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Old 01-09-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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We are planning on adding a 16x16 bedroom to our ouse this spring. We will not be hiring anything other than the foundation. Can anyone give us an average of what this may cost? Obviously windows, flooring, type of siding/roofing etc varies, but when it comes to the NEEDED materials, what are some ballpark figures?

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Click: "How much will it cost?" Asking for price estimates here.

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And what good would that do you.
You need to come up with some real plans and materail list and start shopping localy to find out.
A single window could cost $120.00 or $700.00 depending on spec's, roofing could be $75.00 to $300.00 a square depending on what it is, ect.
Anyone here would be more then glad to try an ansewer your questions on problums that come up while building but we would all just be guessing on cost.
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If you are willing to do most of the work, coming up with a rough estimate for materials should be the easiest part. If you need to ask, maybe you're not ready to do it yourself.
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Talk to a local lumber yard - preferably not a big box chain. They should be able to help you. I could give you a ball park figure for my area, could be totally different for you
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there are other variables at play also, what type of heat source are you going to use, is there a bathroom going into the space which will driver up the price drastically
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in mt area, it;d cost on average between $4.50&$5.00 per sq' ft.
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in mt area, it;d cost on average between $4.50&$5.00 per sq' ft.
I really hope that's just a joke... $1,250 for a 16x16 addition... sounds about like 2-3 windows to me..
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I would say $110 sq' should do

Being I have no idea of where it goes, how it's tied in, what roof, siding, soil, specs., maybe I need to change that to $200sq'.
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I really hope that's just a joke... $1,250 for a 16x16 addition... sounds about like 2-3 windows to me..
I'm sorry, that should be $45-$50 per square foot
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I'm sorry, that should be $45-$50 per square foot
For materials? $140,000 for a 16x16 shell? Wow. I'm glad I don't live in your area.

Studs go 16 inches on center. Count up how many you need an multiply by the cost per each. Repeat as necessary until you have accounted for all the building components. Add in 15%.

I think we spent about $10,000 on a gut rehab of a 16x20 room. We replaced everything but the roof and the joists.
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For materials? $140,000 for a 16x16 shell? Wow. I'm glad I don't live in your area.

Studs go 16 inches on center. Count up how many you need an multiply by the cost per each. Repeat as necessary until you have accounted for all the building components. Add in 15%.

I think we spent about $10,000 on a gut rehab of a 16x20 room. We replaced everything but the roof and the joists.


Check your math.
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I'm sorry, that should be $45-$50 per square foot
You should still be sorry posting out numbers like that.
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Why is it the the 'How much' posts never have a location?

In Kenya that $45-$50 dollar price would be kind of high--
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I'm sorry, that should be $45-$50 per square foot
So $12,000... Sounds to me like foundation, floor sheathing, rough frame walls, trusses, and sheathing. (1 story) Now we still need roofing, siding, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, drywall, paint, trim, bathroom fixtures (if needed)...

Based on a SLAB on grade foundation, also based upon easy access and the best case scenarios.


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