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2.4m ceiling vs 2.7 m ceiling - construction cost

Discussion in 'Development' started by drrkwng, 25th Feb, 2016.

  1. drrkwng

    drrkwng Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Would anyone have an estimate on the construction costs difference between a 2.4m ceiling height vs 2.7m ? This is for a double storey townhouse with a medium finish (2bedroom). The townhouses are approximately 140 sqm

    Cheers,
    Derrick
     
  2. Tim & Chrissy

    Tim & Chrissy Well-Known Member

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    We were once quoted an additional $10,000 or $11,000 on a 5 bed, 2 storey freestanding home around 2013. From memory that was just raising the ceiling height on the ground level.
     
  3. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    For a ground floor only increase to 2.7m circa $4000 a piece. Definitely worth doing.
     
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    Thanks for the repsonse Tim & Chrissy,

    Its hard to consider because this build is reverse living (Meals and living upstairs)
    So if i was to increase the ceiling it would be on the first floor.
     
  5. drrkwng

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    Thanks for the response DaveM

    Even in an average suburb? a standard build 2 bedroom would go for around $330k.
     
  6. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    I agree that the extra $ is well worth it. Adds resale value, makes the house look bigger and gives a more premium feel. I don't think the suburb matters.
     
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  7. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    For the negligible costs involved I agree with the others its more than worth it. @York hit the nail on the head. When you make the house look/feel bigger it really has an emotional impact on most people as soon as they walk in. That's what you want. Appeal to their emotions as much as possible to get the best result (which on a completely unrelated topic, is what Trump is doing and very successfully). Anyway, people often like a house for practical reasons but will purchase it more so based on emotional factors.

    Just my opinion.
     
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  8. Tim & Chrissy

    Tim & Chrissy Well-Known Member

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    I would assume that would lower the cost because it's only taking the load of the roof as opposed the the load of the first level, walls and roof above.
     
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    albanga Well-Known Member

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    Don't give it a second thought for the sake of the cost, it will pay you back and then some.
    Roof height is an unchangable structural design that you get one crack at so do it properly now.
     
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  10. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Was in the 4,xxx range for me to upgrade my recent build to higher ceilings. It was a 3 bed 2 bath 125sqm internally
     
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  11. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I'm like... omg these ceilings must be 3.3m high at my new place.
    Go for it.
     
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  12. EN710

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    Parents' ceiling is about 4m on ground floor and 3m on first level. Go for it, it feels so much better.
     
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  13. Leo2413

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    nice! Some house I bet.
     
  14. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Built in 150sqm land, 2.5 level, 5 bedroom, 3 bathrooms can fit 2 cars. And I'm here thinking 500sqm land is small

    The main reason is because we usually have big flood every 5 years :rolleyes:
    It was rebuilt in 2005 because the flood basically submerge our house to almost the roof. Increase the ground and the height of the house

    Now if it flood again, if we need to increase floor of the house, it can be done without issue
     
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  15. mini2

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    Might as well go the whole hog to 3m. It's another USP when it's time to flog it off.
     
  16. Cactus

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    Even 2590 makes a big difference over 2400.
    Every IP I am building I have upgraded to 2590 cielings, 2340 doors, led down lights and stone bench top to kitchen.

    This has added about $8k to each build but future proofs the house and means at resale it will stand out from the crowd of crap investor product meaning owner occupiers will want to buy it as well. Also I figure tenants will likely stay longer because it feels nicer. Stone be chop is less maintenance looks better longer so also worth it in my mind.
     
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  17. bob shovel

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    Devils advocate here. Hi guys :)

    Bigger echo's to much especially with WA spec intendant brick walls!
     
  18. EN710

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    Carpet on everywhere, problem solved? :)
    Or just don't talk too much when getting people in
     
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  19. Cactus

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    We build brick veneer here. No one builds double brick.
     
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  20. kierank

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    Our PPOR has 2.7m ceilings. Wouldn't live in anything else.

    When we walk into a 2.4m property, we feel we have to duck (our heads).

    Also, we went with 820mm doors so that the house is wheel chair friendly.
     
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