Oct 04, 2006 10:03 pm
We are looking to renovate our single fronted weatherboard house in St Kilda and have just received our planning permit. We got a quote a few days ago which came in at over $200k, this was a little bit of a shock. Can anyone give us some advice as to whether this is reasonable, heres a description of what we are looking to do:
Single story extension to 1890 weatherboard, single fronted , free standing victorian house, the extension will add 53m2 to the rear of the house, including new kitchen, bathroom and open plan lounge/living room. Other specs include, repainting of the entire house, inside and out, new timber floors and carpets in the two bedrooms, jetmaster fire, and bifold doors at the rear, outside we are looking to have a timber deck.
We are also looking to have a colourbond roof fitted and a new bull nose canopy at the front.
Any advice appreciated.
Re: Quote Advice2
Oct 05, 2006 9:19 am
How many quotes have you received Ed ?
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Re: Quote Advice4
Oct 06, 2006 12:31 pm
we live in sydney and in the process of doing renovations to our timber federation weatherboard house.
we are having the front refigured into 3 separte bedrooms, main bedroom to have walk in wardrobe and en-suite. bi-fold doors at rear, study enlarged, house repainted, new decking outside. Our quote including prime cost items came in at 130k. The painting of the exterior of the house was for a sum of $18 000 including builders margin. The sum does not include architects fees, surveying and structural engineers fees.
I found archicentre cost downlads invaluable (www.archicentre.com.au) they give you some prices of extensions (costs per sqm) and then kitchen, bathroom fittings.
If you are looking for a more comprehensive listing of costs. Try Cordells.
If you want to see picutes of the scope of work I can email you. But around $200k would sound right (though I have limited experience)if you are going top notch fittings.
We only got two builders quotes in the end as we were let down and were running out of time, but the difference was immence. Difference between quotes was around nearly 50% !!!!
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