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Before any major project can be accurately priced DK Building will go through your ideas and plans to identify and specify every task that will be carried out in each room. Close cooperation at this stage ensures our clients are completely satisfied and confident that the project will be finished in line with their expectations. DK Building always endeavour to create the building the client is imagining. It is at this stage, that our designer can make suggestions and offer advice if necessary. There are a lot of decisions to be made and it can be very confusing. The finished list for a room may look something like this:

The team at DK Building can help by advising you what is possible from a construction point of view, and the client will make the final decisions on how their property will look when work is completed. The final specification is used to formulate a detailed quote for the client before work commences. Any amendments made during the project will be recorded and kept in a separate folder. It is wise to have a ‘contingency’ fund in case the unexpected occurs!

Whichever builder you choose for your project, you will need to go through this planning and specification phase and it is a fundamental part of Our Process.

If required, planning and specification is available as a separate service – see pricing information below.



After an initial meeting, we offer a rough estimate without any charge.

House extension – approx. £2,500 – £3,500 per sq.m

Full house refurbishment – from £1000 per sq.m

Loft conversion – from £35,000

Garage conversion – from £20,000

A written quote can be provided for a fee of £180

Planning and specification services:

Building regulation plans and detailed specifications can be provided from £750 (depending on the size of the job).

If you’re not sure what you want, you might opt for our ‘Two step design service’:

  1. Our designer will discuss your requirements with you on site and draw up basic plans and specifications. These form the basis for an estimate. (fee: £350)
  2. If the estimate suits your budget we provide full plans and specifications all ready to start building. (fee: from £400)

If DK Building carry out the building works, these planning fees are deductible from the total cost of the job.

Clients should be aware that extra charges for planning applications, plans for planning approval, building control inspections, structural engineering reports and utilities may be incurred depending on the project.


Before building commences DK Building signs a contract with the client and stage payments will be agreed.

You can download a copy of the contract we use here