Clients are sometimes cagey about money,’ says Judith Tugman, ‘but if you give your architect a budget, they can assess what’s possible.’ And discuss it as a team – your architect may even be able to do a job for less, in which case you could have more to spend on fittings.
A general rule of thumb is to allow £1500 per sqm of development, and remember you aren’t just thinking about the Home Extension, but the existing space inside, too.
If you opt for less expensive fixtures and fittings, you could squeeze this down to £1200, but equally, if you go for higher quality this could rise to £2200 per sqm.
Bear in mind that, on top of the build budget, there will be architect, engineer and builders’ fees, government VAT and building control and planning costs, too.
Don’t forget to allow a contingency fund of 10 per cent for unforeseen circumstances...
Allowing IGLU to help with this process will save many hours of research & possibly a lot less money on unessential fees.
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IGLU will undertake all planning applications if required.
However its always best to go to planning portal for your local area to get some idea as to what is & what is not permitted.
Our trained consultants will always advise on what is most likely to be permitted.
List of average iGLU fees:
Technical Survey of Property : £475.00
Initial sketch scheme proposals including 3D modelling:£310.00
Full planning schematic drawings, plans, sections & elevations: £780.00
Planning application fee to the council:£150.00