Rear extensions are a great way to add real value to your house. Because of Bristol’s buoyant house market, you can expect to double your money when you extend your house. (See Calculator below)
The best thing is to borrow as much as you can and build as big as you are allowed. The biggest increase in value is if you can add an extra bedroom above. If you can’t do it as a rear extension then it is definitely worth considering a loft conversion.
Bristol Builders Network can assist you to add as much value as possible to your home. Why not call us on 0800 08 300 80 for fill out the form to the right and we can chat you through the different options, or conduct a free site visit.
Rear Extension Cost
Small Single Storey Rear Extension
Let’s start with a small single story rear extension measuring 4m x 4m, which gives you a 16m2 extension.
For a standard build with a standard finish the cost will be about £1500 per square, giving you a price of:
16 x £1500 = £24,000
For each additional square metre just add on £1500. This includes everything regarding the build – foundations, doors and windows, roof, first and second fix, but you will need to allow about 15% for professional fees such as architects, planning, and building regs.
The price goes up further depending on the finish. For example fitting uPVC two door French windows would be around £2000, whereas aluminium three door Bi Fold Doors would be around £3000. Also instead of carpet or laminate flooring, if you wanted tiling this would add to the price as well. If existing walls need removing and steels are required the price will also go up.
Double Storey Rear Extension
A double story rear extension measuring 4m x 5m would be 20m2, so the price would be the cost for downstairs plus 50%
20 x £1500 = £30,000 x 50% = £45,000
In Bristol, you can expect to double your money immediately when you do an extension, loft conversion or basement conversion as houses are (and will remain) at a premium in the city as we are so short of housing stock.