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Ladies and Gents,

This has got to be one of the vaguest finger in air questions I’ll probably ask, but I’m going to give it a go. We have reached the point now where our plans of tearing the whole place down doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, so we are toying with one final idea before we just cash in and be done with it.

This is the rear of a bungalow, the middle bit is an old coal shed converted to a kitchen many moons ago, attached to a rotten conservatory.

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What I’m trying to figure out, is if anyone could give any kind of estimation based on work they have done/doing/planned. I know there are tons of variables, which I full understand, but I’d throw this in:

– There are no hidden drains to find
– No hidden supplies to find/hit

So, what I’d want, to weather tight – all internals to be done by me later:

The garage on the left building up. It’s currently a single skin construction with brick pillars around the edge with a flat roof and undersized joists to go up and integrated into the house

The roof altering to add two doma windows – the roof is truss construction, I belive. It would all need to come off anyway, as although it’s sound, we want slate not concrete tiles

The kitchen/conservatory taking down

two pillars created either side and a sloped roof, with a EPDM style roof (will have numerous skylights in and the front will all be glass).

So basically, a side extension and loft conversion.

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Most vague question, yes – even if you can estimate PARTS of it, that would help.

If it sounds remotely likely, we want to go get architect drawings done. Maybe.


And we are away that it would be better to flatten it, but it’s not really possible anymore (I know about VAT, etc).


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