Hi All I have purchased a run down 3 bed house in Manly West in Brisbane. The house is built more than 50 years back, kept poorly by the owners and requires extensive repairing and renovation. I am in the process of getting quotes from builders. This house is Highset home on stumps. The ground floor is garage and storage space. The space on ground floor is sufficient enough to make additional 1 bedroom, 1 toilet and laundry. However, the height is not legal height. The Building & Pest inspection guy gave me an idea of raising the house to make extra bedrooms downstairs. I am considering raising the house to make the ground floor legal height to use it as bedrooms. If fellow forum members can help me with following queries: 1. Can anyone suggest a good company to raise house in Manly West / Brisbane area. 2. The house requires raising probably by 1-3 feet to make it legal room height. The expenses of raising 1-3 feet is equals raising house from the ground floor ? 3. Can anyone give estimates of costs from their experiences ? 4. Can anyone explain the process in brief ? Do we need to knock down current walls on ground level ? Do we need to disconnect all plumbing and electrical connections to ground level and re-connect ? Do we need to remove concrete from the ground floor and redo ? Any help appreciated. Thanks.