- Building an extension
I’ve had a couple.
Do a set of sketches yourself, Sketchup, pencil, whatever.
Get an architect round. Talk through what your plans. It’ll be £1000-odd for him plus a few hundred for the planning permission (can’t remember exact number but it’s not traumatic).
£1000/m2 is a good place to start but finish/where you are etc makes a big difference.Posted 4 years agowoody2000Subscriber
We had a similar sized extension built last year, cost was ~14K IIRC. You may not need planning permission, we didn’t. Worth checking your local planning portal. Get architect and do some plans, then get builders to quote. Then put together a water tight contract with said builder to avoid/mitigate additional cost 🙂
EDIT: Our plans didn’t cost anywhere near 1K, presumably because it wasn’t overly complex. They were about £300 I thinkPosted 4 years ago
The trouble is with us we’re totally bespoke, people often leave even more confused than when they came in! Without having a catalogue of 10 kitchen styles to choose from some people are completely lost.
As mentioned above, get a sketchup model knocked up and get a feel for the space. Throw a few units in and see what floats your boat. Pick up a few kitchen magazines and see what kind of thing you’re after, grey units and white stone worktops seem to the the order of the day round our way.
Cheers,Posted 4 years ago
If you were closer to Cardiff I’d offer to get some drawings done for you and sort out the planning application and B Regs.
For planning you need some basic (but to scale) drawings of existing and proposed works. For B Regs you’ll need to show what your proposing complies to the B Regs. Quite easy if you know what your doing, otherwise get an architect / technician to knock up some plans for you. You might also need structural engineers calcs for the B Regs depending on what your planning on doing.Posted 4 years agomk1fanMember
You’ll need to consider the following;
Planning – either consent or cert of lawful development
Building Regs – to ensure it is at least the minimum building standard
Party Wall Act – at least Notice on your neighbours, possibly an Award
Build Over Agreement – if there’s a common drain near or below where you want to build.
Don’t rely on you builder to know, let alone deal with the above items.
A sole practitioner Professional – Architect, Architectural Technician, Surveyor, Structural Engineer – would be able to sort the above out. I’d budget £2,000.00 for their fees (if all of the above is required) plus application fees and fees for a Party Wall Surveyor (if the response to the PW Notices is dissent).Posted 4 years ago
We’ve been thinking about building an extension on our kitchen – side return on our terrace between the existing kitchen and next doors wall.
Space will be about 4m x 3.5m and single storey.
I’ve never done this before and haven’t a clue about where to start – do I need an architect or can I just get planning permission and a builder?
Any ideas of how much it will cost? perhaps an average price per square metre?
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