HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
What is the cost of adding a second storey extension in Auckland?
Well, when considering extending upwards there are a number of factors that you will need to consider when setting your budget. You will also need to think about what you want to achieve.
For example, do you want to change the style/modernise the look of the house or keep to a sympathetic renovation?
For a medium to large second storey addition, plan around $200,000 to $450,000.
The quality and price of construction materials and inclusions will make a difference and if the ground floor needs reinforcing to carry the load of the extension, it can add a substantial amount to the cost.
Have a contingency for those unexpected costs. Plan for 10% to 15% of the build cost.
For example you may have to undertake additional electrical work such as updating the fuse box or undertake additional plumbing. Your roof gutter system may also have to be reconfigured.
The cost of going up will always be higher than going out. This is mainly because the existing house will need to be strengthened and the work is being carried out at height that will require scaffolding and shrink wrap – to keep the build dry.