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The main job is repairing the carport, see attached picture. The carport is attached to the front face of a duplex house. One or two pillars appear to be not structurally sound (Red Highlight), and several lengths of beams are sagging (Green highlight), and moving out of place due to broken concrete base (Green highlight).
There are some other smaller jobs including, repairing / replacing fascia trim boards (Yellow highlight) repairing a loose railing on a second floor balcony (back side of house, not shown in picture), replacing vinyl deck coating on an approximately 160 square foot area (back side of house), rebuilding a fence, (approx 220 feet long), removing and reinstalling a corner standup shower stall in one unit.
After getting a home energy effiecency evaluation, in order to get government grants on my new furnace, I've discovered other home repairs to better my home. Things like installing a new bathroom fan (we require proper venting to outside), insulating the attic and creating storage space above the insulation, installing baseboards throughout the house, and possibly replacing the cupboards, sink, toilet, and floor in the upstairs bathroom.
If you are interested in taking on this assortment of little projects, please contact me with an approximate hourly fee or an idea of how you work out your billing (I know you can't give a solid estimate without more information and/or seeing the house).
We would like to convert our crawlspace which is approximately 800 sq ft of our 20 year old split level home into full height basement. We would like to have a suite put in it as well as have our own living space. We just don't know how to go about it and where to start, from permits to contractors and estimated cost.
Hello, I have 2 bedroom suite in my basement about 1000 sqf finished. Also there is a crawl space approximately 18' by 12', 3'8"-4' high with 4" concrete floor, nice and dry. The floor is on ground level. I would like to convert the craw space to a recreation room. Most probably the footer is deep enough (I dug in one place but, you guess, it must be verified for perimeter). There are 2 windows spaces covered with isolation about 4' by 2' each, and bottom of fireplace well separates them. I think to convert one window to a door. So I'd like to separate the project in two:
- First of all to dig the crawl space to about 8'6"-9'(basically to level it with current basement floor) and do outer entrance.
- The second project is to finish the room and build 3 pieces bathroom in it.
The house is in Burnaby. It is 22 years old, 3 levels. It's on a hill so you see 2 levels from front and 3 levels from back; though, the lot has several terraces. Access to the outer wall of the crawl space is on the same level as the part of backyard up to the back lane. There is a family room above the crawl space. Distance from house wall to fence is about 8'.
I will go for one part or both parts depends of cost.
Hi there, We have just bought a 23 year old house in Burnaby, that has been built with suite in mind, but it hasn't been executed yet. We are looking to do that. There are three things that we would like done.
Creating the suite, It would be drywalling off, and insulating (sound) two hallways, and running some plumbing about 10 feet for a washer and drier.
New Door into garage. We would like to have better access to the garage, and need a door put in. I have been told that because it is a separate "zone" it needs to be a proper door, for fire and gas reasons.
Dividing a room. We have too many kids.. and need to create a bedroom from the rec-room, so a 12 foot wall at the minimum, possibly extending a hall into a existing room that is large, and a new door into that room as well, depending on budget.
The house is in very good shape, and solid, aprox 3700 sqf in total.
This is a start up dental office in a 1536 sqft space in the Burnaby/Vancouver border area. There are walls that need to be teared down as well as floors being removed (tile and carpet). I am looking for a contractor who has experience in building dental offices before. I will require references and samples of previous work. I am also looking for a contractor who will also work with my own trades people.
Convert a covered car port and workshop into a garage a recreation room.
The entire area is under the roof of our rancher style house.
The entire area is 20.5 ft x 97.5 ft (blue prints are in English units)
The carport area to be converted into a garage is 20.5 ft X 80.5 ft. Work shop plus a breeze is directly behind it.
Plan to close in the carport with a garage door. Create a rec room from the workshop and breeze way. The rec room will have patio doors to a patio area in the back yard, a wet bar and enough room for table tennis or a pool table in the future. Both the garage area and rec room are will have lots of storage space.
I am the property owner of a standard 33'x122' corner lot in Burnaby. I am looking at a number of projects including the following (in order of priority):
1. Remove an aging storage shed and replacing with a basic 2 car garage. Included in this would be paving a small portion (maybe 33'x10') of property backing on to alley.
