how much will it cost to build?
This is always difficult for an Architect to predict as we are not trained in project construction costing. We do get a feel for an approximate cost per m2 however based on project experience and advice from Quantity Surveyors and local building control departments. I generally base any cost assessment I make on £1700 to £2200 for new build projects, extensions and alterations and £800 to £1000 for internal alterations. The construction costs will generally be dependent on the keenness of tendering contractors and material costs at the time and could vary significantly from my estimates. If you wish a more accurate cost assessment it would be prudent to engage the services of a Quantity Surveyor who will certainly be able to give you a more accurate figure. In some cases clients carry out much of the work themselves so their cost per m2 are less than the above figures.