After the lengthy battle through planning we’re finally about to get our large extension project under way however all the quotes we’re receiving back from builders are coming in way over the build cost we gave to our architect originally.
We’re planning a 2 story side/rear extension in ICF. We’d budgeted for a build cost of £100k (with an additional contingency if needed). The quotes we’ve received back are coming in at almost double or triple that and we’re at a loss as to how to move forward to start work on our project.
We don’t really want to go back to the architect to amend design to go through planning again (as first time was a struggle) but we’re not sure how the quotes are so much higher than we though.
Any advise on how to move forward would be much appreciated.