Queenslanders have been doing it for decades: lifting and building an extension underneath an existing home. In and around Brisbane builders are well practised in raising up a house and creating more living space at ground level.
There are a lot of things that determine the cost of raising a house, to give an accurate price in-depth discussion or plans are needed. However, we can definitely provide some ball-park figures to get you started!
The costs for raising a house in Brisbane is approximately $25,000 when raising and restumping a three-bedroom Brisbane Queenslander.
There are other additional costs to consider as part of house raising including; plans, approvals, earthworks, plumbing, electrical, excavation, stairs and a concrete slab should you choose it. With these additional services can bring the total cost to approximately $80,000 on average.
After the house is raised and all the additional services are completed you can move back into the house. The rest of the project such as building in underneath can be completed and where you will find additional costs for construction.
To raise and re-stump a home we suggest to allow around four weeks. All furniture can remain inside the house, however during this time other living arrangements will need to be made.
To obtain a firm quote for works from a house raiser, you will need working drawings, engineering and soil testing to be completed. Raise My House provides free written quotes in all cases where we have the correct documentation. If you don’t currently have this documentation in place then that’s okay, please contact us and we’ll help get you started as we work closely with an experienced drafting company.
For more information about house raising in Brisbane, contact the experts at Raise My House.
Let us walk you through your planning, development, construction stages to get your home raised.
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