Addition Project

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Posted by: from Burlington
5/3/2021 at 4:32:26 PM


We are looking at buying a small bungalow around 1100 sq ft in South Burlington near New Street between Appleby Line and Burloak. I would like to know if it's possible to even build an addition over these types of homes? Have you built any before (see attached example photo)? Can the existing foundation support an addition? How much would be be looking at including consulting and permit fees? The standard face of the house is about 40 feet wide and its between 30-50 years old.

Thank you.

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Date/Time5/3/2021 at 5:13:47 PM

You can build an addition on any home with proper engineering, time and money. You will need to get a development permit 1st and check yuor zoning to see if they will let you do it. From the looks of your house I would expect a total redesign and from at least $200-$280,000 min. as a starting budget. Considering what houses in Ontario are going for now it might be worth it. Out here I would not waste my money and buy a bigger house.

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Date/Time5/3/2021 at 5:23:46 PM

Hi Tracy,

You can do a 2nd story addition on this. Expect this investment to cost you somewhere between $330K-$360K. This would include all plans and permits etc.

Feel free to contact us for more information.

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Date/Time5/3/2021 at 7:22:06 PM


We completed addition in the GTA over nine years ago and earlier. You can definitely put on addition. You would be around 250,000 plus in today's market. Building materials have skyrocketed. Just getting straight prices of lumber is not fun.

I my self would just look at existing larger homes that just need cosmetic renovations and upgrades.

Hope this helps.


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