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  1. JonRushton

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    Hey all,

    Just a quick rough estimate, cause obviously its going to be different for every different house.... but..

    Does anyone know roughly how much it costs to have either a new loft access cut out of the ceiling, or the existing one widened in a UK terraced house?

    My current access is about 2 foot by 1 foot, but the width is dictated by the distance between the roof beams, so for it to be widened, it needs cutting and supporting...

    I have 80 square metres of loft with a damn high roof, so im wanting to make use of the space, mainly for storage of junk! gonna cost 400 quid in boards to board it all out though, so figure if im gonna spend that much to board it, i might as well make getting up there less of a squeeze!!

    Any guess work or past experiences would be greatly appreciated!

    -Jon
     
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    It's not such a hard job.

    Grab your local paper, or flyer and go get an estimate.
     
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    I got a joiner coming to fit a kitchen in the next couple of weeks, so ill ask him quote me.
    Cheers

    Jon
     
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    Much can also depend on whether there are any services running by the opening as well. Any electrical moving will add a fair whack to the joinery work.

    For a skilled chippy with the right tools and materials, he could easily do such an opening in a single day. Guessing a contractor's rate to be about £30 per hour, that puts it in the region of about £250 + materials, say another £50.
     
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    Cheers for the info!

    I've had a quick look, and there doesnt seem to be anything near by. The header tank for the central heating is up there tho, so ill probably have to get that moved somewhere out of the way when i come to do some kind of conversion, but for now im just going to do the opening and get some boards down.

    Again thanks for the replies.

    -Jon
     

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