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Property Renovation Cost

If you want to know about property renovation cost, scroll down and you’ll find links to a selection of guidance figures from over 12 years of renovating properties.  Below this we’ve included further helpful pointers on the importance of understanding the total cost of your project before you start, and how we can help with this.

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Actual Costs

By clicking on the following links, you’ll find prices from projects and estimates gathered over the past 12 years. Obviously, every situation is different, and will be different again for your refurbishment.  Nevertheless, the figures should give you a guide for property renovation cost in the UK.  They are for tasks carried out in the Bath-Bristol area, so there will be regional variation;  London and the South East will be more expensive on average;  the rest of the UK will be less so.  We uplifted older figures to Jan 2016 equivalents assuming an average annual inflation rate of 3.5%.

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Cost Breakdown for Home Renovation

You can use our figures in the links above for guidance on property renovation cost;  but also use the headings in our other guides as a checklist to make sure you’ve covered everything.  Links to some of these can be found below. When we calculate budgetary estimates for our clients we use our extensive lists for all contractor activities, supply of fittings and furnishings, cost of fees and risk provision for every room in the house, including the exterior and grounds. These then combine to present the total budget.

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Total Cost of Home Renovation

You should find out how much it would cost to do up a home before committing to any major expense. TV make-over programmes leave the impression that jobs can be done quickly and cheaply. Watch out! One of the problems we’ve found is that people generally have little understanding of the cost of things.

A recent client had an offer accepted on a property with a cost in mind to renovate the house.  He believed that the purchase price plus cost of renovation would create a home valued at greater than the investment.  He then asked us to quote to design and carry out the work. Seeing the budget he had in mind, we decided to spend some time checking this out before we went too far.  Using our database and general experience, we were able to show that the cost of renovation would be about £150 000 above the estimate.  Our client decided to withdraw his offer.  Obviously he was grateful to us for establishing the true cost before he committed further (and we lost a potential £35 000 commission as a result!)

Another of our clients carried out a cost comparison of renovating his house in Bath against moving home;  we helped him to calculate the overall saving he would make by staying in Bath as opposed to purchasing a similar property elsewhere, given the extensive fees that a house move entails.

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Cost of a New kitchen

A “new kitchen” is  good example for showing how figures can be deceptive.  A showroom will tell you the price of the “kitchen”. But they won’t know your total cost – the building work, the plumbing, the joinery, the electrics, the decoration, the flooring and so on. You might get excited by the prospect of a £10 000 kitchen, only to realise that it will cost another £15 000 to install it as you would really like. We have maintained a large database of real costs from our renovations over the years from a variety of suppliers and contractors to give a good range of total costs for typical tasks. We can use this to help you to set a realistic budget for your project from start to finish.

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Property Renovation and Interior Design Services

We’ve designed and delivered many home refurbishments over the years from single rooms to whole houses; from family homes to almost derelict.  You can find out more about our property renovation and interior design services by clicking here.

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Property Renovation Cost Estimating Service

Because people need support with costings, we provide a property renovation cost estimating service. This might be important if you are looking to buy or sell a property in Bath or Bristol, or simply want to budget for home improvements.

If you would like us to do this for you, we would provide a guide price based on your proposed renovation, along with any recommendations that we consider appropriate. Typically this service would cost £250+VAT for a typical UK 3 bedroom property. We would be glad to offset part of this against any follow on work to carry out a design and implementation project as described further here.

Other Guides

We offer more advice for successful home improvements in our various guides.  Here are some links.

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