Building your own property is one of life’s great pleasures for those lucky few who experience it, so it should be something to savour, not sink under. Let our architects, designers and engineers support you at each step, helping to make your dream home come true. You deserve the best, and Fittra knows how to custom build new homes perfectly.
Cost of building a house
Average cost to build a house: from £1,500 per square metre (approx. £140 per square foot)
You can expect to pay this average price as a minimum. Exact designs, decisions and finishing touches make all the difference, so the average price can be more like £2,500 per square metre for higher-spec, complicated properties.
House building construction companies’ costs are dependent on various aspects, including:
Location: Central London is the most expensive place in the UK to build a house. In fact, it’s the second-highest in the whole world. So where you build a house has a huge impact on cost
Labour: nearly 50 per cent of your budget will be spent on people power
Materials: the best, top of the range, luxury, advanced options push the total up, also influence the timeline
Timeframe: the speed required impacts the overall amount to pay
Finishes: every little detail adds up, from plug sockets, lighting and switches to tiles, flooring, windows, doors and wall coverings
House construction process
Architect’s designs: creates drawings and specifications; chooses materials; essential considerations include structure/insulation
Construction itself: this needs to be project managed with precision and accuracy, as many different skilled workers form the entire house builder team and are needed at various points throughout, such as:
As you can see, it is a great undertaking involving many intricacies and complexities. That’s why you want an experienced firm to take control and guide you through it.
Trust Fittra as your house builder
As an NHBC-registered firm in London, we know all about planning regulations in this part of the UK. With more than 10 years experience creating designs to conform to these rules, we know how to match buildings to their environments to not only comply with local rulings but also enhance their surroundings.
Feel confident that the price we quote will always be fair, competitive and straightforward, so you won’t end up with unexpected surprises after the project is underway.
To create your own property is an incredible experience, and it all starts with a phone call. Get in touch today and let’s start the ball rolling together.
The work that Fittra did for me was a full house renovation – this did not include any new build or extension work but it did include moving a number of internal load bearing walls and extending external openings to install large sliding doors. The work was reasonably complex structurally as the upper floor is steel beam and concrete block construction. Externally all windows and doors were changed, guttering and fascias were changed and a new tiled deck constructed to give an outside/inside feel. Internally, walls were moved, new door openings created or widened to give a modern open plan look and feel.Read More
“Fittra completed a rear extension, loft conversion and full refurbishment of our house in Ealing late last year. This included new bathrooms, heating system (including underfloor heating), electrics and plumbing. When obtaining quotes, Fittra’s prices were in the middle of the three companies who came back to us with costs, but the fact that it was fully itemised (unlike the other costs we received) gave us piece of mind that we knew exactly what we were getting for our money. “Read More
“Can’t speak highly enough of Fittra and the job they did. They completed a rear extension, side return and loft extension and pretty much a full refurbishment of our house and garden in SW London. They not only did an incredible job, but they were also great to work with too. Vadym and Ivan’s team were incredibly efficient and hardworking and really amenable and collaborative. I have recommended them to a few friends subsequently, and will continue to do so.”
Team at Fittra possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent contractor: they know their market extremely well; they are diligent, responsive, and yet very understanding with their clients. They are very professional and offer cost saving alternatives when possible. The thing that has impressed me the most is the professionalism, knowledge and helpfulness of all the workers.
“We did our house fully renovation last year July 2019 – December 2019 with Fittra. We are very pleased with the results – our new kitchen (rear extension with lantern roof light), loft conversion, hardwood flooring, underfloor heating, tiling and etc.. Ivan and his team are truly professional. They finished the job with timely manner and customer satisfaction. Their breakdown quotes are easy to understand and easy to work with. We are highly recommended for Ivan, Igor and the team. Great job!!!”
This refurbishment project was absolutely thrilling to accomplish, with a solid team of interior designers and a delightful, intelligible client. Although the 1980s house was structurally complex, with heavy concrete planks in the original structure, as opposed to traditional wood, our team managed to support the existing structures and integrate new features to modernise the […]
This classic 1960s house in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames required modernisation through a complete renovation.We worked closely with the client to create a new contemporary space that gave the residents more space and improved facilities while seamlessly blended in with the local area.
This project focused on renovating the terraced house by adding a rear extension and converting the loft. Two large skylights were installed to brighten up the living area and a new bedroom with en-suite shower created on the top floor. The extension added space to the side and rear of the property; this allowed for […]
The client chose us for this Wandsworth property to complete a house renovation, an L-shape dormer loft conversion as well as a wraparound ground floor extension. Open plan kitchen was created to maximise the living space and modern design gave it a gorgeous look. Our team added new sky lights over the kitchen island to […]
We provided design, engineering, construction and project management on this exciting renovation in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The project consisted of a two-storey extension, a brand new, bespoke open plan kitchen; new windows throughout, a new bathroom, stairway, complete plumbing and electrical, and enhanced lighting throughout and a rear-facing bay window.
We completed this substantial and ambitious new build in march 2019. With a large rear garden and extensive parking, the home makes perfect use of its natural space. A bespoke kitchen, with direct access to the garden, is one of the home’s standout features, as are the luxury bathrooms. The first floor features three spacious […]
This project includes a spectacular kitchen installation with a new dining and living area, which is as modern as it is welcoming in its design. We paid close attention to the layout to achieve a spacious, crisp and immaculate area. During the heat of lockdown, the client expressed concerns over staying safe from COVID-19, so […]
The client decided on full renovation of this detached bungalow. Our team built a rear extension with lantern roof light and converted the attic into the living space. They also added 2 new bathrooms to the property, installed underfloor heating throughout the house, changed the entire plumbing and rewired all electric systems. During the final […]
We recently completed the full refurbishment of this stunning home in Acton, West London. The extensive project included a brand new open plan kitchen with natural light coming from a huge bespokely designed skylight. The project also included a new loft dormer, a completely new roof, two bathrooms, brand new electrics and a state-of-the-art […]