2. As the sewer line for the house is the original from 1947, it needs to be replaced due to roots penetrating line. The sewer line runs under the old shed and would like this replaced while digging the foundation for new garage.
3. Landscaping to compliment new garage and clean up our backyard. Leveling backyard, laying new sod.
4. Replace existing deck structure with something bigger. Current deck is approximately 5 feet off the ground and is approximately 7'x5'. Would like to replace with a basic deck maybe twice the size, probably composite materials.
When project is quoted, we will be asking to quote each piece separately but if you can provide ballpark figures then these would be appreciated.
Recently purchased house needs to be updated to suite elderly grandfather's needs. In addition, several small repairs and updates are needed.
Install metal safety bar to tiled shower wall
Replace acrylic bathtub with shower base (photos and example attached)
Correct minor leak from basement bathroom sink/drain connection.
Investigate and correct tub faucet operation in the basement bathroom
Grip spray/paint application to tub floor
Insulate duct work in unheated attic
Insulate and weather-strip the attic access hatch
Reconnect and insulate disconnected dryer ducting in the attic
Upgrade current dryer ducting to smooth / semi-rigid metal
Install shelving in 3 closets and in crawl space
Paint master bedroom
Fix Category 5 cable internet outlet
Add three ceiling pot lights in bedroom
Add 4 dimmer switches in 2 bedrooms (2 per room)
Replace 2 halogen light fixtures with 2 new LED fixtures
Install small ramps (1 interior and 3 exterior)
Apply grip material to exterior ramps and stairs
Add hand graspable railing to existing on banister exterior stairs (picture attached)
Replace unstable inserts under main rail going up to the front door with sturdier inserts (picture attached)
Heat deflector panel installation to exterior wall (picture attached)
Correct leak from flat roof drain pipe in exterior storage closet (picture attached
Investigate potential faulty GFCI outlet at the north exterior outlet
Add GFCI protection to outlet north porch exterior outlet
Remove existing and install new towel bar & tissue holder
Install baseboards & pocket door trim
Pocket door lock is broken. Replace.
Install supplied tile at transition
Plywood to underside of counter, to fasten dishwasher (plywood supplied)
Install dishwasher door and handle
Cabinets - complete side fillers & kicks
Counter - fill gap (drywall)
Relocate vent for hood fan
Install hood fan
Install Stove bracket
Laundry room closet header needs completing (drywall)
Laundry room and entry closet doors (purchase & install)
Install transition in spare bedroom/office
Entryway closet, install bifold door (purchase and install)
Ceiling texture needs patching
Install door and needs new door frame
Install refinished closet doors & knobs
Am planning some renovations for my house which will include some energy retrofits. As a start please take a look at the basement remodel and see if this is enough info for you to provide an initial rough quote for the basement remodel.
Basement: approx 980 sq feet
1. Basement Reno:
• Insulate basement walls (foundation walls and basement header) to increase the insulation value of the basement walls by a minimum of RSI 1.8 (R-10) to a maximum of RSI 4.1 (R-23). As well, seal basement header area to improve air-tightness.
• Replace 2 exterior basement doors with energy efficient doors
• Renovate basement:
it is currently a finished basement (laundry, workshop, family room, storage room, 2 piece bathroom, wet area, furnace, hot water heater) and want to remodel to a laundry, new kitchenette, family room, master bedroom.
Note we would like to add 2 new windows which would have approx. 36x18 inch openings.
new bathroom to have shower stall, toilet and sink
add new galley-type kitchen
replace the current basement stairs with updated stairs (see picture of existing ‘Basement Stairs’)
replace the existing brick fireplace mantel with a new mantel that has a smaller footprint.
2. New Bay Window – Dining Room:
• Replace current wall window to an energy efficient Bay Window. The existing wall dimensions are 100 x 86 inches with windown opening of 70 x 46 inches.
3. Back Outside (Kitchen) Stairs:
• replace existing back stairs and extend the covered deck area by 12 inches in width and 24 inches in length.
• existing is straight 10 stairs with a deck of approx 60 X 40 inches.
4. Kitchen Remodel:
• replace with updated cabinets and countertops and kitchen sink
• replace vinyl tile floor with engineered hardwood
• replace exterior kitchen door with energy efficient door
• total existing kitchen area is approx 178 x 110 inches.
