website which shows a 68% increase in people considering adding onto their houses.

The Home Improvement Index from Onlinetradesmen.ie also found a notable difference in prices for extending the home, depending on whether it is in Dublin or a rural area.

The national average cost for an extension stands at €981 per square metre, with the average for a rural area set at €908 per square metre. However in Dublin, the average costs is €1,069 per square metre – 15% more expensive than rural equivalents.

Nationally, the cost of extensions has increased by 3% in the first half of this year. The average spend per home extension was €25,495.

Though demand is up and costs are 27% higher than they were in 2009, there has still been a 39% drop since their peak in 2007.

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