The budget for recladding your home will depend on the size of your home and the extent of the damage to the timber.
During the review and planning stage of the project, most of the costs of a reclad can all be calculated – to an extent – such as removing cladding and joinery and the cost of recladding – labour and materials.
However, the level of remedial work will remain unknown until the cladding is removed and the extent of water damage can be seen.
If there is extensive timber damage, it will be a requirement to replace the damaged timber and additional processes to protect the remaining framing.
At Style Plus we can manage these unknown costs by making an allowance (provisional sum) for it based on evidence of water damage showing on the exterior or interior walls. Unknown costs are why it is difficult for builders to provide a fixed cost for a reclad.
Every home reclad project is different and the scope of work and cost can vary considerably. Also, there are additional fees that need to be taken into consideration such as council and architects fees.
The following are a few key areas that we look at when we determine the budget requirements:
- The scope and level of complexity of the reclad.
- How much damage there is and to what amount of remedial work that is required
- Does the house have easy site access?
- Is the house located on a steep slope?
- Are you planning any additional renovations, additions during the reclad?
- How much internal work is required?
- Does your house require new external joinery?
The default remedial option for monolithic cladding (plaster clad home) over untreated framing is typically a full reclad project. This option allows all issues to be found. For issues with framing the remedial option is to either replace the framing or treat the timber with preservative in situ.
The estimated cost to reclad a stand alone plaster clad 3-4 bedroom home with no work required to the roof and enclosed decks, is from $230K.
The estimated cost to reclad an architectural designed plaster clad home with flat roof and parapets, no eves, and enclosed decks is from $350K. These types of homes typically require some redesign.
In the case of a part brick-veneer and plaster-clad house, a partial reclad is an option. For example, a stand alone, split level home with a plaster top and brick or block base. The estimated cost to reclad is from $180K.
Other Costs To Consider.
- Architectural documentation package for redesign and recladding between $9,000 – $18,000.
- Building Consents cost around $4,000 – $6,000 (dependent on the value of the reclad project).
- Building Consultant: $2000 – $5,000.