Subject: General renovation of the main floor of 50Y old house (in good condition).
Main floor area: 1150 sq-ft
Scheduled start: JULY 01
Estimated completion: August 15-Sep-01
Please split quote into Sections A, B, C as indicated below
SECTION A: CONSTRUCTION & PLUMBING
1) Replace all hardwood floor with new (owner to supply). Install hardwood on layer of sound insulation and plywood (contractor to supply). Install hardwood on stairs to the basement.
2) Demolish walls:
a) 9ft+2ft along the stairs to the basement
b) 5tf between kitchen and dining
c) bedroom closet from the main corridor and build new corridor/bedroom wall on that section demolished section.
3) Demolish old kitchen (all cabinets, vinyl floor and "box-ceiling" above cabinets. Patch ceiling at after removing "box-ceiling" sections. Patch walls as necessary.
4) Demolish one full bathroom (with bathtub) and one half bathroom (with shower).
5) Tile bathroom (see 4) floor and walls floor-to-ceiling. Shower tub will be replaced with floor tiles.
6) Replace bathroom plumbing if/as necessary and install 1- bathtub.
7) Remove kitchen-to-deck door and replace with wall (stucco outside)
8) Remove 6x5ft window and install slide-in door (dining room to deck)
9) Open one window in basement
10) Replace 7 doors, and main entrance door with door frames (owner to supply)
11) Angle-cut ceiling at stairway lower section to extend the passage height for 10in.
SEWCTION B: ELECTRICAL
1) Change house service from 100A to 200A
2) Replace existing main panel (with 200A)
3) Add 100A subpanel (for kitchen and baseboards)
4) Add conductor for subpanel (see 3)
5) Install installation for 12 baseboard heaters and room thermostats
6) Provide installation for recessed light fixtures (use under-roof space): total of 30 lights on 4 ccts and 6 wall switches
7) Install electrical installation for kitchen (from subpanel – see 3): 6 duplex receptacles, fridge, garburator, stove.
8) Add 2ccts for additional receptacles.
SECTION C) PAINTING
Paint all walls and ceilings
I recently bought a house so before I move in I need to do renovations. The site is about 59 years old house in good condition with 2001 sqft (around 900 upstairs and 1101 downstairs). Following is the list of things I need to be done:
1). Upstairs: Kitchen cabinets, backsplash (glass tiles), & ceiling lights, range hood, sink, dishwasher, kitchen floor.
2). Upstairs: possibly paint
3). Downstairs: Need to convert laundary room into Kitchen. Move the old upstairs kitchen cabinets & appliances downstairs.
4). Downstairs: Relocate laundary to storage room
Note to potential contractors: I am looking for someone
- who can do this work on time and without going over budget
- who can provide atleast 2 references from previous jobs
- who carries public liability and property damage insurance
- who carries WCB coverage
- who can keep work site clean & tidy
- who can provide estimates and work to be done in writing (contract)
I will show you the work site for detailed and accurate quotes. I would like renovations to commence on Monday November 16th, 2009. I would like to thank you for your time and interest in this project.
Age: 35 year old house, just completed exterior upgrades and rain-screened.
Would like to update kitchen (original) and bathrooms (about 16 yrs ago by previous owners).
Free quote on the following, please:
1. Landscaping - slab steps from bottom landing to curb
2. Re-paving driveway and sidewalks
3. Kitchen upgrade
Remove existing wall between kitchen and nook
New dark chocolate/cherry coloured cabinets to ceiling with crown moulding and under cabinet lighting
New floor to ceiling cabinet for corner wall, opposite existing fridge
New quartz/granite countertop - with island and breakfast bar
Double under-mount stainless steel sink and new faucet
New backsplash to match
New flooring to kitchen and nook
New recessed/pot lighting in kitchen and nook
New pendant lights above breakfast bar
May consider adding French sliding doors in eating area
4. Main Bathroom upgrade
Remove existing corner wall box and medicine cabinet
New vanity and corner cabinets
New granite countertops with 2 under-mount sinks and new faucets
New vanity center pedestal wall cabinet
New flooring to bathroom
New backsplash to vanity
New vapour light to existing shower stall
New vanity mirrors and light fixtures
New recessed/pot lights in bathroom
5. Hallway (outside main bathroom)
Convert existing fluorescent light to recessed/pot lights
6. Master Ensuite upgrade
Convert existing tub to walk-in shower, with wall tiles, corner shower seat, frameless glass wall panel/door, and shower valve/head
New vanity and cabinets - beside shower, and above toilet - for more storage space
New granite countertop with under-mount sink and faucet
New matching low-flush one-piece toilet
New flooring to ensuite
New backsplash to vanity area
New vanity mirror and light fixture
New recessed/pot light in ensuite
7. Remove wall paneling along east wall of upper living/dining area, replace with drywall and paint. May consider adding a few wall sconces along this wall.
