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Per Square foot costs of a couple things

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Posted by: from Calgary
1/14/2014 at 11:03:33 AM

Wondering some basic feasibility numbers.

What is the typical per square foot cost of an addition (no basement)?

Further to that what is the per square foot cost to add basement space (below the addition) (thinking not all of it filled under)?

Just thinking about what I want, kind of have a rectangle now, looking to make it an L. Just trying to consider what can be done, wondering the costs.

Sure lots more questions to follow.

Thanks.

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Istion in Calgary
Date/Time1/14/2014 at 11:12:19 AM

I should mention two story.

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Istion in Calgary
Date/Time1/14/2014 at 12:45:50 PM

Ha ha. Ok, Also no kitchen but a bathroom.

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Cavanagh Construction in Vaudreuil sur le lac
Date/Time1/14/2014 at 4:25:55 PM

Ballpark numbers are between $115-$140/sqft. for basic finish inside and out.

The lower end would get you a slab to build on, and the higher end would get you the basement.

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Date/Time1/14/2014 at 9:27:27 PM

Avg $150 / sqft.

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Date/Time1/26/2014 at 2:39:08 PM

Hi Istion,

You are looking at 150.00 per square foot. That is with a basement.

And trust me, if you are going to spend the money to add the addition, do it properly and add it. If the existing house has a basement it will stand out like a sore thumb in the future for resale if you don't.

And structurally, the addition will be sounder.

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Date/Time2/21/2014 at 7:00:37 PM

$150/sqft. min by proper contractor. You also need a development and building permits from $2000 and up.

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