Straw Bale Theatre Costings

The following costs do not include labour, glass, stage lights, landscaping, the walkway or internal fittings. Excluding fees and VAT, the materials cost works out at around 122/m2. Adjusting the cost to take into account labour (which would maybe double it) and the insulated roof and fixtures and fittings involved in building a house, the costs are still pretty good - maybe 350/m2.

Analysing the straw bale walling costs, the materials costs are about half the cost of an equivalent timber frame wall. The fact that it is not less than this is partly due to the thickness of the render

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TOOLS/SAFETY EQUIPMENT/TARPS 539.88
FOUNDATIONS Excavator 145.58
Concrete 377.11
Membrane 334.81
Blocks 494.91
Safety Fence 38.50
Reinforcing Rod 98.23
Assorted Cement etc. 85.44
1574.58
FLOOR Insulation 298.26
Sterling Board 816.62
1114.88
ARCHITECT'S FEES 1092.25
PLANNING/BUILDING REGS 1016.51
FRAME Wood 6675.66
Nuts and Bolts 334.65
Tools etc. 122.01
7132.32
WALLS Straw Bales 930.00
Wood Strips 115.74
Tools etc. 33.40
1079.14
GREEN OAK VERANDA 1054.42
ELECTRICAL 444.42
ROOF Insulation 1502.12
Zinc 1082.24
Resistit Cover 2626.35
Tyvek 158.62
Geotextile 182.18
Downpipes/grates 344.18
5898.69
RENDERING Lime 1301.82
Safety Equipment 138.98
Render Strip 66.69
Hire of Cement Mixer 350.17
Sand 437.69
2295.35
DOORS Doors 675.98
Fittings 123.61
799.59
TOTAL 24,042.03
FINAL TOTAL 05.01.00 24,375.05


Costs as percentage of whole
Tools 2.4%
Foundations 6.5%
Floor 4.6%
Architect 4.5%
Planning/Fees 4.2%
Frame 29.6%
Walls 4.4%
Veranda 4.3%
Roof 24.5%
Rendering 9.5%
Doors 3.3%
Electrical 1.8%
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