Renovation of a Kitchen, Portobello, Edinburgh

June 2012.


The existing kitchen in this early Victorian house was in a poor state, the room had a low ceiling and the existing roof lights were only visible from the loft.


Capital A gained Listed Building consent from Edinburgh Council to modernise the existing roof-lights. The ceiling was then removed and the room was transformed, becoming bright and airy. This increase in height and light allowed the client to specify a daring, modern kitchen which compliments the space.


What was once a dark pantry, used for preparing food, is now the centre of family life.

Construction Costs

The project cost £20,000 + VAT.


These costs were relevant when the project was completed in 2012. Prices have changed since this was built, see this post for more details of current construction costs.

Contractors and Consultants

Construction was organised and managed by the Client directly.


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Architects Fees

For a similar project Capital A would charge the following fees;



Feasibly Study - £1,000


Listed Building Application - £775


Building Warrant Application - £1,500


Pre-Construction (Tender) - £1,000


Construction Stage - £1,200


Post-Construction (Snagging) - £300



See this page for more details on the stages of a project.


See this page for more details on Architects Fees.

Consultants Costs and Other Fees

Structural Engineers - Not Required


Energy Consultant - Not Required


Planning Application Fee to Local Council - Not Required


Building Warrant Application Fee to Local Council - £530

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