Flat Pack Extensions Cost
This guide covers everything you need to know about flat pack extensions, from how much they cost to things you need to consider.
Cost of a Flat Pack Extension
Things to Consider with a Flat Pack Extension
There are a few things to consider before planning a flat pack extension. Your property may require some structural changes such as removing current supporting walls or fixing an uneven wall. You might need a chartered surveyor to inform you of the condition of your property before the extension, so remember to factor this cost in as well.
You’ll have to hire someone to unearth the foundations and install the plumbing, electric and gas before the extension can be put in place. You’ll need to factor this in to the time scale, with the complexity of your structural changes adding a few days on to the job as well as extra costs.
It’s worth noting that a timber frame extension can be done within a week and is the cheapest material to use whilst materials such as an oak frame flat pack extension tend to be more expensive, taking longer to build and install.
You’ll also have to work with the expert to make sure your extension matches the décor of the rest of your house as closely as possible as this could make the value of your home decrease when it comes to selling your home.
Doing it Yourself
Whilst you could build your own flat pack extension yourself, it would take a lot of time, money and effort. It’s advised to leave a job this big to the professionals, as they are experienced and skilled in sourcing the correct materials for the extension.
It would be difficult to know where to begin doing this job yourself, and by the time you’ve got the materials, equipment and building plans together, you’d be spending the same amount of money but an awful lot more time to get the extension built and installed.
You will have to purchase a flat pack extension kit for your prefabricated extension. A timber frame extension is one of the most popular flat pack extensions whilst also being environmentally friendly.
You would have to unearth the foundations and install plumbing, electric and gas for the extension. We recommend comparing up to 3 quotes from professionals to make sure you get the best deal for your flat pack extension.
Hiring a Tradesman Checklist
- Always get at least 2 quotes before hiring.
- Never pay the full amount upfront.
- Get the quote in writing.
- For any payment you make, always get a receipt.
- On more expensive jobs, ask for references.
- Check if the tradesman is a member of any trades associations.
- Make sure the tradesman has public liability insurance.
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