A side return extension is a great way to add value and space to your existing property without breaking the bank. They don’t cut into too much of your garden space, and they can provide you with an extra room, a bigger kitchen, or a much needed office or guest room. So, how do you calculate side return extension cost and ensure that you stay within budget? Read on to find out what’s involved and how much it will cost.
Side Return Extension Cost Per Square Metre
Knowing how much your side return extension will cost is extremely important. So, to get a rough estimate you will need to know how many metres square your extension will be. Of course, the size of your extension is not the only factor involved in working out the cost of your new room or rooms. Even when working out the price per metre square, there are many factors to take into consideration such as the quality of the materials you will use and your intended design.
Other factors that need to be taken into consideration when working out your side return extension cost are the existing conditions of your build. Where you live in the UK can also alter the cost of your extension. In short, instead of quoting a price as an average, the best way forward is to get three quotes from qualified and certified builders. BBN can provide you with recommended companies for your area, all our tradesmen being vetted by ourselves. Below are guidelines of how much your extension could cost per metre squared.
Costs Per Metre Squared
Asides the fact that there are many factors that can alter the price of your extension, you also need to note that the price per metre squared does not include internal renovation. This cost needs to be worked out separately. For example, an extension with a fitted kitchen will be a lot more expensive to finish than one where the extra room will be used as an office or sitting room.
In London you can pay anywhere between 3K and 5K for your extension, plus VAT. This price will drop around 1000 pounds once you move outside of London. Professional fees also need to be added on to this cost, and these could include surveys and architects fees.
Controlling your Budget
The most important thing to consider when working out the cost of your extension is working out how you will stay within your budget. As we said earlier it is a good idea to get three separate quotes for the work. One way to ensure that you don’t overspend is to use a company that will provide you with an integral service for your extension. When you allow BBN to source you the best tradesmen, we can provide you with a team of professionals who will be with you throughout all stages of your planning and building. What this means is that the price you are quoted will be the price for the finished product, and you won’t find any hidden extras further down the line.