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Understanding Home Renovation Costs in the UK: A Comprehensive Price Guide

Updated: May 25

Renovating your home is an exciting venture, but understanding the associated costs is crucial for effective planning and budgeting. This blog delves into the various aspects of home renovation in the UK, providing an in-depth look at typical costs for different projects including full decor, flooring, kitchen and bathroom renovations, load-bearing wall removals, door installations, and electrical work.


Please Note: All work is unique so for an accurate quote please contact us for a free inspection


full home decor

Full Decor: Painting and Decorating Walls, Woodwork and Ceilings Costs

One of the most common renovation tasks is repainting and decorating walls and ceilings. Prices can vary based on the quality of materials and the complexity of the job.

Labour Cost

  • Painting and Decorating: For a typical UK home, the cost of painting and decorating walls, woodwork and ceilings ranges from £500 to £1,500 per room. This includes preparation, two coats of paint, and finishing.

  • Wallpapering: If you prefer wallpaper, expect to pay between £150 and £500 per room, depending on the wallpaper quality and the room size.

 

Materials Cost:

  • Paint: £10 to £50 per litre, depending on the quality and brand. For an average room (about 15 square meters), you might need 5-10 litres, costing between £50 and £500.

  • Wallpaper: £10 to £50 per roll. For an average room, you might need 10 rolls, costing between £100 and £500.

  • Other Materials: Brushes, rollers, and masking tape can cost around £20 to £100.

Approx Total Cost Per Average Size Room: £490


Please Note: All work is unique so for an accurate quote please contact us for a free inspection

wood flooring install

Installing Different Flooring Types Costs

Flooring is another key component of home renovation. The choice of flooring can significantly impact the aesthetics and functionality of your space.

  • Carpet: Installation costs range from £15 to £30 per square metre, including underlay and fitting.

  • Laminate Flooring and Trims: Prices typically range from £20 to £50 per square metre, making it a budget-friendly option with a variety of styles.

  • Hardwood Flooring: This premium option costs between £50 and £100 per square metre, including fitting and finishing.

  • Vinyl Flooring: Vinyl is cost-effective, with prices ranging from £10 to £40 per square metre, including installation.

 

Materials Cost:

  • Carpet: £5 to £20 per square metre. For a 20 square metre room, this costs £100 to £400.

  • Laminate Flooring: £10 to £30 per square metre. For a 20 square metre room, this costs £200 to £600.. Underlay costs £30 per 10m2.

  • Hardwood Flooring: £30 to £70 per square metre. For a 20 square metre room, this costs £600 to £1,400.

  • Vinyl Flooring: £5 to £20 per square metre. For a 20 square metre room, this costs £100 to £400.

Approx Total Cost Laminate flooring includingtrims and underlay for Landing and 3 Rooms: £2400

Please Note: All work is unique so for an accurate quote please contact us for a free inspection



Kitchen Renovation costs

The kitchen is often the heart of the home, and a well-renovated kitchen can add significant value to your property.

  • Basic Kitchen Renovation: Costs can start from £4,000 to £6,000 for a small kitchen, including cabinets, worktops, and basic appliances.

  • Mid-Range Renovation: For a medium-sized kitchen, expect to spend between £6,000 and £20,000, which includes higher-end finishes and more appliances.

  • High-End Renovation: A luxury kitchen renovation can cost £20,000 to £50,000 or more, featuring bespoke cabinetry, premium appliances, and designer finishes.

Materials Cost:

  • Cabinets: £800 to £5,000 for a basic set, £5,000 to £10,000 for mid-range, and £10,000 to £20,000 for high-end bespoke cabinets.

  • Worktops: £100 to £1,000 per metre. For 5 metres, this costs £500 to £5,000.

  • Appliances: Basic appliances cost £500 to £1,500, mid-range £1,500 to £3,000, and high-end £3,000 to £10,000.

  • Tiles: £20 to £100 per square metre. For 10 square metres, this costs £200 to £1,000.

