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Allison, Home Buyer in Wareham, MA

how much would it cost to add on a ground floor 12 x 12 addition in zip 02571?

Asked by Allison, Wareham, MA Thu Jan 19, 2012

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Presently, we could do this job for as little as $50,000; barring any complications with regards to the heating or plumbing-in other words, simple tie ins. This also assuming you have the proper setbacks for an addition this size. Additionally, we're talking four standard windows, (hurricane rated windows cost about 3 x as much) a single door, simple asphalt roofing and composite tile, or comparable flooring. Keep in mind, that this does not include the cost of plans, engineering, electrical upgrades, which may be required or furnace, boiler or septic upgrades. These could potentially add between $5000-$20,000. We are a Wareham based building and remodeling company and I offer this answer based on an actual addition we are doing in the nearby town of Middleboro and one we did recently in Plymouth. Of course, if this is to be a kitchen or bathroom they could add substantially to the cost.
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When ifs and buts are candies and nuts, we'll all have a merry Christmas. There is no way to answer this question without a lot of detail. Is this a one car garage? Is it a bedroom? Are there any plumbing fixtures involved? Will it be heated? It is a shell or will it be finished? If it is finished, will there be hardwood floors, tile, carpet, ...? If there are counters, are they rock, composite, wood, ...? How many windows, and are you within 2 miles of the coast? If you're within 2 miles of the coast, are you installing hurricane windows or plywood covers? ...
You could go to town hall and ask to see the building permits issued for the last month. On those permits, there will be a cost of the renovations. Sometimes those are close to actual.
Lots more info needed.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 23, 2012
Hi Allison,

Typically a basic room addition can cost anywhere between $115 - $250 per square foot and up.
Single room addition, crawl space foundation, minimal electrical, minimal structural work, no plumbing, average finishes, average number of windows, easy tie-in to existing home, tie into existing heating system. (Generally – the larger and more open the spaces are the less per square foot.).

Let me know if you are in need of a contractor. A have a few names of great contractors in your area.

Good Luck!
Laurie Dickey
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 20, 2012
there is no basement it would be an add on to a slab house
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 19, 2012
That really depends on what you finish it with? basement no basement? what kind of heat> town requirements? engineering etc.....
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