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.
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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. You can read our full article on this here: How Much does a Kitchen Extension Cost?
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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