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Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Yson, 20th Jul, 2016.

  1. Yson

    Yson Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know how much it costs to build a single car carport in western sydney with driveway?
     
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    timetoact Well-Known Member

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    You're going to need to provide a bit more info.
    At a minimum;
    What style car port do you want; prefab, wooden structure, concrete?
    If you want the drive done as well, how long/wide is it?
    What surface do you want?
    Is it flat or sloping?

    I'm actually looking to do the same soon, or a garage.
    But are not yet at a stage of knowing prices.
     
  3. Yson

    Yson Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for the cheapest carport (n can last longer) with concete as the floor, as it's for my investment property (so not intend to spend to much). I think a standard width is good enough plus a concete driveway?
     
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  5. Yson

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    Thanks, very helpful figures, but seems not worth to spend that much jus tto have $20-30 extra a week. Or what do you guys think?
     
  6. bob shovel

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    Did one recently
    Highway robbery :eek: :cool:

    What council? @Yson

    Single carport 6x3m likely won't need approval so just build it.

    For around 4-6k worth it. Rent appeal plus extra 10pw

    *edit. Did one on qld for 3300 off the side of house
     
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  7. Big Will

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    Really depends on what sort of accommodation and tenants you want to attract.

    For me (and my mentor) prefer to provide good quality accommodation. The easiest question I always ask myself is could I live here myself.

    Because if I couldn't live here it is going to be someone worse than me likely to rent it.

    If you are purely interested in cashflow then it wouldn't make sense in a way but if you spent 10k to gain 30k value plus another 20 p.w in rent - is it worth it?

    For me personally I wouldn't rent a place that didn't have car accommodation as I would like my car/s protected from damage, ideally I would want a garage.

    Another advantage is you are able to claim back the investment at tax time (seek your own indepenant advice).

    Claiming Depreciation on Investment Property: The property investor's complicated friend

    So really it is up to you if you do it or not, if you only had 10k left in the bank I wouldn't do it, however if you had 100M then why are you on the forum :)
     
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    Bob there were too many variables and still are, we can really only guide him and for me I prefer to be conservative and have a nice surprise than go that's the price and then fall short and just have the poles up haha :).
     
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    I think there's enough from the rough description. Im a fan of going conservative prices considering we have no idea what's actually there
    Single car. concrete driveway. Safe to assume fairly standard
    If there's a crazy slope or heritage then the first guy that comes to quote will explain and charge.
     
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    LMAO:D:D!! Where is Mr Shovel and what have you done with him...????
     
  11. bob shovel

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    I'm still here :D op had a reasonable description and wanted cheap unlike some. .... mr fancy pants :p i have to dial it up a bit to play with the big boys (and girls :))
     
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  12. robboat

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    Is this what you want?
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    Absco Single Carport 3m x 5.5m Skillion Roof Colorbond or Zincalume CPSW41 = $1520
     
  13. Leo2413

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    I saw about 10 of them in a row collapse a few weeks ago in that huge storm in Sydney :)
     
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  14. Yson

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    the ip is in blacktown and it's closed to station, walkable 5 min, i spent 40k to fully renovated but it was long to get a tenant and the tenant is vacanting in Aug after 6 months, so i was thinking if carport is a problem.
     
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    4k, what does it cover?
     
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    if you guys know a good colorbond carport builder in Sydney, let me know. Been looking for one.
     
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    Ever had one of those days where you forgot where you parked your car?:



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    I usually leave in a hurry so ... No thanks
     
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  20. bob shovel

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    Similar to the 1650 one but colour bond and nicer colour. I'll find a photo

    What area?