08 Jul First Floor Addition Costs in Sydney
Costs to carry out first floor additions in Sydney vary from project to project and depend on aspects such as the materials used and finishes installed to the second storey addition. Other cost factors to be considered in any first floor addition are authority fees, consultant fees, landscaping and excavation. Costs for your first floor addition can be reduced with properly thought through custom design, using economical but elegant finishes or using lightweight building materials which are cheaper and quicker to build with. This input requires experience and knowledge.
Domus Homes has carried out numerous successful and stunning second storey additions all over Sydney and have found the costs vary from between $2,000 to $3,000/m2 including GST for luxury quality finishes based on the gross floor area for a fully completed first floor addition project ready for occupation. This rate will get higher, the more expensive the finishes and building materials are. Add to this the consultant and authority fees of around 12% to 15% and you should have a reasonable idea of what to budget for your high quality first floor or second storey addition in Sydney.