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extending your home or building a self build home

 
Build An Extension
Thursday, 14 August 2008
If you need extra space, why not look closer to home? Extra living space is the holy grail for all homeowners, and the good news is that you don�t always need to move to find it. If your plot is.........

� 2008 - The Self Builder


Create A Bigger Kitchen
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Adding a new kitchen can add serious value to your home Structurally, this is similar to adding living space, although more expensive (from �25,000) as you have to factor in plumbing, power points.........

� 2008 - The Self Builder


Loft Conversions
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Making use of unused roof space will add space and value to you home Loft conversions are top the home improvements list in terms of value for money. Not every loft can be converted � you need 2.

� 2008 - The Self Builder

CALCULATING THE TOTAL COST OF EXTENSIONS AND CONVERSIONS

House extensions
• Single storey with one window, 3 m x 3m: £15,200 to £18,500
• Two storey with two windows, 3 x 3: £25,000 to £32,600
Loft conversions
• With Velux or similar windows, 4m x 5m: £14,100 (2 windows) to £18,500 (4 windows)
• With dormer windows, 4m x 5m: £24,900 (2 windows) to £39,100 (4 windows)
Basement conversions (upper price includes tanking to walls and floor)
• 3m x 3m: £7,400 to £16,300
• 4m x 6m: £10,300 to £26,000

Source: www.bcis.co.uk/propertymakeoverguide. Prices as at 1st Quarter 2008.

We use an independent Quantity Surveyor to provide our clients with in depth costs for their building projects. For further information please see the Home Building and Renovation website

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