1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

What cost and sequence to renovate a house I'm thinking about?

Discussion in 'Building' started by Craig1980, 15 May 2019.

  1. Craig1980

    Craig1980

    Joined:
    15 May 2019
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi all.

    I'm wondering if you can help.

    I'm looking to purchase https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61976883.html
    Here is a picture of the rear https://imgur.com/a7lBEzz

    This is the floorplan: https://imgur.com/pjpaScQ I want to knock out the arrowed wall and utilise this space to add on to the kitchen

    Here is a picture of the outdoor rooms https://imgur.com/A861I28 and https://imgur.com/w2o1dh2

    Here is the neighbouring building: https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/50466100

    Here is a picture of the rear showing their extension for comparison: https://imgur.com/b2oLHHl

    This is what I want to do:
    1-renovate the bathroom (it has an old boiler about 1m20 tall with 70cm diameter in a corner) like this: https://victoriaplum-images-1.imgix.net/uploads/8729ac37-4452-49b5-aeb0-798e2c27fb67.jpg
    2-replace gas fires to central heating
    3-install a basic kitchen with cooker on the wall to outside (to allow minimum corners on extractor fan)

    What costs am I looking at in worst case scenario?

    £3,000 total rewiring of electrics
    £3,000 converting to gas central heating (does this include boiler replacement?)
    £3,000 bathroom conversion
    £3,000 basic kitchen.

    Are my estimates accurate? How much approximately am I looking at in breaking the wall? Do I need planning permission?

    Thanks for any assistance.
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. Leofric

    Leofric

    Joined:
    9 Nov 2018
    Messages:
    2,060
    Thanks Received:
    187
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I am sure somebody will provide estimates for your proposed work , there are some very helpful people on here :)
     
  4. noseall

    noseall

    Joined:
    2 Feb 2006
    Messages:
    36,198
    Thanks Received:
    2,292
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Your prices are more best case scenario. Expect things like rotten joists, lack of insulation, doors and casings replacement, smoke alarms, extractor fans (ducting etc), dodgy uninsulated floors, crap SVP's and drainage, Artex ceiling replacement, lack of escape windows blah blah.

    You could easily stick another couple of grand on each of those prices for worst case.
     
  5. endecotp

    endecotp

    Joined:
    2 Dec 2013
    Messages:
    3,305
    Thanks Received:
    410
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    First buy a wallpaper stripper, £23.99 :)
     
  6. jonbey

    jonbey

    Joined:
    17 May 2012
    Messages:
    4,218
    Thanks Received:
    239
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Basic kitchen is about right.
    My kitchen was about £2780, that included
    units, sink + installation £2000
    extractor fan £130
    worktops £150
    flooring £500

    electrics and plumbing were done at time of extension, but probably about £1000 on top if separate. That's gas pipe for cooker, radiator, hot and cold, outdoor tap.
    If you are buying new white goods then obviously the price will go up a fair amount, and built in units cost more than free standing.

    kitchen.jpg
     
  7. Craig1980

    Craig1980

    Joined:
    15 May 2019
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks all.

    You've been very helpful. I've decided not to proceed accounting for costs. I still think it's a good investment but I don't have the cash nor the experience to take advantage.
     
  8. Notch7

    Notch7

    Joined:
    15 Sep 2017
    Messages:
    15,838
    Thanks Received:
    1,176
    Location:
    Sussex
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Wise move (y)

    Its easy to start dreaming but costs for renovations are always above budget never below, even more sp without experience
     
  9. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  10. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page