Aug 24, 2020 11:29 pm
We are in the early stages of putting some ideas together on how we renovate our home. The existing kids rooms are relative small and would like to extend the house to create 2 additional larger rooms.
My preferred option is to demolish the garage and cut into the land to bring the garage level with the street and extend the house on top of new garage. The ground level at the current garage height is around 1.5m from street.
The biggest challenge i see here is when the garage is demolished how would i shore the existing house before cutting into the land. From my little research the easiest would be Solider piles ? How far from the house would i need to be?
With the excavation completed the walls built would need to be retaining walls so would I be better looking at an ICF wall or the conventional Double brick With Concrete Core?
2nd option is to build a 2nd story on top of the existing garage. which i not really to keen on as i don't think it would suit the house ?
Each has its challenges but wanted to get anyones thoughts/advice before i starting looking into the relevant builders/Engineers.
Re: Garage relocation/House extension2
Aug 26, 2020 12:32 pm
Hey Mcal247 Welcome to the forum
A basic Garage/House extension is here
Changing House Facade costs
Once you have the 1st Stage Quants, Data Rates and Pricing can be obtained from the internet
Urgent help needed...-> approximating cost
Engineering is generally in at the 2nd Stage, unless your designer is an engineer in which case it can be dealt with upfront ..... at the 1st Stage
Use the 2nd stage quants to compare builder quotes
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