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Rough cost for this?

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orangeapplepearplum Wed 06-Dec-17 19:40:56

I have a 3 bed 1960s bungalow in the countryside but I am looking at making it a two full story (not dorma) house. I have a structural engineer booked to see if this is possible but I am struggling to find out a rough cost for just the build of it (not fully decorated). Does anyone have any experience/knowledge about this?

Thanks in advance!!!

Whathappens Wed 06-Dec-17 20:20:44

Depends on whether you have to remove the roof or if the height is ok as it currently is.

orangeapplepearplum Wed 06-Dec-17 20:21:48

Remove the roof blush

another20 Wed 06-Dec-17 20:47:16

We have a flat roofed 70ft x 30ft single story house - we were quoted £200k to add a pitched dormer roof containing 4 beds/3 baths inside fully done - £170 kfor the same but as a shell no plumbing electrics bathrooms fitted etc. I would imagine that to add another full storey (ie the brickwork) and a roof would be more considerably more. You could look at 1.5 storey. Often more cost effective to raze to the ground and start again - get 20% VAT back and better build thermally as you will end up rewiring and replumbing the whole house anyway - and only thing you have left are the walls when you take the roof off (and these might be in the wrong place).

didireallysaythat Wed 06-Dec-17 22:40:32

You'll also want to check the foundations can take a full second storey - usually just involves digging a few deep holes at the corners of your house (we watched our neighbours turn their bungalow into.a house).

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