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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Investiveloper, 29th May, 2016.

  1. Investiveloper

    Investiveloper New Member

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    Looking for a couple of builders on the Central Coast to get quotes on jacking up a single story 2br 1bath house, pouring a slab & enclosing the downstairs area adding 2br & 1bath + rumpus.

    Is it more cost effective to move the house, pour the slab, move the house back & then jack it up
    OR jack it up & then do the slab.

    Has anyone done this? What did it cost?

    Thanks
     
  2. lightbulbmoment

    lightbulbmoment Well-Known Member

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    Ooo sounds exspensive. ...
     
  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Neither option is cheap.

    Unless there's a really good reason the cost will be prohibitive. Why can't you just build over the top like most traditional projects? (Ie take off the roof framing or trusses).

    Alternatively have a look at a 2 storey project build.
     
  4. Investiveloper

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    Thanks. What's the minimum cost for a 4br, 2.5 bath 1g 2 story project build?

    There's around 2.75m (x7m) to extend forward, I guess 2br could be squeezed into that(?)
    & room to extend out the back on half the house (5.25m x 3.5m), would that work for internal garage & bathroom? Any ideas on min spec rough costs for that?

    The house is old fibro on stumps with uneven floor levels (fixing this would be another reason for jacking) so I don't want to spend too much on it. Planning to put a prefab GF out back.

    Advantage of 2nd story is that there would be a view of the lake but I think not cost effective now as land prices are not high enough. Thought jacking may be cheaper than adding on top. Sounds like this is not the case.
     
  5. Tim86

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    Build on top of a flimsy wooden house... thats not going to end well.
     
  6. Tim86

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    It would probably be cheaper to build new. Lifting a house is about $20000 raised and stumped. Then its $1400 for each m2 to build underneath. So a normal 10m by 10m house is 100m2. So thats $140000 to build in plus the $20000 to raise.
     
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    Sounds like the timber shell is all you'll use from the existing house.Factor in asbestos removal costs and as Tim said, min $20k to raise.

    Work like this always has a higher build cost so compare to a new build which could come in at $500 per sqm cheaper.

    Consider using the existing house as the GF ? May need to reduce size and shift it.
     
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