Nov 22, 2017 9:18 pm
We are starting to outgrow the family home and are looking at either extending or doing a knock down rebuild. Been talking to a few project home places so fairly comfortable with KDR prices. Where I am struggling is on the extension side.
I am looking for some advice on how to accurately determine the best approach for an extension and build estimates. Is there any independent services in the market where I can get somebody from the building trade to inspect our existing house, understanding our wants then make some suggestions on cost effective approaches and provide estimates? I am not looking for someone to draw up plans I just want really good independent advice so I can make an informed decision on which way to go (extension vs knock down rebuild)
Re: extension vs Knock Down Rebuild2
Nov 25, 2017 9:28 am
Hi lay69u welcome to the forum
Most Designers & Builders offer a free one hour consultation
unfortunately I think designers often lack engineering, build costs & practical construction knowledge, eg they use 3D software that models up great looking projects and thats where it finishes often it can't be built or is way too costly,etc,etc
Alternatively, go to a builder who uses the same software who will not release copyright for you to get independent advice &/or 3 other builders quotes
BTW the software and services come at a cost... nothing is free
Either way Designer or Builder....If you wish to make informed decisions, insist on data , costs & proofs accompany drawings/models
eg. Getting the best Info Data and use from a site/project
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