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Last Updated on March 7, 2021

Oak Framed Extension Cost – How Much Is It? Prices Compared

Zac Houghton

Zac Houghton

Construction expert and founder of Loftera.

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One of the more popular choices of extensions in recent years has been that of an oak frame. The main reason for this surge in popularity is due to their aesthetic appeal. They look great! They also help to retain heat, and a major plus point is their flexibility in terms of design.

However, how much does an oak framed extension cost? Generally, you won’t go far wrong in working on a budget of £2,500 per m2 for your oak framed extension prices. This can vary, depending on a variety of factors. We will go into these in further detail shortly.

Fear not, our Loftera blog team are on hand to answer the pressing questions regarding your cost of an oak framed extension.

Let’s get down to it, shall we?

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How Much Does An Oak Framed Extension Cost: An Explanation

Did you know that the average cost for an oak framed extension is between £25,000 and £30,000? Depending on the difficulty of the job itself, you can expect the job to take between six weeks and three months to complete. Some people opt to stay away from their house for this time. If you have family or friends who live nearby and could accommodate during this period, it may be worth keeping on their good side in the hope that they will agree to let you stay.

It isn’t just the interior that you need to think about when pricing up your oak extension. The exterior will also contribute. Many people choose metal cladding, wooden cladding, brickwork or rendered boards to make up the outside of their extension. Each has their own advantages, and each comes with their own price.

Factors Impacting Oak Extension Costs

It goes without saying that the size of your oak extension will play a huge part in the overall price. Are you extending at ground level only? Or are you extending both downstairs and upstairs? Naturally, the latter will end up costing a great deal more, although doing so can increase your property value massively.

The complexity of the extension design will also come into play. If you are extending outwards only, that will cost a great deal less than an extension that goes around corners of your house and extends differently in varying areas.

Oak extensions are much quicker to build than a brick alternative. With this in mind, you can expect to pay less in terms of labour costs for an oak extension.

As is the case with any building work of this kind, where you live will also become a deciding factor in your end price. Those living in London can expect to pay an extra premium compared to the majority of other areas in the UK.

Oak Extension Cost: Labour Prices

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a DIY extraordinaire? Fantastic! You may be able to save yourself a pretty penny on the cost of your oak framed extension. However, we’re in no doubt that you will need to hire certain specialists along the way, if not for every aspect.

To give you a better understanding of how much you will need to pay each professional, the below table gives a breakdown of the average cost that a labourer would charge per day.

Labourer

Daily Cost (Low End)

Daily Cost (High End)

Builder

£125

£300

Plumber

£130

£250

Joiner

£120

£200

Electrician

£120

£350

Plasterer

£85

£175

Roofer

£125

£250

Painter

£85

£200

Will I Require Planning Permission For My Oak Extension?

In reality, this isn’t a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. We will go with this – probably. The size of the extension and the design play a huge part in whether you will require planning permission.

Usually, if the extension is under four metres high and covers less than half of your property in width, you won’t need to apply for planning permission.

However, if you are even a little bit unsure, it simply isn’t a risk worth taking. Failure to gain planning permission and continuing with a build of this nature will see you breach building regulations, and more than likely have to have what has already been built knocked down.

Oak Framed Kitchen Extension Costs

The average cost to extend a kitchen in the UK is between £5,000 and £6,000. The size of the kitchen in question, as well as the design layout, will have major implications of where on that scale your project sits. Your oak framed kitchen extension costs could be less, they could be more.

We would always advise to be open with your builders from the very beginning of the project. That way, they will be able to give accurate estimates on your pricing, and there should be no surprises down the line.

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