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    Yeah that's potentially an option too but not one we'd prefer.

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    We added master bedroom, bathroom, laundry and toilet with basin. It cost $40,000.

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    Make sure you check out council requirements before the suburb before you commit to something. In our suburb after x amount of renos you actually have to raise the whole house to be a certain height off the ground...which is not a cheap exercise. Our neighbours are doing a knock down rebuild because in the end their planned renos were going to cost a fortune due to the council requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Make sure you check out council requirements before the suburb before you commit to something. In our suburb after x amount of renos you actually have to raise the whole house to be a certain height off the ground...which is not a cheap exercise. Our neighbours are doing a knock down rebuild because in the end their planned renos were going to cost a fortune due to the council requirements.
    We're aware of council requirements in the area so we have an idea of what we can do. We've dealt with council on another project so familiar with the process.

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    A couple of years ago we remodelled and extended a double brick home in Melbourne owner building.
    Added a dining, lounge, study, laundry with toilet as well as an inground pool. Hardwood refloored everywhere, re-stumped existing, rewired entire house, re-roofed entire house, ducted heating and cooling, two new bathrooms and a new kitchen.
    Total bill was less than $150k.

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    I'm actually feeling better seeing how much value people are getting for their money.

    Odd question, but has anyone had any trouble matching bricks or roof tiles etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Nomsie View Post
    I'm actually feeling better seeing how much value people are getting for their money.

    Odd question, but has anyone had any trouble matching bricks or roof tiles etc?
    Bricks can be especially hard. They can change one batch to the next so year / s can make it that much harder.

    Depending on the bricks a good brick layer can mix the bricks so you barely notice.

    Tiles should be muh easier to match. There the biggest issue is older homes that have an obsolete style. In this instance if you live in a major city you should be able to source from a salvage yard, gumtree or the local rag
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    Or render on top after for bricks

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Or render on top after for bricks
    Can be a good option especially if you want to go for a different look but even for a small single storey home can add 15k to the cost

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    You can do the bagging render, which I think is kind of cute, for about $3k


 

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