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Old 10-09-2008, 02:44 PM   #1
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so lets say i buy an old beat up house that's only about 600 square feet and want to hire a builder to make some renovations. like adding on an additional 500 to 700 square feet, new paint, new flooring...just the basic stuff. can any of you builders out there give me an honest price i would expect to pay? just so i can see what my total costs would be. thanks for any help!!

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Old 10-09-2008, 03:17 PM   #2
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Too many variables. It would be like asking what the weather is going to be on July 4th 2010.

What I suggest is that you total up all the materials you would need to build it and then triple and quadruple the price. This is a really rough way to do it but it will give you a VERY rough idea.

Or ask a local contractor what the cost per sq ft if additions are.

We really are not a forum for estimating this kind of stuff. It is a DIY forum.

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Old 10-09-2008, 04:22 PM   #3
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Marvin's right. Since this is a DIY forum, we're more geared to assisting you with doing the project yourself, and therefore discourage cost estimations for contractors' work.
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If it's really a beat up old 600 sq ft house it will probably be cheaper and you'll end up with a much better house to have it removed and build a new 1300 sq ft house. Adding on big to a beat up small house is a mess and contractors up their price accordingly. Straight new construction is usually significantly cheaper per sq ft than additions.
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i will like to inquire about construction.

example i have 10x10 square meter of wall i want build it with brick of 20x40cm .how many brick do i need please i will like to learn how to calculate quantity bricks i will need .
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i will like to inquire about construction.

example i have 10x10 square meter of wall i want build it with brick of 20x40cm .how many brick do i need please i will like to learn how to calculate quantity bricks i will need .
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Take the area of the brick and divide it into the area you want to build. There will be some left over since there will be mortar in between bricks but this will give you a rough idea.

In your case each brick is 0.08 sq m and you need to cover 100 sq m. This means you will need about 1,250 bricks.

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