Setting the right budget

How much should you expect to pay?

We know it's difficult to estimate how much a project will cost, that's why we've surveyed our tradesmen to give you an idea of how much you should expect to pay for specific jobs. Tradesmen all across the country have contributed to the cost guides, so the costs you see are an approximate national average.

Remove a brick wall (no RSJ required)

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Remove brick wall £400 £900

Removing a brick wall in your home is definitely a job for the experts. It is messy, dangerous and could well impact upon the safety and structure of your house. It is the kind of job where an experienced builder is required and is worth every penny. The size of the wall will largely dictate how long the job takes, but you are also paying for some pre-demolition assessment of the work by your builder.

They will first have to make sure that the brick wall that they are removing is not load-bearing and that the ceiling or other walls do not require reinforcement before the demolition starts. They may look at your house plans if you have them, or simply give the house a good inspection. They may also ask you about the listing status of the building, as listed buildings may require consent for any demolition work of this kind.

Taking down a brick wall in your home

It is best to clear the room if you can, as the brick dust from removing the wall will get everywhere and the demolition requires a good degree of physical effort from your builder. In most cases the builder will not simply go at the wall with a sledgehammer, but will instead take the wall down brick by brick, using a hammer and chisel.

This is safer for them and for your home.It does take more time, but you will be thankful for the undamaged floor or ceiling afterwards. The builder will usually put something soft on the floor to drop the removed bricks down on to and to protect your floor.

Rated People surveyed 59 of our registered builders to find out how much it costs to carry out a range of internal renovation work to your home.

Please note these prices are average, do not include materials and offered as guidance only to help you when you post a job on Rated People. For a free quote tailored to your specific requirements, please contact one of our skilled local builders.


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