Loft conversion quote - thoughts please!

(5 Posts)
WandsworthWanderer Mon 06-Mar-17 20:22:47

Hi there.

We just got a quote for a loft conversion (for future DDs…) which came to £8,000 + £875 per month for “project management” – see below. Seemed excessive so wondered if people had thoughts on this? Or recommendations in Wandsworth?

What we were quoted if interested:

Design Development:
Developing the approved Concept Design to show any changes to current scheme as required by Client £ 390.0
Preparing and submitting application for planning permission (per application). £ 290.00
Assisting discharge of conditions attached to Planning Consent if required* £ hourly

Technical Design & Production Information:
Preparing technical designs to comply with Building Regulations £1895.00
Submission of Building Regulations Application £ 290.00
Structural designs and calculations (by Atlas Structures) £ 1250.00

Tender Documents & Procedure:
Production of agreed Project Specification & Tender drawings £ 1545.00
Method Statement for the works (for council approval) £ 575.00
Assisting Client with Tender List £ included
Tendering of project to Main Contractors £ 390.00
Contract £ 1175.00

Project Management: £ 875 pcm

Many thanks!


CaptainNjork Fri 17-Mar-17 13:00:35

Is the £8k just for project management so you'd still be paying the builder on top?

If so then yes, that seem a lot.

We just did a really big attic conversion which included completely changing the roof shape and we paid £40k all in. 1/5 of that just to get to the point where you are ready to build seems too high.

friskybivalves Fri 17-Mar-17 13:16:00

Captain, are you in south west London? That sounds as if you got an amazing price. Did the 40k include architects fees and planning permission costs, can I ask? Would love to know who your builders were - expect the OP would too!

CaptainNjork Fri 17-Mar-17 14:07:51

Yes SW London. The £80K included everything except decorating at the end and we are really pleased with the result. I'll DM you the details.

Toomanycats99 Fri 17-Mar-17 14:55:32

Ours came in about £53k this included all architects fees etc, 2 party wall surveys as we are mid terrace and a new boiler. Bathroom fittings and decoration was on top. We are south London /surrey. Orders.happy to recommend them as we're really happy.

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