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Advice on ball-park figure and timelines for extension/ground floor works
We are currently in the process of buying a house and want to do a bit of work to the ground floor. Link below (there's a floorplan):
Big stuff we want to do:-
Remove the "hallway" wall on the ground floor, to increase the size of the living room
New kitchen, and also move the location of the kitchen from left-hand wall of the room to an L-shape across the right hand side and front wall
Extension of 3 metres out from the back of the property. Single storey, creating one big kitchen/diner/living space
We've never done anything like this, so I'd appreciate a bit of advice on timelines, what to do next, and ball-park cost. We're not super-fancy people (!), so cost of materials will be middle-of-the-road (ie Ikea or Magnet kitchen probably).
Interested in any thoughts: do I need an architect to plan any of this? Do I need planning permission (I don't think so)? Roughly how long will it take from start to finish (we'll have our rental property for a couple of months after we've bought, so I'd like to get as much done as possible before we move in)?
Thanks very much for any thoughts or advice!
2 Answers from MyBuilder Extension Builders
Thank you for posting your question.
In a nut shell you do what you want under permitted development/building notice. We would file a building notice at the local council and liase with them RE ensuring the works carried out are correct and structurally safe which is standard practice.
No architects drawings required unless you want them, rough cost for the ground floor extension is circa 25k (Subject to site survey) depending on finishes and will take 8-10 weeks. The cost for the internal works we will need to be confirmed once a survey has been carried out.
What you like us to come out, meet you, carry out a site survey and provide a meaningful quotation?
We look forward to hearing from you.
KWP Build by Design
Answered 27th May 2015
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