We surveyed our community of architects from all over the UK on project costs for a ‘typical’ 10m² kitchen. We also asked for the expected costs of other consultants who may be involved, including a structural engineer.
The responses we collected from architects all over the UK found that the expected cost of a structural engineer is between £700-£3000 for a kitchen extension. The most common answer was £1,500.
Kitchen extension pictured above by Gareth, architect from North London. See his full Design for Me profile and shortlist him for your home project here.
What are these figures based on?
A ‘typical’10m² kitchen extension
Alongside this research into architect’s fees, we also asked our UK-wide community of architects for their experience of extension costs in 2021. You can read our full article on this here: How Much does a Kitchen Extension Cost?
In summary, we found that a ‘typical’ 10m² kitchen extension would cost upwards of £30,000 to build in most parts of the UK and from £55,000 in London/SE.
Do I even need a structural engineer?
Whereas an architect will usually provide the primary set of drawings for pricing and construction, a structural engineer’s drawings will compliment and add a layer of information to this package. Structural engineers are typically required for the following projects, but as a general rule they will be needed whenever structural changes to the house are proposed. For example:
- Renovations that involve removing, modifying or adding any structural elements of the house (walls, floors, roof, chimney stack)
- Loft conversions / extensions
- New build houses
- Where proposals require the foundations to be under-pinned
In some situations it might not be necessary to engage an architect as well as a structural engineer. You can read our article on this subject here: Do I need an architect or a structural engineer?
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