Planning Your Home Addition
Step 1 - once T-ROC has confirmed by-laws allow you to add onto your home we will meet with you and our Architect to begin the planning process. Be prepared to let the Architect know what you want as well as what your your needs are.
Step 2 - we will submit for permit and begin the approval process with the municipality. Once we have received the building permit we will begin scheduling the construction.
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Step 3 - each step will be planned in phases. Each phase of the build will be priced, and invoiced separately. Depending on the phsae we require 50% of the phase upfront and 50% of the phase upon completion. To ensure that you are protected we do not collect deposits on the entire scope of work - only on the phase we are working on. For example if excavation is $10,000, we invoice for 50% ($5,000) to start, then once complete we invoice for the remaning balance. Then we go to phase 2 and follow the same process.
Step 4 - during each phase you and/or the inspector review the work completed by our team. One passed it is considered complete. This process will continue until the project is complete. During eaqch phase and in preparation for the next phase(s) will will provide an outline showing when you will need to select products for your new addition - examples are type and size of trim and mouldings, windows, doors, shingles, paint, cabinets, tile etc.
What does it cost to build an Addition to Your Home?
Pricing a Home Addition without plans and a scope of work is only a rough estimate. Once the Architectural plans are complete the job can be priced out. A general rule is approximately $200 per square foot - however this can vary widely depending on things like adding or moving the existing kitchen, adding a bathroom, a walk-out basement, a one level versus a 2 level addition, ease of access to the job site for equipment, age of existing home, how much of the existing home is being renovated. All of these factors go into pricing the work. Once the budget is determined be sure to have approximately 10% set aside for any contingencies or potential add ons or changes you may not have thought of until the work is already going.