What is the cost of raising a house and building underneath?
Do you love the house you live in, but are running out of space due to a growing family? Would you rather create more space than go through the upheaval of moving? There is no doubt that one of the most cost effective ways to increase the size and space of your house is to raise and build underneath. But what is the cost of raising a house and building in underneath? Give us a call here at Fraederiich Homes to discuss the options to raise your house and increase your living space.
It is a good idea to check out the cost of raising a house and building underneath. If you have a Queenslander or a timber home with attractive features then there is great potential. It is likely we can retain the value in your home as well add more value and space. We are the experts when it comes to finding innovative ways to raise and build underneath a Queenslander or other house style in Brisbane.
Cost of raising a house and building underneath a Queenslander
The traditional Queenslander is a characterful, high set house that allows breezes to flow freely. All around Brisbane and Queensland we are accustomed to seeing these imposing homes. They simply stand out, with elegant features and decorative use of timber.
Do you currently own a low or medium set Queenslander? If so, then it is an easy choice to check out the cost of raising a house and building underneath. We can advise on the best options for the design of the additional space underneath the house. We can also advise how to best use the space you will be creating. You’d love the extra space for living areas, bedrooms, bathrooms, granny flats, storage or even undercover parking.
Raising a Queenslander to add value
Give your Queenslander that traditional appearance by raising and building underneath. Even a modern timber home can be raised to add capital value. Sure there is a significant cost of raising a house and building underneath. However, there is generally a welcome increase in the property value due to the investment.
Cost of raising a house and building underneath Brisbane homes
It is worth checking out the cost of raising a house and building underneath if you love where you live. If you love everything else about your home and just want more space, building under is a great option.
It could be that the cost per square metre is lower to knock down and re-build. Many builders will recommend that you consider a new build. Under some circumstance, we probably would also! But you can’t get history and character back! if you just want additional space and you are happy to pay more per square metre for exactly what you want, then it is a good way to go. Overall, the cost of raising a house and building underneath is less than the cost of rebuilding. Also, it is often better value when you compare to selling and moving.
What do you get for the cost of raising a house and building under?
The process of raising a Brisbane home begins with planning and design. A well designed floor plan can optimise the space underneath your house. There are also some engineering and council approvals to be sought. We can put you in touch with the right people to help you with these steps.
And then when we agree on the overall plan, we can really get to work. The house has to be lifted and re-stumped. But in a short space of time the utilities can be reconnected and new stairs attached. Then, you move back in while the remaining work is done.
Do you want to know the precise cost of raising a house and building underneath for your property?
Give us a call at Fraederich Homes and we can help you with all aspects of raising your home. We pride ourselves on finding and adding the best living spaces for your home.