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    Default Have you extended your home?

    What kind of extension/how big? How much did it cost, roughly?

    We're considering our options for our next home and thinking of buying an old 3br red brick house and extending it.

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    Following, we want to add on a bathroom, bedroom and extra living area to our place, would love to hear how much this sort of thing is likely to cost!

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    Hi OP. Subbing. We would like to do something to our new (very old) house.

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    Sub also. We have plans on adding a master suite to our 25yr old 3 bed brick house.

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    I haven't done this but looked into it. I love Sarah Beeney double your home for 1/2 money.

    I suggest checking the price difference between the smaller place and bigger place in your preferred area.

    I've heard 2-3k per m2 for extensions. In our area it would be better just to buy the bigger house if you are planning to renovate straight away as the price difference isn't worth the hassle

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    Have done several for myself and more for others

    Variable pricing depending on what and where you are doing.

    As an wner builder you can save some depending how much you do yourself. More importantly you can generally get auch better job if you habe some idea of the trades and who to use etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTTC View Post
    Have done several for myself and more for others

    Variable pricing depending on what and where you are doing.

    As an wner builder you can save some depending how much you do yourself. More importantly you can generally get auch better job if you habe some idea of the trades and who to use etc.
    We've done the owner builder thing before, but it was a totally different type of project. What we're looking at is taking a standard 3br redbrick and adding an extra bedroom, a study and a second living room. Just trying to get a really general idea of costs at this stage - ie are we looking at 100k? Assuming it's a flat block with nothing unusual.

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    100 k should cover it. Some will quite more some will quite less

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    I'm not 100% sure of costs involved but I know of 2 friends that it worked out cheaper for a knock down rebuild than to do extensions.

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