second floor addition

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Posted by: from Pierrefonds
4/22/2011 at 5:36:07 PM

hi i am inquiring what the costs would be to add a second floor to my home. current sq ft 1450 would like to add 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the new floor.

What would the costs of such a renovation low to high?

How long on average to complete the project?

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Wade from K2 Contracting Ltd. in Trail
Date/Time4/25/2011 at 3:05:15 PM

200K + minimum to a maximum of the sky's the limit for a roof off renovation to add a second storey. Timeline would vary on products chosen for use in the renovation but allow 6-8 months.

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Date/Time4/26/2011 at 11:38:16 AM

Hi Jason,

I would say that there is a minimum of $180,000 and the maximum is unknown. Your varied tastes and finishes will greatly contribute to the maximum, or minimum for that matter. Six to eight months is a good timeline to start with.

Hope that helps,

Bill Clawsie

Clawsie Contracting


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Lana in Toronto
Date/Time4/30/2011 at 12:23:19 PM

Hi Jason,

From our experience it is usually about $90 to 100 per square foot with another 8% to 10% contingency or upgrades.

It takes about 4 weeks to 6 weeks for permit drawings production and approval, if there is no zoning issue that you need to apply for minor variance. The construction time will be another 5 to 8 months to construct, depending on your site location and weather.



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