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Possible for home addition with ceilings high enough to install loft at a later date?

We would prefer to have ceilings high enough to do an attic/loft sitting area but not right now. Would we be charged for both levels at the construction stage? Any advise would be most appreciated....

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post October 17, 2015
Rough cost of 10x10' 2 storey addition in GTA

Looking for ballpark cost of 2 storey addition to back of square 1.5 storey house with front-back roof slope. Approx 10x10' interior, den over bedroom expansion. No basement required....

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post September 24, 2015
Rough cost of 14x32 addition in Victoria?

What I'm looking to do is add a 14x32 addition onto the back of my existing 2 storey, above-grade home, and looking for a rough idea of cost. Upstairs would be a 14x32 open family room with a gas...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post January 27, 2016
Cost to hire sub-contractors for new home?

I am looking to buy a 3049 sq ft single house in Richmond. I am thinking to be a home owner/builder and hire contractors. I would like to know how much each part would cost. Roofing, framing, con...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post April 24, 2016
What is average cost for building a fence?

85 feet long, pressure treated wood, 4x4 posts. Existing fence would need to be torn down. New holes required for posts. Only looking for average cost for now. Thanks...

Number of Responses 26 Date of Last Post May 3, 2016
Cost to put up drywall and plaster?

We have an unfinished basement that is ready for drywall. Our home is approximately 1500 sq ft. Ball park idea of what it would cost to put up drywall and plaster? The basement has 3 rooms. The laundr...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post February 18, 2016
Cost to build a 2 story addition?

How much would it cost (ballpark of course) to build a 2 story addition with open concept kitchen, second floor master bath, cabinets, no basement, with mid quality fixtures. Approx 1...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post February 18, 2016
Average cost per square foot to replace commercial carpet?

We are considering replacing our worn carpet with a higher quality product. The total area is about 4700 sq ft, mostly open space with 5 offices. What is the average cost?...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post July 19, 2015
How much to install a bathroom fan and vent it through the roof?

My bathroom is located on the second floor and the ceiling is comprised of lath & plaster. Looking for cost right now. Thanks...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post February 18, 2016
Average cost psf to replace flat roof membrane?

Looking for some average costs to replace commercial flat roof. I would like to hear prices for different material (asphalt roll, bitumen, synthetic, etc). How do the commercial roofing guys...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post May 15, 2015
Cost to remove load bearing wall?

Need to have a 16ft cinder block wall removed - 8 ft high and have a W220x58 I beam put in to support the second floor. Footings are there. So 2ea 3-1/2 posts $200 a W200x58 beam $580 given this...

Number of Responses 7 Date of Last Post October 28, 2016
Cost psf of applying a slab pattern topcoat of durlock jewel stone?

We have just had a concrete wheelchair ramp poured but the contractor did not want to colour it so he suggested we coat it ourselves with a durock finish. It is very pale and boring and would look better with ...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post December 9, 2015
Cost of footings and floor for detached garage?

Hi there, I am planning to build a 40x40 detached garage/workshop. I was curious how much would it cost to have someone do the concrete footings and floor for me? Just a ballpark amount for now&...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post April 27, 2015
Economics of building a basement secondary suite for rental income?

I'm trying to do the math on turning our unfinished basement into a rental suite to help with our mortgage and I don't see how it can ever work out to be profitable. Here is what I've gathered&#...

Number of Responses 30 Date of Last Post April 24, 2016
Cost of building a deck off my cottage?

What is the cost of building a deck off my cottage, second storey, around 16x14? Deck is an addition and would need the roof extended out over it. The roof runs same direction. Only looking fo...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post February 18, 2016
Cost to remove ceramic tile?

Hi there, We'd like to redo our kitchen floor (12 x 14). Right now there are ceramic tiles on it. They are in good shape, no cracks or chips. What would it cost (approx.) to remov...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post February 18, 2016
Cost to shingle flat roof?

How much to shingle a 1200 sq foot roof? Bungalow 4/12 pitch. Remove 1 layer shingles. Cut 3 vents. Easy access to house for shingle removal. Only looking for cost at this time. Thanks....

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post February 18, 2016
Cost for drywall installation?

Hi! Got a quote as part of basement finishing for installing drywall. 88 X 32 sqf X $2.7 = $7,600. Including framing, insulation, wall/ceiling installation, taping and san...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post February 18, 2016
Is minimum $78 + HST for mandatory electrical inspection for one light too high?

A licensed electrical contractor must pass a mandatory inspections every time he installs a light fixture or a switch. It is expensive, minimum $78 + HST. And I have to pay it on top of the cost o...

Number of Responses 8 Date of Last Post April 26, 2015
Cost to install approximately 16 square of shingles in Winnipeg?

House is about 35 years old. Need old shingles removed and taken away. Currently has chimney that is no longer needed and I want sealed up, but needs more roof vents. Just need a ballpark starting point...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post February 18, 2016
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