8. Convert 2 fluorescent ceiling lights in living area to?? (look forward to suggestions)
9. Fireplace upgrade
Paint existing bricks or install new tiles
Install new electric fireplace
** Please provide separate quotes for each item above **
Kitchen install (I buy the kitchen)
Laminate install (I buy the laminate unless you have what I want)
Removing two wall (opening the kitchen)
Demolition and rebuilding fireplace
One full bathroom (I buy the material)
Re-flooring the basment
Reflooring the laundry room
Ceiling spotlight installation (living room + basement)
Painting the house
Carport to garage conversion + door + door opener
My house is an OT (area approx. 2,000 sq.ft) which had roof and living room/bed room carpet installation done two years ago.
Now my husband and I are planning to have our kitchen and bath room renovated. My husband
and I are senior (over 62) and would like to have the jobs done within our tight budget (around
$35,000-40,000 max.) The whole renovation would include kitchen and bath room upgraded, changing
lighting, painting (optional flooring) as well as the exterior house vinly sliding. If you are interest in
small project and are experience in doing these jobs.
Paint Ceiling in Living Room, Kitchen & Hallway.
Laminate 1000 square feet of a 3 Bedroom, one floor condo.
Unit is carpeting presently with baseboards on concrete.
Remove Baseboard Heater & install Electric Fireplace & to do wiring behind wall for a TV mounted above fireplace.
Also, install new closet doors.
Townhouse specs: 1,238 sq ft, 3-, age of house is 30 years old
1. add french (patio) doors and a french window in the living room
2. add door frame, crown moulding, baseboard in the living room
3. change kitchen floor to terracotta tiles
4. replace sliding mirror closet door in the master's bedroom to white folding doors
5. build shelves where needed
6. design loft into office space (perhaps add shelves) etc
7. design advice needed re: media unit for living room
8. paint living room
We would like to build a wall for the purpose of partitioning our office space in half (NOT subdividing between multiple offices). The wall in question would be approximately 20ft. by 10ft., made preferrably out of drywall, and includes an entranceway with door.
We would like to know a rough estimate of how much this wall would cost and how long construction would take once the project was underway.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Happy Thanksgiving. We are in the process of buying an older (1977) 2 bedroom apartment and would like some estimates as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for a quick response.
The unit is 928sqft. Mostly carpeted with laminate floors in the kitchen and dining room. There is popcorn ceiling throughout. Older electric baseboards. Original doors, and floor to ceiling metal closet doors.
Dimensions according to the listing are:
Living room: 17' X 13'5"
Dining room: 10'8" X 10
Kitchen: 8'5" X 8
4pc Bathroom: 8' X 5'
Master bedroom: 18' X 11'3"
Second bedroom: 16'3" X 9'1"
What we need done:
1 Removal of popcorn ceiling.
2 Removal of carpets/laminate flooring and electric baseboards.
3 Removal of kitchen cupboards (appliances are gone).
4 Removal of bathtub and sink/vanity in the bathroom.
5 Installation of engineered hardwood throughout.
6 Installation of IKEA kitchen cabinets 16 linear feet (already paid for).
7 Installation of new bathtub, sink, and vanity (already paid for).
8 Installation of new bathroom ceiling fan.
9 One wall in 2nd bedroom need to be covered with 1/4in drywall.
10 Replacement of 3 doors (2 bedrooms/1bathroom).
11 Replacement of 1 pocket door (kitchen/hallway).
12 Replacement of 6 sets of old metal floor to ceiling closet doors with standard height doors.
13 Partial removal of shared kitchen/livingroom wall (possibly up to 6' in length).
14 New paint throughout.
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