Our extension: the cost of an extra room
Follow the weekly tally as Lauren Floodgate turns a three-bedroom house is turned into a four-bedroomed one - in a year.
After a year of house hunting Lauren Floodgate gave up. Either she couldnt afford what what she saw or didn't like it. Instead Lauren and her family have decided to extend and stay put and build an adventurous extension. 'Were changing a three-bedroom house into a four-bedroom, adding a utility room, new en-suite, garage and porch,' explains Lauren. They have spent £3,000 on architect fees, planning application fees and building regulation costs - and it's only just beginning! Take a look at their house now and see their plans for the new improved one, in the quick film below and follow Lauren's blog below to find out how it's going week by week - and how much is being spent...
EXTENSION COST WEEK ONE: £3,000
EXTENSION COST WEEK TWO: £3,025 - Asbestos and sugary tea
EXTENSION COST WEEK THREE: £3157 - Slow builders
EXTENSION COST WEEK FOUR: £3925 - The tears begin