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Miurel 01-08-2012 10:31 AM

How much will it cost to build a covered patio?
 
Hello, I am new to this forum and I have heard great reviews about it. I currently live in south Florida and I would love to build a covered patio with wood columns and pavers. Does anyone know approximately how much this would cost?, we would like to save as much money as possible and we are inexperienced when it comes to building or remodeling. By the way, the measurements would be about 12' x 20'.


Thanking you in advance.

12penny 01-08-2012 10:41 AM

"How much will it cost" questions are frowned upon here. Call contractors in your local area for price estimates.

Miurel 01-08-2012 10:44 AM

I apologize if I am not allowed to ask that question, I was just wondering if anyone could give me a range but thank you for your reply.

jimmy21 01-08-2012 11:02 AM

It depends on how you build it and what materials you use. Is it just to provide shade? Or is it going to be water proof?

Blondesense 01-08-2012 11:14 AM

Miurel, it is not that it is not allowed, but there are just way too many variables for anyone online to give you a reasonable answer. Everything from local wages, to quality material choices, to soil conditions etc. etc. Your best bet is to get local estimates.

http://www.diychatroom.com/f2/how-mu...s-here-127914/

jimmy21 01-08-2012 11:18 AM

Is it a stand alone structure or is it being built off an existinging structure?

AtlanticWBConst. 01-08-2012 11:30 AM

Questions involving pricing, such as – “How Much” certain projects cost – cannot be properly answered simply by information posted on an internet forum (regardless of how much information is supplied in a particular post).

Pricing for materials may be determined at your local supplier(s).

Prices for subcontracted work are best determined by getting legitimate local contractors to submit written estimates (3 are suggested) and always checking references.

robertcdf 01-09-2012 11:14 AM

I think the best way to answer is as follows:

Anywhere between a $1,000 and $250,000+. To get a more accurate number come up with a specific plan and call some licensed & insured contractors to give a proposal.

CoconutPete 01-09-2012 01:07 PM

I have the answer to your question. I will trade you - you answer my question and i will answer yours.

Here is my question:

Why won't my Volvo start?

mae-ling 01-09-2012 01:46 PM

One of the first questions I always ask Is, What is your budget? If it is to low there is really nothing we can do, if it is low we can do the basics then up from there.
Talk to a local contractor/carpenter.

havalife 01-09-2012 10:26 PM

With what I am thinking it should look like I would say $250,000 is low.:)

Msradell 01-09-2012 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robertcdf (Post 817410)
Anywhere between a $1,000 and $250,000+. To get a more accurate number come up with a specific plan and call some licensed & insured contractors to give a proposal.

It gets old seeing answers like this! This is a DIY forum and a project like this is very doable without hiring a contractor! Obviously we need some more details before giving him a ballpark price but he certainly doesn't need to call a contractor unless he plans on using one to do the work!

12penny 01-10-2012 05:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Msradell (Post 818095)
It gets old seeing answers like this! This is a DIY forum and a project like this is very doable without hiring a contractor! Obviously we need some more details before giving him a ballpark price but he certainly doesn't need to call a contractor unless he plans on using one to do the work!


Ur right! Do it yourself! What gets old is people expecting those on an online forum to do their work for them.

Jeebers man, draw a plan, make a material list and go to the store and get prices. Whats so difficult?

oh'mike 01-10-2012 05:31 AM

This is why these 'how much' post get old---to many comedians---(using old jokes---)-Mike--

MLMIB 01-10-2012 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Msradell
It gets old seeing answers like this! This is a DIY forum and a project like this is very doable without hiring a contractor! Obviously we need some more details before giving him a ballpark price but he certainly doesn't need to call a contractor unless he plans on using one to do the work!

The original post did not ask how to do it or about choices an problems he may face such as making sure the posts are set well if he wants covering or how to lay the patio or anything about how to DIY, which I think would be awesome and I know people would answer, they do it all the time for me. What he gave was rough dimensions, some rough area and a very very loose description of what he wants and asked us to give him a price. Even a contractor in his area would have a hard time with the information he gave and they know the local pricing.

I must agree, while I want to remain open to new comers they must ask a question that seems DIY related and not just think we're an easy alternative for getting a price quote.


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