Just after some advice, we just purchased a property that requires renovation. As the property needs rewiring, gas central heating and replastering. I’m thinking it will be more cost effective to extend to create a kitchen diner now rather than later.
I would be loooking at building the shell only approx (2.9m x 3m) brick render and roof. Can this be done for 10k max? I’m based in havering.
I'd say an absolute minimum of £20k and that would probably involve managing the trades yourself without a builder mark up. Ours is a larger build in London and the demolition and foundations alone cost £15k
Do you mean shell or do you mean first fix as suggested by whisky? If your shell is blockwork with insulation, unpainted render, flat roof with rockwool, no steels or knock through, only 1m trench fill, one door and one basic window, you might be alright. But you'd probably need someone to design something to meet building regs and that would cost.
Johnd2 I did want a velux window, existing wall kitchen to be knocked through which will require a steel, one upvc large window and French doors. We are in the process of contacting architect technicians to discuss designs and cost. We have budgeted 2k separately for design cost and building regs.
Dp is a painter and decorator and has decided to to all the replastering and tiling. My uncle who is a plumber and his carpenter friend will be fitting the kitchen (howdens), so we will save in some areas. Hopefully we can afford it if not we will just do a “basic” renovation and save towards the extension.
Hi my sister lives in Havering (cranham) she had a similar size extension built shell with roof and rendered for £15,000 she used a company called dove grey roofing & building she said they were really good I got there details off her for you Info@dovegreylyd.co.uk 07794980177 Www.dovegreyltd.co.uk Good luck x
I live very close to you OP and I'm having a similar extension and it's coming in at £20k.
I doubt drawings and planning regs will be £2k. Building regs are approx £250 and we haven't been quoted more than £500 for drawings.
The main problem you're going to have is finding a decent builder who isn't booked up for the next 18 months. Because there are so few houses being bought and sold in our area, people are extending left, right and centre. We had to book our builder last summer and he doesn't start until late summer!
This is something we are thinking of doing. Maybe a little smaller than yours would be though. I think we could maybe just about get a shell done for 10k would be tight though. We are in the north though.
Try a draughtsman for drawings , usually cheaper than an architect.