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Old 08-01-2009, 07:17 PM   #1
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Duplex Cost .


Hi, need some help from guys who build. i live in western mass and thinking about building a duplex to live and rent the other half , but have absolutely no experience in process and problems i might run into. The whole house is gonna be around 2800 sq 3 br/ 1 1/2 bath in each unit.
First of all id like to know a rough estimate on some stuff. i know more or less how much it will run me to dig a hole/ pour concrete/ lumber cost/ electric and hvac/ .. siding .roofing.windows i can install myself . what am i missing ? what other expenses will i ran into . Any advice would be helpful this would be my first project like that. Thanks
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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So............What are you asking ?

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Probably a lot more than you expect.
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gutters,drywall,insulation,painting,cabinets,mould ings,floor coverings,painting,permits,landscaping,dumpsters,c leaning,lightbulbs,countertops.

total: tree fiddy
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warren wat else ? think hard
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skilled labor?
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materials ? labor its one of the things you cant not put in count
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wat about connecting to the city electricity and sewer how expensive is that ?
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$200.00 to $300.00 per square foot...could be more...could be less.

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Doorknobs, garage doors with openers, sidewalks, doorbell, insulation, landscaping, and last but not least, two mailboxes.
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wat about connecting to the city electricity and sewer how expensive is that ?
They don't charge for that. Cause they make their money every month....... Duh !
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No nails, just glue. Lots of glue!
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Thanks man ! I just about forgot.......... Wait a minute.......... I did forget.

25 lbs. of all purpose nails.
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Maybe a few more, just maybe.
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Don't forget an additional throw switch for your tenants unit for when it gets a little loud. I recommend somewhere near your bed.
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Door stops, appliances, return air vent covers, humidifier hooked up to furnace (optional), garbage disposal allen wrench, ...............
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That allen wrench is the kicker. That's the one that's really gonna set you back

What's this about glue instead of nails? Screw using glue! Use Duct Tape! Look, it's a fastener AND a strap! Who needs simpson straps?
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I always thought residential construction was about $100/sq. depending on location. I bet you could definitely do it under $200/sq.


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