A friend asked me to find out who would he contact to get a veranda done at the front of the house and whats the aprox cost.
A veranda is a great idea as a pre-entrance or sort of anteroom. The price will depend on the design and budget.
My two cents for the design is to provide the shade that may be required but consider the solar resource that might be lost to rooms with windows under the proposed verandah. I can't stress enough how important this solar resource can be.
Proper design for things like awnings, overhangs, and verandahs need to take this into consideration using calculations for overhangs with respect to window positioning, size, and orientation.
A site visit is the first step.
My frist advice would be to contact your Municipal Planing Department regarding zoning set backs as this may result in the need for a minor varence in order to get a building permit. A professional contractor can handle this on your behalf as you authorized agent.
Advice to you is Figure out your budget for this project, then contact a contractor let him deal with the bi-laws, zoning, and set backs etc... since he or she would be more used to it as they do it in a daily basis, if the contractor is reputable they should be on good terms with the local building department and should already know all the information you need.
As far as price depending in the size and material used and the elevation for example if it's on a second floor of a home or the first the cost can be anywhere from 1500-4000 or even higher if you are requiring a roof over the Veranda.
First you have to review the possibility to build such Veranda with your city. Based on that you may have to get building permits that we could help with. After deciding on the design and the type of materials including your budget, you could determine the cost by then.
First thing is if you have a roof, you need a permit. Snow load kids, need the permit.
Second is once plans get drafted then a proper take-off can be conducted. Prices can be all over the place based on design and materials.
There is no way someone can price this project out over an email, it would need to be seen, discuss the final project your envision and progress with proper plans. It takes time but curb appeal will pay this off in the future.
To have a veranda put onto the front of the house, you will need a contractor who will get all the permits put through with the city. As for the cost it would depend on what type of veranda he is looking to have put on and what size and so on.
My greatest advice is MAKE SURE you are getting permits, MAKE SURE there are piles drilled and poured to support the veranda, MAKE SURE that the veranda is secured properly to the house. As long as all of these things are done properly then the company you hire will also like do a wonderful job on the build as well.
Good luck to your friend and hope he gets the veranda he is dreaming of.
Sherri & Dustin Depatie
Seamless Finishing Inc.
Office : 780-760-3852
Sherri : 780-297-0986
Dustin : 780-885-2231
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