Rough cost of 14x32 addition in Victoria?

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Posted by: from Victoria
9/9/2015 at 2:52:38 PM

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 fireplace at one end and a door to the outside (with stairs going into backyard) at the opposite. Flooring would be laminate and there would be 2 or 3 windows on the long wall. Downstairs would be similar but divided into 2 rooms (one 14x11 BR) and the other a living room. Flooring would consist of both tile and carpet. Wood burning fireplace (firebox type) down. Exterior is stucco, asphalt shingles, wood trim around pvc windows. No lam beams reqd (?)for up or down as using existing patio door openings. No plumbing (other than new perimeter drain) only electrical. Spray foam insulation. Lots of room to work, have laydown area and and heavy equip has access.

I think that's all I can give for rough details or scope, and I'm looking for a basic idea. I have all permits. I know you all need more details but thank you for your time.

Rough cost of 14x32 addition in Victoria?
Rough cost of 14x32 addition in Victoria?
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Date/Time9/9/2015 at 8:24:31 PM

Would love to price it but I can't see the images clearly enough. As well I would need interior finishing details above and beyond that provided.

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Date/Time9/9/2015 at 8:37:36 PM


I would need to see the site for an accurate budget, but I would count on between $250 and $300 per square foot complete.


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Steve in Victoria
Date/Time9/10/2015 at 2:08:30 PM

Thanks for the feedback so far. I realise the drawings aren't clear, but I'm just looking for a ball park figure based on contractor's previous experiences etc.

Thanks again.

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Date/Time1/27/2016 at 2:45:19 PM

Hi Steve,

It sounds like you are acting as your own GC. It's going to be tough for you to get bulk pricing. Best to divide it up into major trades. Send a PDF version of the drawing to the trades for pricing. Get at least two quotes from each.

You will need to list all you specifications, doors, windows, finishes, etc. Cost these items from speciality suppliers. Home Depot is usually not your best bet. Once you find something you like, book it in for install within a two to four week schedule range. It can be difficult to keep trades to timelines. All this takes quite a bit of work but this is why people do their own renovations. They find this thrilling.

If you don't have time to do all this stuff, put the job to tender. Get pricing and choose the guy (or gal) you trust. If you were doing this project in Vancouver, I would tell you to expect $100,000 to $200,000. Good luck.


Andrew from Kerr Construction

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