We am planning to put an offer for an end-terrace 3-bed house in Glasgow
tomorrow (closed auction type sale), and are planning to base our bid on the
estimate for the cost of the work required to the house which generally
speaking is in a bad state of repair.
The surveyor suggested that a new roof will need to be put in place, but I
am not convinced about that as they said the same thing about our correct
house 5.5 years ago, and the 3 roofing companies that we invited to look at
it at the time all insisted that no more than a little patching was required
(it was around £1000 IIRC). I spent quite a long time in the attic, probably
more time then the surveyor did with his suit on I am guessing (it was only
a valuation survey) and apart from some extensive work on the guttering,
most of which are lying in the garden, it looked to me as if most of the
roof is sound apart from a few obvious leaks.
To put our minds at rest and make sure we don't overstretch our finances, we
would like to assume the worst case scenario. Also, we are considering the
conversion of the attic into another room, so the estimate will be also be
useful there, as whilst the current attic space is sufficient for a room in
terms of floor space and height, some of the timber will have to be
"re-arranged" as it is not high enough at the moment.
Would someone be prepared to give a very rough estimate for a complete roof
replacement for an end-of-terrace house? The roof tiles look sound, so
probably only the internal structure of the roof will need to be replaced.