How much for timber framed "extension" with glazed roof panels?
We’re looking at putting in an offer on a house that needs a fair amount of work. One idea is to add an enclosed “outdoor” area to the side; 30ft long (along the length of the house) and max 7ft wide. Can’t go wider unfortunately. Would look like this …
… with the front and rear also being timber but with doors, thus creating a kind of enclosed “outdoor” space. Glazed panels would sit atop the frame. Not yet sure what would be on the outer wall between the posts as the neighbour’s garage/fencing currently resides there – maybe whatever’s cheapest as nobody will see it from the outside anyway.
Flooring will remain as is – block paving, so need to create a base etc.
Does anyone have any ideas what this might cost? Am trying to collate all figures over the w/e so we can finalise offer on Mon.
CheersPosted 4 years ago
As above, it’s not a proper extension, ie indoor living space with insulation etc. It is indeed a fancy car port type shelter but without the room for car. Main aim is to use it as a sheltered space that 1) looks attractive, 2) continues offering g light into the house and 3) is loads cheaper than a formal extension.
CheersPosted 4 years agothe-muffin-manSubscriber
Edit – You’ll see no change from 15k!
We are doing something similar (4.5m x 3m) – my uncle is a manufacturing joiner and he is doing the timberwork at cost, his mate is doing the glass at trade price, we’ve done all the groundwork ourselves and the cost is well above 5k and rising!
It’s the hidden costs that sting – we’ve spent £600 on skips alone.Posted 4 years ago
Sounds like the house is too small ?
Nah, it’s an extended 3 bed semi with outbuildings. We’re just looking at how to make better use of the space to the side.
McMoonter, do you have doubled glazed panels and/or insulation in either of those builds? Is the burner enough for you to work throughout winter?Posted 4 years agomcmoonterMember
McMoonter, do you have doubled glazed panels and/or insulation in either of those builds? Is the burner enough for you to work throughout winter?
Neither of the buidings are double glazed, though the studio floor and walls are insulated. The studio roof has a special membrane to trap condensation. With the stove on it’s like a bread oven in winter. I’m thinking of building an extension to house a small gallery space to it.Posted 4 years agothe-muffin-manSubscriber
I was working on the assumption that if you need to ask these questions you generally haven’t got the skills, knowledge of materials or contacts needed to do it on the cheap.
If you got tradesmen in to do something like this from start to finish, I genuinely think you wouldn’t see much change from 15k.Posted 4 years ago
Hmm, interesting McMoonter. What timber did/would you use? We’re thinking of green oak. Am also thinking that double glazing, although maybe the best option, is going to be too pricey to justify. We’re not trying to do some Grand Desgins thingy here, more a case of adding a light and airy enclosed space suitable for; kids making a mess “outside the house” but not getting pi55ed on throughout winter, working on the bikes etc.Posted 4 years agocr500domSubscriber
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Hmm, interesting McMoonter. What timber did/would you use? We’re thinking of green oak.
Just take a look at Green Oak Carport / Garage type buildings for cost comparisons……
Glass will need to be Toughened / wired / laminated ideally too, even if you are not double glazing.
I suspect it’ll be closer to £15k than £1k if you want it to look anything decent
My Softwood Timber shed 12’x8′ was £800+ the base and I couldn’t build it cheaper, even buying the timber myselfPosted 4 years ago
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