I'd be grateful if anyone could give me an idea of the cost involved with
building an extension on my house.
I own a victorian terraced house in the North East. The kitchen and
bathroom are located at the back of the house on the ground floor. While
the house itself was built in 1899, this part of the house was probably
built in the late sixties / early seventies (guess). It's a flat roof
structure covered with asphalt, probably about 3m wide by about 10m long
Stairs to the first floor are split with a small landing before the stairs
turn back on themselves to the first floor. On this landing there's a large
window which directly overlooks the roof of the kitchen / bathroom. It's
probably about 6 foot high and about 4 foot from the top of the kitchen
My Idea was to build ontop of the kitchen and bathroom, creating an
additional bathroom upstairs, accessible from this small landing on the
stairs. Ideally I would like the new work to extend the full length of the
kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor. Other houses in the street have a
mixture of full length and half length extensions.
Building this way should mean I don't have any problem getting to the waste
pipes currently used in the Bathroom.
The first thing I'd need to find out is how good the foundations are but
before I start any ball's rolling I'd be grateful for an idea of likely
costs - this could be completely unaffordable.