Per square foot, a one-storey house is more costly to build than a two-storey home. There is a larger footprint, meaning more foundation building and more roofing materials. And because the plumbing and heating/AC systems need to extend the length of the house, you’ll need bigger (and costlier) systems.
Building up is always the least expensive option for increasing your home’s square footage because it requires less material and labour. On the other hand, if you build outwards, you’ll have to add footers, concrete, fill rock, roof system, and an increased excavation cost.
It’s certainly more affordable as compared to moving. Think about all the expenses and fees involved in selling and buying a home. You won’t see those when you build a new addition, and it’s highly likely that your project is going to cost much less than purchasing a new home.
If you’re sitting on continuous concrete footings (poured against the dirt) or have a beam and pier system (relying on footings poured against soil), then chances are good you can add a floor without overstressing the soil or foundation system.
To build a double story house or for some remodelling or additions, call us on (08) 9317 8941.
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“After months of research we appointed Portrait Custom Homes to build our new family home in Applecross. From the start Rob had a very competitive, open book approach to pricing and an exemplary work ethic in keeping the job on track. Rob’s sound technical knowledge and open communication have made dealing with Portrait Custom Homes a pleasure. We moved into our new home on time and we are extremely proud of the quality and workmanship.”
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