House Construction Cost Index

Department/Agency

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Key information

The house construction cost index gives an indication of the cost of house construction. The index is to base January 1991=100.

Source

This index is produced by Dublin City Council on behalf of Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.

Scope

The House Construction Cost Index monitors labour costs in the construction industry and the cost of building materials. It does not include items such as overheads, profit, interest charges or land development. The index is applied on a national basis. The name change from the House Building Cost Index to the House Construction Cost Index was introduced in October 2006 when the method of assessing the materials sub-index was changed from pricing a basket of materials (representative of a typical 2 storey 3 bedroomed local authority house) to the CSO Table 3 Wholesale Price Index. The new index does maintain continuity with the old HBCI.

Frequency

Monthly

Reference period

First day of month

Start date

1975

Timeliness

Typically 2 months after the reference date

Classifications

  • No classifications

Theme

Business Sectors - Construction

Page Created

2007-12-01

Page Modified

2013-10-24

Keywords

building buildings construction cost hbci house houses housing