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Rough cost for converting single skin outer wall...

I am currently looking to purchase a house, but at the moment it is deemed as "un-mortgageable". A small section of the house has a single skin brickwork as an outer wall. The room in question is over two floors, a small utility with WC and a bedroom on the floor above.

My question is, in very rough terms... How much would it cost to re-skin the outer wall to bring it up to the regulatory standard, that is deemed "mortgageable"? As well as adding an extra layer to the outer wall, will there be the need to spread the load on the floor above? Will new foundations be required? I am unsure of the options to rectify this problem and what they entail.

The dimensions are 16' 6" x 6' on both the ground and 1st floor.

I understand that this will be tricky to give exact facts and figures without physically seeing the property. I am really after a ballpark figure to begin with to see if this work is something that I can budget for.

Any help would be very much appreciated and I look forward to hearing some potential solutions.


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Hi, it may be possible to do this using a timber frame solution internally. Probably need a foundation for this. i would expect the work to be in the region of 3k at a guess. You will need building regs and probably plans from an architect for building control. Contact an architect for a free estimate and fesability check

Answered 23rd Mar 2013

PB Design & Build

Member since 9 Feb 2009

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