Another 2 weeks down… how is time going so fast!!
So, weeks 3 & 4 have been just as busy and productive as weeks 1 & 2…
In a nutshell we have:
– Poured the concrete to form the foundations of the extension
– Built the brick work for the extension up to damp proof course level
– Fitted the internal waste pipes for the drainage of the bathrooms and kitchen
– Blocked up some of the walls inside
– Put in the majority of the steel
– Taken down the whole back of the house to the ground floor level
– And finally… last thing on Friday we laid the new concrete slab floor downstairs!!
I am pretty sure that the above list is everything and that I haven’t missed anything off, but my memory is garbage, so it is possible!!
Either way, it is crazy when I look at it all in a list like that… and I think all of that it’s pretty damn good going for 2 weeks work!!
I can’t believe how quickly it’s all happening… EEEEK!!
In my last blog I said that I would share with you our time schedule of all of the work we are doing and our estimated break down of costs.
So instead of dwelling too much about the build this week, I thought that I would do that instead.
However if you do just want an update on the renovation , then you can follow the full story over on my vlog here.
So here we go… below is everything that we are ‘ESTIMATING’ in terms of time and cost.
I say estimating because as I am sure you already know, as much as you plan these things, things do go wrong and budgets are most definitely ‘fluid’ shall we say!!
In total we are estimating that the build will take around 18/19 weeks and below is a break down of our time plan…
Weeks 1 & 2 (the strip out)
1. Make electrics safe
2. Remove old plumbing and create temporary water feed
3. Knock down rear utility room and chimney
4. Knock off plaster throughout the property
5. Take down 1st floor ceiling completely and all of the boarding from the other ceilings
6. Dig new footings for extension
7. Install and move drainage
8. Install new concrete footings
1. Install steelwork
2. Start brickwork for extension
3. Install new attic floor
4. Lay new insulated slab
5. Block up openings downstairs
6. Build extension brickwork
7. Build new block wall off steel beam on 1st floor
1. Complete extension brickwork
2. Fit new flat roof to extension using a warm roof system
3. Install new roof lantern
4. Install windows and doors
5. Build new stud work for bathroom and bedroom layouts
1. 1st fix electrics
2. 1st fix plumbing
3. Insulate all walls and ceilings
4. Complete plastering
5. Complete bathroom tiling
6. Fit bathrooms
7. 2nd fix joinery – doors, skirting, architrave
2. 2nd fix Electrics
3. Fit kitchen
4. Lay all flooring
So there you have it, our schedule… or fingers crossed!!
We have however decided to do the build in January… that was stupid.
(As I am writing this we are actually having a snow day because it is just far too cold and snowy to be laying any bricks today!!)
We really couldn’t have picked a worse time of year for the weather, so to be honest, I am expecting some delays…
However, if all goes well, then we started on Jan 15th, which means we would be due to be complete mid-end May!!
I am being realistic though and to be perfectly honest I would just really like to be in for my birthday in June.
That would be absolutely epic… I keep picturing us being sat at the kitchen island on my birthday having a Mr Gin… or two… or three!!
Pretty please your fingers crossed for us!!
Anyway, on to the more interesting part (in my opinion)… the dreaded budget!!
We are estimating the build of the house is going to cost just over £110,000. That doesn’t include the garage/ car port or any landscaping.
Thinking about spending that amount of money does make me feel a bit sick… but it (hopefully) will be absolutely worth it!!
I have broken down the budget below… it will be interesting to see how close we get once we are all done!!
General site costs – scaffolding, toilet, machinery – £1500
Skips – £3000
General Labour – £15,000
Drainage – £2000
Bricks and build materials – £7500
Brickwork – £5000
Concrete footings and slab – £1500
Steel – £2700
New rubber roof for extension – £1000
New main roof and first floor roof (inc £1300 for slate) – £4600
Doors, skirting, arcs – £1200
Joinery labour – £12,000
Bi Folding doors – £2500
Extension roof light – £1500
Windows and doors – £5000
New heating system including boiler – £4000
Bathroom fitting – £2000
Plumbing for kitchen and utility – £500
Bathroom suites – £5000
Electrics – £4500
Plastering – £5000
Decoration – £3000
Paint – £1500
Flooring – £5,000
Kitchen – £7,000
Tiling – £4,000
Fire and woodburner – £3,000
Again… don’t hold us to that.
Already 4 weeks in we have had some design ideas, that undoubtedly are going to creep up the costs (typical)!!
It is exciting though and as much as I love getting carried away with ideas, I do also like the challenge of trying to stick pretty much to the budget… so let’s see how I do!!
Anyway, loads of facts and figures today, so I will leave it there but I am really open to sharing anything. So if anyone has any questions about any of that then please just ask away!!
Until next time…