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ushare

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#129630 22-Sep-2013 13:32
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Hey guys

So my family wants to extend the house a little bit by increasing the size of the lounge and maybe add a little room too. The problem with my house is that its quite old and fully made of concrete.

Does anyone know any company or business that can do something and a low price :P

Really didnt know where else to post

cheers guys!

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  #899695 22-Sep-2013 13:32
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you.




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  #900693 22-Sep-2013 14:54
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Where abouts are you?

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  #900711 22-Sep-2013 15:18
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sorry, i should have already stated that. Lower Hutt, Wellington



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  #900759 22-Sep-2013 17:49
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Remember to stick to budget, its easy to go over budget very quickly with renovations / builds.




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  #900802 22-Sep-2013 19:32
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don't know anyone sorry in your part of the world

but i did use builders crack for some recent work at mine, worked out really well

worth a try i reckon

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  #903222 26-Sep-2013 17:29
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If you want to stick with concrete/brick/block, suggest you try find a South African builder because they know how to work with it, over there you do not build timber homes. And Builder's Crack is recommended (over TradeMe), had a couple of jobs done by finding people through there and the user interface is nice.




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  #903239 26-Sep-2013 18:24
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sweet as! Ive posted it up hopefully ill get a few replies.

Anyway just wondering if you guys have knowledge.. Do councils allow you to extend concrete homes that are not up to the latest earthquake standards? Thats my main worry, followed by the cost :P



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  #903295 26-Sep-2013 19:53
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not sure about the low price bit. we were quoted like 40k per room (eg kitchen and bathroom and ensuite = 120k!) ... I said haha thanks ... talk to you soon :D




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  #903342 26-Sep-2013 21:06
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haha 40k per room is quite steep but if your house is as old as mine and made of concrete etc.. its quite reasonable.

I got a quote from one guy last year who said it would be cheaper to rebuild the whole house lol but i just want to look into it again as an extra room and a bigger lounge would be great!

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  #903350 26-Sep-2013 21:18
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joker97: not sure about the low price bit. we were quoted like 40k per room (eg kitchen and bathroom and ensuite = 120k!) ... I said haha thanks ... talk to you soon :D


Was that including consents from the council?
Council prices seem to be going mad these days!





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  #903374 26-Sep-2013 21:34
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whether reasonable or not, $120k for 3 rooms I might as well build a brand new house :D




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  #903375 26-Sep-2013 21:36
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indeed.
a new 3 bedroom house is about 200-300k




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  #903411 26-Sep-2013 22:51
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haha so true! I am looking into that if the extension doesnt go well which is very likely!

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  #906556 2-Oct-2013 17:36
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Hey guys,

so i got a building company to look at the building site and gave me a guesstimate price. He said before he can actually give me a proper price/qoute i need it all designed by an architect. I understand that but he said that will cost me a bit.

Now at this stage we are just thinking about it but the price he guessed has got us wanting to take it further.

So would anyone know/recommend an architect in the lower hutt, wellington region. I need plans designed/drawn up for the builder but dont want to spend too much as it would be a waste if the real price he gives me is too much.

So yeah looking for a not-so-expensive architect who can do this for me.

Cheers guys!

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  #906560 2-Oct-2013 17:41
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ushare: Hey guys,

so i got a building company to look at the building site and gave me a guesstimate price. He said before he can actually give me a proper price/qoute i need it all designed by an architect. I understand that but he said that will cost me a bit.

Now at this stage we are just thinking about it but the price he guessed has got us wanting to take it further.

So would anyone know/recommend an architect in the lower hutt, wellington region. I need plans designed/drawn up for the builder but dont want to spend too much as it would be a waste if the real price he gives me is too much.

So yeah looking for a not-so-expensive architect who can do this for me.

Cheers guys!


i managed to find some good architects on builderscrack.co.nz, but that was for Auckland. i find what helps is getting an image off google to give them an idea on what sort of image you have in your head. Be careful with cheap builders, make sure you get everything in writing...




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