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    Default How much for 1 room to be added eg extension (APPROX)

    So we are thinking of adding one room onto our place (bedroom). I am curious to get a vague idea how much this may cost although I realise this is a totally difficult question to answer as there are many variants. like 30 grand, 50, 70 or more? Thanks!!!

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    We did a second storey. It's got 3 bedrooms and a bathroom, plus 19 steps and a few other bits and all up, it was $173.5k

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    We did a second storey. It's got 3 bedrooms and a bathroom, plus 19 steps and a few other bits and all up, it was $173.5k
    Interesting.
    We could really just move to a bigger place but I LOVE my place.

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    Lots of variables. Depends on your existing structure, access and the finish you require

    I have done some for as little as $15 000. That one was 10 years ago.

    Post some pics of where and what you want and I might be able to give a closer guesstimation. $30, 000 is probably a good start.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTTC View Post
    Lots of variables. Depends on your existing structure, access and the finish you require

    I have done some for as little as $15 000. That one was 10 years ago.

    Post some pics of where and what you want and I might be able to give a closer guesstimation. $30, 000 is probably a good start.


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    Thanks! to be honest, where is a good question. We have a few options. Should we be starting with a builder or architect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossompossum View Post
    Can I ask if you are in sydney and did you do owner builder ?

    Yes fat lazy fingers did write this =)
    Yes in Sydney. Do you mean did we do it? If so, no.

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    We are extending at the moment we are getting our plans done by a draftsman then the builder can do the quote. What size/type of room are you looking at doing

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    You will ultimately need some plans unless you are closing in a veranda or porch then you may get away without it.

    You can call some builders to come around and they may give some ideas that you can sketch.

    If you have a floor plan and some photos of the area I could give you some ideas.

    I would not go to a draftsman or architec till you have a good idea what you want. Many builders have their own go that they use which can be an advantage.

    Are you going to try and do any yourself or will it all be by a builder.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTTC View Post
    You will ultimately need some plans unless you are closing in a veranda or porch then you may get away without it.

    You can call some builders to come around and they may give some ideas that you can sketch.

    If you have a floor plan and some photos of the area I could give you some ideas.

    I would not go to a draftsman or architec till you have a good idea what you want. Many builders have their own go that they use which can be an advantage.

    Are you going to try and do any yourself or will it all be by a builder.


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    Thanks! But which service/professional would be able to tell us the options? We have lots of different places where the room could go but need someone with the vision to throw ideas at us (not the other way round). We are obviously not creative!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    A designer is good. If you have a friend in the building industry that can help. They should be full of ideas. If you emailed me a copy of your current floor plan and a site plan (where your house sits on the block) I could give you a number of starter ideas I am sure.

    I have my own drawing soft ware and will often draw things up for clients etc.


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