Jan 05, 2018 11:08 pm
So we bought our 2 bedroom something home early in 2015 knowing one day we would need to extend her, now that our first little girl is here and realising we will quickly be running out of space the time has come where we are going to extend.
I always wanted to owner build and have the satisfaction of living in a place that I helped build. So the process has started, we have just submitted our plans to Subiaco council for DA approval after a few months of meeting with our architect who was amazing at helping us come up with a design that met all our needs and wants.
The plans are to keep most of the original house and extend out the back with a new laundry, kitchen and family room.
We are also building into the roof adding 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
Re: extending our 1930s something.2
Jan 05, 2018 11:57 pm
Seen is the original house with the rear patio converted into a 3rd bedroom, laundry/second bathroom. The patio at the back I built a year ago before i had really thought about how i was going to extend, we have managed to incorporate it into the design so it didn't go to waste.
Re: extending our 1930s something.3
Jan 06, 2018 10:27 am
Hi BenWD Welcome to the forum
Subiaco is a lovely location in perth, I hope the roof extension blends in with the original 1930's design?
Not sure what your budget is, but loft floor extensions are also discussed here
Using "C" purlins for a loft floor
And Tips on, once you move from Sketch to Budgeting and Selecting Trades
What's a reasonable Cost For the slab
If you would like specific Engineering, Build & Costing Information let me know..Cheers
Re: extending our 1930s something.4
Dec 09, 2018 4:32 am
So after a few meetings with the architect and adjusting the floor plan we finally settled of a layout that we liked and would suit our needs and budget. We wanted to keep as much backyard as possible for the kids and dog.
Re: extending our 1930s something.5
Dec 09, 2018 9:16 am
Hey BenWD it's almost a year?
You better move quick, Build Rates & WA Construction Falls to Lowest Level on record
Re: extending our 1930s something.8
Dec 09, 2018 10:41 pm
Has been a while but we have been through DA, been approved for owner builder and got building approval a couple of weeks ago.
I spent a few months getting quotes and working out trades and suppliers I'm happy to work with. I figured planning all that out at the start will help me build with as little headaches as possible. Even with all the planning it can be hard to lock down trades for dates as they are eaten up by the builders they work with on a regular basis.
Re: extending our 1930s something.9
Dec 10, 2018 8:36 am
Renos are going crazy atm
Look fwd to seeing photos
Hope you find these Loft Window Details useful from
Heritage renos in North Perth & Guildford, incidentally if done correctly hold their value
Re: extending our 1930s something.11
Dec 21, 2018 9:51 am
Photos, Budget, BTW, This also helps others. Thanks
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