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How much will it cost?

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) gives a guide cost of between £1,260 and £1,680 per square metre for an extension with plastered finish. So they estimate that the shell of a 20-square metre, single-storey extension might range from £25,200 to £33,600 – that’s for base, walls to plaster finish, tiled roof, one radiator, …

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How long will it take?

The Project Schedule will be agreed with you in advance by your Builder but may look something like this:- Week 1-2 Setting out, footings dug, and foundations poured Week 3-4 Building up to damp-proof course (DPC), drains installed, DPC installed and concrete floor structure put in Week 5 Building of external walls Week 6 Internal …

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How do I know I can trust you?

Begin by asking every person you have ever known; family, friends, colleagues, if they have had building work done in their houses and, if so, who they used and how did they get on. Was the relationship difficult? Was the timekeeping good? Was the quality of work good? Was the supervision of employees good? Did …

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Do I need to leave my home?

This depends entirely on the nature of your building project and whether it encroaches upon your day-to-day living space. However, it is not always necessary to move out for house extensions, garage and loft conversion. Your building contract should state that it is your responsibility to keep all children and animals safely away from the …

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