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  • So how much is this new extension going to cost me – Well how long is a piece of string?

    I get asked quite a bit when I’m recommending trades people on how much do you think it will cost me and quite frankly that’s the million dollar question. We have come to realise now that people are not moving as much as they did prior to recession days and have turned to ways of looking at improving their space to make their homes work for them.

    If you’re looking for a simple extension it will be obviously less expensive but usually as an estimated national average figure you’re looking about £1250 per square meter all this cost is based on the gross internal area and excludes VAT (don’t forget to add VAT as most builders you will find often are) for more complex extension work or something a little bit more bespoke you could be looking between £1400 and £1800 per square meter.

    I always suggest getting several quotes from builders with a full breakdown of all the costs involved. Make sure that you obtain their references and also check previous projects in person if you can most tradespeople will always be happy to show you the previous work. Do you make sure you have a contingency plan because sometimes unforeseeable situations can happen and so always allow at least 10% for an emergency.  Also make sure that you consider what sort of finishing that you’re looking for because they can actually add up considerably too.

    If you’re looking at improving your house and improving the layout then do get in touch and I’ll be happy to put you in touch with some local recommended Bristol builders to give you some ideas and costings.

    Thursday, 28 May 2015

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