'I saved £35,000 building my extension using YouTube tutorials'

Scott Baggaley seen to the right and his new first floor brick extension to the left
(Image credit: Scott Baggaley)

A homeowner who was quoted £45,000 for a house extension claims he did the work himself instead – guided by online advice and YouTube tutorials – for just £9,000.

Scott Baggaley completed the work on his Stoke-on-Trent property in six months, saving a jaw-dropping £35,000 building his extension and adding an estimated £30,000 in value to his house.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.