Hi, I searched the forums but couldnt find any good threads (or they were really old).
We are looking to extend our house. While its a major extension in reality its only "slapping on" a large rectangle to the existing house but would include modify the roof, include a new bathroom etc.
We contacted our original builder a franchise that does new builds (house is only 4 years old) and they dont seem interested.
We also contacted a renovation franchise who basically said we need to give them $5K up front to do a design and have a quanity surveyor do a good estimate.
While that makes sense I'm hesitant to spend $5K if they come back and say its half a million.
Anyway, has anyone undertaken a largish house extension? If so who did you go with? A franchise? An independent builder?
Im in Wellington (Hutt Valley) if that helps.