  • Other Materials: Plumbing fixtures, lighting, and accessories can cost £500 to £2,000.

Approx Total Cost for small kitchen including mid range cabinets and electricals: £13,800

 

Please Note: All work is unique so for an accurate quote please contact us for a free inspection


bathroom renovation

Bathroom Renovation Costs

Bathrooms are essential for comfort and hygiene, and renovating them can enhance both functionality and aesthetics.

  • Basic Bathroom: A basic renovation costs around £3,000 to £6,000, including new fittings, tiles, and a standard suite.

  • Mid-Range Bathroom: Expect to pay between £6,000 and £10,000 for mid-range finishes, fixtures, and some customization.

  • Luxury Bathroom: High-end renovations can cost from £10,000 to £20,000 or more, including premium materials, bespoke fixtures, and advanced features like underfloor heating.

 

Materials Cost:

  • Bathroom Suite: £400 to £3,000 for a basic suite, £3,000 to £5,000 for mid-range, and £5,000 to £10,000 for high-end.

  • Tiles: £20 to £100 per square metre. For 20 square metres, this costs £400 to £2,000.

  • Plumbing Fixtures: £500 to £2,000.

  • Other Materials: Flooring, lighting, and accessories can cost £500 to £2,000.

Approx Total Cost for small bathroom including mid range fixtures and plumbing: £12,800

  Please Note: All work is unique so for an accurate quote please contact us for a free inspection


load bearing wall removal

Load-Bearing Wall Removal Costs

Removing a load-bearing wall can dramatically alter the layout of your home, creating open-plan spaces. This task involves significant structural work and the installation of RSJ (Rolled Steel Joist) supports.

  • Simple RSJ Support: For a straightforward load-bearing wall removal with a simple RSJ, costs range from £1,500 to £2,500.

  • Box Frame Installation: This more complex support structure costs between £3,000 and £5,000.

  • Goal Post Frame: Expect to pay between £4,000 and £7,000 for a goal post frame, ideal for larger openings.

  • Steel Cross Beam: This robust solution can cost £5,000 to £10,000, suitable for extensive structural changes.

 

Materials Cost:

  • RSJ (Rolled Steel Joist): £300 to £1000 depending on size and length.

  • Box Frame: £700 to £3,500.

  • Goal Post Frame: £1,600 to £3,000.

  • Steel Cross Beam: £1,500 to £5,000.

 

Approx Total Costs will be dependant on Structural engineers report. Min Cost £3400 for non load bearing walls.


Please Note: All work is unique so for an accurate quote please contact us for a free inspection


French door install

Installing French Doors or Bifold Doors Costs

Enhancing indoor-outdoor connectivity with French or bifold doors can transform your living space.

  • French Doors: Installation costs range from £700 to £2,000, depending on the size and material.

  • Bifold Doors: These modern options range from £1800 to £5,000 or more, offering expansive views and seamless access to outdoor areas.

 

Materials Cost:

  • French Doors: £700 to £2,000.

  • Bifold Doors: £1,800 to £4,000.

Approx total cost for standard size French doors installed in place of window - £2300

 

Please Note: All work is unique so for an accurate quote please contact us for a free inspection



Electrics Throughout the House Costs

Upgrading or installing new electrical systems is vital for safety and functionality.

  • Rewiring a House: Full rewiring costs between £3,000 and £8,000, depending on the property size and complexity.

  • New Installations: Adding new sockets, lighting fixtures, or upgrading the consumer unit costs from £50 to £150 per point.


Conclusion

Home renovation costs in the UK can vary widely based on the scope of the project, the quality of materials, and the specific requirements of your home. By understanding the typical costs associated with various renovation tasks, you can better plan your budget and ensure your project runs smoothly. Whether you're repainting a room, installing new flooring, or undertaking a major kitchen renovation, careful planning and professional advice are key to achieving the home of your dreams. Please Note: All work is unique so for an accurate quote please contact us for a free inspection

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