The rebuilding cost calculator will provide you with a guide to the MINIMUM rebuilding costs for your house. The costs are based on the most recent guide to house rebuilding costs published by the Society of Chartered Surveyors in September 2019. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided by the Society of Chartered Surveyors and Glennon do not accept liability of any kind in respect of or arising out of, the information or any error therein or the reliance any person may place therein.
The rebuilding costs in this calculator are for typical, speculatively built estate type houses in the Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick areas which were built since the 1960s. If you have another type of house the costs in this calculator will not be appropriate to adequately calculate your rebuilding costs. If you have a more unusual type of house such as a Georgian or Victorian house you should have a reinstatement cost assessment carried out by a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. The rebuilding costs allow for any demolition costs including Surveyors and Architects Fees.
In order to calculate your Sum Insured complete Step 1 of the calculator by entering the area in which your house is located, the type of house, the number of bedrooms and the approximate size of you dwelling in either square feet or square metres. The calculator will then automatically calculate the base rebuilding costs.
You must then make allowance for additional costs for the rebuilding or replacement of such items as boundary walls, garages and outbuildings, built-in wardrobes, above average fitted kitchens, special finishes and miscellaneous additional costs including adequate provision for any features unique to your dwelling. Step 2 allows you to enter your estimate of the costs for these aspects and the calculator will then provide you with a guide to your total minimum rebuilding costs.
You should not make any allowance for the contents of your home such as carpets, curtains, loose furniture, domestic appliances as this type of property should be insured separately under the Contents section of your Policy.