Architectural designer Charlie Luxton caught up with us at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show to explain what to think about when you are starting a new project.
“The main thing about getting a project right is planning,” Charlie says. “I don't mean at a county council level, I mean being organised and having a clear understanding of costs.
“So many people embark on projects without understanding the real cost of building. I think magazine figures are often a little optimistic. Speak to a local quantity surveyor and find out what it’ll cost you per square metre to do the kind of build you are looking to achieve.”