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    Default Approx cost top story extension, 1 bedroom.

    Dh and I love a particular house and it's location. However the 3rd bedroom is very small (I took 2.5m rough steps across the room).
    Well I was thinking that maybe it would be ok for ds2 for around 10 years (we'll have another snall room for his toys) then when he is almost a teenager he can have our room and dh and I can build a bedroom up top.

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    Build with weatherboard is fine
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    Default Re: Approx cost top story extension, 1 bedroom.

    I really think this has SO many variables that you might be best to talk to a builder I think when building upwards there are more factors to consider than when just building an extension outwards on ground level .

    But good luck

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    Default Approx cost top story extension, 1 bedroom.

    It's really hard to give an estimate. A general rule of thumb is 10k per square. Say a bedroom, bathroom only would be around 5sqs (going on a 6x8m dimension)
    So 50k.
    Add the fact it's to an existing house which would double your labour cost, so say +25k
    Then I would add maybe a new kitchen and I guess more work if its 10years down the track.
    Extensions these days cost 100k+ and high end up to 500k+
    Building isn't cheap.

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    Thanks all! Our current home is coming up to 15 yrs old and could do with a new kitchen!!
    I might call some builders. If it was $80K+, that wouldn't be so bad if we get this place at a really good price as getting something with the exta bedroom + Ensuite would be extra $ anyway


 

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