How much did our self-build extension cost?

As our self-build extension project nears completion we thought we'd give you a special behind-the-scenes look at exactly what this all cost. We've documented every last detail and will compare material costs with labour charges.

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What does a UK plastering job look like?

Today we're looking at what a house looks like mid-plastering. It's probably the messiest of the trades but makes the biggest overall difference to the internal feel of the property. In the UK we commonly use the 'dot & dab' method. Here's what you can expect!

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Insulation detail in our extension

Before we can put the final floors down we need to get the insulation right. Let's take a deeper look at the insulation we're installing as part of our self build extension. We'll be looking at some of the key elements including thermal insulation, cold bridging and vapour control.

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How much does a renovation really cost?

You see your dream property, you think it just needs a lick of paint and before you know it you've sold your left kidney to get the project finished. In this article we're taking a detailed look at the actual costs for our 1920's renovation along with potential costs for our self-build extension. How much do you think this renovation will set you back?

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