FAQ - REFURBISHMENT

The Answers You Need

DO I NEED TO HAVE PERMISSION BEFORE WORKS

Depending on the works you are carrying out, you may well require planning permission — certainly if the house is listed or in a Conservation Area you should get in touch with your local planning department.

There are several consent checks to consider before starting work on your house renovation, including planning permissionbuilding regulations approval and listed building consent. Our professional team member is more than happy to provide advice on your refurnishment project.

HOW TO SCHEDULE WHEN I WANT TO REFURBISH MY HOUSE?

A well planned Schedule of Works is a must before a refurnishment works start. It basically outlines every single job that needs to be done from start to finish of a project, in the right order. Ideally you also want to include who is doing what and how much it will cost on the list.

Below is a typical schedule of works for a house refurnishment, though every project is different to each other. Our professional team member will be able to advise you.

  • Current condition assessment

  • Stop further decay

  • Grants/Tax concessions

  • Statutory consents

  • Structural stability

  • Demolition work

  • Dealing with damp

  • Drains

  • Site access

  • Major building work

  • Weathertight

  • Exterior

  • External works

  • First fix

  • Plastering

  • Drying out

  • Fixed flooring

  • Second fix

  • Decorating

  • Final clean

  • Move in

  • Snagging

HOUSE RENOVATION COST CALCULATOR

It depends on the size and scope of works of the refurbishment of a 3 bedroom house. However, the breakdown of major home renovation costs are shown as follows for the rough concept of costs:

Plumbing – £6000 (for adding one new shower room)

Joinery – £5000 (for adding one new bedroom)

Electrics – £9000 (for re-wiring)

Kitchen – £15 000 (medium spec with high spec worktop and splashback)

Flooring – £5000

Painting - £4000 (Not included woodwork painting)

Woodwork painting - £1500

Damp-proofing - £3500

New double uPVC and glazing window - £750 each (standard size)

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