Been going through hell for the last year..Living in Edinburgh and
decided to extend the house given 3 small children etc etc etc...
Basically it's taken about 12 months to get to this stage of tender-
couple of months working with architect... 3 months planning and then
a further month after resubmitting changes and building warrant stage
- 5 months...I kid you not..Claimed they are busy...
Basically we are extending the bungalow out the back by about 4
metres, putting a new roof on and creating 3 new bedrooms upstairs..
On the architects suggestions and given i am extremely competent I
have decided to " perhaps " undertake all internal work, insulation,
plastering, stud walls, flooring, wiring and plumbing etc etc..
Architect quoted circa £ 70K + vat...12 tenders out so far...10 don't
want work for a variety of reasons..too busy, not in business anymore
Two quotes have come back at £137 + Vat and £140K + Vat...Both
architect and structural engineering company laughed at these but
we've just had a 3rd company out and he was giving a ballpark figure
of £120K + Vat...
Even with me doing all the internals etc they are knocking about £10K
off the above prices..I was led to believe about 35 to 40% would be
This to me is so far off the planet I won't go ahead with the
extension..Anyone any thoughts on what the above would typically cost?
Thanks and regards for any comments...Even jokes to cheer me up!!