Real Homes 3-part expert guide has been created to help you cost, plan and design a single storey house extension projects. The three parts covers key information on costing, planning advice and design services as follows:
“Building work costs depend on the results you’re after, but reckon to pay around £1,500 to £1,900 per square metre for basic quality; £1,900 to £2,200 per square metre for good quality; and £2,200 to £2,400 per square metre for excellent quality.
For an average single storey extension of 4m x 5m, the build cost would therefore be £30,000 upwards for basic quality; from £38,000 for good quality; and from £44,000 for excellent quality.
Remember, this is without interior fit out costs, and professional fees (see more on this below), which come in at around 10 to 15 per cent,and VAT at 20 per cent. With these added, the lowest build cost for a 4m x 5m single storey extension would be just shy of £40,000, with the upper end nearer £58,000. Don’t forget too, that in certain parts of the country, costs will be significantly higher”.