Restoration & Refurbishment Question

1 bedroom split into 2?

Terraced house - bedroom 15'9 x 11'10 to be divided into 2. Two windows already in place. Coving to be preserved.
Doorway into 2nd bedroom to be knocked through.
Electrics (ceiling lights, sockets, switches) and radiators
Skirting, plastering and making good.
Guide price please.

***People keep telling me I need to get someone to look at the job - I KNOW - but it's a house I don't own, I'm about to put an offer in and I want to have an idea of cost for finance purposes.***

14 Answers

Best Answer

I should say that price is about Ł 1400
but I need TO SEE and tell you exactly

Answered 18th Feb 2011


Member since 9 Aug 2009

Always get the builder to visually inspect the property prior to pricing as your only inviting cowboys and quick hit and run builders.## many hidden factors could arise in terms of cost and delays.

With regards to your question; how long is this illusive piece of string?

Answered 19th Feb 2011

UK Management Builders Ltd

Member since 3 Dec 2010

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Hi the cost without seeing it would be around £1600 all in.Hope this helps you many thanks David

Answered 18th Feb 2011

DBF Portfolio

Member since 23 Sep 2010

Generally speaking a good builder will charge between £100 - £150 per day. This job should take around 5 days plus materials.

Answered 18th Feb 2011

Wilkinson Estate Management

Member since 5 Nov 2010

This should cost about £1000-£1500 depending on the finishes that you require.

Answered 18th Feb 2011

Beauvale Building Services

Member since 11 Nov 2010

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Hi there, if i'm honest we never like to give a guide price. We find the best way is to view the property free of charge, that way we can give you an accurate quote and discuss the job requirements fully with the customer. Many thanks Daniel Dlg Painting & Decorating

Answered 18th Feb 2011

DLG Decorating & Property

Member since 7 Dec 2008

you have different guide prices but realisticlly i would expect a job like this without seeing the job would estimate approx 3500

Answered 18th Feb 2011

Finebuild Builders

Member since 26 Feb 2009

Hi a guid price would be approx £1500

Answered 18th Feb 2011

A&G Builders

Member since 11 May 2010

if the doorway is in the corner form a small lobby and party wall all in studwork,if loft above lighting will be simple, if combi boiler rads easy, if no floor covering,total guide estimate without site visit 2850 tony ultimate building services

Answered 19th Feb 2011

Ultimate Building Services

Member since 6 Mar 2010

I see your no better off than you were before ,you've had ranges from a ridiculous 1k to a more sensible 3-4k - this is common when asking for guide prices , it really is best to get someone round to quote properly.
regards mitch

Answered 19th Feb 2011


Member since 7 Jun 2008

hi,it is very hard to give guide prices without looking at are looking at around 3-4 thousand i would of thought thanks nick

Answered 18th Feb 2011

kentish builder

Member since 14 Jul 2009

The divided wall being a stud wall,with insulation,the knock through doorway I assume will need a door and frame,including all the other bits,a budget price of £1,800
(Greengate Builders)

Answered 18th Feb 2011

Greengate Builders

Member since 10 Apr 2009

roughly £1000

Answered 19th Feb 2011

northview property mainenance

Member since 13 Sep 2010

this job should cost no more than £3000.but please get a trusted builder in to have a good look for you.dont just look at these posts and think £1000 sounds good.

Answered 23rd Feb 2011

oatley bricklaying and building service

Member since 10 Feb 2011

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