How Much Does

A Home Extension

Cost in 2023?

Home extension cost UK?

While many home extension prices will vary dependant on size and from builder to builder there is an average price in the UK that you can use as a guideline when pricing up your next project. Most building companies will charge for the extension by square metre (m2) other factors will also change the cost such as material prices, the complexity of design and additional features.

A general guideline price for the UK is – £1500 – £2500 per Square Meter m2

It is very easy for extension prices to quickly accumulate and get out of control as you add features or unique designs, it is usually good practice to ensure your extension does not cost you more than the value it will add to your home. By doing this and staying on top of your pricing you can ensure your next extension is a worthwhile investment.

Single Storey Extension Cost UK?

A single storey extension will be the most affordable option when it comes to extending your home, ideal for terraced and smaller houses to get more space for a larger kitchen or a living area. Some smaller single storey extensions may not even require planning permission, speeding up your extension process and avoiding the dreaded planning permission process.

For a smaller single storey extension, you may be looking at a cost of £12,000 – £16,000

Wrap-around extension cost UK?

A wrap-around extension is a perfect choice for homeowners with space to the side of their property. An extension of this type provides you with added utility enabling you gain additional room for a large kitchen or living area as well as space to the side for utility rooms, storage rooms, a bathroom or even another bedroom.

For a larger wrap-around extension you may be looking at a cost of £52,000 to £80,000
Multi-storey extension cost UK?
A multi-storey extension can be a requires a lot more space and can be larger investment, it can however add significant value to your home. A multi-storey extension will allow you to seamlessly expand upward giving you space for bedrooms, living areas, a new kitchen, utility rooms and additional toilets. A multi-storey extension can save you the trouble of having to move home if extra space is needed for family or loved ones.
A multi-storey extension could cost you upwards of £90,000

Multi-storey extension cost UK?

A multi-storey extension can be a requires a lot more space and can be larger investment, it can however add significant value to your home. A multi-storey extension will allow you to seamlessly expand upward giving you space for bedrooms, living areas, a new kitchen, utility rooms and additional toilets. A multi-storey extension can save you the trouble of having to move home if extra space is needed for family or loved ones.

A multi-storey extension could cost you upwards of £90,000

Why Extend Now?

Now more than ever is the best time to extend your home, The UK Government has recently relaxed permitted development rules in England for detached and semi-detached houses. This means you can now extend much further than previously without planning permission, streamlining the extension process. There has never been a better time to invest in extending your home.

How to save money on your home extension

Ask for help
There are many helpful builders who will be more than happy to give you free no obligation advice on the best route to take when starting your home extension project. Their advice can be invaluable, learning the steps you need to take to ensure your extension build runs smoothly. Alternatively, if your neighbours have had an extension, ask them about their process and what they would have done differently with hindsight.

You won’t beat first hand advice from people who would have already been through the same process you are about to go through. If you don’t have anyone to speak with, start looking online! There are countless accounts online of people sharing their experiences both positive and negative, absorb as much information as you can so you won’t be left shocked if anything doesn’t go to plan.

Get Prepared
Proper preparation will save you time, money and stress. Take your time to get every aspect of your extension prepared, from designs and plans to a building company in mind that you want to use. You can also source some additional features such as doors or windows if they are easily obtainable for you. Having your plans ready to go is half the battle won, you can create accurate visualised designs yourself online for free, so why not start designing so your architect has something to work off. The less time the spend working on and revising your design the less they will charge you.

Pre obtain planning permission
The planning process can be an incredibly long task with plans being submitted, rejected, amended and resubmitted. This process can be quite stressful and incredibly time consuming, many builders and developers will assist you with this process. However, you can save money by getting the plans approved yourself. Obtaining planning permission is half the job done and with clear plans in place your builders will be able to get the work started and complete the project in a quicker space of time saving you time, money and stress.

Pre purchase Items
If you already know what your new extension is going to require and you have easy access to products then you can pre-purchase your windows, doors, paints and almost any part of your extension. Having these items already purchased will mean you are saving the cost of sourcing them through you builder and any potential mark-up they may add. There are plenty of online sources for purchasing second hand windows and doors that are much cheaper than buying brand new.

Using M20 Builders for home extensions – Design & Build

A complete design and build service like the one offered from M20 builders is a great way to simplify your extension project. With the support and help of an experienced building company like M20 Builders you can be carefully guided through the process ensuring you aren’t wasting time and money.

M20 Builders will assist you every step of the way from initial drawings to obtaining planning permission. With decades of experience constructing extensions the dedicated team at M20 have the knowledge you need to ensure your planning submission gets approved.

The team at M20 have a wide array of skills when it comes to building and construction, from building to roofing and even electrical work all their team are highly qualified and certified in their areas of expertise. Using M20 Builders to construct your extension will mean that they have specialists to accomplish any task ensuring you don’t have to increase your risk by using a wide range of sub-contractors to do different jobs.

Utilising their decades of experience, M20 Builders offers a completely tailored design and build service, to construct an extension for you of any size. Once your planning and design process is complete, M20 can project manage and undertake you entire extension project from start to finish.

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