This thread is great!
After about a year of indecisiveness, we are now leaning towards renovating our post war but still have doubts as to weather or not we should knock down/rebuild.
Currently it is a 2.5 bed, 1 bath, 1 tight carport on a side to side sloping block. With the addition of front and back decks, master with ensuite and WIR, 4th bed, another bathroom and a large rumpus + double carport, re-sheet and re-wire, yard leveled and retained our builder quoted 260k- painting included. No lifting of house, but there will be abit of excavating. Total area of 299m2.
Particularly to r1ch and wertyq - you are both renovating your postwars as extensively as we are - did you ever consider re-building?
The worrying part is that the 260k could escalate to over 300k (we are not going for top of range fixtures so is it possible?), in which case we'd be better of starting new - we got a quote from a project home co. for 336k for a colonial style home 340m2. This includes timber floors and stone benchtops, mid range fixtures.
appreciate any feedback.thx.