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£200 per sq metre build cost reasonable?

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SnowGlobes Thu 09-Feb-17 13:33:00

The architect has suggested it costs £200 per sq metre to do an extension (not including sanitary ware). Does this sound excessive to you? Huge thanks in advance!!

whatsthecomingoverthehill Thu 09-Feb-17 13:39:24

Are you sure you're not missing a zero there??

SnowGlobes Thu 09-Feb-17 13:43:26

Ah meant to be square foot @ £200!
But a metre would be approx £2k
So you think that's about right overthehill

ILikeyourHairyHands Thu 09-Feb-17 13:43:45

Or possibly per sq foot?

ILikeyourHairyHands Thu 09-Feb-17 13:45:08

X post!

Not excessive, but I would expect decent quality finishes at the price.

whatsthecomingoverthehill Thu 09-Feb-17 13:50:46

I'd say that is towards the expensive end (but depends on area etc), not ridiculous though. And probably a good idea for budgets to start off high.

Of course it doesn't mean anything until you get an actual price....

SnowGlobes Thu 09-Feb-17 13:57:42

That's good to know. Thank you!

namechangedtoday15 Thu 09-Feb-17 14:11:32

Is that with or without VAT?

Shadowboy Thu 09-Feb-17 14:46:52

Our kitchen extension with high quality fittings /floor etc was £2k per square metre. It involves demolishing 5m of external wall and 2 steels

SnowGlobes Thu 09-Feb-17 16:38:06

Ooh not sure about VAT break no included in that figure. Probably not though!

SnowGlobes Thu 09-Feb-17 16:41:10

shadowboy when you say fittings did that include the actual kitchen & appliances?

Shadowboy Thu 09-Feb-17 17:13:58

Yes the total cost for our extension which was 5 x 3. Metres was £32,000 including limestone floors, kitchen with oak worktops, an island and intifrated sishwasher and belling range oven

namechangedtoday15 Thu 09-Feb-17 17:21:35

I'd say £2000 per sqm is top end but would expect it to be plus VAT and that to be just to plastered walls / electrics / plumbing done. I wouldn't expect it to include kitchens / bathrooms / flooring etc.

Shadowboy Thu 09-Feb-17 17:26:26

That should say integrated dishwasher!

SnowGlobes Fri 10-Feb-17 07:02:12

What makes a build top end if it's just plastering, electrics, plumbing and doesn't include flooring, bath/kitchen fittings etc pls? I'm struggling to see how plumbing etc can be top end - I get how flooring & bath/kitchen could be!
shadowboy Wow, that seem like a good deal!

Shadowboy Fri 10-Feb-17 12:18:00

Well my husband had to labour on the site every Friday for the two months it took to build it. We also used his cousin (carpenter) to build the wood doors/oak kitchen tops so we managed to get the costs down that way. We did have two quotes from builders who wouldn't permit him to help and that included the kitchen that came in at £40,500 and £39,000 so we saved about £8k

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